Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2018 MB60Raw materialsASIAN MORNING BRIEF 23/05: LME base metals mixed; LME affirms suspension of Rusal metal; rising aluminium demand, strong prices to drive new capacityThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday May 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808838/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2305-LME-base-metals-mixed-LME-affirms-suspension-of-Rusal-metal-rising-aluminium.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 00:05:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: Chinese export prices continue to decline on thin trading; European market follows downwardChinese vanadium export prices continued to register declines after exporters lowered their offers in order to drum up buying interest, while European vanadium prices again followed the downtrend in the Chinese market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808547/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-Chinese-export-prices-continue-to-decline-on-thin-trading-European-market.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 09:25:00 GMTALI RAW MATERIALS CONF: High-grade bauxite depletion challenges China alumina production ramp-upThe rapid ramp-up in alumina production while domestic high-grade bauxite resources deplete is the biggest challenge for China’s alumina industry, Yin Zhonglin, director of Alumina Research Department at Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco) Zhengzhou Research Institute, said at Asian Metal’s Aluminium Raw Materials Conference, held in Jinan on May 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808275/ALI-RAW-MATERIALS-CONF-High-grade-bauxite-depletion-challenges-China-alumina-production-ramp-up.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Competition drives down manganese ore prices into ChinaManganese ore prices fell heavily over week ended Friday May 18, in particular the price for 44% manganese, with sellers accepting the refusal among buyers to pay higher prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808457/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Competition-drives-down-manganese-ore-prices-into-China.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 20:08:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Ferro-chrome prices edge higher on tightening supply Ferro-chrome prices rose in China for domestic and imported material on Friday May 18 due to producers standing firm on offer prices in a tighter market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808411/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Ferro-chrome-prices-edge-higher-on-tightening-supply.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 18:03:00 GMTJiangxi Copper plans blending, scrap processing operations in SE Asia - sources Jiangxi Copper, China’s largest copper smelter, is planning to set up metal concentrates blending and scrap processing operations in Southeast Asian countries, Metal Bulletin has learned. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808376/Jiangxi-Copper-plans-blending-scrap-processing-operations-in-SE-Asia-sources.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 16:08:00 GMTSTEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Seaborne coking coal stalemate; Section 232 exemptions; higher EU car salesMetal Bulletin reviews the major stories that have affected the steel market over the past week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808179/STEEL-WEEK-IN-BRIEF-Seaborne-coking-coal-stalemate-Section-232-exemptions-higher-EU-car-sales.htmlFri, 18 May 2018 19:20:00 GMTCHROME SNAPSHOT: Chinese ferro-chrome prices rebound amid strong ore pricesKey data from the pricing sessions in the week ending Friday May 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808148/CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-ferro-chrome-prices-rebound-amid-strong-ore-prices.htmlFri, 18 May 2018 17:40:00 GMTSterlite copper smelter outage extended further on appeal hearing adjournment Sterlite’s refined copper smelter, Tuticorin, will remain closed for another 20 days after the local court adjourned the next hearing on Sterlite’s appeal against a decision not to renew consent of the smelter operation, Metal Bulletin understands. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3807771/Sterlite-copper-smelter-outage-extended-further-on-appeal-hearing-adjournment.htmlFri, 18 May 2018 11:16:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 18/05: LME base metals mostly rebound; CME Group’s expanding global reach key to growth of market share; Goldman says NEV story not a 'red herring'The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Friday May 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3807677/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1805-LME-base-metals-mostly-rebound-CME-Groups-expanding-global-reach-key-to.htmlFri, 18 May 2018 00:05:00 GMTFOCUS: Major Chinese copper smelter expansions to drive Q3 concentrate importsNew smelters and expansions at a suite of Chinese copper smelting companies will create fresh demand for concentrates from the third quarter of this year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3807476/FOCUS-Major-Chinese-copper-smelter-expansions-to-drive-Q3-concentrate-imports.htmlThu, 17 May 2018 11:44:00 GMT