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Peru Seeks to Speed Up Investments, Mining Minister Merino Says

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Peru, the world’s third-largest copper and zinc producer, will seek to accelerate mining investment, the Andean country’s Energy & Mines Minister Jorge Merino said today.

Peru will continue to work with the world’s largest mining companies and will “forge alliances” with communities in mining areas, Merino told reporters in Lima in his first public comments after being sworn in yesterday.

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