May 2019

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 21

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday May 21 that are worth another look.

South32 considers divesting manganese alloy assets

Miner South32 is considering divesting its manganese alloy assets in Australia and South Africa due to “changes in market dynamics,” it has announced.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Manganese ore prices in China fall amid lower offers, ample stocks; Chinese alloys market stable

Record high ore inventories and some lower offer prices weighed on the manganese ore market in China over the week ended Friday May 17.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 17/05: Cobalt metal prices edge lower on thin demand

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 17/05: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Fastmarkets noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday May 17:

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from May 15

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday May 15 that are worth another look.

Chinese smelters' buying habits fuel manganese ore stock increase

Rising inventories of manganese ore at Chinese ports, amid soaring import volumes, were being fueled by changes to alloy smelters’ purchasing habits but offset by low stocks at plants, market participants have told Fastmarkets.

PEOPLE MOVES: Former TMT trader Martín Núñez joins ArrowMetals

Minor metals and ferro-alloys trader Martín Núñez has joined Swiss commodity trading house ArrowMetals after spending five years at UK-based TMT Metals Holdings (TMT), Fastmarkets learned on Wednesday May 15.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices dip after producers cut offers, alloys weak in China

A number of manganese ore producers have been forced to cut offer prices for June to entice buyers, sources told Fastmarkets in the week ended on Friday May 10.

China’s environmental watchdog to launch new round of inspections from May 14

China’s environmental watchdog will begin a new round of inspections across the country from Tuesday May 14, according to market sources, citing an unofficial announcement from China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment last week.