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Metals / Commodities

What Does Norway’s Approval of Deep-Sea Mining Mean for the Rest of the World?

Jan 18, 2024 at 07:40 | Felicity Bradstock

Norway recently approved deep-sea mining activities for the recovery of critical minerals, becoming one of the first countries to do so. To date, countries worldwide have been reluctant to carry…

Aluminum Price Forecasts Challenged by Global Market Dynamics

Jan 17, 2024 at 08:01 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Following a more than 8% month-over-month increase in December, aluminum prices retraced during the first…

India-U.S. Trade Deal Eases Export Duties for Steel and Aluminum

Jan 16, 2024 at 07:16 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner India-US trade is primed to shift. Both countries seem eager to enter a new period of trade harmony, as India’s…

Will China Use Rare Earth Metals as a Weapon in a New Trade War?

Jan 12, 2024 at 08:47 | ZeroHedge

Most countries have, for many decades, kept a record of their own critical minerals list. For example, the U.S., drew up a list of “war minerals”…

Copper's Critical Role in Green Energy Transition

Jan 12, 2024 at 08:41 | Felicity Bradstock

In the Autumn of 2023, the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) forecast that the copper market was likely to experience a significant surplus of the metal in 2024 after several…

Steel Market Backwardation Signals Potential Price Peak

Jan 12, 2024 at 08:29 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner U.S. flat rolled steel prices closed the year decidedly bullish. A nearly 14% month-over-month rise…

German Steelmaker Invests €100 Million in Modernizing Furnace

Jan 11, 2024 at 07:18 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   German steelmaking group Salzgitter recently blew in Blast Furnace A at its Flachstahl works in Lower Saxony, allowing it…

Nickel Price Hits New Low As Market Struggles Continue

Jan 10, 2024 at 07:46 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The nickel price remained within a strong downtrend throughout November, hitting its lowest point since April 2021. While prices appeared to stabilize during the…

Mining Sector Success Hinges on China's Stimulus Decision

Jan 05, 2024 at 08:58 | ZeroHedge

By Michael Msika, Bloomberg markets live reporter and strategist January and February are usually pretty good months for Europe’s mining stocks, as factories in China rush…

New UK Carbon Tax Aims to Encourage Sustainable Metal Production

Jan 05, 2024 at 08:31 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   HM Treasury recently announced that the UK plans to enact a carbon tax on…

ChAI's 2024 Forecast For 5 Key Commodities

Jan 05, 2024 at 05:13 | ChAI

2023 has marked a significant shift in the commodities market compared to the tumultuous years of 2021 and 2022, which were characterised by extreme price volatility due to…

Tech Trade War Looms as China Restricts Rare Earth Exports

Jan 04, 2024 at 07:32 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Overall, 2023 proved volatile for the Rare Earths MMI, with the sector experiencing sharp declines at the beginning of…

Trade Tensions Escalate As Mexico Targets Vietnamese Steel Imports

Jan 03, 2024 at 07:43 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Neither China nor rising global steel player Vietnam had a very good 2023 due to fluctuating steel prices and…

Turkey's Steel Powerhouse Expands with High-Tech Mill

Jan 03, 2024 at 07:28 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Turkish longs and flats producer Haba? recently announced plans to build a downstream cold rolling and tinplate mill. The…

Beyond Batteries: What’s Really Driving the Energy Transition?

Dec 29, 2023 at 08:16 | ZeroHedge

Authored by Tom Albanese via RealClear Wire, The world is becoming increasingly electric and connected, transitioning towards a future powered by batteries and…

Automotive Industry Embraces Eco-Friendly Aluminum

Dec 29, 2023 at 08:14 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Aluminum supply remains a major topic of discussion among metal buyers. Traditional smelting and metal manufacturing remain the most widely…

World's Largest Lithium Reserve Discovered Beneath California's Salton Sea

Dec 28, 2023 at 07:57 | Alex Kimani

The U.S. Department of Energy has made its second major lithium discovery this year, both of which promise to make the country self-sufficient in the critical battery metal for…

Cheap Imports Threaten India’s Steel Sector

Dec 28, 2023 at 06:41 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Imports seem to be the biggest bugbear for the Indian steel industry. Cheap steel from China, Vietnam, and several…

China's New Rare Earth Policy Shakes Global Tech Industry

Dec 27, 2023 at 07:00 | Kurt Cobb

China just expanded its already tight restrictions on export of technology related to refining rare earth minerals. The most recent restrictions involve technology for making…

Turbulent Times For China's Aluminum Industry

Dec 26, 2023 at 03:44 | Metal Miner

By Sohrab Darabshaw via AGMetalminer.com Conflicting reports continue to emerge from China regarding aluminum supply, demand, and production. Some information notes that the downturn in the country’s…

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