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Carrie Shi

Market reporter

As a price reporter, Carrie covers cobalt, one of the critical battery raw materials, and other industrial minerals including magnesia and fluorspar at Fastmarkets. She is based in Fastmarkets’ Beijing office.

Carrie joined Fastmarkets at the beginning of 2018, firstly focusing on lithium, and later cobalt coverage from 2021. Before joining Fastmarkets, Carrie had over six years of experience in news and price reporting for various metal and mining markets including rare earth, indium, germanium and magnesia at Argus and Asian Metal.

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