Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2018 MB60Raw materialsGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: China export prices cut to spark buying interest; EU profit-taking goes onChinese exporters of ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) have significantly cut offer prices to stir up some buying interest overseas, while European traders continued to take profits, applying further pressure on ferro-vanadium prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848819/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-China-export-prices-cut-to-spark-buying-interest-EU-profit-taking-goes-on.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:45:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 11/12: SHFE base metals broadly recover; China FeSi market extends price gains; Schachler to leave Aurubis in June 2019Good morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday December 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848603/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1112-SHFE-base-metals-broadly-recover-China-FeSi-market-extends-price-gains.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 05:05:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 11/12: LME base metal prices fall; Chinese alumina prices facing pressure in 2019 due to drop in demand, added supply; Trafigura writes off $72 million of Nyrstar stake equity valueThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Tuesday December 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848565/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1112-LME-base-metal-prices-fall-Chinese-alumina-prices-facing-pressure-in-2019.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 00:05:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: China extends price gains; European market holds, awaits longer-term settlementsThe Chinese ferro-silicon market climbed further on renewed demand in the week ended Friday December 7, while European prices have been hemmed in while suppliers and consumers negotiate long-term delivery settlements.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848573/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-China-extends-price-gains-European-market-holds-awaits-longer-term.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 21:42:00 GMTBREAKING: Aurubis exec chairman Schachler to leave company in June 2019Aurubis Executive Board chairman Jürgen Schachler will leave the company on June 30 next year, the company said in a release today.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848566/BREAKING-Aurubis-exec-chairman-Schachler-to-leave-company-in-June-2019.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 17:55:00 GMT2019 PREVIEW: China alumina price faces pressure from easing demand, ample supplyA drop in demand for alumina and supply from new projects coming on stream in 2019 will put Chinese alumina prices under pressure next year, according to market participants.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848089/2019-PREVIEW-China-alumina-price-faces-pressure-from-easing-demand-ample-supply.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 15:36:00 GMTTrafigura takes $72 million Nyrstar impairment, posts robust profits for 2018Trafigura has written off $72 million of the equity value of its stake in zinc and lead smelting company Nyrstar, it said in its annual results on Monday December 10, while detailing growth in base metals trading volumes. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848450/Trafigura-takes-72-million-Nyrstar-impairment-posts-robust-profits-for-2018.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 14:16:00 GMTAlufer ships 1mln tonnes of bauxite from Bel Air mine in 4 months - CEOAlufer Mining has shipped more than 1 million tonnes of bauxite from its Bel Air project in Guinea and has several offtake contracts in place for 2019, chief executive officer Bernie Pryor told Fastmarkets MB.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848452/Alufer-ships-1mln-tonnes-of-bauxite-from-Bel-Air-mine-in-4-months-CEO.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 14:10:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 10/12: Weak Chinese data pressures LME base metals; Chinese alumina price falls; Queensland coal exports up 12% y-o-yThe latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday December 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848447/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1012-Weak-Chinese-data-pressures-LME-base-metals-Chinese-alumina-price.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 12:55:00 GMTFOCUS: 2019 blister copper RC annual talks stalled over divergence on fundamentals Negotiations over the 2019 blister copper refining charge (RC) terms are still ongoing three weeks after Asia Copper Week in Shanghai, with parties holding divergent views over Zambian government directives and scrap availability underlying the supply-demand dynamics in the coming year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848299/FOCUS-2019-blister-copper-RC-annual-talks-stalled-over-divergence-on-fundamentals.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 12:50:00 GMTChina alumina price slips for fourth consecutive week on easing market tightness Easing supply tightness in China’s alumina market continues to put significant pressure on the domestic alumina price and market players said they see possible further declines.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848392/China-alumina-price-slips-for-fourth-consecutive-week-on-easing-market-tightness.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 08:35:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Domestic ferro-chrome, UG2 in China fall on lower offers to secure trades Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday December 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848305/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Domestic-ferro-chrome-UG2-in-China-fall-on-lower-offers-to-secure-trades.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 17:39:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 07/12: Cobalt prices slump on year-end destockingAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848267/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-0712-Cobalt-prices-slump-on-year-end-destocking.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 17:24:00 GMTNov blister copper RC drops; benchmark negotiations still ongoing Refining charges (RC) for blister copper imported into China dropped for the fifth consecutive month amid uncertainty over overseas supply and lower spot interest during annual negotiations.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848120/Nov-blister-copper-RC-drops-benchmark-negotiations-still-ongoing.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 13:59:00 GMTRecylex begins clemency talks with Weser Metall debtors after lead production disappoints European lead producer Recylex has opened talks with the debtors of its Weser Metall division after leveraged investments at the smelter there failed to result in expected production gains. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848059/Recylex-begins-clemency-talks-with-Weser-Metall-debtors-after-lead-production-disappoints.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 12:06:00 GMT