May 2020

MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 22/05: Antimony under pressure on slow demand

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

Metal traders take LC 'haircuts' after banks get picky on commodity finance

Metals traders have begun to feel the pinch after a turbulent period in commodity markets have caused some banks to step back from fully financing cargoes under letters of credit (LC).

CHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 22/05: Tellurium price rises on improved demand, tight supply

An overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for their latest price moves.

Jinchuan Group to conduct maintenance at cobalt smelter in early June, output to be affected

Chinese multi-metal company Jinchuan Group will conduct maintenance at its cobalt smelter in Gansu Province in early June, market sources told Fastmarkets on Friday May 22.

RESEARCH: Key takeaways from the latest Ferro-alloys Market Tracker

The latest forecasts from Fastmarkets’ team of analysts are ready to view.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 21

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday May 21 that are worth another look.

US to keep energy independence in low-carbon world, Enertopia CEO says

The United States is uniquely positioned to keep a leadership role in energy independence while it transitions to a low-carbon footprint, the chief executive officer of Enertopia Corp (ENRT) has said.

Spot cobalt hydroxide payables build on recent gains amid consumer restocking

Spot payables for cobalt hydroxide continued to edge up in the first half of the week, which saw active inquiries and steady procurement from consumers.

Pre-‘twin sessions’ optimism underpins spot cobalt metal price in China

Cobalt metal prices in China rose by 2% in the first half of this week, with sentiment improving amid growing expectations of further stimulus measures being announced during the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on Thursday May 21 and the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Friday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 20

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday May 20 that are worth another look.