Mining and trading company Assore, which produces iron ore, manganese and chrome, is closely watching the effect of the coronavirus on steelmaking inputs as Chinese inventories reach critical levels.  

The virus, a severe acute respiratory syndrome, has spread quickly beyond its origins in China and has Assore “very nervous about it”, CEO Charles Walters says.

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