Graphite – New uses for "wonder material" graphene are popping up left, right and center, most recently in the lithium-ion battery market. But is now the time for investors to get involved?
Articles Tagged "China"
Iron – Rio Tinto, (NYSE:RIO, ASX:RIO, LSE:RIO) a major producer of iron ore, said it expects Chinese demand for the steelmaking commodity to rise this year, Reuters reported.
Coal – Bloomberg reported that China has suspended production at all Sichuan coal mines following a May 11 explosion that killed 28 workers and injured 18 others. The stoppages are not likely to affect coal prices nationwide.
Coal – Bloomberg reported that state-owned China Resources (Holdings) Company Ltd. plans to integrate China Resources Power Holdings Company Ltd. (HKEX:0836) and China Resources Gas Group Ltd. (HKEX:1193) by having China Resources Power acquire China Resources Gas. The move is part of a planned shift away from coal.
Magnesium – A brief overview of magnesium price developments, supply and demand and significant market movers.
Gold – Gold was up this week for the second time in three days, with most of the gains occurring in India and China, the world's largest consumers of the precious metal.
Moly – Research in China's new report, Global and China Molybdenum Industry Report, 2012-2015, reveals that while the molybdenum market remained "in the doldrums" for the bulk of 2012, with output and consumption essentially equal, prices began to rise at the end of the year. The average price for the year was US$12.74 per pound, a 17.5-percent decline compared to 2011.
Rare Earth – A Russian tycoon is spearheading a $1-billion joint venture to develop the massive Tomtor REE deposit in the Russian Far East.
Gold – When the metals markets tumbled in mid-April, The Gold Report reached out to "the original investor bug" and author of The Dines Letter, James Dines, for perspective. He predicted a crash in commodity prices two years ago based on his analysis of a weak Chinese economy. Next, he says, will be a bond market bust once interest rates start to climb. This will lead to "a stampede to get out of bonds like a herd of elephants attempting to exit through a revolving door." How can investors protect themselves? That is Dinesism #38.
Zinc – Shanghai Metals Market reported that zinc prices on the London Metal Exchange dropped sharply during China's May Day holiday, brought down by economic data indicating that demand from China, Europe and the US is lackluster.