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NRGI's Thomas Lassourd Discusses Guinea's Mineral Wealth With Bloomberg TV

  • Blog post

  • 7 January 2015

In this report on the effect of the ebola outbreak on Guinea’s economy, NRGI economic analyst Thomas Lassourd makes the following remarks (starting at 8m 30s):

"The idea that resources are a curse is harder to apply for bulk commodities because if Guinea's leaders are to materialize the mineral potential that the country has, they have to enable an environment where investors can actually develop large mining projects with substantial infrastructure. In order to do that, they have no choice but to create a transparent and accountable framework that gives investors confidence that rules will be followed and investments will be stable over the long term."