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Upbeat outlook for battery boom's 'forgotten metal'

Trade tensions and Chinese smelter regulations have put zinc prices under pressure, but two Australian producers see plenty of factors in their favour over the long run.

Upbeat outlook for battery boom's 'forgotten metal' Upbeat outlook for battery boom's 'forgotten metal' Upbeat outlook for battery boom's 'forgotten metal' Upbeat outlook for battery boom's 'forgotten metal' Upbeat outlook for battery boom's 'forgotten metal'

New Century's tailings recovery operations in north-west Queensland, Australia

New Century Resources managing director Patrick Walta says global economic growth is the main driver of sentiment towards the metal due to its use in galvanising mild steel, so like many base metals