Michelle Smith is a highly-driven writer who stays up to the minute on investment news and trends, focusing heavily on commodities. Her knowledge of the mining and resource sectors has been boosted by extensive travel and residence in Africa, both of which have also provided her with enriching first-hand experiences, including the opportunity to investigate operations spanning from artisanal to industrial-scale mining. As an African news correspondent, Michelle wrote on a wide range of resource topics such as oil-field sabotage in Nigeria and illegal mining in South Africa. She also completed numerous reports to assess the social, political and financial factors relevant to clients' business and investment plans in various countries. Michelle now employs her experience, along with her strong analytical and research skills, to provide Investing News Network readers with sound, clear and comprehensive resource investment news on a weekly basis.