26 Jan 2023

European mining eyes uncertain future

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has provided Europe with the opportunity to conduct a much needed re-appraisal of its raw materials supply chain and its vulnerabilities., the EU has been forced…

19 Jan 2023

Zimbabwe joins the wave of resource nationalism

In December 2022, Zimbabwe banned raw lithium ore exports to minimise the economic potential of artisanal mining and encourage investments in state-approved production facilities. Then in January 2023 another ban…

10 Jan 2023

The nickel price rollercoaster of 2022

On 14 November, nickel prices surged above $30,000 a tonne, the highest level since the price surge earlier this year. Prices peaked at $31,275 on 15 November, before plunging again…