January 2016

WEEK IN BRIEF: DRC cobalt mining; Fanya chairman arrested; China base metal imports; Freeport cost cuts; nickel production; UMK reducing staff

Metal Bulletin reviews the key news stories from past five days in the metal markets.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday January 29:

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 28/01: Antofagasta copper production down; UMK cutting staff; Apex results

The latest metal markets news to start the North American morning on Thursday January 28.

UMK cutting staff levels amid ‘volatile’ market conditions

South African manganese ore producer United Manganese Kalahari (UMK) is cutting its staff levels in response to weak market conditions.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 27/01: Freeport debt reduction plans; Indian SiMn prices steady

A round-up of the latest news from the metal markets to start the Asian morning on Wednesday January 27.

INDIAN SiMn SNAPSHOT: Rupee depreciation keeps prices unchanged

Key data from the January 26 pricing session in London

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 26/01: Triland cuts forecasts; China import figures; OFZ production cuts

The latest news from the metal markets for the start of the day in North America on Tuesday January 26.

IN FIGURES: China’s ferro-alloys imports in December

Summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports in December

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 26/01: Chinese Al may push LME lower; OFZ cuts SiMn, FeSi output; Vedanta Lisheen ships final ore

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday January 26.

OFZ cuts SiMn output by 50%, FeSi by 20-25%

Slovakian ferro-alloys producer OFZ will cut silico-manganese and ferro-silicon production by 50% and 20-25% respectively in 2016, a spokesman has confirmed.