Economic Opportunities for the Exploitation of Copper Ore in the Romanian Carpathians

Abstract

I. Bostan, Al. I. Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Iasi, Romania. This paper is a synthetic analysis of the Romanian approach of an important underground resource, namely copper ore deposits. Certain elements of the international context have been introduced, highlighting the appreciation of the price of copper, as a result of increased demand from countries with emerging economies and speculative transactions on c ertain markets. The Romanian go vernment, given that it can not pr ovide funding t o modernize the mining companies, is forced to choose as a solution to privatize them. The most emblematic case is the one of the company „Cupru Min”, which is based on the exploitation of ore from the Western Carpathians (Rosia Poieni). For this reason, many of our references relate to data and information on this company.

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@inproceedings{Bostan2012EconomicOF, title={Economic Opportunities for the Exploitation of Copper Ore in the Romanian Carpathians}, author={Ionel Bostan}, year={2012} }