Boom. Boom. Boom.

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Thursday, 14 December 2017

Twelve months ago I wrote that minerals producers and traders would be glad to see the back of 2016. Of low prices and an oversupplied market. Of few peaks and many troughs. If 2016 was the year of bad news, then 2017 was the year that China limped out.

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Over eight pages (pp41-49) in this issue, Industrial Minerals covers a view of 2017 in different minerals markets. For most of these, an anti-pollution clampdown in China reduced production - facilities were shut down for failing to adhere to the strict environmental parameters announced by the central government at...

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