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Ryan joined CRU in 2017 and oversees Lead, Zinc and Precious Metals research. Ryan has over nine years of experience as a metals analyst and geologist and has worked on gold and polymetallic projects in South Africa, Western China, Armenia and the Northern Andes.

Prior to joining CRU, Ryan worked at Wood Mackenzie where he led gold mine cost research and contributed to base metal coverage along with new product development initiatives. Before this, he covered gold, silver and, to a lesser extent, PGMs at Thomson Reuters GFMS. Ryan has frequently presented at international conferences geared to industry and academia and has presented at numerous investor briefings.

Ryan holds a PhD in geochemistry, geochronology and thermochronology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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Pandering to the China bears: how much zinc supply is too little?

Global concentrate inventories first reached critical levels in 2017 Q1, leading to Chinese smelter utilisation rates falling below 90% and remaining at depressed levels...

By Ryan Cochrane 17 August 2018