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International regulatory risk & analysis for the global mining industry

How do the Regulatory Risk Ratings work?
  • < 30 Critical
  • 31-44 Severe
  • 45-54 Substantial
  • 55-64 Moderate
  • 65-75 Low
  • > 75 Minimal
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Mining Code reflects a genuine attempt to open the country up to foreign investment in the mineral sector; the legislation is short, simple and somewhat sweet for the Middle East. It reflects, we think, input from lawyers and geologists, with the latter having had too much influence at times in its drafting.

Regulatory Risk Rating: 51
Corruption Potential Index: 40
Corruption Risk Index: 31
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Regulatory Risk Rating

Measures the risk that an investor will lose the economic benefits of a mineral discovery based only on the key laws, regulations and policies in the jurisdiction – with a rating of 100 equating to zero risk.  

Corruption Potential Index

Measures a jurisdictions’ corruption potential, providing a mining specific rating based on: (1) the importance of various government decisions in the administration of mineral projects; (2) the degree of discretion associated with those decisions; (3) the number of state actors involved in decision making.

Corruption Risk Index

Measures the likelihood of government actors using discretionary powers for improper purposes, providing a mining specific corruption risk rating by mathematically screening the CPI through the lens of the Economists’ Democracy Index.


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