Supply Chain Crunch Battery Demand Squeezing Cobalt Prices Higher

China stockpiling of Cobalt has seen it’s prices soar, rising by about 65 per cent since January. Cobalt is used in batteries for electric vehicles, as well as smartphones, tablets and laptops. China is the world’s biggest importer of cobalt, buying about 95,000 tonnes of it every year.

The Risks and Opportunities of The ‘African Amazon’ Jumia IPO

The Nigerian company Jumia Technologies NYSE IPO has gotten a lot of hype with the expected growth in e-commerce in Africa and because of its shareholders including Rocket Internet SE, Mobile Telephone Networks. Axa CS and Orange SA of France. The risks however are not idle.

Glencore Restructures Congo Copper Miner Katanga for $5.6 Billion

Australian Swiss mining giant Glencore PLC announced a massive $5.6 billion restructuring of its troubled Congo copper company, Katanga Mining last week which resolved the fiery dispute with Congo’s state-run mining companies massive debt load.