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In Metals of the Future, we look across commodity markets and comment on the significant long run trends in metals markets. Most metals and minerals have faced strong headwinds over the past few years – lower prices, weak demand, excess supply, risk and uncertainty have been the themes of time. It is from this starting point that this look to at one of the growth sectors for metals. Now, as new technologies emerge in the energy space, the demand for lighter more powerful battery technologies are disrupting metals markets, which creates opportunities for investors. In this paper we look at the potential for these markets and identify where opportunities lie.
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