Latest newshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1854©2021 MB60Latest newsLIVE FUTURES 24/09: Zinc close to new 2021 high, aluminium down 1.2% but still above $2,900/tLME zinc's three-month price was just $2 away from setting a new year-to-date high, while aluminium's three-month price was the only one to close lower in the afternoon session on Friday September 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4009139/LIVE-FUTURES-2409-Zinc-close-to-new-2021-high-aluminium-down-12-but-still-above-2900t.htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 16:47:00 GMTNyrstar's Budel zinc smelter to curb output due to rising EU energy costs [CORRECTION]Nyrstar, one of Europe's main zinc producers, will cut production at one of its European smelters due to rising energy costs at a time when premiums in the region are at six-year highs.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4009040/Nyrstars-Budel-zinc-smelter-to-curb-output-due-to-rising-EU-energy-costs-[CORRECTION].htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 16:16:00 GMTENERGY TRANSITION: Ford in closed-loop EV battery recycling JV with Redwood MaterialsFord Motor Co is working in partnership with Redwood Materials to create a closed loop for recycling lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles (EVs) and a domestic supply chain for critical battery materials.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4009062/ENERGY-TRANSITION-Ford-in-closed-loop-EV-battery-recycling-JV-with-Redwood-Materials.htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 14:58:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 24/09: Inventories of most base metals down but aluminium, zinc upBase metals mostly registered declines in inventories at Shanghai Futures Exchange-registered warehouses during the week to Friday September 24, with nickel and copper falling the most, by 18.7% and 17.9% respectively; zinc stocks were up by 15.9%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4009026/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-2409-Inventories-of-most-base-metals-down-but-aluminium-zinc-up.htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 11:52:00 GMTNyrstar's Budel zinc smelter to curb production due to rising EU energy costsOne of Europe's main zinc smelters, Nyrstar, will cut production at one of its European smelters due to rising energy costs in the continent, at a time when premiums in the region are at six-year highs. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4009013/Nyrstars-Budel-zinc-smelter-to-curb-production-due-to-rising-EU-energy-costs.htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 11:23:00 GMTChengxin Lithium, Stellar Investment eye lithium JV in IndonesiaChina’s Chengxin Lithium International, a subsidiary of the Chengxin Lithium Group, is planning to enter into a joint venture lithium project in Indonesia with Singapore’s Stellar Investment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4009000/Chengxin-Lithium-Stellar-Investment-eye-lithium-JV-in-Indonesia.htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 10:13:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/09: LME Tin soars past $36,000/t, zinc above $3,100/tHigh energy prices and subsequent power-cut plans have been the boosting factors for metals such as tin and zinc on the morning of Friday September 24. Most other London Metal Exchange (LME) prices were close to their Thursday levels.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4009003/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2409-LME-Tin-soars-past-36000t-zinc-above-3100t.htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 09:27:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China’s minor metals exports, imports in August 2021A summary of China’s minor metals exports and imports for August 2021.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008997/IN-FIGURES-Chinas-minor-metals-exports-imports-in-August-2021.htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 06:21:00 GMTCisa member mills' finished steel output falls 7.83% in first 20 days of SeptemberMember mills of the China Iron & Steel Association (Cisa) cut their finished steel production rates by 7.83% in the first 20 days of September compared with late August, according to Fastmarkets' calculation based on data published by the association.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008995/Cisa-member-mills-finished-steel-output-falls-783-in-first-20-days-of-September.htmlFri, 24 Sep 2021 04:55:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 23Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday September 23 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008991/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-September-23.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 23:05:00 GMTENERGY TRANSITION: EC official advises US to consider carbon-pricing measuresMarket-based measures to help efforts to decarbonize would probably work well in the United States, according to the vice president of the European Commission. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008977/ENERGY-TRANSITION-EC-official-advises-US-to-consider-carbon-pricing-measures.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 19:50:00 GMTCommunity blockade halts zinc, lead, silver mining at Buenaventura mine in PeruPeruvian miner Buenaventura’s Uchucchacua zinc, lead and silver mine in the center of the country has been put under blockade by members of the local community, halting all mining and logistics activity at the site. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008920/Community-blockade-halts-zinc-lead-silver-mining-at-Buenaventura-mine-in-Peru.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 18:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 23/09: Al and nickel edge up, copper down 0.1%; Evergrande deadline moves closerBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were largely up on Thursday September 23; the market continued to cautiously anticipate the outcome for Chinese real estate giant Evergrande while the debt deadline edges closer. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008967/LIVE-FUTURES-2309-Al-and-nickel-edge-up-copper-down-01-Evergrande-deadline-moves-closer.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 16:50:00 GMTTurkey’s Çemtas starts production at its new stabilizer lineTurkish alloy steelmaker Çemtas has started production at its new stabilizer line for supplying steel to commercial vehicle producer Man, Çemtas said on Tuesday September 21.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008961/Turkeys-emtas-starts-production-at-its-new-stabilizer-line.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 16:18:00 GMTGerman crude steel production up 3.4% in August - WV StahlCrude steel output in Germany increased by 3.40% year on year in August, the German steel federation, WV Stahl, said on Thursday September 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008959/German-crude-steel-production-up-34-in-August-WV-Stahl.