Despite the slow growth in China, the country is still expected to become the world’s largest economy by 2025. China’s size and determination to control more of the production of base metals has led investment in countries such as Peru. In Peru, Chinese backers are behind one third of all Peru’s new mining investments. According to Boyden’s recent report as the growth in China slows, investors, producers, junior miners and service companies are beginning to look to other countries for opportunity. For example, the significant amount of unrealized potential in the African market is capturing global attention.