August 2018

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 31/08: Lithium carbonate prices slide again amid ample supply

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

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 31/08: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday August 31:

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 31/08: China, Malaysia drive manganese ore supply spike; US to allow product-specific 232 exemptions; global SiMn output reaches 6-month high

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Friday August 31.

China’s July silico-manganese smelter restarts help global output reach 6-month high

Chinese silico-manganese production jumped 22% month on month in July, wiping out June production cuts and driving global supply to its highest level since January.

China, Malaysia drive July manganese ore supply spike - IMnI

World manganese ore supply rose 20% year on year in July due to increased production in China and Malaysia, the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) has revealed.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 29/08: LME base metals climb; buyer interest bumps up Chinese ferro-silicon prices; softer yuan lifts Chinese manganese prices

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday August 29.

GLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Lower grade ore up with support from currency movements, improved sentiment

Semi-carbonate prices increase due to the softer yuan, improved sentiment and expectations of stronger demand in China, despite a drop in silico-manganese futures.

Tshipi's mine stoppage notice lifted

The management of the Tshipi Borwa Manganese Mine has succeeded in having a mine stoppage notice lifted by South Africa’s Department for Mineral Resources (DMR).

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 28/08: Comex copper prices rise; South Africa manganese mine suspended; Singapore rebar import prices steady

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Tuesday August 28.

Tshipi stops manganese mining on orders of South African government agency

Mining operations have been suspended at the Tshipi Borwa Manganese Mine on the orders of South Africa’s Department for Mineral Resources (DMR), the mine’s owner has announced.