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Metals / Commodities

Russian Aluminum Accounts For 80% Of LME Stockpiles

Jul 18, 2023 at 08:37 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner Aluminum prices continued to slide throughout June but appeared to find a bottom in early July. Prices started to…

America’s Manufacturing Slowdown Weighs On Steel Demand

Jul 14, 2023 at 08:16 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways, with a modest 0.32% decline…

Pressure Builds On Chinese Steel Sector As Prices Plummet

Jul 13, 2023 at 07:54 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   China’s major steelmakers recently warned of a “very challenging” H2 that could impact steel prices. As noted in…

Critical Minerals Market Doubles As Investment Skyrockets

Jul 12, 2023 at 11:16 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Amid continuous warnings about looming shortages of supply of critical minerals, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has grown more optimistic about the ability of the industry to meet the expected…

Shaky Steel Market Could Be A Speed Bump For Rising Auto Sales

Jul 12, 2023 at 08:25 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) continued its decline in June, this time falling…

Copper Prices Vulnerable As Global Manufacturing Slows

Jul 11, 2023 at 07:35 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways, increasing by a modest 1.09%…

Soaring Energy Costs Force Key Zinc Mine To Pause Operations

Jul 10, 2023 at 09:00 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner Plummeting zinc metal prices and rising energy costs recently prompted Boliden to place its Tara zinc mine on care…

China's Metal Export Restrictions Leave Traders Scrambling

Jul 10, 2023 at 08:50 | ZeroHedge

Beijing is furious with the Biden administration mulling over a broader semiconductor chip export ban and, in response, decided last week to announce export restrictions

Global Giants Lock Horns Over Rare Earth Resources

Jul 07, 2023 at 08:17 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal MinerThe Rare Earths MMI (Monthly Metals Index) saw little…

China's Steel Titans Brace For Tough Times

Jul 07, 2023 at 07:49 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   This past weekend, China’s primary steel manufacturing companies released a cautionary statement regarding their profits. In the statement,…

U.S. Lifts Tariffs On Indian Steel And Aluminum

Jul 03, 2023 at 08:40 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited the United States. During his stay, the two nations agreed to resolve six long-standing disputes…

Bulls And Bears Face Off As Copper Outlook Flashes Mixed Signals

Jun 30, 2023 at 07:54 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal MIner   We’ve all heard the story. “The green energy movement will keep copper up!.” But, realistically, how bullish is…

India’s Rising Role In U.S. Commodity Trade

Jun 29, 2023 at 09:09 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner In a recent interview, Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator at the Financial Times, explored the growing relationship between the U.S. and…

How Russia’s Failed Coup Could Impact Global Commodities Markets

Jun 29, 2023 at 09:08 | Alex Kimani

The weekend insurrection by Russia’s Wagner mercenary group and subsequent ‘failed coup’ has become a hot talking point and brought the 16-month long war in Ukraine into sharp focus. Whereas…

Russian Aluminum Stockpiles Undermine LME’s Credibility

Jun 28, 2023 at 08:29 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner It’s no news that the London Metal Exchange (LME) has seen a big rise in Russian aluminum inventories in its warehouses. However, the surge…

Copper Can Go Up 10 Times, Warns Billionaire Mine-Owner

Jun 27, 2023 at 08:28 | ZeroHedge

We have all seen news headlines for lithium, cobalt, nickel, and other rare-earth metals needed for electric vehicle batteries and the entire electricity infrastructure. The Biden administration has…

EU’s Net-Zero Goal Hits India’s Aluminum Sector Hard

Jun 27, 2023 at 08:17 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner   The EU’s implementation of the Cross-Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) poses a significant challenge to India’s aluminum industry and…

A Dark Cloud Is Looming Over Chemical Stocks

Jun 23, 2023 at 08:32 | ZeroHedge

Warnings from the chemical sector on the outlook for earnings are piling up — just as worrying signs about global demand and economic growth begin to multiply across…

Stainless Steel Prices Dip Despite Nickel Rebound

Jun 21, 2023 at 08:34 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) broke to the downside from May to June, with stainless steel prices falling 10.15% After falling over…

India Is Becoming A New Powerhouse In Global Steel Production

Jun 20, 2023 at 08:39 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner COVID-19, poor demand, and several other factors caused a drop in steel production worldwide the past few years. This included China, which is not…

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