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25 Jun, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: European Producers Must Adapt to High ETS Prices as a New Normal

EU's flagship climate change policy, the Emissions Trading Scheme could fundamentally alter the economics of metals production in Europe. The...


19 Jun, 2019, 09:31 BST Fitch and CRU Group Expand Strategic Agreement to Incorporate Fertilizer Analysis

Fitch and CRU Group today announced an expansion of the existing strategic agreement, under which CRU's metals and mining market expertise is...


10 Jun, 2019, 14:00 BST CRU Announces New Data Storage Device For Fastest Post-Disaster Business Resumption

CRU, a leading provider of high-quality data security, data transport and disaster-proof data storage devices, today announced the launch of the...


31 May, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: The Twilight of British Steel

The UK steel industry has taken a blow this week, as the high court has placed British Steel into compulsory liquidation. Around 5,000 company...


30 May, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: Modi's Second Term Signals Stability for India

On 23 May, Narendra Modi secured a second mandate as Prime Minister. The result signals broad continuity for the macroeconomic outlook. In the near...


23 May, 2019, 15:55 BST CRU: A Continent with Growth Potential: Africa

Leading international Trade Fairs wire and Tube sponsor the first CRU Conference in Johannesburg in November 2019 The African continent is full of...


23 May, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: Wengfu and Kailin Mega Phosphate Merger Nears Completion

The proposed merger between Chinese phosphate producers Wengfu and Kailin has made significant progress over recent weeks and is likely to be...


22 May, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: US President Takes Next Battle in Trade War to Auto Sector

Trade wars pose a serious threat to the global economic outlook. We expect large car tariffs to hurt US consumers, reduce imports, and disrupt global ...


20 May, 2019, 09:40 BST CRU: SMU NexGen Leadership Award Announcement

teel Market Update is pleased to announce the new SMU NexGen Leadership Award in partnership with the Steel Manufacturers Association. The award is...


17 May, 2019, 15:52 BST Leoni Kabel, Midal Cables, Corning, Sterlite Tech, Prysmian and Other Power and Communication Industry Leaders Join CRU's Wire & Cable 2019

CRU's 13th Wire & Cable Conference will be arriving in Brussels, the centre for European policymaking, on 11-12 June 2019. This well-established...


13 May, 2019, 16:07 BST CRU: The Global Supply Chain for Steel, Copper and Aluminium Products Set to Gather in Johannesburg for the Inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference

Metallic wire, cable, tube and pipe products are crucial to industries that are key pillars of economic development across Africa; such as mining,...


10 May, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: Needle Coke Market Under Pressure: Is There an End in Sight

Needle coke and graphite electrode availability has been under pressure since 2017 following substantial financially- and environmentally-driven...


08 May, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: Molybdenum Demand Unaffected by Short-run Oil Price Volatility

The oil and gas sector is a significant, albeit hugely volatile, source of molybdenum demand. While short-term volatility in oil prices – which is...


03 May, 2019, 09:48 BST CRU: How the 'Fair Value' of Coal Assets is Affected by Commodity Cycles

As with any commodity, valuing coal assets can be tricky due to the cyclical nature of the market. In this insight, CRU discusses how commodity...


01 May, 2019, 09:30 BST CRU: HR Coil Price Volatility: Buckle up with Leading Contract Options

Steel price volatility has increased markedly in recent months as opaque policy decision making processes and inelasticity of domestic supply have...


01 May, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: Whose Tungsten Projects will Satisfy Growing Demand

Tungsten is a vital ingredient used in a wide range of final products. Its special qualities in some key end-uses make it difficult to replace....


29 Apr, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: Chinese Uranium Stockpiles Limit Spot Price Upside

China's uranium inventory build-up has supported global market demand over the last decade – it accounted for 27% of global demand in 2018....


25 Apr, 2019, 09:00 BST CRU: Coal Import Restrictions Hurt Chinese Coke Makers

Restrictions on Chinese imports of Australian coal will increase the price of Chinese domestic coal compared with seaborne coal. If Chinese coke...


23 Apr, 2019, 12:35 BST CRU brings its Wire & Cable Conference to Brussels, Leading Manufacturers and Thought-leaders from Around the World set to Share their Strategies and Market Views

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 13th Wire & Cable Conference in Brussels on 11-12 June 2019. The...


23 Apr, 2019, 12:12 BST CRU: Network with Over 900 Steel Professionals at the SMU Steel Summit (Part of CRU Group)

Widely regarded as the premier steel conference in North America, over 900 attendees are expected to attend the SMU Steel Summit (part of CRU Group)...


23 Apr, 2019, 12:00 BST Visit Bonnell Aluminum Newnan Georgia Operations as Part of CRU's Aluminum Market Update

As well as the visit to Bonnell, visitors will meet other aluminum executives in one place, during contract negotiation season, and discuss the state ...


22 Apr, 2019, 16:21 BST HR Coil Price Volatility: Buckle Up with Leading Contract Options

US Midwest HR coil price volatility has increased markedly in recent months as opaque policy decision making processes and inelasticity of domestic...


17 Apr, 2019, 06:00 BST CRU: FTTH Council Asia-Pacific Releases APAC Market Panorama Report 2019

New Market Panorama released at FTTH APAC Conference 2019 reveals: Total of 427.7 million FTTH/B subscribers and more than 550 million FTTH/B Homes...


16 Apr, 2019, 15:27 BST CRU: FTTH Council Asia-Pacific Presents First Ever APAC Smart Fiber Cities Ranking - Singapore Achieves First Position and Becomes Champion

Today, the Smart Fiber Cities ranking was presented at the FTTH Council Asia Pacific Conference in Wuhan, China. This ranking is the very first of...


12 Apr, 2019, 11:20 BST CRU: What is Behind the Chinese Optical Cable Contraction and Outlook Post 2019

The amount of optical cable installed per year globally has increased with a compound annual growth rate of 14% for 20 years, from 1997 to 2017. In...