Mining Capital's Alastair Ford talks lithium and the opportunities presented in both south east Asia and Europe by Pan Asia Metals and European Metals Holdings Limited (LON:EMH) respectively.
Ford says that outside of China, there’s only one lithium project in all of South East Asia - Reung Kiet and it’s situated in Southern Thailand. It's held by Pan Asia Metals, a privately-held Singaporean company that’s due to list on London’s AIM market in the first half of next year.
On European Metals, Ford says: ''I think they've got one of the very well-set lithium projects available to us on the market in London and indeed anywhere in the world ... it's especially attractive for its size but also for its location''.
In usual form, Ford also touches on a number of other developments in the mining sector including the recent CRU conference and strengthening zinc prices plus suspicions copper will be the metal to watch in 2018.