Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2018 MB60Raw materialsGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Weaker yuan aids chrome import price fall to 14-mnth lowImported cargoes are increasingly unattractive to Chinese chrome buyers while the yuan weakens and supply remains high.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826992/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Weaker-yuan-aids-chrome-import-price-fall-to-14-mnth-low.htmlTue, 14 Aug 2018 12:30:00 GMTKorea Zinc affiliate's YP zinc smelter closed till Sept for environmental reasons, sources say [UPDATED]The Sukpo zinc smelter in South Korea, which has links to major producer Korea Zinc, has been closed and will remain so until September for environmental reasons, a company source told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826554/Korea-Zinc-affiliates-YP-zinc-smelter-closed-till-Sept-for-environmental-reasons-sources-say.htmlTue, 14 Aug 2018 11:25:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Chinese silico-manganese prices rise; fob India market dips Metal Bulletin’s manganese ore indices lacked direction in the week ended Friday August 10 prior to September offers, while market participants queried whether fundamentals or traders taking positions had supported alloys on the Chinese spot market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826890/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Chinese-silico-manganese-prices-rise-fob-India-market-dips.htmlMon, 13 Aug 2018 17:12:00 GMTSouth32 completes $1.3bln deal to buy Arizona Mining South32 Ltd has completed the acquisition of Arizona Mining, building further on the Perth, Australia-headquartered zinc portfolio at a time of relatively limited greenfield mine supply. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826847/South32-completes-13bln-deal-to-buy-Arizona-Mining.htmlMon, 13 Aug 2018 13:50:00 GMTCHINA ALI SUMMIT: Domestic electrolytic ali price supported by China’s increased alumina costThe Chinese electrolytic aluminium price will edge up long-term due to the rising costs of raw materials, several contacts confirmed at the China Aluminium Industry Summit in Harbin on August 7-10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826769/CHINA-ALI-SUMMIT-Domestic-electrolytic-ali-price-supported-by-Chinas-increased-alumina-cost.htmlMon, 13 Aug 2018 10:45:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Ore, charge chrome import prices continue slide on weak demand, excess stocksKey data from the pricing session ending August 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826670/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Ore-charge-chrome-import-prices-continue-slide-on-weak-demand-excess-stocks.htmlFri, 10 Aug 2018 17:40:00 GMTCHINA ALI SUMMIT: Chinese bauxite deficit could lead to higher domestic alumina prices Chinese alumina prices could rise due to declining domestic bauxite quality, with refineries turning to seaborne markets to supplement raw material supply, delegates heard at the China Aluminium Industry Summit in Harbin on August 7-10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826316/CHINA-ALI-SUMMIT-Chinese-bauxite-deficit-could-lead-to-higher-domestic-alumina-prices.htmlFri, 10 Aug 2018 17:04:00 GMTChina’s proposed US copper concentrate tax said to set off swap scrambleChina’s threat to impose import taxes on US copper concentrates looms over the market for mined copper, leaving consumers and traders scrambling to swap cargoes scheduled for Chinese ports, sources directly involved in the trade told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826395/Chinas-proposed-US-copper-concentrate-tax-said-to-set-off-swap-scramble.htmlThu, 09 Aug 2018 22:05:00 GMTAlcoa workers on strike until Aug 17 in Australia; ali price up 3% Alcoa workers have gone on strike in Western Australia due to a breakdown between the company and Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) officials representing the workers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3826129/Alcoa-workers-on-strike-until-Aug-17-in-Australia-ali-price-up-3.htmlWed, 08 Aug 2018 16:51:00 GMTChinese zinc smelters achieve significant hikes for domestic TCs A number of Chinese zinc smelters have managed to introduce long-awaited, and significant, increases to domestic treatment charges (TC) in the first week August. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3825971/Chinese-zinc-smelters-achieve-significant-hikes-for-domestic-TCs.htmlWed, 08 Aug 2018 16:19:00 GMT