Other side of the coin

Special Report: Metals


Metal producers may be enjoying unprecedented prices for their end-products, but with fuel and raw-material prices also rocketing, they face equally unprecedented concerns about their input costs. As a result, mining companies and other producers - which a couple of years back would have hedged the price of, say, copper or gold much more actively than that of fuel oil or coal - have been lifting hedges on their end-products and looking at mitigating input costs.

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