September 2020

Ford to be Canada’s first maker of fully electric vehicles

Ford Motor Company of Canada will become the country’s first manufacturer of all-electric vehicles, starting in 2024, the company said on Monday September 28.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 28

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Monday September 28 that are worth another look.

EUROPEAN ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: Ore tightness in China, higher offers renew optimism in Europe

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in London on Friday September 25.

5G slowdown weighs on tantalum market; price falls to 2020 low

The slowdown of the roll-out of fifth generation technology (5G) is continuing to weigh on the tantalum market with the concentrate price falling to a year-to-date low on Friday September 25.

Trade Log: Cobalt alloy grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb

The cobalt alloy grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade Log: Cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb

The cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

COBALT HYDROXIDE SNAPSHOT: Market underpinned by tight supply; sellers look for demand cues

Key data from the Friday September 25 pricing session in London.

China’s cobalt metal imports hit record high in August

China’s imports of cobalt metal hit a historical high in August after importers in the country looked to take advantage of noticeable arbitrage opportunities.

MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 25/09: Higher offers from China continue to support antimony

An overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 25/09: Lithium price pressure filters through to Europe

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves.