Sam Williams

Mining and Metals Reporter, Mexico Bureau  in BNamericas

Sam Williams is BNamericas’ Mexico mining and metals reporter, a role he started in 2012. He is a journalist with more than 10 years’ experience, including regional business reporting in the UK. He has a BA in English literature and philosophy from the University of Sheffield and journalism qualifications from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (UK).

5032 articles written by Sam Williams:

Mexico's mining tax has muted Q1 impact

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mexico's new mining taxes were met with strong opposition when they were announced last year, with major producers Goldcorp and Grupo México warning they may be forced to ax future investment ...

Output steady among top LatAm silver miners

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Silver production by Latin America's top miners held steady in Q3, bolstered by new projects and expansions and an acquisition. The top 10 miners produced 59.5Moz, compared to 59.6Moz in the sa...

Gold production costs on the rise among top LatAm miners

Monday, December 10, 2018

Production costs among Latin America's main gold miners increased sharply in Q3, impacted by a drop in output at some mines. All-in sustaining costs (AISCs) across seven companies jumped to US$...

Mexico's steelmakers call for tough tariff action, infrastructure boom

Friday, October 26, 2018

Tough action against US tariffs, lower energy costs and higher infrastructure investment feature on the wish-list of Mexico's top steelmakers. The priorities were discussed by executive members...

Zinc, lead output slips among Mexico's main miners

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mexico's main lead and zinc miners saw output of the metals dip in Q2, in part reflecting changes in grades, throughput and recoveries. Mexico was the world's sixth biggest zinc and lead pr...