Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2018 MB60Raw materialsTrade 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 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 17/10: LME base metals mixed; LME suspending delivery on Sterlite Tuticorin cathode from Jan 16; Rio Tinto lowers aluminium guidanceThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday October 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838680/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1710-LME-base-metals-mixed-LME-suspending-delivery-on-Sterlite-Tuticorin-cathode.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 00:05:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: Chinese export prices soar on domestic market strength after return from holidayChinese export prices soared last week, supported by strength in the domestic market, while markets in Europe and the United States were slowed by subdued activity levels. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838674/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-Chinese-export-prices-soar-on-domestic-market-strength-after-return-from-holiday.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2018 22:09:00 GMTRio Tinto lowers 2018 production guidance for aluminium, warns of financial losses in aluminaRio Tinto lowered its 2018 guidance for aluminium by more than 4% on Tuesday October 16, to reflect the impact of the ongoing lock-out at the Becancour smelter in Quebec, Canada.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838535/Rio-Tinto-lowers-2018-production-guidance-for-aluminium-warns-of-financial-losses-in-alumina.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2018 16:34:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Ore, alloy prices jump in China following higher tender offersHigher October tender prices for ferro-chrome in China have boosted prices for imported ore and alloy.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838462/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Ore-alloy-prices-jump-in-China-following-higher-tender-offers.htmlTue, 16 Oct 2018 08:51:00 GMTIndia environment body delays decision on Tuticorin to late NovemberThe fate of the Tuticorin copper smelter in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu will be decided at the end of November because more time is required to investigate the allegedly polluting project, local media reported on Monday October 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838425/India-environment-body-delays-decision-on-Tuticorin-to-late-November.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2018 20:25:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: European market remains steady; China shows signs of slowdownThe European market for standard-grade ferro-silicon was unchanged for the third consecutive week on Friday October 12, with suppliers in talks about selling alloy within the present spot price range, while Chinese prices were beginning to slide on slow demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838374/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-European-market-remains-steady-China-shows-signs-of-slowdown.htmlMon, 15 Oct 2018 20:03:00 GMTNON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: LME Week news; Rusal extension; Alumina decline; Chuquicamata operating at reduced rateFastmarkets MB rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838139/NON-FERROUS-WEEK-IN-BRIEF-LME-Week-news-Rusal-extension-Alumina-decline-Chuquicamata-operating-at.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2018 16:55:00 GMTLME WEEK 2018 - INTERVIEW: High premiums point to bullish future for copper – Atlantic Copper’s Targhetta Rising copper premiums should forerun years of higher prices for the metal, Atlantic Copper chief executive officer Javier Targhetta said in an interview with Fastmarkets on Tuesday October 9 during LME Week in London. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838133/LME-WEEK-2018-INTERVIEW-High-premiums-point-to-bullish-future-for-copperAtlantic-Coppers-Targhetta.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2018 16:35:00 GMTALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Fob Australia index falls below $500/t following Alunorte decision The Fastmarkets MB alumina index fob Australia dropped below $500 per tonne on Friday October 12 following the Brazilian government’s U-turn on an earlier decision, allowing the Alunorte alumina refinery to resume production at 50% capacity. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838123/ALUMINA-SNAPSHOT-Fob-Australia-index-falls-below-500t-following-Alunorte-decision.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMTCodelco’s Chuquicamata operating at reduced rate until mid-Nov, further cuts expected from Dec [UPDATED]Codelco's Chuquicamata division will be running at reduced operating rates until mid-November following a technical fault at the Teniente copper converter last month, the company told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3837700/Codelcos-Chuquicamata-operating-at-reduced-rate-until-mid-Nov-further-cuts-expected-from-Dec.htmlFri, 12 Oct 2018 10:34:00 GMT