The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 165: Global uncertainty weighs on metals complex, ft. Scotiabank’s Rory Johnston

Copper cathode at the Tenke Fungurume project in 2015. Credit: Freeport-McMoRan.Copper cathode at the Tenke Fungurume project in 2015. Credit: Freeport-McMoRan.
“Zinc has the strongest fundamentals of any of the major base metals. We see continued price gains through next year, likely peaking in early 2019.” Rory Johnston Commodity Economist, Scotiabank

Rory Johnston
Commodity Economist, Scotiabank

This week’s episode features the return of Scotiabank’s Rory Johnston, who speaks with The Northern Miner’s Trish Saywell about his outlook for 2020. Topics include commodity prices, the Canada-U.S. Dollar relationship, electric vehicles (EVs) and battery metals, and the Canadian economy. Johnston is a commodity economist covering energy and metal markets for Scotiabank’s Economics department. His research includes the Scotiabank Commodity Price Index (a monthly assessment of developments affecting the prices of major Canadian export commodities), contributions to Scotiabank’s Global Outlook (the department’s flagship quarterly forecast), as well as notes on various topics of interest to the Canadian commodity sector.

This episode is sponsored by Nevada Copper. Check them out online: nevadacopper.com

All this and more with online editor and host Adrian Pocobelli.

Music Credits:

“Rattlesnake Railroad”, “Big Western Sky”, “Western Adventure” and “Battle on the Western Frontier” by Brett Van Donsel (www.incompetech.com).

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