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Trench half-filled with optimism

Despite the current darkish days, independent commodities forecaster CRU is still strong on the price prospects for most commodities in the period between now and 2019, including, perhaps surprisingly, gold, but not including, unsurprisingly, iron ore.

Speaking at a the AMEC resources industry convention in Perth, Western Australia, this week CRU’s wryly amusing consultant Dr Allan Trench specifically cited the strong prospects for zinc, uranium,