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Mike joined CRU Analysis in September 2015 and is the current editor of the Stainless Steel Flat Products Monitor and Stainless Steel Flat Products Market Outlook.

Before joining CRU, Mike gained experience as an exploration geologist focusing on precious and base metal mineralisation in North Africa.

Mike has worked across commodities, providing analysis on key Stainless Steel Raw Materials, including Molybdenum, Nickel, and Ferrochrome in the support of CRU’s monthly and quarterly publications.

Prior to his career at CRU, Mike completed his undergraduate studies at Cardiff University where he attained a First Class degree with Honours in Geology. He also holds an MSc in Mining Geology (Distinction) from Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.

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Alloy surcharges set to collapse

A sharp drop in the European Q3 ferrochrome benchmark settlement, combined with weaker nickel prices, will act as a drag on surcharges in both the EU and US markets in the...

By Michael Finch 14 June 2017