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A China Diary

Jinzhou I have been in China twenty-four hours and no one has mentioned the crisis. Perhaps it is just too cold to talk, as the...

How Much Metal Does a Man Need?

I often think of Tolstoy’s story, ‘How much land does a man need?’ (1886)  in relation to vast ambition often found in metal people.  Let...

The True Cost of Manipulation

It was a great wheeze wasn’t it? Buy up a few LME warehouses. Stuff them with metal and make it difficult for title-owners to deliver...

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