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Metals / Commodities

Steel Prices Rise As Supply Tightens

Nov 08, 2023 at 08:00 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 2.53% from September to October. Roughly six…

Steel Prices Inch Higher As UAW Strike Ends

Nov 06, 2023 at 08:21 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) moved sideways month-over-month, rising in price by just…

Copper's Shifting Significance: From Economic Health To Green Energy

Nov 03, 2023 at 10:12 | ChAI

In a recent Buttonwood column for the Economist, John O'Sullivan laid out a case for retiring the nickname “Dr. Copper” for the ubiquitous red metal. The piece articulates a…

China’s Strategic Export Control Upends Rare Earth Markets

Nov 03, 2023 at 09:16 | Haley Zaremba

China has spent years staking out near-total domination of a laundry list of rare earth minerals with a vital and growing role in clean energy supply chains. The nation has…

Rare Earth Prices Stabilize As Global Production Dynamics Shift

Nov 02, 2023 at 08:58 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Rare Earths MMI (Monthly Metals Index) recently began to cool down following two months…

Cobalt's Unexpected Plunge Shocks Global Market

Oct 30, 2023 at 08:59 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Analysts once hailed cobalt as a commodity whose price would rise forever. Used in the cathodes of many lithium-ion batteries…

How The EU’s Carbon Tax Scheme Is Reshaping Global Steel Trade

Oct 27, 2023 at 09:05 | Stuart Burns

Via Metal Miner This month saw the launch of the EU’s CBAM policy, a much-needed abbreviation for Carbon…

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…

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