August 2014

WEEK-IN-BRIEF: LME court ruling; Ebola hits metal movement; Rusal; Chalco and much more

The news was coming in thick and fast as August drew to a close. Metal Bulletin's Deputy Editor Fleur Ritzema highlights some of the key stories from the past week.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES

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

Hebei Steel cuts silico-manganese price for September

China’s largest steel mill Hebei Steel has reduced its purchase price of silico-manganese for September, denting sentiment about the ferro-alloys market.

South Africa's manganese ore exports to India doubled in H2

South African manganese ore exports to India more than doubled in the first six months of 2014, compared with the same period last year, helping to drive a 39% rise in exports from the country overall.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES

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

WEEK-IN-BRIEF: BHP demerger plans; Glencore results; aluminium rally; Russian trade; and much more

It was a big week for major miners, with BHP Billiton flagging up its demerger plans, and others releasing their financial results. Here, Metal Bulletin Deputy Editor Fleur Ritzema takes a look back at some of the key stories from the week.

China's manganese ore imports up 14% in July

China's manganese ore imports rose for the third consecutive month in July on higher demand from the country’s ferro-alloys market.

FACTS: China's ferro-alloys imports in July

A summary of China's imports of ferro-alloys in July.

Tata stops ferro-alloys operations at Bamnipal, TS Alloys

Tata Steel has stopped operations at its ferro-alloys plants at Bamnipal and its subsidiary TS Alloys after several mining licences were suspended. .

Ferro-alloys futures down on Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange

Ferro-silicon and silico-manganese futures on China’s Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) have fallen since their first trading day on August 8 amid limited business and weak steel futures.