November 2018

Nespresso to use responsibly-sourced aluminium from Rio Tinto in coffee capsules

Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium, provided by Rio Tinto, to produce its coffee capsules, marking yet another signal of customer-driven demand for sustainable products.

NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Fastmarkets ferro-alloys conference; Antofagasta expansion; OJSC Electrozinc plans for restart

Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.

Investor Astor takes copper miner Atalaya back to court for $18 mln

Astor Management, a private company based in Switzerland, plans to pursue European copper producer Atalaya Mining in the UK Supreme Court for $18 million in so-called “uptick payments”, the Swiss company said on Thursday November 15.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: LME lead price up 3% in dollar downturn; zinc stabilizes

Base metals futures on the London Metal Exchange rebounded at the close of trading on Friday November 16, led by a strong performance in the three-month lead price while a marked downturn in the US dollar index prompted follow-up buying.

Chile's Cochilco lowers copper price estimates for 2018, 2019

Chile’s Copper Commission, or Cochilco, has lowered its copper price estimates for 2018 and 2019, while expecting an increase in prices for 2020, the state-run board said on Thursday November 15.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 16/11: Cobalt prices show weakness on thin trading, ailing Chinese market

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Eight things we learned in Lisbon

Fastmarkets MB presents the key things we learned when the ferro-alloys community gathered for a busy week of meetings and contract negotiations in Lisbon at the 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference on November 11-13.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: Comex copper rally reaches fourth day

Comex copper prices hit a multi-week high in morning tradingin the United States on Friday November 16, amid improving macroeconomic fundamentals and with trade talks to be held between the US and China.

US government asked to investigate aluminium market irregularities, including warehousing

The US Beer Institute has called on the United States government to scrutinize aluminium price irregularities and distortions, referring to speculative activity to warehouse and withhold metal as being among the reasons for high premiums.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF - POLL: How will ferro-alloys prices move in 2019?

At Fastmarkets MB’s 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference in Lisbon this week, we polled delegates about their expectations for the ferro-alloys markets in 2019.