A worker processes nickel at a nickel smelter of PT Vale Tbk, near Sorowako, Sulawesi island, in Indonesia whose ban on exports forced China to turn to the Philippines as the top supplier of the metal for its stainless steel industry. Photo: Reuters A worker processes nickel at a nickel smelter of PT Vale Tbk, near Sorowako, Sulawesi island, in Indonesia whose ban on exports forced China to turn to the Philippines as the top supplier of the metal for its stainless steel industry. Photo: Reuters
A worker processes nickel at a nickel smelter of PT Vale Tbk, near Sorowako, Sulawesi island, in Indonesia whose ban on exports forced China to turn to the Philippines as the top supplier of the metal for its stainless steel industry. Photo: Reuters
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China nickel ore lifeline at risk as Philippines talks tough

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A worker processes nickel at a nickel smelter of PT Vale Tbk, near Sorowako, Sulawesi island, in Indonesia whose ban on exports forced China to turn to the Philippines as the top supplier of the metal for its stainless steel industry. Photo: Reuters A worker processes nickel at a nickel smelter of PT Vale Tbk, near Sorowako, Sulawesi island, in Indonesia whose ban on exports forced China to turn to the Philippines as the top supplier of the metal for its stainless steel industry. Photo: Reuters
A worker processes nickel at a nickel smelter of PT Vale Tbk, near Sorowako, Sulawesi island, in Indonesia whose ban on exports forced China to turn to the Philippines as the top supplier of the metal for its stainless steel industry. Photo: Reuters
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