Raw materialshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1837©2017 MB60Raw materialsTrade log July 2017: Ferro-tungsten and APT The latest ferro-tungsten and ammonium paratungstate (APT) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe, Vietnam and China. Blue tungsten oxide (BTO) and yellow tungsten oxide (YTO) deals are taken into consideration. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3730563/Trade-log-July-2017-Ferro-tungsten-and-APT.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMTChina's refined copper output hits 18-month high in June; H1 output up 8% Chinese refined copper production in June was at the highest level in 18 months, after smelters finished maintenance and seaborne concentrate imports resumed following the conclusion of mine disruptions at the end of the first quarter. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3735152/Chinas-refined-copper-output-hits-18-month-high-in-June-H1-output-up-8.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 11:54:00 GMTHindustan Zinc's mined metal output surges 84% in fiscal Q1Hindustan Zinc, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources, registered mined metal production of 233,000 tonnes in the first fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2017, an increase of 84% year-on-year, the company announced on July 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3735150/Hindustan-Zincs-mined-metal-output-surges-84-in-fiscal-Q1.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 08:33:00 GMTIndonesian, Malaysian bauxite exports rise but much lower than in past, Alcoa ceo saysIndonesian and Malaysian bauxite exports have picked up but are expected to remain subdued relative to previous levels for the time being, Alcoa Corp ceo Roy Harvey said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3735094/Indonesian-Malaysian-bauxite-exports-rise-but-much-lower-than-in-past-Alcoa-ceo-says.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 03:24:00 GMTALUMINA INDEX: Spot prices withstand aggressive bids on nearby tightnessBenchmark alumina prices fell slightly this week with seaborne prices unappealing to Chinese buyers, but traders are starting to show an interest in restocking and Australian and Brazilian units are tightly available. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3735087/ALUMINA-INDEX-Spot-prices-withstand-aggressive-bids-on-nearby-tightness.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 03:02:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Brazilian bauxite producer MRN names new ceoBrazil’s largest bauxite producer Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN) has appointed Guido Germani as ceo, effective August 1. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3735095/PEOPLE-MOVES-Brazilian-bauxite-producer-MRN-names-new-ceo.htmlFri, 21 Jul 2017 02:35:00 GMTTrade log July 2017: Ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide The latest ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3730565/Trade-log-July-2017-Ferro-vanadium-and-vanadium-pentoxide.htmlThu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMTAlcoa’s earnings fall 9% in Q2 on lower alumina prices Alcoa’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) fell to $483 million in the second quarter of 2017, down 9.4% quarter-on-quarter, mainly as a result of lower alumina prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734928/Alcoas-earnings-fall-9-in-Q2-on-lower-alumina-prices.htmlThu, 20 Jul 2017 15:01:00 GMTJugohrom no nearer to restart of idled ferro-silicon capacityMacedonia-based Jugohrom Ferroalloys is no nearer to a restart of its idled ferro-silicon operations despite the country having resolved a political crisis to elect a new government two months ago, a senior company official told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734838/Jugohrom-no-nearer-to-restart-of-idled-ferro-silicon-capacity.htmlThu, 20 Jul 2017 13:40:00 GMTAnglo’s Q2 copper production down 2% on El Soldado stoppage Anglo American’s second-quarter copper production was 2% lower year-on-year because of an operation suspension at El Soldado mine, while higher production at Los Bronces partially offset the loss. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734781/Anglos-Q2-copper-production-down-2-on-El-Soldado-stoppage.htmlThu, 20 Jul 2017 12:41:00 GMTSouth32’s Q4 Australia alumina output rises but full-year production falls due to unplanned maintenanceSouth32’s share of production at its Worsley Alumina asset in Australia rose 3% year-on-year to 988,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter ended in June 30, it said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734790/South32s-Q4-Australia-alumina-outputrises-but-full-year-production-falls-due-to-unplanned-maintenance.htmlThu, 20 Jul 2017 11:46:00 GMTSouth32’s manganese ore output rises 5% in FY17South32 reported a 5% year-on-year increase in manganese ore production for the year ended June 30, reflecting higher manganese ore prices and stronger demand during the period.