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Trafigura Dumps Over 400,000 Tons of Aluminum into LME Warehouses

Trafigura Dumps Over 400,000 Tons of Aluminum into LME Warehouses

Aluminum prices retreated after Trafigura's…

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Strike Threatens To Halt Production at Key UK Steel Plant

Apr 16, 2024 at 08:15 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Tata Steel workers associated with the Unite Trade Union at Port Talbot recently voted to strike over plans to…

Manufacturing Boom Fuels Demand for Industrial Metals

Apr 11, 2024 at 09:29 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Month-over-month, the Construction MMI (Monthly Metals Index) moved sideways for the fourth month in a…

Market Sentiment Shifts as Buyers Resist Steelmaker Price Increases

Apr 10, 2024 at 10:01 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways, with a modest 1.38% decline in…

Liberty Steel Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans

Apr 09, 2024 at 09:05 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Liberty Steel recently announced a restructuring plan for its operations in the United Kingdom after signing a new framework agreement…

Trafigura: AI Boom Could Spark a Copper Shortage

Apr 09, 2024 at 08:58 | City A.M

The chief economist at commodity trading giant Trafigura has warned the copper market could tighten further as a result of artificial intelligence. Speaking at the Financial…

Morgan Stanley Predicts Massive Investments in U.S. Metals and Mining

Apr 08, 2024 at 09:31 | ZeroHedge

Abandoning petrol-burning vehicles and adopting low-­carbon technologies to power tomorrow's economy are trends accelerating across the nation. To do this, access to rare earth metals, key ingredients in…

Stainless Steel Market Sees Mixed Signals Amid Falling Nickel Prices

Apr 08, 2024 at 09:27 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Nickel prices continued to the upside during the first half of March, taking a momentary pause from…

Trade Disputes and Technological Advancements Impacting Rare Earth Market

Apr 05, 2024 at 09:10 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Month over month, rare earth metals witnessed new price lows not seen since September 2020. While neodymium oxide and praseodymium…

The Next Gold Rush: Lithium Surge Creates New Investment Opportunities

Apr 03, 2024 at 08:48 | ZeroHedge

The U.S. doubled imports of lithium-ion batteries for the third consecutive year in 2022, and with EV demand growing yearly, U.S. lithium mines…

China's Iron and Steel Association Calls for Production Cut to Stabilize Market

Apr 03, 2024 at 08:32 | Metal Miner

The fear expressed by institutional analysts at the start of the year that 2024 will see some degree of volatility on the iron ore price front seems to…

Geopolitical Risk Looms Over Commodity Markets

Apr 02, 2024 at 09:40 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The start of this year presented mixed signals for the global economy. Prices witnessed the continuation of a strong rally…

Green Transition Threatens Australia’s Iron Ore Dominance

Apr 01, 2024 at 08:48 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Australia’s iron ore industry faces a major challenge, and if the country does not take corrective course action soon, it…

The Race to Mine the Ocean is Heating Up

Mar 28, 2024 at 10:13 | ZeroHedge

India has applied to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for two new licenses to explore parts of the Indian Ocean sea bed for minerals crucial to the green energy transition.

Nickel Prices Expected to Drop Further in 2024

Mar 27, 2024 at 08:52 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Will there be a rebound in Chinese nickel purchases in 2024? Furthermore, will it serve to bolster the market…

Will China’s Economic Slowdown Stall the Aluminum Price Rally?

Mar 25, 2024 at 09:06 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Aluminum prices remain entrenched within a sideways trend. Following a 2.78% month-over-month decline in February, prices retraced…

China's Stimulus Snub Sinks Metals Markets

Mar 21, 2024 at 09:54 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Investors, traders, and the metals community continue to anticipate fresh stimulus measures from China’s top leaders, which…

The Dark Side of the Lithium Boom

Mar 20, 2024 at 09:43 | Haley Zaremba

Lithium has become one of the most sought-after metals in the world as the clean energy transition accelerates around the world. This ‘white gold’ is an integral part of many…

Indonesia Aims to Cap Nickel Prices at $18,000

Mar 20, 2024 at 09:35 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Nickel prices inverted to the upside in February, with an 8.71% month-over-month rise. Following a 3.53% increase…

The Golden Age of Miner Dividends Might Be Coming to an End

Mar 20, 2024 at 09:30 | City A.M

According to a new report, after years of bumper dividends, investors will have to get used to lower cash returns from mining giants such as BHP, Rio Tinto,…

Steel Prices Stall As European Economies Slow

Mar 19, 2024 at 09:01 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Market sources report that hot rolled coil steel prices in northern and southern Europe…

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