Making Sense of Commodities Markets
By Ian Jackson
Jun 25, 2017, 10:46

The 2016/7 season of MinSouth meetings and lectures was brought to a close with an illuminating and thought-provoking Prestige Lecture delivered by Colin Hamilton of Macquarie. The audience gathered at The Geological Society of London on Piccadilly on a very warm evening and took tea in the library before assembling in the lecture theatre.

Before the lecture, MinSouth President Roger Emmott announced that Council member and Past President, Nick Eastwood, was the recipient of an IOM3 Outstanding Service Award and new IOM3 President, Martin Cox, presented Nick with a certificate (see the adjacent article).

Colin Hamilton then gave his insights into commodities markets, including the influence of the Chinese economy, the effect of secondary supply on the supply/demand equation and his outlook for various commodities, including copper, zinc, lithium, steel, gold, cobalt and chrome. At the end of the talk, the audience engaged in a lively Q&A session with Colin.


Colin Hamilton delivering the Prestige Lecture


Roger presenting a memento to Colin


The attendees then repaired to the library, where refreshments were taken. Judging by the conversation, everyone had made sense of the markets, including BRICs, Brexit, general elections and all the other minor influences. This time next year�


Attendees discussing the presentation in the library


We send our thanks to Colin and all those who were able to join on the evening and contribute to a most enjoyable evening.

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