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734768/South32s-manganese-ore-output-rises-5-in-FY17.htmlThu, 20 Jul 2017 10:20:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MIDWEEK: Ferro-vanadium prices leap; China supply concerns back in spotlight All eyes were on the vanadium market in the first half of the week – ferro-vanadium prices soared when upstream supply concerns intensified in China, prompting an uptick in buying activity in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734711/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MIDWEEK-Ferro-vanadium-prices-leap-China-supply-concerns-back-in-spotlight.htmlWed, 19 Jul 2017 18:37:00 GMTDoe Run Peru auction again fails to attract buyers; new round set for July 26Another round of auction for the assets of Doe Run Peru ended with no bidder this week, as environmental hang-ups continued to scare buyers away.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734413/Doe-Run-Peru-auction-again-fails-to-attract-buyers-new-round-set-for-July-26.htmlWed, 19 Jul 2017 02:54:00 GMTNUM examines legal options to challenge South Africa’s mining charter delay South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is exploring legal options to challenge delays to the implementation of the country’s new mining charter.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734243/NUM-examines-legal-options-to-challenge-South-Africas-mining-charter-delay.htmlTue, 18 Jul 2017 17:41:00 GMTTrader Gerald Metals shifts focus to London, Shanghai in global restructure Gerald Metals is restructuring its Asian and European trading teams by moving staff to London and Shanghai trading hubs, group head of finance Jean Baudois told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734040/Trader-Gerald-Metals-shifts-focus-to-London-Shanghai-in-global-restructure.htmlTue, 18 Jul 2017 10:55:00 GMTRio Tinto sees mined copper production jump 48% q-o-q following Escondida ramp-upAnglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto produced 124,700 tonnes of mined copper in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 48% on the previous quarter, primarily due to the ramping up of production at Escondida following the resolution of a 43-day strike which had affected operations at the mine during the first quarter.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734015/Rio-Tinto-sees-mined-copper-production-jump-48-q-o-q-following-Escondida-ramp-up.htmlTue, 18 Jul 2017 10:30:00 GMTRio Tinto bauxite output up 7% y-o-y in Q2; alumina production down slightlyRio Tinto’s bauxite production was up 7% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 12.87 million tonnes, driven primarily by a 27% surge in output at its Gove mine in Australia.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734016/Rio-Tinto-bauxite-output-up-7-y-o-y-in-Q2-alumina-production-down-slightly.htmlTue, 18 Jul 2017 07:50:00 GMTRIO TINTO AT A GLANCE: Q2 production results Summary of Rio Tinto's Q2 production results for the three months ended June 30: (Rio Tinto share unless otherwise indicated, year-on-year change) http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3734014/RIO-TINTO-AT-A-GLANCE-Q2-production-results.htmlTue, 18 Jul 2017 04:10:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS WRAP: Moly, APT prices rise in Europe as good demand tightens spot availabilityAmmonium paratungstate, ferro-molybdenum and molybdic oxide prices all firmed in Europe last week, as sellers successfully pushed for higher prices amid bullish cues from Asia. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3733789/NOBLE-ALLOYS-WRAP-Moly-APT-prices-rise-in-Europe-as-good-demand-tightens-spot-availability.htmlMon, 17 Jul 2017 11:57:00 GMTGlobal Ferronickel's Ipilan Nickel operations face uncertainty as DENR files criminal chargeThe operations of Ipilan Nickel Corp (INC), an affiliate of the Philippines’ Global Ferronickel Holdings (GFH), face uncertainty as the country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has filed a criminal complaint against the former alleging illegal tree felling, while building other cases against it.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3733762/Global-Ferronickels-Ipilan-Nickel-operations-face-uncertainty-as-DENR-files-criminal-charge.htmlMon, 17 Jul 2017 10:38:00 GMT