July 2015

WEEK IN BRIEF: SRB revealed; TC/RCs fall; alumina index drops; SiMn oversupply

Charlotte Radford takes a look at some of the key metal market news stories and price moves from the past week.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday July 31:

Eramet reports drop in operating income, rise in Mn ore sales revenue

Eramet Manganese has reported a 48% drop in first-half operating income, citing the global slump in carbon steel production.

Transnet may grant juniors spare MECA 2 capacity

Transnet has completed rail capacity allocations under the second phase of its Manganese Export Capacity Allocation (MECA 2), leaving 80% committed and the remainder potentially available to junior miners, the transport group confirmed.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key news and updates on July 29

The latest metal market news and price moves to start the day in Asia on July 29.

INDIAN SiMn SNAPSHOT: Prices weaken on subdued demand and sentiment

Key data from the July 28 pricing session in London.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key price moves and news on July 28

The latest metal price moves and news for the start of the day in North America on Tuesday July 28.

Mexico's Minera Autlán earnings increase 3% in Q2

Mexican manganese and ferro-alloys producer Minera Autlán saw its core earnings grow 3% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, as operational improvements helped to offset the drop in sales.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key news updates on July 28

The latest metal market news for a great start to the day in Asia on Tuesday July 28.

TAPPED IN – the ores and alloys blog: A new low for silico-manganese

Silico-manganese, a disappointment to producers for most of 2015, has just hit a six-year low.