Monthly Archives: January 2017

A year in review: 2016

Turbulence: significant unrest, volatility and instability. Every year I like to choose a word that epitomises the year. Usually, this is an impossible task but in 2016 turbulence seemed to work in every way. 2016 saw the underdog become President of the United States, Brexit become an actual word that everyone knows (if not yet […]

China begins graphite overhaul

China has begun an overhaul of its graphite industry by removing an export tax on flake graphite and introducing a pollution levy that will become law. China’s Ministry of Commerce announced in late-December that it was to remove a 20% duty on natural graphite exports from 2017 onwards, in a move which is expected to […]