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Metals / Commodities

U.S. Aluminum Market Roiled by Closure of Major Smelter

Feb 21, 2024 at 07:57 | Metal Miner

Following a 4.7% month-over-month decline during January, aluminum prices fell an additional 1.9% throughout the first half of February. Despite these declines, aluminum prices continued to trade in…

Iron Ore Prices Rise as China Ramps Up Imports

Feb 16, 2024 at 07:00 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The first month of 2024 saw iron ore kick-off to a strong start, mainly due to increasing prices and substantial…

Three Countries Hold 50% of the World’s Uranium Reserves

Feb 16, 2024 at 06:34 | ZeroHedge

There can be a tendency to believe that uranium deposits are scarce from the critical role it plays in generating nuclear energy, along with all the costs and…

Trump Vows to Block U.S. Steel Acquisition

Feb 15, 2024 at 07:50 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 11.17% from January to February as steel…

Wyoming Rare Earth Discovery Could Shake Up Global Markets

Feb 14, 2024 at 07:13 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   Month-on-month, rare earths prices exhibited sharp downward movement. While weaker downstream demand could potentially prove one culprit in the…

Market Woes Force Glencore to Unload Stake in Major Nickel Mine

Feb 14, 2024 at 07:01 | City A.M

Mining giant Glencore is exiting its 49 percent stake in a major nickel mine, weeks after lowering expectations for its performance in a slumping global market for the…

Skyrocketing Battery Mineral Demand Set to Outpace Supply By 2023

Feb 14, 2024 at 06:58 | ZeroHedge

Battery minerals are vital for the clean energy transition. They power cost-effective, on-demand energy systems and are at the core of decarbonizing transportation. In the

Bearish Market Conditions Persist for Stainless Steel

Feb 13, 2024 at 07:55 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   The downtrend for nickel prices showed signs of exhaustion, with significant potential to impact…

Silicon Valley Startup Claims Massive Copper Discovery in Africa

Feb 07, 2024 at 08:00 | Irina Slav

A Silicon Valley firm dubbed KoBold Metals has announced what it says is a huge copper deposit discovery in Zambia—one of the biggest producers of the metal in Africa.…

Global Steel Markets Navigate Through Turbulence and Transition

Feb 06, 2024 at 09:37 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner    Data from the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) released on January 25 indicates that global crude steel production remained largely…

Global Demand for Critical Minerals Spurs Recycling Debate

Feb 05, 2024 at 07:52 | Felicity Bradstock

There are big plans for the production of critical minerals to meet the rapidly growing demand as the world undergoes a green transition. Governments are starting to work together to…

China’s Real Estate Crash Threatens Commodity Supplies and Suppliers

Feb 02, 2024 at 09:05 | Metal Miner

  Via Metal Miner   The recent liquidation order by a Hong Kong court of debt-ridden Chinese property giant Evergrande has once again…

Australia Looks To Capitalize on China’s Insatiable Copper Demand

Jan 31, 2024 at 07:38 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner   The frosty relationship between China and Australia continues to thaw, as evidenced in the bi-lateral trade indices indicate. Now,…

High Energy Prices Weigh On European Steelmakers

Jan 25, 2024 at 08:40 | Metal Miner

ia Metal Miner   Workers at flats producer Liberty Steel Ostrava in the Czech Republic did not return to work on January 16,…

China's Surge in EV Exports to Europe Sparks Aluminum Industry Concerns

Jan 23, 2024 at 07:51 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Are electric cars going to benefit or threaten Europe’s aluminum industry? At first, it might appear a stupid question. However, it is also one that…

The Strategic Implications of Iran's Recent Missile and Drone Attacks

Jan 22, 2024 at 07:55 | RFE/RL staff

Iran has showcased its advancing missile and drone capabilities in a demonstration of the lengths it can take to strike perceived threats. But in targeting extremist groups and…

Copper and Gold: Key Indicators for Predicting Economic Trends

Jan 22, 2024 at 07:51 | ZeroHedge

Via SchiffGold.com, In the realm of institutional asset management, the copper/gold ratio (blue line) has served as a key indicator for some,

Copper Supply Disruptions Fuel Market Uncertainty

Jan 22, 2024 at 07:42 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Copper prices saw a 1.90% increase during the final month of the year. By late December, this managed to bring…

Central Banks’ Gold Buying Frenzy Set To Continue in 2024

Jan 19, 2024 at 09:05 | ZeroHedge

Via SchiffGold.com, The first half of 2023 was a record-breaking moment for central bank gold buying, led by none other…

What Does Norway’s Approval of Deep-Sea Mining Mean for the Rest of the World?

Jan 18, 2024 at 07:40 | Felicity Bradstock

Norway recently approved deep-sea mining activities for the recovery of critical minerals, becoming one of the first countries to do so. To date, countries worldwide have been reluctant to carry…

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