January 2016

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 21/01: HKEx mainland platform; Cu premiums rise; South32 cuts debt

A round up of the latest news from the metal markets for the start of the day in North America on Thursday January 21.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 20/01: Amnesty DRC cobalt report; MMG copper shipment; Brazil alumina exports

The latest news from the metal markets to start the Asian morning on Wednesday January 20.

INDIAN SiMn SNAPSHOT: Production cuts support slight price increase

Key data from the January 19 pricing session in London

TAPPED IN: Ferro-alloys production cuts start to work

Ferro-alloys production cuts have started to support prices for certain products, after months of making little impact.

MONDAY BRIEF: Infographic for January 18

The infographic for Monday January 18.

MILLING ABOUT: Trading house British Metal Corp India hires coo

British Metal Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd (BMC) has hired Nikhil Supekar as chief operating officer recently to enhance the company’s metal trading book within and outside India, Metal Bulletin understands.


The following MB non-ferrous free market prices changed on Friday January 15:

MANGANESE ORE INDEX: Prices rise as miners hike offers

Manganese ore prices jumped on Friday January 15 after most miners raised or held offers, declaring price falls have become unsustainable.

WEEK IN BRIEF: High-arsenic copper concs; Codelco cost cuts; Sherwin Alumina bankruptcy; Alcoa results; ores and alloys cuts

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

Georgian Manganese will halt Chiatura output

Georgian Manganese will temporarily suspend all manganese ore mining and production at its Chiatura Mining and Enrichment Complex in Georgia's Imereti region starting January 20 due to poor global metallurgical market conditions.