July 2021 Archive
UK Businesses struggle amidst a ‘pingdemic’
The majority of lockdown restrictions may have now been lifted in England, but UK businesses are struggling more than ever amidst a ‘pingdemic’, with hundreds of thousands of people self-isolating after being pinged by the NHS track and trace app.
Demand sees aluminum price hike but China has plans to help them fall
There's a major global raw material shortage, which has led to considerable commodity price increases. And it doesn’t look like there is an end in sight yet. The economic cycle has a powerful effect on commodity prices and with supply relatively fixed in the short term, an unexpected shift in demand can cause sharp moves in commodity prices. And global demand has come back with a bang. Therefore, the fact that prices collapsed last year and have soared this year, is not surprising.