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A cold blast from China chills industrial metals markets: Andy Home

9 January 2019 - 21:37
Base metals started the new year where they left off the old one, by falling again.The London Metal Exchange index (LMEX) slumped to a one-and-a-half year low of 2730.1 on Jan. 3.The trigger was Apple Inc's revenue warning, not the type of news event that normally roils prices of old-economy metals such as copper, lead and zinc.

Canada's Cobalt 27 goes after lithium with royalty acquisition

8 January 2019 - 15:03
Canada’s Cobalt 27 Capital (TSXV: KBLT)(OTCQX: CBLLF)(FRA: 27O) is tapping into the lithium sector by acquiring a royalty of 1.5% of gross revenues and A$2 per tonne of ore mined at the Mount Marion lithium project in Western Australia, the latest in a series of major deals the company has announced in less than a year.

China slowdown a big threat to industrial metals in 2019 — analyst

4 January 2019 - 21:15
Global markets plummeted this week on China slowdown worries, dragging industrial metals prices along and increasing future demand concerns, which has prompted analysts to question whether Beijing is doing enough to address the country's economic contraction.

Commodities cap another dismal year as '19 offers tough test

2 January 2019 - 06:35
Commodities had another poor year in 2018, hurt by substantial losses in energy and base metals, and raw materials will head into January burdened by concerns global economic growth is poised to slow.

Galaxy Resources receives partnership offers for flagship Argentinian project

1 January 2019 - 14:25
Australian miner Galaxy Resources Ltd said on Monday it has received several offers from potential partners for its flagship Sal de Vida project in Argentina.

Chile to delay arbitration with top lithium producer Albemarle

29 December 2018 - 07:16
SANTIAGO – Chile will delay a previously announced arbitration with Albemarle Corp (ALB.N), the world’s top lithium producer, in anticipation that the US-based miner will make a new offer to bring it into compliance with a 2016 contract, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters.

Russia's Rosatom tells Chile it can help boost lithium output

28 December 2018 - 06:36
Russia's state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom has offered Chile's government technology it says can boost output of lithium, a key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries, according to lobbyist transparency filings reviewed by Reuters.

Viewpoint: Cobalt prices face supply pressure

27 December 2018 - 18:37
US cobalt prices will likely decline in the first half of 2019 as supplies of metal and upstream cobalt products outweigh demand. Meanwhile, greater output and lower production costs will outstrip a bump in indium demand over the same period.

China’s Minmetals launches NCM plant

27 December 2018 - 18:16
China Metallurgical Group, a subsidiary of diversified metals producer Minmetals, has launched a new production plant for nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) ternary cathode material and scandium oxide in Caofeidian, Tangshan in north China's Hebei province.

Lithium, potash producers lead miners amid stocks surge

27 December 2018 - 06:16
All three major US equity indexes gained at least 4% on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones closing just short of a 5% surge. It’s the first time that has happened since 2011, according to Bloomberg.
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