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Carmakers urged to invest in mines to avoid battery metal pinch

12 May 2020 - 09:03
Mine developers scrambling to fund projects to meet forecast demand for battery metals see the threat of looming supply crunches as a trigger for electric-vehicle makers to step in with investments.

Demand for battery metals to jump 500% by 2050

12 May 2020 - 01:04
Production of battery metals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt will have to increase by nearly 500% by 2050 to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies, the World Bank reported Monday.

CHART: China’s grip on battery metals supply chain

9 May 2020 - 22:31
The back story on how China came to dominate the lithium-ion battery to electric vehicle (EV) supply chain by building capacity in metal refining, battery-grade chemicals production and cathode and anode making is being told via new data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

Miners resume operations in Peru, Bolivia

5 May 2020 - 13:10
Through supreme decree N° 080-2020-PCM, the Peruvian government authorized mining operators to resume activities as of May 2, 2020.

China's Yunnan launches stimulus for metals producers

27 April 2020 - 19:01
China's Yunnan provincial government has launched stimulus plans to help germanium, indium and other metals producers in the southwest province, shoring up confidence in the spot market.

Bolivia’s largest mine suspends operations as virus controls tighten

29 March 2020 - 14:19
Bolivia’s San Cristóbal mine, a huge deposit of zinc, lead and silver, has suspended operations after the country imposed tough rules to halt the spread of coronavirus, its operator Minera San Cristóbal said in a statement on Friday.

Glencore closes operations in four countries over coronavirus curbs

26 March 2020 - 15:00
Glencore PLC on Thursday halted a number of smaller mines due to government restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus but added its larger operations were not materially impacted.

Trevali halts Canadian zinc mine amid covid-19 outbreak

26 March 2020 - 14:50
Trevali Mining (TSX:TV) has temporarily stopped production at its Caribou zinc-lead-silver mine in Canada’s New Brunswick province as challenges presented by the spread of covid-19 have added to woes posed by weak conditions in the zinc market.

India steel: Talk of price hike lifts HRC sales

27 December 2019 - 18:29
Indian hot-rolled coil (HRC) prices rose this week on increased buying activity amid market talk about large mills planning a sharp price hike in the near term.

China to keep ferro-alloys, metals tariffs in 2020

23 December 2019 - 17:40
The Chinese government is maintaining its export duties on the main ferro-alloys for 2020.
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