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17 August 2018
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Auto emissions tests are not expected to cut steel demand
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07 August 2018
Metallurgical coke markets unmoved by trade war tariffs
06 August 2018
China’s commodity vulnerability
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Coal demand continues to rise despite China’s greener drive
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High purity alumina – removing the separators between Chinese demand and overseas supply
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A ‘trade spat’ could shave a percent off global growth
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Tight coal supply in China to continue in 2018
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Chinese zinc smelters agree move to increase revenues
09 July 2018
US sanctions on ZTE remain uncertain
03 July 2018
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02 July 2018
A price spike with staying power – a look into the vanadium market
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EU to rule on Russia ammonium nitrate anti-dumping duties
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28 June 2018
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Copper price volatility and labour negotiations
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12 June 2018
ICL bets on polyhalite as UK potash production finally ends
05 June 2018
New EU waste packaging legislation to strengthen case for aluminium
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Iranian steel growth story at risk of coming to a screeching halt
31 May 2018
Truck and trailer demand on cruise control
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