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Commodities / Industrial Metals

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Iron Prices Fall Victim To Coronavirus Panic

Jan 29, 2020 at 14:00

Benchmark iron ore prices fell on Wednesday after as China, responsible for more than 70% of the world’s seaborne iron ore trade, struggles to control the deadly coronavirus outbreak

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Five Things To Watch In The Battery Metals Market

Jan 28, 2020 at 12:00

The value chain of a new ‘green’ automotive industry is being built, from mines and refineries through to cell and pack manufacturing

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Copper Slides Under Coronavirus Concerns

Jan 27, 2020 at 16:00

The price of copper fell further on Monday as the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, where 40 million people are now under lockdown in the central part of the country

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Copper Climbs On Chile Protests

Oct 23, 2019 at 11:00

Copper prices surged to a one-month high on Monday, on potential supply disruptions owing to violent protests in Chile over a proposed law, now suspended, that would raise the prices…

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Copper Miners Feel The Squeeze As Prices Slip Once Again

Oct 04, 2019 at 17:00

The price of copper weakened again on Thursday amid the worst US factory conditions in a decade and near-record bearish bets on futures markets on the bellwether metal

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The Bullish Case For Copper

Sep 27, 2019 at 16:00

Despite evidence of a slowing economy, shipments of raw materials are gliding across Chinese docks at a torrid pace, especially metals, which form the backbone of China’s industrial supply chain

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Miners Are Weathering The Trade War Storm

Sep 19, 2019 at 14:00

While overall Chinese trade is struggling — looking beyond headline figures, mining firms have few reasons to worry.

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Lack Of Funding Could Lead To Battery Metal Supply Shortage

Aug 29, 2019 at 11:00

Future supplies of primary battery metals required to meet rising demand from EV manufacturers and other industries will not be met if the market stays in a slump

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Tackling Lithium Batteries' Biggest Problem

Aug 26, 2019 at 10:00

Lithium metal batteries fail when bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the surface of the anode during discharging, but a new breakthrough could help solve this problem

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Are Copper Naysayers Missing The Big Picture?

Aug 23, 2019 at 15:00

The price of copper came under pressure again on Thursday amid worries about a global economic slowdown, but are the bears missing the big picture?

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