December 2015


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday December 4:

WEEK IN BRIEF: Galena Metals Fund closure; SHFE short-selling in spotlight; Cu TC/RCs fall; Al premiums narrow; cobalt hits seven-year low

Metal Bulletin reviews some of the key news from the past five days in the metals markets.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Latest metal markets news on December 4

A round-up of the latest news from the metal markets to start the Asian morning on Friday December 4.

MINES AND MONEY: GMC smelter will 'open the door' to Indonesian manganese alloy exports

Gulf Manganese Corp’s smelter in West Timor will “open the door to Indonesian manganese” and create a regional hub for high-grade ferro-manganese exports, the producer’s ceo Hamish Bohannan said on Wednesday December 2.

Transalloys will slash silico-manganese output

Transalloys plans to cut its 2016 silico-manganese output by as much as 80% due to “unfavorable market conditions”, it said.

MONDAY BRIEF: Infographic for November 30

The infographic for Monday November 30.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal markets news so far on December 2

LME copper prices slid amid oversupply concerns and seasonally weak demand, despite China’s ten largest producers pledging to cut 350,000 tonnes of output in 2016.

INDIAN SiMn SNAPSHOT: Prices slide; 'downside is limited'

Key data from the December 1 pricing session in London.