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Table of Contents



Page 20
Cover story
Trafigura CEO Jeremy Weir discusses strategic priorities at the major international trading house

London Metal Exchange
Page 27
Opportunities and challenges at the LME
Matthew Chamberlain discusses the challenges and opportunities of a unique year for metal markets

Page 36
An LME Week unlike any other
How will negotiations and deals usually done in London during LME Week fare in a year of business conducted digitally?

Page 39
LME lists for 2020
LME member companies, approved warehouse companies, and listed samplers and assayers

Industrial minerals

Page 49
Titanium dioxide makers aim for a steady course
Price stabilization and inventory control are bearing fruit for titanium dioxide and mineral sand producers

Page 52
Rare earths rejuvenated
Covid-19 and trade wars are stimulating rare earth markets

Page 55
China’s magnesia hit by fall in global demand
Global demand for magnesia has dropped with most magnesia prices falling accordingly


Page 56
Market spotlight: Large-diameter linepipe
Global large-diameter linepipe producers are competing in a weaker world market

Page 61
Technology spotlight: Data analytics
Business information and analytics systems share the goal of achieving bottom-line returns from wide sources of data

Page 65
End-user spotlight: Automotive
Growth in the electrification of vehicles in the US is beginning to accelerate

News and analysis
Page 10
Non-ferrous news review
A summary of recent key developments in the international nonferrous industries

Page 12
Steel news review
A round-up of important recent developments in the global iron and steel sectors

Page 16
Base metals and steel analysis
Fastmarkets MB research analysts study the drivers of the base metals, steel and steel raw materials markets


Page 7
Moody markets

Page 69
New developments in steel and metals technology, processes and products

Page 70
Advances and market developments in applications

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