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Brazil Looks To Challenge China’s Dominance in Rare Earth Minerals

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Metals

Biden Is Using A Cold-War Era Act To Ramp Up Battery Metal Production

Apr 11, 2022 at 10:54 | Metal Miner

As we noted in the Rare Earths MMI report, President Joe Biden recently called upon a provision of the Defense Production Act to…

World’s Richest Have Taken A $400 Billion Wealth Cut Amid Ukraine Crisis

Apr 08, 2022 at 10:32 | Josh Owens

Earlier in the year, news that the 10 richest men in the world had seen their global wealth double to $1.5tn since the beginning of the pandemic while…

JP Morgan: Commodities Could Surge By Another 40%

Apr 07, 2022 at 12:27 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Commodities have room to soar by another 40 percent on top of the gains in recent months, as investors could pour more money into raw materials as a hedge against…

High Natural Gas Prices Could Lift Green Hydrogen Investment

Apr 01, 2022 at 13:14 | Tsvetana Paraskova

As the price of natural gas is soaring globally amid a scarcity of supply and Russian threats to cut off flows to Europe unless buyers start paying in…

Nickel Prices Finally Fall Following Historic Short Squeeze

Mar 31, 2022 at 12:20 | Alex Kimani

Three weeks ago,  a historic nickel short squeeze sent nickel prices soaring to an astonishing $100,000 per tonne--doubling the previous all-time high over the course of one morning--and…

Sanction Fears Send Palladium Prices Soaring

Mar 07, 2022 at 12:42 | Julianne Geiger

After topping a record $3,400 an ounce overnight on Russian embargo fears, June palladium futures pulled back slightly early on Monday after further weighing the extent of potential…

Metals Markets Brace For Chaos As Ukraine Crisis Worsens

Feb 25, 2022 at 14:15 | Metal Miner

So, after weeks of will he, won’t he, Russian President Vladimir Putin finally ordered troops into two regions of eastern Ukraine. After recognizing Luhansk and Donetsk as independent…

Ukraine Crisis Sparks Supply Panic Across Commodity Markets

Feb 24, 2022 at 10:11 | Tsvetana Paraskova

All commodities soared on Thursday after Russia invaded Ukraine earlier in the day amid market fears of supply shortages of anything from crude and natural gas to wheat…

5 Commodities That Could Explode As The Ukraine Crisis Escalates

Feb 21, 2022 at 10:56 | Alex Kimani

Escalating tensions in Eastern Europe over Russia's looming invasion of Ukraine as well as prospects of sanctions against Russia are fueling fears of supply shocks in the commodity…

High Energy Costs Are Pushing Zinc Smelters To The Brink

Feb 18, 2022 at 12:46 | Metal Miner

European zinc producers will continue to face volatile energy costs until more renewable sources and LNG become more accessible, industry watchers said. “Zinc smelters are really…

Price Outlook For Base Metals Remains Volatile

Feb 11, 2022 at 10:59 | Metal Miner

Many metals consumers normally buy if not spot then on a three-to-six-month time horizon. Still others book up to a year out. Those that fix for longer periods…

How Will China’s Belt And Road Impact Global Critical Metal Supplies?

Feb 11, 2022 at 10:53 | Metal Miner

In 1953, China spelled out its 1st “Five-Year Plan”.  The strategy involved maximizing the nation’s control over exploration, production, and exports of natural resources. Based upon all available…

Mining Majors Are Treading Carefully As Battery Metals Boom

Feb 04, 2022 at 15:32 | Irina Slav

A World Bank report recently forecasted that we would need more than 3 billion tons of metals and minerals to limit the rise in global temperatures by 2…

Geopolitical Tensions Could Send Aluminum Prices Even Higher

Feb 04, 2022 at 12:12 | Metal Miner

Market uncertainty looms as the standoff between Russia and Ukraine remains ongoing. A build-up of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border triggered the deployment

Soaring Energy Prices Fuel Mayhem For The Metals Industry

Jan 31, 2022 at 13:16 | Alex Kimani

Long-suffering Americans grappling with historic levels of inflation are finally enjoying some reprieve. After a relentless climb, prices at the pump have been…

How Would A Russian Incursion Impact Commodities?

Jan 28, 2022 at 12:25 | Metal Miner

Metals experts and analysts from around the world have reacted to the on-going Russia-Ukraine tension by saying any escalation would have a negative impact on global metals markets.…

Restocking Efforts Lift Steel Prices

Jan 27, 2022 at 10:04 | Metal Miner

Healthy construction demand and increased activity from the auto sector are likely to push up northern European prices for hot rolled coil in January and into February, following…

The Nickel Supply Squeeze Could Send Prices Even Higher

Jan 24, 2022 at 10:24 | Metal Miner

Or so asks an interesting post in Reuters last week regarding the nickel market. Back in 2007, nickel stocks had plummeted while prices…

Kazakhstan Calls For Higher Taxes On Miners

Jan 17, 2022 at 10:21 | Metal Miner

Human and political rights activists have been suffering escalating repression in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan. The result has been widespread rioting and the reported death of…

Soaring Natural Gas Prices Are Weighing On Global Aluminum Production

Dec 31, 2021 at 09:44 | Metal Miner

As our colleague Fouad Egbaria noted this week, rising power costs in Europe, almost wholly down to the cost of natural gas, resulted…

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