September 2021

ENERGY TRANSITION: ESG investors should focus on battery electric vehicles, Jefferies says

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investors should be reducing exposure to plug-in hybrid- and fuel cell-weighted automotive supply chains and focusing instead on battery electric vehicles (BEV), according to a report by Jefferies.

PRICING NOTICE: Correction to rationales and delayed publication notice for Fastmarkets' alloy and standard grade cobalt prices, in-whs Rotterdam

Fastmarkets has corrected the pricing rationales for MB-CO-0004 cobalt alloy grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $ per lb, and MB-CO-0005 cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $ per lb, which were published incorrectly on Thursday September 30 due to reporter and editor errors.

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.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 29

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday September 29 that are worth another look.

COBALT HYDROXIDE SNAPSHOT: Payables widen upward on persistently tight supply

Key data from the Wednesday September 29 pricing session in London and China.

FOCUS: China’s power cut policy threatens the battery materials supply chain

China's power-cut policy has caused disruption in the battery raw materials supply chain and has brought uncertainty to the price of materials like nickel and cobalt, sources told Fastmarkets.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKET REPORT 29/09: Spot domestic Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices continue to surge

An overview of the consumer electronics markets and their latest price moves in the week to Wednesday September 29.

SPECIALTY STEEL RAW MATERIALS 29/09: Manganese flake continues rally amid supply concerns

An overview of the specialty steel raw materials markets in Europe and their latest price moves.

Ferroglobe shuts furnaces in Spain due to high energy costs

Spain-based ferro-alloys producer Ferroglobe has temporarily shut another furnace in the country due to expensive energy prices, according to reports and trade sources on Tuesday September 28.