April 2017

Mexico's Autlán reports higher Q1 earnings; sees 2017 as better year

Mexican manganese and ferro-alloys producer Minera Autlán reported strong growth in its core earnings in the first quarter of 2017, boosted by higher sales revenues.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 28/04: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday April 28:

Offers for Tshipi due on Friday; owner gears up for Johannesburg IPO

Preliminary offers for manganese ore producer Tshipi will be submitted by the end of London business hours on Friday April 28 while its owners prepare for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 28/04: LME base metals prices lack momentum; SHFE zinc stocks slump; Hydro earnings soar

Key news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the North American morning on Friday April 28.

OM Holdings ferro-alloys production up in Q1; Bootu Creek restarts

OM Holdings (OMH) raised production and sales of ferro-alloys in the first quarter of 2017 as well as resuming production at its Bootu Creek mine in Australia.

ORES & ALLOYS BLOG: Unexpected price uptick raises prospect of manganese ore squeeze, new arbitrage

A sudden upturn in manganese ore offer prices in Chinese ports at the start of the week has caught out market participants who had resigned themselves to another crash.

Spot port manganese ore market recovers amid surge in futures prices

Spot port manganese ore prices in China recovered this week amid positive market sentiment helped by sharp increases in ferro-alloys futures prices.

PRICING NOTICE: Metal Bulletin will launch China manganese ore port inventory assessment

Metal Bulletin will launch an assessment of manganese ore inventories at the main Chinese ports of Tianjin and Qinzhou from Wednesday May 3, to provide more market information about this raw material.

IN FIGURES: China's ferro-alloys imports in March

Summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports in March 2017.

GMC to build eight ferro-manganese furnaces in Indonesia

Australia-listed manganese alloys producer Gulf Manganese Corp (GMC) has announced that it will build eight ferro-manganese furnaces at its Kupang smelter complex in Timor, Indonesia.