November 2018

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 16/11: Cobalt prices show weakness on thin trading, ailing Chinese market

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

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 16/11: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Fastmarkets noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday November 16:

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Eight things we learned in Lisbon

Fastmarkets MB presents the key things we learned when the ferro-alloys community gathered for a busy week of meetings and contract negotiations in Lisbon at the 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference on November 11-13.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF - POLL: How will ferro-alloys prices move in 2019?

At Fastmarkets MB’s 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference in Lisbon this week, we polled delegates about their expectations for the ferro-alloys markets in 2019.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 15/11: SHFE base metals prices rebound; nickel premiums unchanged; European tin premium holds at 21-month high

Good morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday November 15.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Low rail capacity will haunt South African manganese ore sector, Gantsho says

South African miners will continue to need road transportation to get their material to port, according to Thembalani Gantsho, joint chief executive officer of Kudumane Manganese Resources.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Ferroglobe cuts manganese alloy production amid margin squeeze

Manganese alloy smelters are under pressure to scale back production due to the smaller margins achieved on suppressed alloy prices, Ferroglobe chief executive officer Pedro Larrea said during Fastmarkets’ International Ferro-alloys Conference in Lisbon.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Manganese ore price fall more likely than silico-manganese rally

Manganese ore prices are overheated compared with production costs and manganese alloy prices, making them prone to a decline next year, panelists said at Fastmarkets’ 34th International Ferro-alloys conference in Lisbon this week.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Good demand helps low-grade ore edge higher, high-grade market weakens on thin trading

Low-grade manganese ore prices ticked up again on better demand, while thin trading knocked high-grade prices.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Six key talking points as the industry gathers in Lisbon

As the ferro-alloys community prepares to gather in Lisbon for a busy few days of meetings and contract negotiations, Fastmarkets outlines some of the key topics likely to dominate discussions at this year’s International Ferro-alloys Conference, on November 11-13.