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Metals

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 | Ag 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 | Ag 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 | Ag 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 | Ag 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 | Ag 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 | Ag 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…

2022 Will Be A Pivotal Year For Mining

Dec 28, 2021 at 08:56 | City A.M

The international mining industry is facing arguably “its most important decade” as the world starts the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the CEO of the International…

Big Money Is Eyeing Metals Over Oil As Mining Assets Soar

Dec 24, 2021 at 08:14 | Alex Kimani

The days when big miners like BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP), Rio Tinto (OTCPK:RTPPF) and Glencore Plc (OTCPK:GLCNF) could make heavy investments in the…

Will The Commodity Price Rally Last Into 2022?

Dec 23, 2021 at 11:52 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The global economic rebound, accommodative monetary policies, bad weather, and supply chain disruptions have propelled commodity prices higher to make the complex the top-performing asset class in markets…

What’s In Store For The Mining Industry In 2022?

Dec 20, 2021 at 11:49 | Ag Metal Miner

The pandemic certainly created a challenging environment for business in 2021. Lockdowns hampered operations. Metal scarcity and rising metal prices caused immense cost pressures, loss of…

Rampant Inflation Drives Investors To Commodity ETFs

Dec 16, 2021 at 14:57 | Tsvetana Paraskova

It is not only the Fed that has had to recalibrate its view on inflation in recent weeks. Investors and traders are not certain how high and how…

2 Commodities To Beat Oil In 2022

Dec 08, 2021 at 13:58 | 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…

The EV Industry Is Desperate For New Lithium Supply

Nov 25, 2021 at 09:56 | Irina Slav

The last time lithium prices went on a tear was a few years ago, spurred on by expectations of an EV revolution. At the time, the boom came…

Our Renewable Future Will Run On Copper

Nov 19, 2021 at 12:40 | ZeroHedge

Renewable energy is considered by some to be one of the most effective tools to reduce global carbon emissions and fight climate change. However, building technologies like solar…

Gold Set To Soar As Inflation Fears Mount

Nov 11, 2021 at 14:17 | Alex Kimani

Last year proved to be a gold speculator and investor's dream after gold prices rallied hard to hit historical highs thanks to a perfect storm of a global…

The Global Energy Crunch Has Sent Steel Production Crashing

Oct 29, 2021 at 14:10 | Ag Metal Miner

Global crude steel production declined in September, marking the fourth straight month of month-over-month declines. Global crude steel production falls to 144.4 MT September global crude…

What’s Really Driving The Crazy Rally In Commodity Prices?

Oct 25, 2021 at 11:31 | Stuart Burns

Bulls are pointing to the surging metals prices as evidence a supercycle is alive and well. However, no one but a snake oil salesman would suggest…

China’s Power Crisis Could Have A Massive Impact On Aluminum Supply

Oct 22, 2021 at 14:02 | Ag Metal Miner

A timely post by the Financial Times covers the threat to the global auto industry as a result of the power crisis in…

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