The City That Never Sleeps

Click here to read the chinese version 不眠之城 People are realising lockdown measures come at an enormous economic cost. A (belated) explanation of decision policy by government is, therefore, absolutely necessary. Positive data from China. Recovery there could be...

Ever heard of a trilemma?

Click here to read the chinese version 不眠之城 Merafe Resources Limited, after a long delay, announced the ferrochrome benchmark price for the 2nd quarter 2020. Availability of stainless scrap is very restricted. What is happening to demand in commodities? Black or white...

The Count of Count sends his regards

Click here to read the chinese version 芝麻街数数伯爵向人类表达问候 > Nickel prices recover slightly. Covid-19 crisis dominates media, the economy and public life. Research is running at high speed. Numbers, statistics and comparisons all help in making judgements. The steel...

After a culture of welcome comes a culture of fear

Click here to read the chinese version 狂欢过后,恐慌弥漫 Coronavirus is definitely a black swan. Unexpected and with huge consequences. Financial markets are in crisis mode. In addition, Saudi-Arabia and Russia pour more oil onto the fire. A big economic stimulus. Biggest...

From whistleblower to hero

Click here to read the chinese version 英雄吹哨人 Is the coronavirus a black swan? Concrete information is not in abundance. Virologists have hardly been heard. Panic reporting is no help. So far, markets are more or less untouched. ISSF published stainless steel smelting...

Turbulence on Twitter

Year starts differently to expectations. Trade war and Brexit are only footnotes. All eyes are on Iran and Iraq. Confrontations with the USA are escalating. USA liquidates, Iran centrifuges. So far Exchanges remain relatively calm. Market mood is that further...