While we have been distracted and gazing at our collective navels in this country over the past three years, the world has moved on. In fact, while we have been largely paralysed, the pace of change has accelerated and there is a new world reality that the UK needs to confront in a post-Brexit era, one that we are woefully unprepared for – resource security.
Over the past three years, it has become much more obvious that the US and China are in a long-term battle for dominance, particularly in southeast Asia but also globally. More recently, this has manifested itself in a battle for dominance over technological innovation and therefore resource security, particularly rare earth metals such as antimony, magnesium, tantalum and tungsten, to name a few.
Anglo Pacific Group plc (LON:APF) is a major natural resources royalties business based in London. The company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in securing natural resources royalties by acquisition and through investment in mining and exploration interests.