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Aluminum Oxide Shortage Pushes Russia To Diversify Supply Chain

Sep 22, 2023 at 08:52 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner A somewhat desperate Russia has made some interesting moves relating to its need for aluminum oxide, also known as alumina. Recent reports indicate that the…

Historic UAW Strike Spells Uncertainty For Steel Prices

Sep 20, 2023 at 09:10 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways, with a 2.83% decline from August…

Tata Steel's Port Talbot Set For £1.25 Billion Green Transformation

Sep 19, 2023 at 08:17 | Metal Miner

Via Metal MIner   The UK government and Mumbai-headquartered Tata Steel have reached a preliminary agreement over a…

Is The LME Losing Its Grip On Global Nickel Pricing?

Sep 15, 2023 at 08:59 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The nickel price index continued to trend downward, as it fell to its lowest level since July…

China's Economic Resurgence Boosts Global Commodity Prices

Sep 14, 2023 at 07:59 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Month-over-month, the Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) ended up dropping significantly by 11.16%. The main…

China’s Credit Growth Boosts Confidence In Iron Ore Markets

Sep 13, 2023 at 08:27 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner According to this report, the most-traded January iron ore on China’s Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE)…

Euro Steelmakers Defy Sluggish Market With Bold Price Hike

Sep 12, 2023 at 07:49 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Steelmakers in Northwestern Europe are seeking an increase of €20 ($20) per metric ton on hot rolled coil. Market sources…

Tata Steel Looks For UK Support To Make £1.2 Billion Green Furnace Upgrade

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:38 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Tata Steel is in talks with the UK government to acquire £500 million ($630 million) in funding. The steelmaking multinational…

Auto Union Strike Could Crush Steel Demand

Sep 07, 2023 at 08:49 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Month-over-month, the Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) slid downward by 3.42%. Steel prices within the…

Are China's Export Restrictions A Blessing In Disguise For The U.S.?

Sep 05, 2023 at 09:11 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Seeing its first significant rise in over eight months, the Rare Earths MMI welcomed a boost of 6.84% month-over-month. Indeed,…

LME's Reputation On The Line After Nickel Fiasco

Sep 01, 2023 at 09:01 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Stainless MMI continues its decline this month. Moreover, nickel prices continue to show…

Massive Copper Theft Scandal Sends Shockwaves Through Metal Market

Sep 01, 2023 at 08:58 | ZeroHedge

Shares of Europe's top copper producer in Frankfurt trading plummeted following an announcement that it might have fallen victim to a massive theft, potentially leading to losses of…

Global Aluminum Market Set For Major Shake-Up

Aug 25, 2023 at 08:47 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner It’s called the “nickel model,” and China hopes to duplicate it for its aluminum industry. Indeed,…

World’s Largest Miner Expresses Concern About Chinese Growth

Aug 24, 2023 at 09:33 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China’s demand for commodities including iron ore and copper is uncertain in the coming months and largely depends on how effective Chinese policies to jumpstart the underwhelming economic growth and…

China And U.S. Lock Horns Over New 122.5% Steel Tariff

Aug 23, 2023 at 09:11 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The U.S. Department of Commerce recently decided to enforce preliminary anti-dumping duties on imports of tin mill and tin plate…

Mongolia Set To Become Key Player In U.S. Rare Earth Strategy

Aug 21, 2023 at 08:38 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner At a meeting several days ago, officials from the U.S. and Mongolia discussed devising innovative approaches to ensure the smooth…

Korean Scientists Spark New Market Frenzy With MXene ‘Breakthrough’

Aug 18, 2023 at 09:21 | ZeroHedge

Ten days after the already-skeptical scientific community tried recreating a new superconductor that operates at room temperature under standard atmospheric pressure, known as "

China's Manufacturing Slowdown Hits Global Copper Prices

Aug 18, 2023 at 09:09 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner In the first half of 2023, China’s intake of refined copper saw the biggest drop in four years. The news…

Flood Of Russian Aluminum Undermines Accuracy Of LME Prices

Aug 11, 2023 at 09:30 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner MetalMiner actively posts on a variety of metals and market developments. However, we prefer to discuss topics that our clients…

Investment Funds Turn Bullish On Copper

Aug 10, 2023 at 08:36 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 3.79% from July to August.

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