HOTTER ON METALS: The coronavirus’ double whammy supply-demand shock

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 19 March 2020

While countries start to lock down their borders to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), mining companies are beginning to halt production, delay projects and withdraw staff.

By Andrea Hotter

It is a natural response to a very unexpected situation that would only worsen if left unchecked.

For the mining sector, it means a raft of production from projects and operations around the world is being removed from the supply equation.

While this may leave some metals...

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