July 2015

Ferro-manganese market records small deficit for March

The global market recorded a small deficit in March 2015 as supply and demand stayed largely flat year-on-year, according to the latest figures from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

Manganese ore production fell in March, surplus prevailed

Global manganese ore production fell 9.3% year-on-year in March, leaving the market in a surplus.

Silico-manganese recorded global deficit in March

The global silico-manganese market recorded a deficit of 18,000 tonnes in March 2015, largely due to production cuts in Asia prompted by weak demand, according to the latest figures from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

South African energy regulator denies Eskom 25.3% tariff hike

South Africa’s energy regulator refused national power utility Eskom’s second tariff increase request in the current financial period that would have taken rates up by 25.3%.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key updates on July 1

The latest metal market news to start the day in Asia on Wednesday July 1.