August 2015

MONDAY BRIEF: Infographic for August 17

The infographic for Monday August 17.

TIANJIN BLAST: Manganese ore transport restrictions partly removed; raw material shortage unlikely

Post-blast restrictions on the transport of manganese ore at Tianjin have been partly removed after four days of strict controls at the port, sources said.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday August 14:

TIANJIN BLAST: Transport restrictions may disrupt manganese ore supply

The Tianjin blast has affected manganese ore imports and domestic delivery in China, and may result in a shortage of raw materials at silico-manganese smelters, sources have said.

Glencore lifts H1 ferro-chrome production by 16%

Glencore increased its ferro-chrome production 16% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 following the full ramp-up of its Lion 2 smelter, the company said on Thursday August 13.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal market news on August 13

The latest news and price moves for a great start to the Asian morning on Thursday August 13.

Sabberton joins Gunvor to run specialty ores book

Ross Sabberton has joined Gunvor Group as head of specialty ores, as the trading firm grows its metals business.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key news and price updates on August 12

The latest news and price moves for a great start to the Asian morning on Wednesday August 12.

INDIAN SiMn SNAPSHOT: Price flat on slow demand, low European prices

Key data from the August 11 pricing session in London.

Brazil’s ferro-alloys exports fall in July

Brazil’s ferro-alloys exports continued to fall year-on-year in July as producers cut output amid soaring energy prices.