September 2019

Tshipi declares additional dividend on increased low-grade sales

Increased sales of low-grade product and favorable currency moves have allowed South African manganese miner Tshipi to declare an additional dividend, owner Jupiter Mines announced on Friday September 6.

PRICING NOTICE: Updated Fastmarkets holiday pricing schedule for 2020

The Fastmarkets holiday pricing schedule has been updated to reflect a change in the UK public holiday calendar.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 3

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday September 3 that are worth another look.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Weak sentiment, falling yuan weigh on China high-grade ore market

The seaborne high-grade manganese ore index fell in the week to August 30, while the low-grade ore market consolidated after falling heavily in the previous week.

Rising Chinese silico-manganese supply, squeezed ore trader margins dominate outlook for H2 2019 - sources

Fastmarkets presents five main takeaways from the Ferroalloynet 16th International Manganese Products conference in Ulanqab, in northern China’s Inner Mongolia, on August 28-30.

South African truck driver strike could buoy Mn ore, chrome markets

A nationwide strike from South Africa’s truck drivers will support prices for commodities based in the country, such as 37% manganese ore or UG2 chrome ore, but it would need to continue for more than a couple of weeks, market participants said.