Underlying the global economy is a series of raw materials; resources exchanged between traders, states and industrial consumers that make societies around the world tick. Often hidden from view, these market participants determine the price of everyday goods. These encompass everything from basic foods, to building materials, to intricate circuit boards.
In particular, metals have become an increasingly prominent strand of this growing web. Electric Vehicle companies have been buying diversified mines, South American governments have been looking to nationalise their copper reserves, and – for over a week – nickel trading had to stop on the world’s premier exchange.
In this webinar, we look at some of the five most prominent metals in the new world economy, examining why copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum could be ones to watch over the coming years.