January 2016

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 25/01: PTFI export talks; rand depreciation; China selenium prices rise

The latest news and price moves in the metal markets to start the North American morning on Monday January 25.

MONDAY BRIEF: Infographic for January 25

The infographic for Monday January 25.

Rand depreciation may boost manganese ore exports to China

Market participants expect South Africa to export more manganese ore to China in the coming months due to the recent collapse of the South African rand as well as improved demand in China.

WEEK IN BRIEF: Amnesty cobalt report; Iran sanctions lifted; Votorantim cuts nickel output; South32 cuts debt; IFMSA sale

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

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Prices slip back on aggressive sales

Manganese ore prices surrendered gains on Friday January 22 after large volumes of material were placed at very aggressive offer levels.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES

The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday January 22:

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 22/01: SFP will close London office; Freeport TC/RCs; Woodie Woodie manganese closure

A round-up of the latest news from the metal markets to start the North American morning on Friday January 23.

Consmin will suspend Woodie Woodie manganese mine in Feb

Consolidated Minerals will suspend operations at its Woodie Woodie manganese mine in Australia from February 2, blaming low manganese ore prices.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 22/01: LME warehousing charges; IFM sale; ferro-chrome discount negotiations; South32 manganese production

The latest news from the metal markets to start the Asian morning on Friday January 22.

South32’s Q2 manganese ore output down 71% y-o-y in South Africa

Manganese ore production at South32’s South Africa Manganese assets fell to 177,000 tonnes in its December quarter, down 71% year-on-year.