NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF 15/09: Codelco agreement; Hurricane Irma effect; Richards Bay Alloys suspension; Brazilian silicon export down

Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves from the past week in the metals market.

Base metals

Following the ousting of former Philippine environment minister Regina Lopez, nickel ore supply fears had subsided for a few months, but uncertainties have returned again after the government renewed calls for an export ban. 

First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi complex and Sentinel copper mine in Zambia are expected to resume normal operations next week following the completion of scheduled maintenance and the resolution of a power supply dispute. 

Chile’s state-owned copper producer Codelco has reached an agreement for a new collective contract with the supervisors’ union at its Radomiro Tomic mine. 

UC Rusal’s increasing focus on value-added aluminium production in the past...


Alice Mason

September 15, 2017

17:55 GMT