Juan Andres Abarca

Mining and Infrastructure Senior Writer, Chile Bureau  in BNamericas

Juan Andrés Abarca joined BNamericas in 2010. He started covering financial services, to then move to the infrastructure and water sectors, and later to the mining and metals sector, which he now covers, focusing on Chile. He has a dual BA degree in history and political science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

7655 articles written by Juan Andres Abarca:

Zinc, lead, copper prices to rise this year, World Bank forecasts

The World Bank is forecasting metal prices to increase 16% this year, with zinc, lead and copper leading the charge. The multilateral forecasts zinc prices will increase 32% this year, while lead and copper are each expected to...

Zinc, lead, copper prices to rise this year, World Bank forecasts

The World Bank is forecasting metal prices to increase 16% this year, with zinc, lead and copper leading the charge. The multilateral forecasts zinc prices will increase 32% this year, while lead and copper are each expected to...

MINING: The week in 10 stories

We're in the middle of results season, with major mining companies in the region releasing their reports for the first quarter of the year. Anglo American reported a 30% year-on-year increase in iron ore output from its Minas-Rio...

IN BRIEF: Codelco appoints new Chuquicamata general manager

Chile's state-owned copper giant Codelco has appointed Mauricio Barraza to head its century-old Chuquicamata mine in northern Antofagasta region (II), succeeding Sergio Parada. Prior to his appointment, effective June 1, Barraza...

Chile's copper output plummets in March

Chile's copper production plummeted 23.1% year-on-year in March, reflecting the impact of a 44-day strike at BHP Billiton's Escondida mine. Copper production in March was 378,261t compared with 492,089t in March 2016, according to...