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China economic stimulus, Part II: Impact on steel
26 June 2019
How to make iron ore investment decisions in times of uncertainty
16 July 2019
China economic stimulus, Part I: How big a deal for metals?
Why Chinese steelmakers are using less scrap in their blast furnaces
10 July 2019
How ASI certifications impact the aluminium market
09 July 2019
Nornickel to help fill Class 1 supply gap but more investment needed
05 July 2019
The price of polluting is about to take off — will you be affected?
02 July 2019
Global lithium demand to double by 2024
How China’s role in reshaping the US aluminium rolling sector could drive major investment
01 July 2019
Clouds in the Fed’s crystal ball means dollar strength will persist
28 June 2019
Phosphate bears, potash caution and urea the standout performer
27 June 2019
European producers must adapt to high ETS prices as a new normal
24 June 2019
Excess supply looms in the USA
Watch our market roundup: Global antimony prices under pressure
10 June 2019
Watch our market roundup: Ferrosilicon price developments
31 May 2019
Trade War Escalation – Implications for the Global Economic Outlook
The twilight of British Steel?
30 May 2019
Modi’s second term signals stability for India
29 May 2019
Wengfu and Kailin mega phosphate merger nears completion
22 May 2019
Trump takes next battle in trade war to auto sector
21 May 2019
Needle coke market under pressure is there an end in sight
09 May 2019
Molybdenum demand unaffected by short run oil price volatility
07 May 2019
How the ‘fair value’ of coal assets is affected by commodity cycles
02 May 2019
Whose tungsten projects will satisfy growing demand?
29 April 2019
Chinese uranium stockpiles limit spot price upside
26 April 2019
Watch our market roundup: US Tantalum prices continue to fall
HRC price volatility: Buckle up with leading contract options
25 April 2019
Coal import restrictions hurt Chinese coke makers
24 April 2019
Watch our market roundup: Minor Metal review
15 April 2019
What is behind the Chinese optical cable contraction and outlook post 2019
12 April 2019
Watch: Presenting CRU’s Alumina Price Index, and introducing LME’s Alumina futures contract
10 April 2019
China stimulus 2018-19: less positive for commodities demand than the past
08 April 2019
Watch our market roundup: Global cobalt prices rebound
05 April 2019
Vanadium prices face a turbulent 2019
China EV subsidies face major decline in 2019
03 April 2019
Chinese coke capacity to fall in the coming decade
02 April 2019