Afternoon Coffee: British Regulator Suggests Breaking Up Big Four Accounting Firms, Glencore Sells Portion of Cobalt Production to Chinese Company

The head of the U.K.’s Financial Reporting Council is urging an inquiry into the competitive dominance of KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and EY in the consulting and audit industries there. Mining giant Glencore has sold a chunk of its cobalt production to GEM Co., a Shenzhen-listed chemicals firm. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Commodities Roundup: How the Trump Tariffs Will Affect GOES, Nickel Price Momentum

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For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. From price movements to policy decisions, our MetalMiner editors scour the landscape for what matters this week.

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