Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2017 MB60Raw materialsMB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 17/11: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday November 17:http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3767964/MB-NON-FERROUS-PRICE-CHANGES-1711-Noble-alloys-bulk-alloys-and-ores.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 17:23:00 GMTCentral Asia Metals sees alternative financing as future of mining investment after Lynx takeover Central Asia Metals chief Nick Clarke says private equity and metal merchants are the new vehicles with which to finance growing mid-cap miners, after the company’s $402.5 million acquisition of Lynx Resources completed this month. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3767968/Central-Asia-Metals-sees-alternative-financing-as-future-of-mining-investment-after-Lynx-takeover.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 17:03:00 GMTNoble Group reorganizes ores, metals business; starts liquidity talks with stakeholdersNoble Group is reorganizing its special ores and metals and rare earth businesses into two subsidiaries while it starts talks with various shareholders on its capital structure and liquidity position.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3767626/Noble-Group-reorganizes-ores-metals-business-starts-liquidity-talks-with-stakeholders.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 10:20:00 GMTFORECAST: Easing tightness, shrinking reserves will support Chinese bauxite imports - BMI ResearchWeaker prices for seaborne bauxite and depleting domestic reserves of the ore will support the continued strength of China’s bauxite imports in the long term, according to BMI Research. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3767600/FORECAST-Easing-tightness-shrinking-reserves-will-support-Chinese-bauxite-imports-BMI-Research.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 03:30:00 GMTSqueezed smelter margins put further pressure on alumina prices Spot alumina prices continued to slide this week, with smelter margins still squeezed in the midst of falling aluminium prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3767583/Squeezed-smelter-margins-put-further-pressure-on-alumina-prices.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 01:45:00 GMTCopper conc TCs/RCs dip on trader buying as market eyes annual talks; Tongling to lead smelters Spot copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TCs/RCs) dropped by 3.7% in the first half of November, as trade buying at lower levels outweighed smelter stockpiling in illiquid conditions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3767553/Copper-conc-TCsRCs-dip-on-trader-buying-as-market-eyes-annual-talks-Tongling-to-lead-smelters.htmlThu, 16 Nov 2017 17:36:00 GMTChina’s Oct refined zinc output hits record high while smelters operate near full capacityChina’s monthly refined zinc output reached a historic high in October while smelters were operating close to full capacity to cash in on the zinc price rally, an analyst said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3767403/Chinas-Oct-refined-zinc-output-hits-record-high-while-smelters-operate-near-full-capacity.htmlThu, 16 Nov 2017 14:05:00 GMTTongling Nonferrous to lead 2018 smelter TC/RCs benchmark negotiationsChina’s Anhui-based Tongling Nonferrous will take the lead in negotiations for treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for smelters for 2018, sources told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3767037/Tongling-Nonferrous-to-lead-2018-smelter-TCRCs-benchmark-negotiations.htmlWed, 15 Nov 2017 11:40:00 GMTMothballed Century zinc mine ops could return in summer 2018; zinc concs market cautiousSome operations at the Century zinc mine could resume in summer 2018, with its owner already putting part of its output up for sale, Metal Bulletin has learned, raising concerns about the possible effect on the zinc concentrates market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3766711/Mothballed-Century-zinc-mine-ops-could-return-in-summer-2018-zinc-concs-market-cautious.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 12:39:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: China spot price holds steady amid tight supply; inactivity weighs on US, EU pricesGlobal ferro-silicon markets remained largely inactive last week, with prices suffering slight declines in the US and European markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3766650/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-China-spot-price-holds-steady-amid-tight-supply-inactivity-weighs-on-US-EU.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 10:50:00 GMTZinc prices to remain firm over next few years, Nexa Resources CEO saysNexa Resources, formerly known as Votorantim Metais, is “very confident” about the prospects for zinc prices for at least the next two years, according to the company’s chief executive officer (CEO).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3766616/Zinc-prices-to-remain-firm-over-next-few-years-Nexa-Resources-CEO-says.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 08:15:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: FeV, V2O5 prices recover with demand; upstream tightens Vanadium prices continued to rally last week in China, Europe and the US, recovering some of their recent losses, while upstream tightness took its toll on the market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3766581/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-FeV-V2O5-prices-recover-with-demand-upstream-tightens.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 16:40:00 GMTBrazil's bauxite ore exports fall 40.5% in October on MRN production issuesBrazilian bauxite ore exports continued to fall in October after being affected by the significant decline in shipments from Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3766509/Brazils-bauxite-ore-exports-fall-405-in-October-on-MRN-production-issues.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 15:10:00 GMTGlencore increases stake in Volcan on share acquisition completionGlencore has increased its stake in Peruvian zinc, lead and silver producer Volcan Compañía Minera following the completion of a share acquisition offer it made in October, the company said on Monday November 13.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3766391/Glencore-increases-stake-in-Volcan-on-share-acquisition-completion.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 10:10:00 GMT