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Clyde Russell

Column: China's record crude oil, copper imports are more history lesson than predictor

10:12am BST

LAUNCESTON, Australia China's imports of crude oil and copper surged to records in June, while iron ore hit the highest in 33 months, but the factors that drove the surge are already fading into history.

Column: Adani claims Carmichael coal win, but it's a pyrrhic victory built on subsidies

13 Jul 2020

LAUNCESTON, Australia Lucas Dow, the outgoing chief executive of Adani Enterprises' Australian operations, signed off with a vigorous defence of the company's controversial Carmichael coal mine, and a spray at the venture's numerous opponents.

RPT-COLUMN-Metals have placed their bets on China, global V-shaped recovery: Russell

02 Jul 2020

* GRAPHIC - China copper vs aluminium futures: https://tmsnrt.rs/3dW59Tz

Column: Metals have placed their bets on China, global V-shaped recovery

02 Jul 2020

LAUNCESTON, Australia Metals markets appear to have made up their mind that the global economy is likely to have a V-shaped economic recovery, and that China is already in this happy condition.

RPT-COLUMN-Coal prices slammed on slumping India imports, China fears: Russell

30 Jun 2020

* GRAPHIC - India's coal imports vs. Indonesia price: https://tmsnrt.rs/2BN6qiC

Column: Coal prices slammed on slumping India imports, China fears

30 Jun 2020

LAUNCESTON, Australia Seaborne coal prices in Asia have plunged to the lowest in more than a decade as shipments to the region's top importers, especially India, have come under pressure in the midst of the coronavirus-led economic slowdown.

RPT-COLUMN-Iron ore, gold are keeping Australia's luck from running out: Russell

29 Jun 2020

LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 29 Iron ore and gold may seem unlikely bed fellows, but in the current coronavirus pandemic they are combining to try and hold up Australia's reputation as the "lucky country".

Column: Iron ore, gold are keeping Australia's luck from running out

29 Jun 2020

LAUNCESTON, Australia Iron ore and gold may seem unlikely bed fellows, but in the current coronavirus pandemic they are combining to try and hold up Australia's reputation as the "lucky country".

Column: China's record U.S. crude imports in July underscores trade deal failure

25 Jun 2020

LAUNCESTON, Australia A record amount of crude oil is heading from the United States to China next month, but rather than signalling that the trade deal between the two countries is working, it serves to underscore just how far Beijing is from meeting its commitments.

RPT-COLUMN-Australia's mining lobby takes a baby step on climate change: Russell

23 Jun 2020

LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 23 Australia's mining lobby group, the Minerals Council of Australia, long derided by environmentalists as coal-loving dinosaurs, has launched a climate action plan that is probably significant for what it doesn't say than what it does.

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