March 2019

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from March 11

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday March 11 that are worth another look.

ASIAN FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Changing US alloy pricing structure shifts focus to China – Medima’s Lazar

A move toward buying almost all ferro-alloys on long-term contracts has left such a quiet spot market industry in the United States that some traders are looking at China to understand spot fundamentals, one speaker said this week.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Low-grade seaborne ore index gives up gains; alloy prices rise in China

Low-grade manganese ore prices lost some recent gains in the seaborne market last week after warnings of high prices repelling buyers.

ASIAN FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Malaysia, India have competitive edge in manganese alloy sector – panel

Malaysia and India have unique competitive advantages in manganese alloy production that other Asian alloy producers are unable to match, according to panelists at Fastmarkets’ Asian Ferro-alloys conference in Hong Kong on Monday March 11.

PRICING NOTICE: Delayed publication of manganese ore price calculations

Fastmarkets MB published its manganese ore prices later than scheduled on Friday March 8, but they are now appearing as normal.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 08/03: Cobalt sulfate premium narrows as buying interest thins

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

FASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 08/03: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Fastmarkets noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday March 8:

ASIAN FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Six likely key talking points at industry gathering in Hong Kong

Fastmarkets summarizes six hot topics that will likely dominate discussions during the 20th Asian Ferro-alloys Conference in Hong Kong on March 10-12.

Hebei Steel cuts monthly silico-manganese purchase price by 1.5%

China’s largest steel mill, Hebei Steel, has cut its monthly purchase price for silico-manganese for the third consecutive time amid lower spot prices.

OM Holdings doubles profit on strong ores, alloys prices

OM Holdings doubled its profits in 2018, compared with 2017, due to an increase in traded volumes of ores and alloys and stronger prices, underpinned by consistently high demand, the company said.