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Daniel Chen joined CRU’s Shanghai office in 2018. He focuses on pricing and market analysis around Cobalt, Lithium and Nickel. His works contribute to CRU’s Market Outlooks and Monitors.

Before joining CRU, Daniel previously served as China steel analyst at Grand Resources, a listed trading house; and before that he did an internship in Rome at the global trading business line, Enel. He also worked for Baosteel as an engineer.

He holds Master of Management from Fudan University and LUISS Guido Carli University, and a Bachelor of Mineral Processing Engineering from Northeastern University, China.

He is currently a CFA level III candidate.

Articles by our industry expert


Chinese EV sales hit by the Covid-19 outbreak

The global outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19 has killed more than 15,000 people and has put millions into isolation. Notwithstanding the human cost, the effect on markets...

By Daniel Chen 25 March 2020   
Topics: China, Covid-19, Technology Metals


Battery metals: review of 2019 price drivers and themes for 2020

Topics: China, Copper, Nickel, Technology Metals, Wire and Cable


Novel coronavirus; Key implications for battery metals

Topics: China, Covid-19, Wire and Cable


Understanding nickel usage in lithium batteries

Topics: China, Nickel, Technology Metals