|By Marketwire .||
|September 26, 2012 06:15 AM EDT||
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 09/26/12 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Leaders of four major mining firms were generally optimistic in regards to the long-term growth prospects for the global mining industry at yesterday's opening session at the MINExpo 2012, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Companies such as BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) (Melbourne, Australia) and Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) (St. Louis, Missouri) have cutback spending and production due to waning demand. Industrial Info is tracking more than 3,800 mining projects worldwide representing $1.3 trillion in total investment value as part of its global mining database.
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