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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.

Will The Steel Price Slide Help Drive The Auto Industry Forward?

Aug 08, 2023 at 08:31 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Compared to other metal industries, components of the automotive industry still remain somewhat strong, despite the Automotive…

From Mongolia To Mexico: America’s Global Pursuit Of Critical Minerals

Aug 07, 2023 at 08:31 | Haley Zaremba

Global superpowers around the world are on the hunt for rare earth minerals. As the global clean energy transition gains traction, key components of clean energy and electric vehicle infrastructure…

Aluminum Producers Push For Sanctions On Russia As Demand Slips

Aug 07, 2023 at 08:29 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Although aluminum prices started to rebound in the short term, they have yet to breach…

Commodities Are Attractive Again

Aug 04, 2023 at 13:42 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Commodity-linked investments have become attractive again in recent weeks as traders increasingly believe the U.S. economy could pull off a soft landing even as interest rates are at…

China's Surge In Steel Exports Rattles Indian Producers

Aug 04, 2023 at 08:23 | Metal Miner

India may be the world’s second-largest steel producer, yet it continues to grapple with reliance on steel imports. In the last few months, China has emerged as a…

What Does China's Stimulus Plan Mean For Rare Earths?

Aug 03, 2023 at 08:27 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Month-over-month, the Rare Earths MMI (Monthly Metals Index) broke its short-term sideways trend and…

Exxon Eyes Lithium Leadership: Enters Talks With Tesla, Ford, And Volkswagen

Aug 01, 2023 at 08:29 | ZeroHedge

Exxon Mobil Corp. is planning to enter the minerals game by becoming a supplier of lithium to Tesla Inc., Ford Motor Co., Volkswagen AG, and other automakers, according…

The New Gold Rush In The Era Of Clean Energy

Jul 28, 2023 at 08:02 | Felicity Bradstock

As governments worldwide introduce new climate policies with greater levels of funding for renewable energy projects and decarbonisation efforts, more and more companies are launching green energy projects. But with…

A New Semiconductor Shortage? What China's Export Restrictions Mean For Big Tech

Jul 28, 2023 at 07:40 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner    China’s announced restriction on the export of gallium and germanium goes into effect in August. Both of these elements…

Cobalt Prices Rally As Battery Demand Booms

Jul 27, 2023 at 08:21 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) saw little movement month-over-month. The index held sideways and…

China's Aluminum Imports Skyrocket Amid Domestic Supply Shortages

Jul 26, 2023 at 08:22 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner China has significantly increased its reliance on aluminum imports this year due to lower domestic aluminum supply. According to reports,…

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