Minor & precious metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1840©2018 MB60Minor & precious metalsPRICING NOTICE: Metal Bulletin widens cobalt price specifications review - deadline approachingIn light of feedback received as part of the consultation on its international cobalt price specifications, Metal Bulletin is seeking additional input from those active in the cobalt market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3785677/PRICING-NOTICE-Metal-Bulletin-widens-cobalt-price-specifications-review-deadline-approaching.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2018 16:41:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 24/04: LME base metals firm; Anglo American forecasts lower earnings; FMG’s Q1 iron ore shipments drop 2% The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Tuesday April 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802415/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2404-LME-base-metals-firm-Anglo-American-forecasts-lower-earnings-FMGs.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2018 12:35:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: 10 things we learned at the inaugural event Here are 10 key takeaways from Metal Bulletin’s and Industrial Minerals’ first Battery Materials conference in Shanghai on April 18-19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802109/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-10-things-we-learned-at-the-inaugural-event.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2018 12:30:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: China to lead in low cobalt, high nickel-content EV batteriesChina will lead the electric vehicle (EV) battery chemistry evolution – moving from popularized nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM)523 and NCM622 batteries to the NCM811 battery, while the West would keep NCM622 for longer, according to speakers at Metal Bulletin’s Battery Materials Conference, held in Shanghai from April 18-19.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802336/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-China-to-lead-in-low-cobalt-high-nickel-content-EV-batteries.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2018 11:05:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China’s minor metals exports, imports in MarchSummary of China’s minor metals exports and imports in March 2018.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802365/IN-FIGURES-Chinas-minor-metals-exports-imports-in-March.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2018 10:41:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: EV penetration in China to reach 7% by 2020; government policies shaping the marketA series of government policies will aid the rapid acceleration of electric vehicle (EV) sales in China - with market penetration projected to reach 7% among all types of vehicles in the country by 2020, according to Jia Hongtao, director of Beijing Electric Vehicle Co Ltd.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802104/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-EV-penetration-in-China-to-reach-7-by-2020-government-policies-shaping-the.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2018 09:25:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: Weak demand, good availability weigh on antimony pricesAntimony prices continued to experience downward pressure last week amid weakening demand and increasing availability in the spot market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802283/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-Weak-demand-good-availability-weigh-on-antimony-prices.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 16:45:00 GMT‘LME cannot become a dumping ground for irresponsibly-sourced metal’ – Chamberlain The London Metal Exchange is working toward producing a set of standards for responsibly-sourced metal, it said during its LME update forum in London on Monday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802269/LME-cannot-become-a-dumping-ground-for-irresponsibly-sourced-metalChamberlain.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMTInternational miners in DRC optimistic that mining code concerns will be resolvedMajor international mining companies active in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain optimistic they will resolve their concerns about the recently-revised mining code in a manner that is in the best interests of all parties, including the government and other key groups. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802262/International-miners-in-DRC-optimistic-that-mining-code-concerns-will-be-resolved.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 15:35:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 23/04: European molybdenum markets climb; manganese flake prices hit highest level since Dec 2016 The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday April 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802160/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2304-European-molybdenum-markets-climb-manganese-flake-prices-hit.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 12:10:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON WRAP: Chinese silicon price decline slows on producer resistance to dips; European prices stable Chinese silicon metal prices continued to dip in the latest pricing session but the drops were capped by local refineries who increased up their offer prices to support the market, Metal Bulletin learned. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802150/GLOBAL-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-silicon-price-decline-slows-on-producer-resistance-to-dips-European.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 11:59:00 GMTManganese flake prices hit highest level since December 2016 on supply squeeze Manganese flake prices jumped more than 14% on Friday April 20 to its highest level since December 2016 on a continued supply squeeze in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802120/Manganese-flake-prices-hit-highest-level-since-December-2016-on-supply-squeeze.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 10:56:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 20/04: Manganese flake jumps over 14%; cadmium, selenium fallAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3802013/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2004-Manganese-flake-jumps-over-14-cadmium-selenium-fall.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2018 17:35:00 GMTMB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 20/04: Minor metalsThe following Metal Bulletin minor metals prices changed on Friday April 20:http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3801950/MB-NON-FERROUS-PRICE-CHANGES-2004-Minor-metals.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2018 16:51:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 20/04: Gallium falls over 2%; selenium flatAn overview of China’s minor metals markets in the week of April 16-20 and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3801773/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2004-Gallium-falls-over-2-selenium-flat.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2018 14:30:00 GMTCTT resumes cobalt production after plant disruptionCompagnie de Tifnout Tiranimine (CTT) has resumed cobalt production at its plant after operational difficulties resulted in a one-week closure. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3801791/CTT-resumes-cobalt-production-after-plant-disruption.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2018 12:10:00 GMTMMTA CONF 2018: Battery industry must continue to adapt to achieve sustainable EV growthThe growing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) throughout the automotive industry will force a significant shake-up in the lithium-ion battery industry in the coming years. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3801231/MMTA-CONF-2018-Battery-industry-must-continue-to-adapt-to-achieve-sustainable-EV-growth.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 23:07:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: Easpring expects increasing demand for battery materials on NEV expansionChina-based cathode supplier Easpring believes demand for battery materials will be driven by the rapid expansion of the new energy vehicles (NEVs) sector worldwide. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3801667/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-Easpring-expects-increasing-demand-for-battery-materials-on-NEV-expansion.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 17:46:00 GMTOversupply in Indian market pushes down cadmium pricesCadmium prices fell on Wednesday due to oversupply and weakened demand in the Indian market, sources told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3801563/Oversupply-in-Indian-market-pushes-down-cadmium-prices.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 15:44:00 GMTTELLURIUM SNAPSHOT: Limited supplier stocks, high raw material costs lift prices Key data from the Wednesday April 18 pricing session in London. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3801617/TELLURIUM-SNAPSHOT-Limited-supplier-stocks-high-raw-material-costs-lift-prices.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 15:30:00 GMT