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Fitch Ratings increases global metals and mining price assumptions

While demand is increasing, mining companies face challenges in obtaining environmental permits for new projects.

Rally remains: Iron ore prices expected to remain strong amid tight supply

Iron ore was a clear commodity outperformer in 2020, owing to the substantial increase in demand driven by China’s infrastructure.
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Fitch raises short-term 2021 metal price assumptions

Credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings has increased most of its short-term metals and mining price assumptions on the back of syncronised global economic recovery post-COVID-19, which has driven higher commodity prices.

Iron ore prices expected to remain strong amid tight supply

Iron ore was a outperformer in 2020, owing to the increase in demand driven by China’s infrastructure stimulus and supply constraints.

Coal snapshot: Mid-term outlook is positive

While many parts of the world have moved away from coal as an energy source, China requires coal for energy intensive production processing.
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Fitch lowers commodity price assumptions due to COVID-19

Fitch Ratings has lowered short-term price assumptions for aluminium, nickel, copper, zinc and thermal coal due to COVID-19 pressures.
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Clouded outlook for global mining due to trade tensions

The outlook for the mining sector has become more clouded in recent months due to trade tensions between the US and China.

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