Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2018 MB60Raw materialsCHINA ALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Firm SHFE aluminium prices supportiveKey data from the Thursday January 18 pricing session in Shanghai.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3781460/CHINA-ALUMINA-SNAPSHOT-Firm-SHFE-aluminium-prices-supportive.htmlFri, 19 Jan 2018 09:48:00 GMTOyu Tolgoi declares force majeure on concentrate shipments due to local border protest Oyu Tolgoi has declared force majeure on copper, gold and silver concentrate shipments to customers due to a protest by Chinese coal transporters in the area of the Ganqimaodu border zone, Turquoise Hill Resources said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3781414/Oyu-Tolgoi-declares-force-majeure-on-concentrate-shipments-due-to-local-border-protest.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 16:59:00 GMTCHINA MOLYBDENUM SNAPSHOT: Prices rise further amid domestic market tightness, price rally in international marketsKey data from Metal Bulletin's Wednesday January 17 pricing session in China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3781299/CHINA-MOLYBDENUM-SNAPSHOT-Prices-rise-further-amid-domestic-market-tightness-price-rally-in.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 09:10:00 GMTCHINA TUNGSTEN SNAPSHOT: Concentrate prices lead the decline amid softening demand, book squaringKey data from Metal Bulletin’s Wednesday January 17 pricing session in China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3781288/CHINA-TUNGSTEN-SNAPSHOT-Concentrate-prices-lead-the-decline-amid-softening-demand-book-squaring.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 08:35:00 GMTTrade log January 2018: Ferro-tungsten, APT The latest ferro-tungsten and ammonium paratungstate (APT) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe, Vietnam and China. Blue tungsten oxide (BTO) and yellow tungsten oxide (YTO) deals are taken into consideration. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3778585/Trade-log-January-2018-Ferro-tungsten-APT.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 17:30:00 GMTChinese mills underestimate ferro-chrome supply for JanuarySome Chinese stainless steel mills are struggling to secure sufficient ferro-chrome supply for January after prices have risen due to unexpected production cuts. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3781005/Chinese-mills-underestimate-ferro-chrome-supply-for-January.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 09:05:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 17/01: LME base metals largely fall but tin rallies; Comex copper sinks; Codelco's Potrerillos copper smelter halts operationsThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday January 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780971/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1701-LME-base-metals-largely-fall-but-tin-rallies-Comex-copper-sinks-Codelcos.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 00:05:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: Global markets continue rise on tight supplies, robust trader demandThe global vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) and ferro-vanadium markets continued upward on strong momentum to start 2018, with prices surging amid concerns over thinning supply availabilities. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780970/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-Global-markets-continue-rise-on-tight-supplies-robust-trader-demand.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 21:25:00 GMTRio Tinto’s third party bauxite shipments up 10% in 2017Rio Tinto’s shipment volumes of third-party bauxite rose by 10% year-on-year in 2017 to 32.3 million tonnes. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780948/Rio-Tintos-third-party-bauxite-shipments-up-10-in-2017.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 19:37:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Low-grade ore prices continue higher; EU, US alloy prices rally in stepChinese low-grade manganese ore prices have continued to rally on stronger silico-manganese futures markets; while the European and US manganese alloy markets have followed strong ore markets upward.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780958/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Low-grade-ore-prices-continue-higher-EU-US-alloy-prices-rally-in-step.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 19:26:00 GMTCodelco's Potrerillos copper smelter halts operations due to technical issuesOperations at Codelco’s Potrerillos copper smelter in Chile’s Atacama region have been suspended due to a problem at an absorption tower, the state-owned miner confirmed to Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780879/Codelcos-Potrerillos-copper-smelter-halts-operations-due-to-technical-issues.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMTRio Tinto’s bauxite output up 14% in Q4 vs last year, alumina production slightly lowerRio Tinto’s bauxite output grew by 14% year on year to 13.8 million tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2017, boosted by strong performances at its Gove and Weipa operations, the company said on Tuesday January 16.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780772/Rio-Tintos-bauxite-output-up-14-in-Q4-vs-last-year-alumina-production-slightly-lower.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMTCopper TC/RCs edge higher after cargoes diverted to spot market, but tightness remains a concernSpot copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) inched higher in early January after several cargoes were released into the spot market due to disruptions at Asian smelters, but supply tightness remains a concern amid solid buying interest.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780761/Copper-TCRCs-edge-higher-after-cargoes-diverted-to-spot-market-but-tightness-remains-a-concern.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Felipe Williams joins Sterlite CopperVedanta subsidiary Sterlite Copper has hired Felipe Williams as director of business development to be based in the Chilean capital of Santiago, Metal Bulletin understands.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780610/PEOPLE-MOVES-Felipe-Williams-joins-Sterlite-Copper.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 02:45:00 GMTRIO TINTO AT A GLANCE: Q4 production results Summary of Rio Tinto's fourth-quarter production results for the three months ended December 31: (Rio Tinto share unless otherwise indicated, year-on-year change)http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780770/RIO-TINTO-AT-A-GLANCE-Q4-production-results.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 02:30:00 GMTNew China lithium prices will help track growing volatile marketThe increases in demand for lithium battery compounds since the end of 2015 have caused a structural change in the global lithium market, making it necessary to have new reference prices with increased granularity. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780751/New-China-lithium-prices-will-help-track-growing-volatile-market.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 17:15:00 GMTChina’s copper scrap restrictions could remove 500kt of copper from market – Jiangxi CopperChina’s restriction on copper scrap imports could remove up to 500,000 tonnes of copper equivalent from the market this year, Jiangxi Copper’s brokerage arm said on Saturday January 13.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780668/Chinas-copper-scrap-restrictions-could-remove-500kt-of-copper-from-marketJiangxi-Copper.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 16:05:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: China’s chrome markets strengthen amid production cuts, rising costsChrome ore and ferro-chrome prices in China strengthened over the past week as alloy production costs rose and smelters prepared for cutbacks.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3780597/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Chinas-chrome-markets-strengthen-amid-production-cuts-rising-costs.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 11:05:00 GMT