Minor & precious metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1840©2019 MB60Minor & precious metalsCobalt grade differential narrows as consumers stand backStandard-grade cobalt prices were forced closer in line with prices for alloy-grade material earlier this week after consumers resisted paying a premium for the former, despite its tighter availability. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859714/Cobalt-grade-differential-narrows-as-consumers-stand-back.htmlFri, 22 Feb 2019 01:38:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 21Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday February 21 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859711/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-February-21.htmlFri, 22 Feb 2019 00:05:00 GMTBETTING ON BLOCKCHAIN: Anglo American unit leads diamonds blockchain initiative With the vast majority of the world’s diamonds estimated to be conflict-free following the development of certification procedures under the Kimberley Process, the mining industry is now developing a blockchain-based solution to track the supply chain of the precious stones. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859645/BETTING-ON-BLOCKCHAIN-Anglo-American-unit-leads-diamonds-blockchain-initiative.htmlThu, 21 Feb 2019 16:39:00 GMTEramet’s 2018 results show manganese alloy margin squeeze amid high ore pricesFrench mining and metallurgy company Eramet generated lower operating income from its manganese business in 2018 despite higher sales, the group announced in a results statement on Wednesday February 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859558/Eramets-2018-results-show-manganese-alloy-margin-squeeze-amid-high-ore-prices.htmlThu, 21 Feb 2019 13:02:00 GMTCHINA COBALT SNAPSHOT: Prices continue lower in quiet post-holiday lull; consumers hold back for further falls Key data from the Wednesday February 20 pricing session in Shanghai. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859537/CHINA-COBALT-SNAPSHOT-Prices-continue-lower-in-quiet-post-holiday-lull-consumers-hold-back-for.htmlThu, 21 Feb 2019 09:57:00 GMTTrade log February 2019: Cobalt sulfateTrade log for cobalt sulfate in China including transactions, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets MB. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3858277/Trade-log-February-2019-Cobalt-sulfate.htmlThu, 21 Feb 2019 03:08:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 20Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday February 20 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859514/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-February-20.htmlThu, 21 Feb 2019 00:05:00 GMTBETTING ON BLOCKCHAIN: Trial under way on Rwanda’s artisanal tungsten miningA blockchain pilot project designed to demonstrate the presence of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sites in the tungsten supply chain is scheduled to be completed in May 2019. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859428/BETTING-ON-BLOCKCHAIN-Trial-under-way-on-Rwandas-artisanal-tungsten-mining.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 18:04:00 GMTTrade log February 2019: SeleniumThe latest selenium transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe reported to Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3856832/Trade-log-February-2019-Selenium.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 17:30:00 GMTFASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 20/02: Minor metals The following Fastmarkets minor metals prices changed on Wednesday February 20:http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859394/FASTMARKETS-NON-FERROUS-PRICE-CHANGES-2002-Minor-metals.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 17:25:00 GMTTrade log February 2019: Cobalt Cobalt trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3857003/Trade-log-February-2019-Cobalt.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 17:25:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 20/02: Cadmium price rises on strong demand; low offer prices dampen gallium priceAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859457/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2002-Cadmium-price-rises-on-strong-demand-low-offer-prices-dampen-gallium.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 17:07:00 GMTVital agrees deal to buy bismuth pharma activity from Orrion ChemicalsMinor metals producer Vital Materials has reached a final agreement with French company Orrion Chemicals for the acquisition of bismuth specialties activity supported by Spanish entity Orrion Chemicals Bischem (OCB), Vital said on Wednesday February 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859359/Vital-agrees-deal-to-buy-bismuth-pharma-activity-from-Orrion-Chemicals.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 16:25:00 GMTGlencore’s 2018 ferro-alloys earnings, production boosted by strong stainless steel marketGlencore has reported modest increases in ferro-alloys earnings and production for 2018, underpinned by a stellar stainless steel market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859370/Glencores-2018-ferro-alloys-earnings-production-boosted-by-strong-stainless-steel-market.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 16:12:00 GMTGlencore sees healthy cobalt demand, recovering prices after difficult 2018 Trader-miner Glencore expects healthy future demand for cobalt and a bottoming out of prices after a difficult second half of 2018, its senior executives said on Wednesday February 20 during its full-year results announcement. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859366/Glencore-sees-healthy-cobalt-demand-recovering-prices-after-difficult-2018.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 11:52:00 GMTGlencore cuts Mutanda copper mining output by 100,000 tpy Glencore will cut copper production at its Mutanda mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo by 100,000 tonnes, the company said on Wednesday February 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859361/Glencore-cuts-Mutanda-copper-mining-output-by-100000-tpy.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 11:15:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 19Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday February 19 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859327/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-February-19.htmlWed, 20 Feb 2019 00:05:00 GMTERG to put copper miner Boss on care and maintenance from end-FebruaryGlobal miner Eurasian Resources will place its Boss Mining copper-cobalt unit in Democratic Republic of Congo on care and maintenance at the end of February 2019, the company has told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859310/ERG-to-put-copper-miner-Boss-on-care-and-maintenance-from-end-February.htmlTue, 19 Feb 2019 18:55:00 GMTStrong manganese ore prices enable Jupiter Mines to announce 24% dividendBuoyant manganese ore prices and strong demand have enabled Africa-focused Jupiter Mines to announce a 24% dividend yield on its shares in its first year of being listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859096/Strong-manganese-ore-prices-enable-Jupiter-Mines-to-announce-24-dividend.htmlTue, 19 Feb 2019 16:09:00 GMTLME announces fees for new Fastmarkets cash-settled contracts The London Metal Exchange has released the fees for its new cash-settled futures contracts which will be launched on March 11, three of which are settled against Fastmarkets MB benchmarks.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3859110/LME-announces-fees-for-new-Fastmarkets-cash-settled-contracts.htmlTue, 19 Feb 2019 12:16:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: European, Chinese prices stable with no clear direction The Chinese antimony market was lackluster amid thin trading activity in the week ended Friday February 15, the first working week after the national Lunar New Year break on February 4-10, while China’s absence was echoed in stagnant European prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3858986/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-European-Chinese-prices-stable-with-no-clear-direction.htmlMon, 18 Feb 2019 17:00:00 GMTSPMP’s antimony project in Oman faces new delaysThe antimony and gold processing facility being built in Sohar, Oman, by Strategic & Precious Metals Processing (SPMP) is facing new delays due to a technical issue with the refractory lining, Tri-Star Resources said on Monday February 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3858960/SPMPs-antimony-project-in-Oman-faces-new-delays.htmlMon, 18 Feb 2019 15:45:00 GMTCOBALT SNAPSHOT: Fierce competition for sales continues amid stock overhangKey data from the February 15 pricing session in London. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3858894/COBALT-SNAPSHOT-Fierce-competition-for-sales-continues-amid-stock-overhang.htmlMon, 18 Feb 2019 12:10:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: European, Chinese prices stable with limited trading in the spot market Key data from the pricing sessions in London and Shanghai on Friday February 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3858897/GLOBAL-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-European-Chinese-prices-stable-with-limited-trading-in-the-spot-market.htmlMon, 18 Feb 2019 12:05:00 GMT