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 15:44:00 GMTFOCUS: Impact of China's ‘Two-High’ policy to extend into 2022 for iron ore marketThe impact of China's new "Two High" energy and emissions policy is likely to continue in the iron ore market into the first quarter of 2022, sources told Fastmarkets this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008830/FOCUS-Impact-of-Chinas-Two-High-policy-to-extend-into-2022-for-iron-ore-market.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 11:55:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 23/09: Tin, copper advance the most on LME; 25kt of copper cancelledBase metal prices were slightly higher on the morning of Thursday September 23, but stayed close to their closing prices from Wednesday, with worries about Evergrande easing.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008844/LIVE-FUTURES-2309-Tin-copper-advance-the-most-on-LME-25kt-of-copper-cancelled.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 10:11:00 GMTRINL inviting bids for 30,000 tonnes of steel billet Indian blast furnace-based steelmaker Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) is inviting bids for a 30,000-tonne shipment of 3/4SP billet from the spot market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008847/RINL-inviting-bids-for-30000-tonnes-of-steel-billet.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 09:50:00 GMTMORNING VIEW: Base metals mixed, markets reacting to developments at China's Evergrande, US Fed outlookBase metals prices were mixed on both the LME and SHFE on Thursday September 23, with the broader markets welcoming the news that Chinese property giant Evergrande has avoided imploding, for now, and not spooked by the US Federal Reserve's more hawkish outlook.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008839/MORNING-VIEW-Base-metals-mixed-markets-reacting-to-developments-at-Chinas-Evergrande-US-Fed-outlook.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 08:39:00 GMTSandfire to invest $1.87bln in Matsa's copper, zinc, lead assets in SpainAustralian mining and exploration company Sandfire Resources will buy Spain's Minas de Aguas Teñidas (Matsa) for $1.87 billion from Trafigura and the Mubadala Investment Co, the company said on Thursday September 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008836/Sandfire-to-invest-187bln-in-Matsas-copper-zinc-lead-assets-in-Spain.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 08:34:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China’s battery raw materials exports in August 2021A summary of China’s battery raw materials exports for August 2021, according to the latest Chinese customs data.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008835/IN-FIGURES-Chinas-battery-raw-materials-exports-in-August-2021.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 06:30:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China’s battery raw materials imports in August 2021A summary of China’s battery raw materials imports for August 2021, according to the latest Chinese customs data.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008834/IN-FIGURES-Chinas-battery-raw-materials-imports-in-August-2021.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 06:20:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China's base metal imports in AugustA summary of China’s base metal imports in August 2021.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008831/IN-FIGURES-Chinas-base-metal-imports-in-August.htmlThu, 23 Sep 2021 05:05:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 22Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday September 22 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008827/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-September-22.htmlWed, 22 Sep 2021 23:05:00 GMTENERGY TRANSITION: Shipping supply chain calls for governments to help sector decarbonizeA group including Anglo American, BHP, Rio Tinto and Trafigura has called on governments to work together with the private sector to deliver the policies and investments needed to decarbonize the shipping industry. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008801/ENERGY-TRANSITION-Shipping-supply-chain-calls-for-governments-to-help-sector-decarbonize.htmlWed, 22 Sep 2021 17:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 22/09: Copper up 3.5%, back above key psychological level; tin up 3.4%Copper's three-month price was steadily above $9,000 per tonne, and tin was up by 3.4% with most prices on the London Metal Exchange rebounding above their psychological levels amid dip-buying and a softer dollar on the afternoon of Wednesday September 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008802/LIVE-FUTURES-2209-Copper-up-35-back-above-key-psychological-level-tin-up-34.htmlWed, 22 Sep 2021 16:44:00 GMTTurkey’s Yükselen Çelik to invest $7 mln in new steel service centerTurkish steel processor Yükselen Çelik plans to invest as much as 60 million Turkish lira ($6.94 million) in the construction of a steel service to be located in Kocaeli, the company said on Monday September 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008706/Turkeys-Ykselen-elik-to-invest-7-mln-in-new-steel-service-center.htmlWed, 22 Sep 2021 14:02:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: AES' Pimenta to join Vale as CFO; Siani to lead business transformationBrazilian iron ore and base metals producer Vale will have a new chief financial officer from November 1, because current CFO Luciano Siani Pires has been nominated to become the company’s vice president of strategy and business transformation, it said on Tuesday September 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008689/PEOPLE-MOVES-AES-Pimenta-to-join-Vale-as-CFO-Siani-to-lead-business-transformation.htmlWed, 22 Sep 2021 13:00:00 GMTRussia’s MMK teams up with SMS Group to investigate how to reduce emissionsMagnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), one of the largest steel producers in Russia, is to team up with equipment manufacturer SMS Group to study, develop and implement decarbonization technologies to reduce the steelmaker's carbon dioxide emissions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008685/Russias-MMK-teams-up-with-SMS-Group-to-investigate-how-to-reduce-emissions.htmlWed, 22 Sep 2021 12:14:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 22/09: Copper, nickel, aluminium up over 2%; lead still under pressureDip buying and the resumption of trading in Asia gave a boost to most metals on the LME on the morning of Wednesday September 22, with tin rising the most while lead was the only metal still trending to the downside. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4008670/LIVE-FUTURES-2209-Copper-nickel-aluminium-up-over-2-lead-still-under-pressure.htmlWed, 22 Sep 2021 09:10:00 GMT