November 2018

CHINA NICKEL BRIQUETTE SNAPSHOT: Premium slides on weakening demand in batteries, stainless sectors

Key data from the Tuesday October 30 pricing session in Shanghai.

TRADE CASE MONITOR: Around the world's steel markets in October 2018

As competition in the global steel markets remains fierce, Fastmarkets provides an update on the new, progressing and closed ferrous trade cases from around the world in October 2018.

China AM: HRC futures fall, coking coal contract edges up

China’s ferrous futures were mixed during morning trading on Thursday November 1, with the hot-rolled coil contract trending downward during the session while the coking coal one went the opposite direction.

Global silico-manganese supply hit 1.47mln tonnes in September; largest increase in CIS

World silico-manganese supply edged up to 1.47 million tonnes in September, with the largest monthly increase recorded in the Commonwealth of Independent States, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 01/11:Copper concentrates TCs/RCs steady; Latin America's steel use to grow 1.3% in 2018; US ferrous scrap export prices up

Good morning from Fastmarkets MB's offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday November 1.

East Asian stainless steel market soften further amid lower offers, nickel losses

Import prices for stainless steel in East Asia declined further over the past week after exporters continued to lower their offers amid pressure from stagnant demand and a slumping nickel market.

China’s stainless steel prices fall further on weak demand

China’s domestic stainless steel prices trended downward for a third week due to soft demand and losses in the nickel market.