March 2015

Kudumane manganese ore supply 'not unduly affected' by business rescue, company says

Manganese ore supply from Kudumane Manganese Resources is not being significantly affected by the company’s business rescue proceedings, its management said on Thursday March 12.

Nizi completes Chemalloy acquisition

Nizi International completed its acquisition of Chemalloy on March 9, the two companies have announced.

Brazil’s ferro-alloys, silicon metal exports keep downward trend in February

Brazilian ferro-alloys export volumes continued falling in February 2015, as producers further reduced output amid soaring energy prices.

Brazil’s manganese, nickel export volumes up in February 2015

Brazilian manganese ore and nickel export volumes grew year-on-year in February 2015, according to the country’s foreign trade ministry, MDIC.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on March 11

Key news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the Asian morning on Wednesday March 11.

ENRC sells Northam Platinum stake for $203m

ENRC has sold its 13% stake in Northam Platinum for ZAR2.5 billion ($203 million), the South African platinum producer said on Tuesday March 10.

Indian silico-manganese prices fall on weak demand, oversupply

Indian silico-manganese prices fell further this week, as a global lack of demand and oversupply continued to weigh on the market.

WEEK AHEAD: Bulk alloys

Bulk alloys producers, traders and consumers will be scratching their heads after a week of reversed fortunes in key markets.

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Prices rise again as buyers back down

Manganese ore prices moved up on Friday March 6 for the second consecutive week, as suppliers held firm and noted less resistance from Chinese buyers in negotiations.

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