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Western Areas tests new ground

As leading Australian nickel miner Western Areas approaches a major juncture in its 20-year history, managing director of the past 13 years Dan Lougher says he’s seen the road to bifurcation in the nickel market. “You can see just by driving down a highway [in Shanghai] where this is all heading,” he says. It’s a view he wants to become an indelible part of the company's value case in future.

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Car-boom: Western Areas boss Dan Lougher believes China EV-led nickel demand is coming

The spotlight at this year's Diggers & Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie was naturally on gold and the potential impact of soaring Australian-dollar gold prices on producer cash flows and asset