I henhold til en undersøkelse som Fraser Institute nylig har publisert er Norge svært lite interessant for investorer som vurderer å satse på gruveindustrien. Finland og Sverige ligger “milevis” foran.
Blant andre europeiske land som ligger høyt oppe på listen – og foran Norge – finner vi Irland, Serbia, Portugal, Russland, Grønland og Spania.
Noe å tenke på for en regjering som ønsker å være næringsvennlig …
An overall Investment Attractiveness Index is constructed by combining the Best Practices Mineral Potential index, which rates regions based on their geologic attractiveness, and the Policy Perception Index, a composite index that measures the effects of government policy on attitudes toward exploration investment. While it is useful to measure the attractiveness of a jurisdiction based on policy factors such as onerous regulations, taxation levels, the quality of infrastructure, and the other policy related questions that respondents answered, the Policy Perception Index alone does not recognize the fact that investment decisions are often sizably based on the pure mineral potential of a jurisdiction. Indeed, as discussed below, respondents consistently indicate that approximately 40 percent of their investment decision is determined by policy factors.