IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 19

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday February 19 that are worth another look.

The London Metal Exchange has released the fees for its new cash-settled futures contracts to be launched on March 11, three of which – an aluminium premium contract, an alumina futures contract and a cobalt contract – are settled against Fastmarkets MB price benchmarks.

Hot metal remains the principal method of choice for Chinese steelmakers despite the recent surges in the price of iron ore, according to data from Fastmarkets research this week.

A consortium of metals and mining industry participants has teamed up with a blockchain technology firm to develop a platform to improve supply chain management and create efficiencies in the sector.

US automotive industry groups have voiced concerns about potential Section 232 tariffs on imports of vehicles and vehicle parts, arguing that such trade duties would have damaging effects across the industry.

Global miner Eurasian Resources Group will place its Boss Mining copper-cobalt unit in Democratic Republic of Congo on care and maintenance at the end of February 2019, the company has told Fastmarkets.

Fastmarkets MB staff

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Fastmarkets MB staff

February 20, 2019

00:05 GMT

New York