Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2018 MB60Raw materialsGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Low-grade manganese ore prices recover some losses while those for high-grade ore softenLow-grade manganese ore prices reversed some recent losses over the past week on steady demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839952/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Low-grade-manganese-ore-prices-recover-some-losses-while-those-for-high-grade.htmlTue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Recovery of ore prices to China builds momentumPrices for China-origin UG2 chrome ore and Turkish lumpy chrome ore rose over the trading session on Friday October 19, while Chinese domestic ferro-chrome spot prices fell slightly on weak demand from stainless steel mills.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839880/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Recovery-of-ore-prices-to-China-builds-momentum.htmlTue, 23 Oct 2018 01:36:00 GMTCliveden to open Singapore trading office, hires two traders Metal concentrates trading house Cliveden will open an office in Singapore and bring in two new traders, the company said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839879/Cliveden-to-open-Singapore-trading-office-hires-two-traders.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 16:51:00 GMTChambishi to slash 2019 blister copper output due to new Zambian tariffThe Chinese-owned Chambishi copper smelter in Zambia has slashed the guidance figure for its 2019 production of blister copper by more than 20%, Fastmarkets has learned. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839820/Chambishi-to-slash-2019-blister-copper-output-due-to-new-Zambian-tariff.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 15:48:00 GMTChrome ore prices reacting strongly to chrome ore stock reduction in ChinaA sudden reduction in published estimates of chrome ore stock in China has contributed to a recovery in prices for the steel-making raw material since September after earlier high estimates had weighed on prices, market sources told Fastmarkets MB.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839765/Chrome-ore-prices-reacting-strongly-to-chrome-ore-stock-reduction-in-China.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 13:35:00 GMTYear of smelting woes may fast-track copper concentrate annual benchmark A year of unprecedented copper smelter disruptions has put copper concentrate benchmark negotiations on the front foot, with miners and smelters closer than usual in bid and offered terms at the outset of discussions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839373/Year-of-smelting-woes-may-fast-track-copper-concentrate-annual-benchmark.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 15:59:00 GMTQianhai Mercantile Exchange makes debut; first trade of alumina completedQianhai Mercantile Exchange, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing’s new onshore China commodities trading platform, started trading on Friday October 19, with a first deal for alumina concluded. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839289/Qianhai-Mercantile-Exchange-makes-debut-first-trade-of-alumina-completed.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 15:46:00 GMTAMG Vanadium to double spent catalyst processing capacityAMG Vanadium LLC has decided to proceed with expansion plans that will more than double its spent catalyst processing capacity and significantly increase vanadium production capacity at its North American operations by 2021. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839261/AMG-Vanadium-to-double-spent-catalyst-processing-capacity.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 22:05:00 GMTBHP’s zinc output rises 5% in Jul-Sept; lead production drops BHP’s zinc concentrates production rose 5% year on year in the three months ended September 30, 2018, according to the company’s quarterly production report released on Wednesday October 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839051/BHPs-zinc-output-rises-5-in-Jul-Sept-lead-production-drops.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 14:10:00 GMTMMG raises Dugald River FY zinc output guidance thanks to fast ramp-upAustralian-Chinese miner MMG has increased 2018 production guidance from Dugald River, with a ramp-up at the Australian zinc mine progressing faster than expected.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839021/MMG-raises-Dugald-River-FY-zinc-output-guidance-thanks-to-fast-ramp-up.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 12:15:00 GMTTrade log October 2018: VanadiumVanadium trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets MB.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838967/Trade-log-October-2018-Vanadium.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 02:45:00 GMTUS Treasury sanctions several Iranian zinc companies Several zinc and lead mining and smelting companies have been targeted for secondary sanctions by the United States Treasury over alleged ties to paramilitary organizations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838722/US-Treasury-sanctions-several-Iranian-zinc-companies.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 12:37:00 GMTOpen import arbitrage window and low inventories drive China’s copper imports in September sharply higher [CORRECTED]China’s unwrought copper and copper product imports hit a two-year high in September, driven by an open import arbitrage window and market participants replenishing copper inventories amid low stockpiles in Shanghai-bonded and Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) warehouses.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3837894/Open-import-arbitrage-window-and-low-inventories-drive-Chinas-copper-imports-in-September-sharply.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 10:03:00 GMTCopper concentrate TC/RCs hit 1-year high; Chuquicamata outage could herald long market [CORRECTED]Copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) rose to their highest in a year as the market gathered in London for LME Week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838423/Copper-concentrate-TCRCs-hit-1-year-high-Chuquicamata-outage-could-herald-long-market-[CORRECTED].htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 09:51:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Premiums down in Shanghai, steady across Asia, Europe; LME to suspend delivery of Sterlite’s Tuticorin brandsGlobal copper premiums were broadly steady in the week ended Tuesday October 16, with market participants primarily focused on long-term contract negotiations that took place during LME Week in London. In China, Shanghai copper premiums retreated on rising inflows of the metal into the country and a closed arbitrage window. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838665/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Premiums-down-in-Shanghai-steady-across-Asia-Europe-LME-to-suspend-delivery-of.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 09:35:00 GMTRIO TINTO AT A GLANCE: Q3 production resultsSummary of Rio Tinto’s production results for the three months ended September 30 (Rio Tinto share unless otherwise indicated, year-on-year change).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838693/RIO-TINTO-AT-A-GLANCE-Q3-production-results.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 04:15:00 GMT