Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2019 MB60Raw materialsFOCUS: KCM liquidation order - what is at stake, what will happen to Zambian copper industry?The liquidation order issued by the government of Zambia, that would allow it to take control of the copper-producing assets held in the African country by global metals producer Vedanta, has sent shockwaves through the global industry. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3875249/FOCUS-KCM-liquidation-order-what-is-at-stake-what-will-happen-to-Zambian-copper-industry.htmlWed, 22 May 2019 18:50:00 GMTUS-China trade dispute key driver of copper price direction, ED&F Man exec says Copper’s fundamentals mean prices should be higher but much depends on the outcome of the US-China trade dispute, according to an executive at ED&F Man Capital Markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3875246/US-China-trade-dispute-key-driver-of-copper-price-direction-ED-F-Man-exec-says.htmlWed, 22 May 2019 17:23:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: Aurubis acquires copper-tin secondary smelter Metallo for $424 mlnGermany’s Aurubis has agreed to acquire copper-tin recycler Metallo Group in a €380 million ($424 million) share purchase deal, it said on Wednesday May 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3875086/NEWSBREAK-Aurubis-acquires-copper-tin-secondary-smelter-Metallo-for-424-mln.htmlWed, 22 May 2019 12:44:00 GMTAlbras aluminium smelter resumes normal operations, expected to reach full capacity in H2 2019The Albras aluminium smelter in Brazil, partly owned by Norsk Hydro, has begun to ramp up its output following the removal of production restrictions at the Alunorte alumina plant, the Norwegian company said on Tuesday May 21.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3875043/Albras-aluminium-smelter-resumes-normal-operations-expected-to-reach-full-capacity-in-H2-2019.htmlWed, 22 May 2019 04:10:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 21Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday May 21 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3875034/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-May-21.htmlWed, 22 May 2019 00:05:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 21/05A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday May 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3875015/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-2105.htmlTue, 21 May 2019 20:25:00 GMTBenchmark alumina price moves up despite Alunorte restartNews that Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery will return to full capacity, after the production embargo was removed, did little to stop the recent increase in alumina prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874926/Benchmark-alumina-price-moves-up-despite-Alunorte-restart.htmlTue, 21 May 2019 16:50:00 GMTFOCUS: Global alumina price rally could slow on Hydro production embargo removalThe rallying speed of the global alumina price may slow following breaking news that Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery’s production embargo was repealed on Monday, market participants told Fastmarkets on Tuesday May 21.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874845/FOCUS-Global-alumina-price-rally-could-slow-on-Hydro-production-embargo-removal.htmlTue, 21 May 2019 11:30:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Weak demand sinks Chinese market; European prices flatThe recent downtrend in Chinese domestic ferro-silicon prices continued in the week ended Friday May 17 amid an abundance of the material, while sentiment remained bearish due to weak demand from the country’s steel and magnesium markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874689/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Weak-demand-sinks-Chinese-market-European-prices-flat.htmlTue, 21 May 2019 06:37:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Ore prices under pressure amid weak demand, yuan depreciation Currency fluctuations knocked chrome ore buying interest in China in the week ended Friday May 17 due to higher import costs, causing UG2 and Turkish lumpy chrome ore prices to tumble week on week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874694/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Ore-prices-under-pressure-amid-weak-demand-yuan-depreciation.htmlTue, 21 May 2019 04:07:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Manganese ore prices in China fall amid lower offers, ample stocks; Chinese alloys market stableRecord high ore inventories and some lower offer prices weighed on the manganese ore market in China over the week ended Friday May 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874731/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Manganese-ore-prices-in-China-fall-amid-lower-offers-ample-stocks-Chinese.htmlTue, 21 May 2019 03:45:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 20Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday May 20 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874819/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-May-20.htmlTue, 21 May 2019 00:05:00 GMTKCM’s copper assets at stake as Zambian government plans takeoverKonkola Copper Mines (KCM), the copper-producing arm of global miner Vedanta Resources in Zambia, is under threat from the president of the African country of a possible takeover of its copper assets amid disputes arising from the country’s new tax regime. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874808/KCMs-copper-assets-at-stake-as-Zambian-government-plans-takeover.htmlMon, 20 May 2019 20:30:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: Alunorte alumina refinery to restart full production Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery will ramp up to full production capacity after the federal court in Belem, Brazil, ended the final production embargo on the facility under the criminal lawsuit on Monday May 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874801/NEWSBREAK-Alunorte-alumina-refinery-to-restart-full-production.htmlMon, 20 May 2019 17:13:00 GMTAfarak blames lower ferro-chrome prices for €7.5mln Q1 lossAfarak reported a weaker performance for the first quarter of 2019 than a year earlier, citing lower ferro-chrome prices among "adverse business conditions."http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874666/Afarak-blames-lower-ferro-chrome-prices-for-75mln-Q1-loss.htmlMon, 20 May 2019 10:19:00 GMTGlobal alumina price may hit $400/t on rising Chinese import interest, say market participantsThe global alumina price may hit $400 per tonne soon following the rally in the Chinese domestic alumina price and China’s growing buying interest in the seaborne market, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday May 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3874662/Global-alumina-price-may-hit-400t-on-rising-Chinese-import-interest-say-market-participants.htmlMon, 20 May 2019 09:44:00 GMT