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Sep 10, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Indonesian Stainless Steel Exports Likely to be Hit by Updated Safeguards

The European Commission implemented amendments to the EU's safeguard measures starting from 1 October. The effects of these changes are expected to...


Sep 03, 2019, 09:00 ET CRU Launches New Military-Grade Rugged Storage Device

CRU, a trusted provider of data security, data transport and disaster-proof data storage devices to the Department of Defense as well as other...


Aug 21, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Lithium Prices Crash Through $10,000 as Hype Meets Reality

Lithium prices have steadily declined since the end of Q1, finally crashing through the $10/kg LCE mark at the end of July. Weaker-than-expected...


Aug 19, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Steel Prices Don't Always Rise in September

Prices of HR coil in Italy have fallen m/m in September only once since 2001, meaning there is a strong seasonal bias towards increased prices as...


Aug 13, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Italy Takes its First Step on a Gold-paved Path to Economic Recovery

There is increased uncertainty surrounding Italian gold holdings, with the Italian government examining ways it could support its ailing economy. In...


Aug 09, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: North America's 'Fertilizer Three' set Optimistic Tone for 2020, but Caution is Urged

In the recent Q2 reporting season, the big three North American listed fertilizer companies, Nutrien, CF Industries and Mosaic, outlined optimism...


Aug 06, 2019, 04:30 ET CRU Consulting Australia Commissioned to Investigate Opaque >99.99% Pure Alumina (4N+ HPA) Market

Altech Chemicals Limited commissions detailed study of 4N+ HPA market in order to raise financing. CRU considers this complex and emerging ecosystem. ...


Aug 06, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Buried Treasure or Damp Squib - Undersea Mining's Challenges and Opportunities

Stronger commodity prices and a new United Nations regulatory framework have resulted in an increased enthusiasm for undersea mining over the past...


Aug 05, 2019, 04:00 ET Agribusiness Leaders and Fertilizer Suppliers Provide Unprecedented Support to CRU and AFAP's Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference 2019

Executives will gather to trade agricultural inputs and discuss investment, partnership, and innovation across the African supply chain. The premier...


Jul 31, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Carbon Capture and Storage in China

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) could potentially help China to achieve its long term carbon dioxide (CO2) emission target, whilst also supporting...


Jul 29, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: How IMO 2020 Will Impact Sulphur Supply

The decision to implement more stringent sulphur limits for marine fuel will require a significant change in practices of both vessel operators and...


Jul 26, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Indian Stainless Flat Import Probe and Rationale Behind It

On 3 July 2019, Indian government's Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) initiated an anti-dumping investigation into stainless steel flat...


Jul 25, 2019, 04:30 ET CRU: The Real Cost of CO2 to European Steel

In recent months we have seen British Steel in the UK go into administration and ArcelorMittal make cutbacks to European production targets. The...


Jul 25, 2019, 04:00 ET Mike Rahm Joins the CRU Fertilizer Team

CRU is delighted to announce that Mike Rahm will be joining its market leading fertilizer team as an independent consultant. Chris Lawson, Research...


Jul 24, 2019, 05:30 ET CRU: Why China's Auto Industry is Running Out of Gas

The Chinese auto sector has been contracting over the past 12 months to June 2019. This persistent weakness has surprised us and markets. Having...


Jul 24, 2019, 05:00 ET CRU - FOB US Midwest HRC Pricing: New Research Reveals Market Preferences

Physical market preferences for attributes of FOB US Midwest mill HR coil (HRC) prices have recently been established by independent market research. ...


Jul 23, 2019, 06:08 ET CRU: India Faces Iron Ore Shortage With Mine Auctions on the Horizon

On 31 March 2020, the mining leases of mines totalling ~60 Mt/y of production will come up for auction. The majority of these mines are located in...


Jul 18, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Making Iron Ore Investment Decisions in Times of Uncertainty

Iron ore prices reached above $120 /t in July 2019 following supply disruptions fuelled by Vale's tailings dam disaster in Brazil and cyclones in...


Jul 10, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: How ASI Certifications Impact the Aluminium Market

CRU attended the ASI Conference that took place in Norway in early June, and we have summarised some insights on how the certifications are likely to ...


Jul 08, 2019, 07:29 ET CRU China Formulates Aluminium Industry Development Plan for Chinese Government

In March 2019, CRU was tasked to perform a comprehensive review of Baise City's aluminium industry chain, from bauxite mining to aluminium products....


Jul 08, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Nornickel to Help Fill Class 1 Supply Gap, but More Investment Needed

Nickel pig iron has dominated growth in the supply side of the nickel market in recent years. This year global NPI production is forecast to rise to...


Jul 04, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: The Price of Polluting is About to Take Off

CRU's assessment of EU Emissions Trading post 2021 suggests that prices for CO2 allowances will increase and be held in a higher range. This...


Jul 03, 2019, 04:33 ET CRU: How China's Role in Reshaping the US Aluminium Rolling Sector Could Drive Major Investment

Two events have served as the catalyst for improved US rolling margins and have spurred numerous investments in capacity. First came the US...


Jul 03, 2019, 04:15 ET CRU: Announcing the Aluminum Recycling Technical Conference

CRU and FRH Aluminum are excited to present the inaugural Aluminum Recycling Technical Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The...


Jul 01, 2019, 04:00 ET CRU: Clouds in the Fed's Crystal Ball Means Dollar Strength Will Persist

A mere six months ago, we were trying to decide how much further the Fed might raise interest rates in order to reach the so-called "neutral level"....