Interview: Minas Buenaventura CEO Roque Benavides on China’s metals appetite

Interview: Minas Buenaventura CEO Roque Benavides on China’s metals appetite

Project & Infrastructure Finance Interviews China

Chinese demand has lifted many Latin American economies over the past decades. But it has buoyed Peru’s economy, in particular, so extensively that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s first official state visit will be to China.  Roque Benavides, chairman and chief executive of Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, will accompany him. The publicly-traded Peruvian company owns five mines on its own, holds majority stakes in three more, and has minority interests in a number of others.  China’s infrastructure build-out will continue that country’s strong demand for raw materials, Benavides says. The trip to China will be an opportunity to better understand consumption dynamics in the country and the

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