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Matthew Watkins is CRU's European flat steel analyst and the Editor of the Steel Monitor and Steel Plate Market Outlook. 

In the early 2000s he spent 5 years at CRU, initially working across commodities in the consultancy group and subsequently joining the steel team as an analyst.  Following that he moved to Rio Tinto and worked there for over 6 years in a number of business development and marketing roles, focused primarily on products within the global iron and steel sector.  After a period as a freelance metals and mining consultant he re-joined CRU in 2015.  Matthew holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Durham, and an MSc in Mineral Exploration from Imperial College, London.

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CRU's New York Steel Seminar

We would be delighted if you could join us at CRU's Steel Seminar in New York on Monday June 26. CRU's analysts will be in town to discuss the challenges facing the steel...

By Josh Spoores, Matthew Watkins, Lynn Lupori & Alex Laugharne 26 June 2017