September 2018

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 21/09: Lithium carbonate prices hit again by thin buying, cheap producer offers

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Ferro-vanadium price rally; US tariffs on minor metals; alumina prices; South Korea tender for copper; global manganese wrap

Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 21/09: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday September 21:

‘Robust’ manganese ore prices helped Jupiter declare $0.05 per share dividend – Gilbertson

Jupiter Mines will pay a $0.05 per share dividend for its financial half-year ended August 31 on October 10 thanks to strong manganese ore prices and sales and cost reductions at South African miner Tshipi, Jupiter chairman Brian Gilbertson said.

FOCUS: Trump’s new tariffs unsettle Chinese minor metals, ferro-alloys markets

Fresh concerns about the impact of the escalating US-China trade war have unsettled minor metals and ferro-alloys markets after the United States announced it is imposing new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

China puts metals into retaliatory duty frame while Trump trade war intensifies [UPDATED]

The Chinese government is poised to directly target the US non-ferrous metals and ore sector in the tit-for-tat trade war launched by US President Donald Trump.

PEOPLE MOVES: Cutler to retire as Glencore’s ferro-alloys marketing head by year end

Stuart Cutler has announced his retirement from his role as head of Glencore’s ferro-alloys marketing department, after almost 25 years at the company, Metal Bulletin has learned.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 18/09: SHFE base metals prices mixed; China poised to target US non-ferrous metals, ores; copper TC/RCs stable in Sept

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday September 18.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore makes only modest gains despite October tightness

Trades for November deliveries of manganese ore, buyers’ resistance to price rises and sufficient inventories of such material in China all served to slow the increase in prices for 37% ore over the week that ended on Friday September 14.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 14/09: Ample stocks, cheaper material weigh on lithium carbonate index

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.