December 2011


There will be no Metal Bulletin prices on December 28 and December 30, due to the Christmas holidays in the UK.

Baosteel lifts FeCr bids for January as spot prices lift

Baosteel Stainless has raised its ferro-chrome bid price for January delivery, in line with rising spot market prices, sources said.

China's ferro-chrome imports up 41% in November

China’s ferro-chrome imports rose by 41% in November as a result of increased demand and attractive international prices.

Weak chrome market set for revival - Tharisa's Pouroulis

The chrome market is at a low point but it is set to weather the storm and come back for a revival, according to Phoevos Pouroulis, ceo of chrome newcomer Tharisa.

Tharisa eyes growth in the face of depressed chrome market

South African chrome miner Tharisa entered the chrome market in 2007, just before the tumult caused by the financial crisis of 2008, but the company is growing rapidly, seemingly oblivious of the depressed market conditions.

Chinese ferro-chrome prices edge up as stainless mills raise bids

Ferro-chrome prices in China advanced for the first time since September after stainless mills agreed to pay more.

Timeline of 2011 global tax changes affecting metals, mining companies

Timeline of global tax changes proposed or passed in 2011, affecting metals and mining companies:

South African ores exchange plans to progress in late January

Oremetex, the company founded by Clinton Wood as part of plans to launch an ores exchange in South Africa, hopes to have gathered all the industry feedback it needs on the proposition by the second half of January 2012, preparing the ground for a push towards a launch date.

Chinese producers raise ferro-chrome offers ahead of Taigang bid

Chinese producers raised their offers for high-carbon ferro-chrome on December 12, ahead of the next round of bids from stainless mills, sources said.

Oremetex plans chrome ore exchange in South Africa

Oremetex, a company founded by South African former banker Clinton Wood, is considering plans to launch an exchange for the trading of chrome and manganese ore in South Africa, sources told Metal Bulletin.