Metals & Mining Snapshot: winter refuses to warm prices
In this month’s snapshot we focus on nickel, zinc and iron ore markets which all face an important juncture. • We hear from Andrew Mitchell, Research Director – Nickel Markets, on the feasibility of Tsingshan’s plans and what we need to see for positive sentiment to return. • Whether zinc smelters in China and the rest of the world can increase utilisation rates is still the critical issue. • The extent to which production will be curtailed over the winter period clouds the outlook for iron ore.