Australia has been named as the top investment country for mining and resources, remaining unchanged at 57 points, five above Canada, the closest contender.


Despite the introduction of the Mining Resources Rent Tax, Australia scored equal second on the overall highest-rated political systems, behind Canada and Chile.


Australia also scored highest at managing social issues, ahead of Chile and Colombia, while also recording the fewest permitting delays. The research also found Australia enjoys equal first in terms of least corruption in the system.


Despite a surging dollar, Australia notched up second place in terms of currency stability.


The full report can be found here