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Neil Hawkes joined CRU in 1989, after gaining a Geology degree at Southampton University in the UK. 

Neil is responsible for CRU's Lead market analysis and is the main author of the Lead Quarterly Market Outlook and the Lead Monitor. As a recognised authority on lead, he is a regular speaker at conferences and has also undertaken research in more specific lead industry topics.

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Lead price looking to end 2020 on a high

In November, LME lead prices have finally stirred to life. Rising from just below $1,800 /t at the start of the month, values broke above $2,000 /t mid-month to touch...

04 December 2020   
Topic: Lead


Lockdowns darken near-term outlook; auto industry suffers

Topics: Covid-19, Lead, Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Precious Metals, Technology Metals