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Myanmar spoiler for tin bulls

In the second week of May, Nick Gardiner, a geologist and researcher at Oxford University Department of Earth Sciences, will fly the 11-hour trip to Shanghai to address an industry conference where he will try to explain why the bull story on tin has been blown to smithereens.

To this end, he will point the finger at miners in Myanmar who are selling the metal in spades to China, upsetting every forecast made on tin in the past two years.