January 2020

GLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Ore prices continue to recover amid low liquidity

Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Friday January 17.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 17/01: Cobalt intermediates, metal prices continue steady rise

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

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 16

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday January 16 that are worth another look.

South32 cuts manganese ore trucking amid lower prices

South32 reduced high-cost trucking of manganese ore at its South African operations in the three months to December 31, 2019, in response to lower manganese ore prices, the miner announced on Thursday January 16.

PEOPLE MOVES: Ferroglobe appoints Marco Levi as chief executive

Silicon and bulk alloys producer Ferroglobe has appointed Marco Levi as its chief executive officer, replacing Pedro Larrea, who leaves the company to seek new professional challenges, according to a company statement on Monday January 13.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 13

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday January 13 that are worth another look.

FASTMARKETS CUTS COUNTER: Ores and alloys, January 2020

Fastmarkets has relaunched its ores and alloys cuts counter to track widespread production cutbacks amid the current low prices.

Lower-grade manganese ore prices get stronger, higher grade dips

Seaborne manganese ore prices in China moved in opposing directions for different grades in the week ending Friday January 10, with low-grade ore showing further minor rises, while high-grade ore softened amid falls in portside prices.

Manganese alloys prices up but rally seen limited

Manganese alloys prices in Europe and India increased in the week to Friday January 10 against steady increases in manganese ore markets since early December, although industry sources believe further increases will be limited due to relatively soft consumer demand.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 10

Here are five Fastmarkets MB that you might have missed on Friday January 10 that are worth another look.