Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that sales of batteries to power EVs will rise from under $10 billion to $60 billion by 2030, which will require that the global availability of battery metals expands to meet swelling demand.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

In 2013, President Xi Jin Ping introduced an initiative to construct a modern-day equivalent of the Silk Road as part of the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Other notable projects include a port project in Sri Lanka, an industrial park in Cambodia, and a high-speed rail link in Indonesia — all of which are forecasted to spark major changes in global trade if they actually materialize.

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