A number of coins worldwide – including the US five cent coin – are still made using nickel alloys © 123RF
A number of coins worldwide – including the US five cent coin – are still made using nickel alloys © 123RF

Global focus on… nickel

20 February 2017

Prices are set to drop, as Indonesia eases its export ban on nickel ore, boosting supply to neighbouring China for its stainless steel production

Precious metals

The unintentional use of nickel can be traced back as far as 3500 BC. Bronze artefacts from Syria have been found to contain as much as 2% nickel.

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