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What Caused the Dramatic Drop in Lithium Prices?

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Metals / Commodities

Aluminum Prices Swing Amid U.S.-EU Tariff Talks

Oct 20, 2023 at 07:10 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Overall, the Aluminum Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways, with a modest 1.92% rise from…

Central Bank Influence In Question As Gold Price Predictions Unwravel

Oct 19, 2023 at 08:02 | ZeroHedge

Over the past few months, gold prices have completely detached from our model-predicted prices. While we have seen deviations between actual and predicted prices in the…

EV Battery Costs Could Surge By 22%

Oct 17, 2023 at 09:24 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) saw a welcome boost month-on-month, rising 6.27%. Grain-oriented electrical steel, silicon, and…

Glut Of Synthetic Diamonds Sparks Trouble For Lab-Grown Producers

Oct 16, 2023 at 09:15 | ZeroHedge

The second-largest US producer of lab-grown diamonds has filed for bankruptcy amid a massive glut of fabricated gemstones and plunging prices.  Financial Times…

Indonesia Eyes "Critical Mineral Agreement" With U.S. For Nickel Exports

Oct 16, 2023 at 09:02 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Nickel prices remained decidedly bearish throughout October, experiencing the largest monthly decline amongst base metals. Indeed, prices…

Is A Steel Slump On The Horizon?

Oct 13, 2023 at 08:29 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Month-over-month, the Construction MMI (Monthly Metals Index) narrowly missed trading completely flat, ultimately moving…

UAW's Standoff With Big Three Automakers Intensifies

Oct 12, 2023 at 10:59 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The United Auto Workers strike finally began to take its toll on the Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals…

Israel-Hamas Conflict Sends Shockwaves Through Steel Market

Oct 11, 2023 at 08:39 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The fresh conflict between Israel and Hamas in Palestine has started to ring warning bells throughout supply chains for oil,…

Copper Prices Decline As Global Renewable Hopes Fall Short

Oct 10, 2023 at 08:18 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Although some moved sideways with more modest declines, all components within the overall index saw copper prices trade lower during…

Copper Executives Warn Of Mine Shortage Amid Energy Transition

Oct 09, 2023 at 09:39 | City A.M

The transition to low carbon energy could be jeopardised by the lack of new copper mines to keep pace with growing demand, industry bosses have warned. Copper is an essential…

Rio Tinto Bets Big On World's Largest Untapped Iron Ore Mine

Oct 06, 2023 at 08:12 | City A.M

Rio Tinto’s long-held ambitions of mining the world’s largest untapped supply of high-grade iron ore inched closer this summer – after signing deals to build nearly 400 miles…

Rare Earth Prices Skyrocket Following Burmese Mining Suspension

Oct 06, 2023 at 08:10 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   The Rare Earths MMI (Monthly Metals Index) witnessed yet another steep increase month-over-month. Indeed,…

Cornish Metals Aims To Make Europe A Key Player In Tin Production

Oct 06, 2023 at 07:45 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   For years, the tin price index in Europe depended largely on foreign supply. However, Vancouver-headquartered Cornish Mining plans to…

Trafigura Sees Potential $12,000 High For Copper

Oct 05, 2023 at 07:29 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner It’s safe to say that the copper price index witnessed an interesting 2023 thus far. Indeed, the market’s been volatile,…

Copper's Price Curve Hasn't Looked Like This In Decades

Oct 02, 2023 at 09:25 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The copper market is in a state of extreme contango—a state of the futures curve where futures contracts trade at a premium to the spot price and signal weak prompt…

The Metals Behind Our Clean Energy Future

Oct 02, 2023 at 09:04 | Kurt Cobb

A very observant longtime friend of mine opined recently that the clean energy economy is really just a metals energy economy where metals provide the basis for energy…

How Tech Is Shaping The Future Of Metal Mining

Sep 29, 2023 at 08:35 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner As we approach 2023, the metal mining industry teeters on a precipice of unprecedented change and challenge. Such challenges range…

India's Rising Aluminum Appetite Shakes Global Market Dynamics

Sep 27, 2023 at 08:45 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner In an otherwise down market staring at a slow recovery in 2023, only India stands apart from the rest of…

Copper Prices Stuck As Stockpiles Skyrocket

Sep 26, 2023 at 11:27 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways from August to September, dropping just 1.36%.…

Are Consumers Willing To Pay A Premium For Low-Carbon Aluminum?

Sep 25, 2023 at 09:08 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   LME aluminum prices edged sideways throughout August, with a modest 1.69% month-over-month rise. Meanwhile,…

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