Tin – Tin and nickel have been in a battle for the highest priced non-precious metals traded on the LME. Currently the price of tin on the LME is $23,450 per tonne, while nickel is priced at $21,645 per tonne. Comparing the supply and demand fundamentals of the two markets is essential.
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Rare Earth – July was an important month for the rare earth market. In perhaps the most significant news of the year, China released the rare earth export quota for the second half of 2011, sending the market into a frenzy yet again. Other top headlines included the continuing rise of rare earth prices, and the alleged Japanese discovery of rare earth deposits on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.
Rare Earth – In an exclusive interview with Rare Earth Investing News, Gareth Hatch, Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, and Ryan Fletcher Director of Corporate Development for Zimtu Capital Corp., discuss the recent quota data and its effects on the rare earth supply chain.
Nickel – Nickel is projected to be in a surplus over the next year and a half, as weak stainless steel demand has caused cuts in production. There are supporting factors as the market heads for its bottom.
Iron – Iron ore demand is increasing among Chinese steel makers and the CISA lead boycott is simply not credible. Iron mining companies recognize this and will not relent from their position, which grows stronger every day that global demand recovers and ore prices rise.
Tin Investing News reports on the market forces picking on tin prices. The South African steel group, which has its origin in India, has agreed to cut tin-plat prices between 26 per cent to 30 per cent from September 30, 2009. The company maintains that the slashing of price is in line with an agreement [...]
Copper Investing News reports copper prices have rallied at 80 per cent this year on the back of Chinese State Reserve Bureau (SRB) purchases. If China’s purchases grind to a halt, so will the red metal’s rally. So far, copper’s ascent has been a China only story- that has overshadowed weak demand elsewhere in the world. The metal [...]
Coal Investing News reports coal prices have been lingering for the past few months. The figures are daunting. Coal demand in the international market has been waning. International coal prices have been lingering at a low track from March to May. And statistics from China’s customs show that China’s imported coal in May reached 9.43 [...]
Iron Investing News reports iron market moving towards a gloomy start. “We need to recognise the fundamentals of the market. The market would show that it does need a downward adjustment this year,” said Sam Walsh, head of Rio’s iron ore division. But given the potential for a recovery in industrial demand at some stage [...]
Iron Investing News reports price of iron ore will be staying at a low mark. Even as news comes filtering in that China has landed a 40 per cent price cut with the Top Three ore miners, final iron ore talks for fiscal 2009/2010 have yet to see the light of day. For complete story, click this [...]