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Stephen Duck is CRU's lead Metallurgical Coal market analyst and he is also a contributor to research on Thermal Coal, Iron Ore and Metallurgical Coke.

Stephen is the Editor of the Metallurgical Coal Market Outlook, Metallurgical Coal Long Term Market Outlook and the Steelmaking Raw Materials Monitor. He has over seven years' experience in commodities research and strategy consulting.

Prior to joining CRU in 2015, he worked for Integer Research, a commodities consulting company. Stephen contributed to regular market analysis and single-client consultancy projects, including IPO projects, feasibility studies and marketing strategies for a number of junior mining companies. At Integer, Stephen also spent two years working in Beijing, where he established the company's research team.

Stephen has a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of Bristol, UK.

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Restructuring the Chinese coal sector and its impact on thermal coal costs

The Chinese NDRC is restructuring the domestic coal sector to improve its competitiveness. It plans to close smaller, less competitive mines and to replace the volume with...

By Stephen Duck & Cathy Kang 19 October 2017