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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


Lithium prices crash through $10,000 as hype meets reality

Lithium prices have steadily declined since the end of Q1, finally crashing through the $10/kg LCE mark at the end of July. Weaker-than-expected demand in China is partly...

By George Heppel, Daniel Chen & James Jeary 20 August 2019   
Topics: Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Technology Metals


What will drive Chinese cobalt metal production?

Topics: Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Technology Metals


Global lithium demand to double by 2024

Topic: Technology Metals