January 2016

South African manganese ore exports will halve in Jan

Manganese ore exports from South Africa will fall by more than 50% year-on-year in January 2016, market participants estimate.

EU proposes end to Indian SiMn anti-dumping investigation without imposing measures

The European Commission intends to terminate its investigation into the import of Indian silico-manganese into the European Union without imposing anti-dumping measures, according to documents seen by Metal Bulletin.

What next for global metals in 2016: The Metal Bulletin 2016 survival kit

2015 was all about faltering demand growth, surplus metal, and markets that ground ever lower as a result, which cumulatively took out production and even encouraged some companies to attempt to default on contracts.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 06/01: Global market unease; SRB stockpiling; tungsten price predictions

The latest news from the metal markets to start the day in North America on Wednesday January 6.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 06/01: Red Kite profits; Vale prepares for change; Lord Copper positive; Burkina Faso lifts ban; pricing notices

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Wednesday January 6.

Burkina Faso government lifts Tambao manganese export ban

Burkina Faso’s interim government has given the green light for manganese exports from Pan African Mineral’s Tambao mine to resume after a 10-month stoppage at the site.

PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to change frequency of Chinese silico-manganese assessments

Metal Bulletin is proposing to change the frequency of assessment for its in-warehouse Chinese silico-manganese price from weekly to fortnightly from Friday February 5, subject to the results of a market consultation.

PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to change frequency of Chinese ferro-manganese assessments

Metal Bulletin is proposing to change the frequency of assessment for its free market in-warehouse Chinese ferro-manganese price from weekly to fortnightly from Friday February 5, subject to the results of a market consultation.

2016 PREVIEW: Weak demand, anti-dumping outcome will limit upside for Indian SiMn

Indian silico-manganese prices are expected to stabilise in the first quarter of 2016, after falling by over 37% on a spot basis in 2015.

HOTLINE: Five things we did expect to happen in 2015

Hotline takes a look back at some of the big developments of 2015 that were accurately predicted by its reporters and contacts.