Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2018 MB60Raw materialsChina’s Jan-Feb refined copper output up despite New Year break, major refinery haltChina’s refined copper output rose 7.4% year on year for the first two months of 2018, despite the Lunar New Year lull and the shutdown of a major refinery.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3794292/Chinas-Jan-Feb-refined-copper-output-up-despite-New-Year-break-major-refinery-halt.htmlFri, 16 Mar 2018 14:25:00 GMTCopper concentrate TCs/RCs trade sideways while spot market comes aliveCopper concentrate treatment charges and refining charges (TCs/RCs) have shown little variation over the past two weeks despite an explosion in the numbers of direct trades while the market settled on second-quarter pricing. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3794290/Copper-concentrate-TCsRCs-trade-sideways-while-spot-market-comes-alive.htmlFri, 16 Mar 2018 14:12:00 GMTEuropean molybdic oxide, ferro-molybdenum markets ease on profit takingSpot prices for European molybdic oxide and ferro-molybdenum have eased in Metal Bulletin’s midweek assessment, with dealers booking profits after a market rally for much of the year to date.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3794076/European-molybdic-oxide-ferro-molybdenum-markets-ease-on-profit-taking.htmlThu, 15 Mar 2018 13:51:00 GMTBHP brings forward contract talks with workers at Escondida - Union No. 1BHP has invited unions representing workers at Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, to high-stakes labor contract talks that were originally set to commence on June 1, the union said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3794071/BHP-brings-forward-contract-talks-with-workers-at-Escondida-Union-No-1.htmlThu, 15 Mar 2018 11:54:00 GMTINTERVIEW: LME modifying technology to allow for multiple contract launches this year, CEO saysThe London Metal Exchange is modifying its technology to allow it to launch multiple contracts at once, something it plans to do at the end of the year, according to the exchange’s chief executive officer. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3794024/INTERVIEW-LME-modifying-technology-to-allow-for-multiple-contract-launches-this-year-CEO-says.htmlThu, 15 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMTEast Asian stainless steel prices fall on soft demandStainless steel prices in East Asia declined over the past week amid thin trading and a sustained weakness in buying interest, though nickel became costlier.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3794035/East-Asian-stainless-steel-prices-fall-on-soft-demand.htmlThu, 15 Mar 2018 05:53:00 GMTTeck Resources slashes lead concentrate TCs in annual deals with smelters - sourcesTeck Resources and Asian smelters have agreed to cut annual lead concentrate treatment charges (TCs) by 28% in 2018 supply contracts, sources with knowledge of the deals told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793994/Teck-Resources-slashes-lead-concentrate-TCs-in-annual-deals-with-smelters-sources.htmlWed, 14 Mar 2018 18:16:00 GMTStrike by workers at First Quantum's Cobre Panama copper mine 'could reduce planned output'Workers at Cobre Panama, the only major copper mine scheduled to come onstream in 2018, have gone on strike, operator First Quantum said on Wednesday March 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793990/Strike-by-workers-at-First-Quantums-Cobre-Panama-copper-mine-could-reduce-planned-output.htmlWed, 14 Mar 2018 17:59:00 GMTNewcrest declares force majeure on Cadia contracts following dam breachNewcrest Mining Ltd has declared force majeure on contracts for copper concentrates supply from its Cadia mine, where operations have been shut since March 10 due to a collapsed tailings dam.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793765/Newcrest-declares-force-majeure-on-Cadia-contracts-following-dam-breach.htmlWed, 14 Mar 2018 12:59:00 GMTEarly start to copper labor negotiations will mitigate supply risk – Antofagasta's ArriagadaEarly starts to the slew of labor negotiations due at Chilean copper mines this year could mitigate the risks to supply, Antofagasta chief executive officer Iván Arriagada said today.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793374/Early-start-to-copper-labor-negotiations-will-mitigate-supply-riskAntofagastas-Arriagada.htmlTue, 13 Mar 2018 13:05:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: European, US prices surge amid significant supply concerns, outpacing Chinese upward movesThe Chinese vanadium market edged upward despite limited trading activity, while the European and US ferro-vanadium markets surged on significant supply concerns.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793332/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-European-US-prices-surge-amid-significant-supply-concerns-outpacing-Chinese.htmlTue, 13 Mar 2018 07:37:00 GMTWorkers' strike ends at Nexa's Cajamarquilla zinc smelterA week-long strike by workers with trade union representation at South America’s largest zinc smelter, Cajamarquilla, has ended, owner Nexa Resources has confirmed. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793300/Workers-strike-ends-at-Nexas-Cajamarquilla-zinc-smelter.htmlMon, 12 Mar 2018 18:42:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: APT prices continue to rise amid tightening Chinese supply Spot prices for ammonium paratungstate (APT) and tungsten concentrates continued to rise last week when sellers raised their offers or declined to offer at all while Chinese raw materials are in tight supply.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793263/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-WRAP-APT-prices-continue-to-rise-amid-tightening-Chinese-supply.htmlMon, 12 Mar 2018 17:52:00 GMTINTL COPPER CONF 2018: 11 takeaways from MadridMeeting in Madrid for its 31st year, the Metal Bulletin International Copper Conference saw speakers and attendees from throughout the value chain meet and discuss the state of the market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793204/INTL-COPPER-CONF-2018-11-takeaways-from-Madrid.htmlMon, 12 Mar 2018 16:05:00 GMTNewcrest suspends copper mining and processing at Cadia after tailing dam breach Newcrest Mining has suspended all operations at its Cadia mine in Australia since Saturday March 10 after a tailings dam there broke on Friday although the disruption will not affect copper concentrate supply for nearby months.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3793144/Newcrest-suspends-copper-mining-and-processing-at-Cadia-after-tailing-dam-breach.htmlMon, 12 Mar 2018 10:47:00 GMT