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James joined CRU Consulting Beijing in 2017. He is a Research Analyst with an Economics background. 

Before joining CRU, James worked as a Research assistant in Texas A&M University and had an internship with Bank of China. James has also been involved in Microfinance Global Brigades in Ghana.  Prior to his career at CRU, James completed MSc Economics in the London School of Economics (LSE). James holds a BSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Exeter. James also studied as an exchange student in Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

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High purity alumina – removing the separators between Chinese demand and overseas supply

CRU recently conducted a market survey of Chinese purchasers for the little-known commodity ‘high purity alumina’ (HPA) and spoke with consumers in the LED and coated...

By Toby Green, Lidan Wang, James Cao, Alex Tonks & Rebecca Gordon 01 August 2018   
Topic: Technology Metals