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Copper Prices Inch Higher on Shifting Sentiment

Copper Prices Inch Higher on Shifting Sentiment

Copper prices are gradually increasing,…

Metals / Commodities

What Caused the Dramatic Drop in Lithium Prices?

Nov 24, 2023 at 08:14 | ZeroHedge

The price of battery-grade lithium carbonate has crashed in the last 12 months. This downward pressure is attributed to oversupplied markets in Asia, primarily because the global adoption…

Tesla Leading Global Race to Develop Sustainable EV Batteries

Nov 22, 2023 at 08:22 | Haley Zaremba

The electric vehicle industry has a new priority: finding a way to make batteries without the need for lithium, cobalt, and other rare earth minerals. Not only are these minerals…

Manufacturing in Major Economies Continues Downward Trend

Nov 22, 2023 at 08:10 | City A.M

Order books for manufacturing firms fell to their weakest level since early 2021, quashing hopes of a recovery in the sector. According to the Confederation of…

Copper Prices Inch Higher on Shifting Sentiment

Nov 21, 2023 at 08:35 | City A.M

Copper prices have started to gradually nudge higher on the expectation that demand from China will pick up in the future. Copper prices nudged up one…

Offshore Wind Project Cancellations Add to Copper Demand Concerns

Nov 20, 2023 at 07:33 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Although they appear on the rebound from last month’s lows, copper prices have yet to break out of their long-term…

2.8 Billion Tonnes of Metals Extracted Globally in 2022

Nov 20, 2023 at 07:25 | ZeroHedge

In 2022, 2.8 billion tonnes of metals were mined throughout the world - while major industries that directly consume processed mineral materials contribute 14% of the…

Potential Tariffs on Chinese EV Imports Stir Global Trade Concerns

Nov 17, 2023 at 08:35 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) remains volatile, especially when it comes to EV battery…

British Steel's Bold Plan to Combat Emissions with Electric Furnaces

Nov 17, 2023 at 08:08 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner British Steel recently told steel news sources of a £1.25 billion ($1.53 billion) project to replace its blast furnace operations…

Aluminum Prices Struggle As Demand Dwindles

Nov 14, 2023 at 08:09 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Although they fell 4.29% throughout October, aluminum prices remain trapped within a sideways trend established back in July. Prices retraced…

The Surprising Scarcity Of Suitable Sand

Nov 13, 2023 at 08:51 | Kurt Cobb

The single most abundant element in the Earth's crust is oxygen making up 46.6 percent of the mass. The second most abundant element…

U.S. Infrastructure Projects Boost Steel Demand

Nov 10, 2023 at 07:23 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Construction MMI (Monthly Metals Index) continued to lack strong bullish or bearish pressure month-over-month.…

ArcelorMittal Takes Legal Action Against Liberty Steel Over Unpaid Debt

Nov 09, 2023 at 08:42 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner ArcelorMittal recently obtained a freeze order from a Singaporean court against Liberty Steel. The order totals €140 million ($150…

Silicon Valley Mining Firm Eyes Opportunity In DRC

Nov 08, 2023 at 08:02 | ZeroHedge

Bill Gates is reportedly backing a mining startup that is getting close to "investing" in the Democratic Republic of Congo - which is, of course, a nice way…

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…

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