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Listen: CRU Sustainability podcast – The Big Questions
22 October 2021
Key insights from CRU Breakfast 2021
20 October 2021
China power shortage: Cuts will persist despite improving coal supply
COP26 and commodities: What to expect?
28 October 2021
Lithium iron phosphate batteries breathe new life into specialty phosphates market
18 October 2021
China Mobile tender awards provide boost to prices
12 October 2021
Could suspension of EC rolled products tariffs mark a changing of the tide?
The only way is up for carbon prices
11 October 2021
How the EU CBAM will shape emissions costs
31 August 2021
China’s continued ban on Australian coal causes havoc
30 September 2021
China’s new ETS a ‘sleeping giant’
27 September 2021
Steel mill margins hit by European electricity prices
24 September 2021
What if China terminates stainless import duties?
08 September 2021
China’s production cuts are tightening the steel market
21 April 2021
Offshore wind and steel: a huge mutual dependency
Auto-related zinc demand stuck in the slow lane
10 August 2021
Evergrande: no longer so grand
Guinea coup ignites uncertainty in bauxite
06 September 2021
China Mobile release details of 2021 22 tender
21 September 2021
When economic recovery meets policy activism
16 September 2021
Copper’s inflation ride
27 August 2021
Understanding carbon intensity is crucial to lower CO2 emissions
There is nothing ‘super’ about this commodities cycle
20 September 2021
CBAM locks in cost disadvantage for EU steel
Steel industry CEO perspectives, forecasts, and decarbonisation
Wire And Cable – Q3 2021 Update
The aluminium can: from flat line to flat out
07 September 2021
COP26 – crunchtime for commodity markets?
Spotlight and Blogs
Steel and the green energy transition: looking forward to sustainability
Desafíos y oportunidades para la industria siderúrgica de México
Path to responsible aluminium: production and supply, including GHG emissions
Iron ore at $140 /dmt – what is driving the fall?
25 August 2021
CRU Fertilizers Q&A Session: Is tight sulphur supply finally easing?
09 September 2021
CBAM: a blunt tool to “level the playing field”
23 August 2021
The life of your mine may be shorter than you think
16 August 2021
Score at half-time: will the strong recovery continue?
11 August 2021