December 2012

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Due to public holidays at the start of 2013, Metal Bulletin will not send any of our regular daily newsletters on January 1 or January 2. This includes the Daily Metal, Daily Steel and China Daily newsletters, as well as any daily corporate emails. Normal service will resume on Thursday January 3.

Turkish chrome ore exports rebound in November

Turkish chrome ore exports more than doubled in November as restocking by Chinese buyers allowed to offload material before the year-end.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday:

METAL BULLETIN DAILY PDFs & WEEKLY: UK Christmas holiday break

Due to the UK Christmas and New Year holidays, the final downloadable Daily PDF of 2012 will be available on Monday December 24. The first Daily PDF of 2013 will appear on the Metal Bulletin website on Thursday January 3. The last Weekly issue of 2012 is published on Monday December 24, and the first Weekly of 2013 is published on Monday January 7.

Eti Krom expects chrome ore pick-up, announces Q1 prices

Eti Krom expects higher chrome ore prices in the first quarter of 2013, the Turkish producer said as it announced prices from January-March.

Glencore-Xstrata merger pushed back one month as SA regulator postpones Eskom hearings

Glencore International has extended the deadline for its merger with Xstrata by one month, after delays in regulatory approvals pushed the timelines out, Glencore said on Tuesday December 11.

Hernic closes two ferro-chrome furnaces in Eskom buyback deal

Hernic Ferro-chrome has closed two furnaces and will sell the unused electricity back to South African state power group Eskom, the company announced in late November.

Metal Bulletin calls for nominees for global awards for excellence in aluminium, copper and ferro-alloys

Metal Bulletin has issued a call for nominations for the first annual Metal Bulletin Global Awards for Excellence in Aluminium, Copper and Ferro-alloys.

Eskom's coal concerns could delay Glencore-Xstrata merger

Glencore and Xstrata’s tie-up may be delayed after South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, raised concerns to the competition regulator that the merger could threaten Eskom’s coal supplies.