August 2017

Manganese ore supply from Africa, Middle East up 47% in July – IMnl

Manganese ore supply from Africa and the Middle East increased 47% year on year in July, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 30/08: LME base metals rally; Codelco cautious on copper prices; Antofagasta chief sees focus on productivity as key

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday, August 30.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Tenders boost Chinese alloy prices; improved demand firms up low-grade ore

Low-grade manganese ore prices strengthened last week thanks to demand improving when Chinese stocks fell, while September tender announcements provided support for local manganese alloy prices.

Brazil reviews decree that frees up reserve in Amazon for mining

The Brazilian government has reviewed a decree that freed up a vast national reserve in the Amazon region for private mining exploration, following severe criticism from environmental groups and lawmakers.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 25/08: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday August 25:

PEOPLE MOVES: Peter Finnimore appointed chief marketing officer at South32

Peter Finnimore has been appointed to the role of chief marketing officer within South32’s leadership team, effective September 1.

Brazil frees up large reserve in Amazon region for private mining

Brazil has opened up a vast national reserve in the Amazon for private mining exploration as it looks to attract more investment, the country’s mining and energy ministry said on Wednesday August 23.

IN FIGURES: China’s ferro-alloys imports in July

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

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Silico-manganese prices boosted by improving sentiment, futures market

Asian silico-manganese prices were bolstered by strengthening demand and higher prices on the futures exchange, while manganese ore prices largely held stable.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 18/08: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday August 18: