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Nickel price at highest since 2014 amid growing EV battery demand

12 February 2021 - 22:03
Nickel has quietly been going neck-in-neck with copper since the start of the base metals rally in mid-2020, and is now approaching a key level that analysts believe could spur investment in new supply.

Platinum, palladium and rhodium in short supply – Johnson Matthey

12 February 2021 - 22:00
Platinum, palladium and rhodium used by the auto industry to filter emissions from engine exhausts were all in short supply last year, data from specialist materials firm Johnson Matthey showed on Wednesday, as prices for the metals soared.

Vale invests in Boston Metal, eyeing carbon-free steel

10 February 2021 - 06:03
Vale has paid $6 million for a minority stake in the Boston Electrometallurgical Company (Boston Metal) as part of efforts to produce steel without carbon emissions, according to a statement on Tuesday.

KoBold Metals grows global exploration footprint

8 February 2021 - 01:12
KoBold Metals, a start-up with a team of mostly phds backed by a coalition of billionaires is on a global search for key battery metals cobalt, lithium and nickel, as well as copper, which is key to the green energy transition, using advanced mapping technology.

Lithium price in China surges 40% to 18-month high

3 February 2021 - 02:29
Lithium prices are soaring in China on the back of heavy demand for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, a new report by battery supply chain research and price reporting agency Benchmark Mineral Intelligence shows.

Over 72,000 industrial, mining units operating across Iran

6 July 2020 - 01:39
Latest Data released by the Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry shows that 72,250 industrial and mining units are operating across the country in which nearly 2.43 million people are working, ISNA reported.

Over $595m of bonds issued by industry, mining sectors since Mar. 20

6 July 2020 - 00:10
Director General of the Investment and Financing Office of Iran’s Industry, Mining and Trade Ministry said 25 trillion rials (about $595.2 million) of bonds have been issued through industry and mining sectors since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20).

Nornickel uses freight flights for exports amid covid-19

21 May 2020 - 02:44
Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest palladium producer, said on Thursday it was using air cargo flights to ship supplies of palladium and platinum because most of the passenger flights it usually uses had been suspended.

Turkey's Etimet reduces ferro-chrome output by 50pc

6 May 2020 - 11:36
Turkish low-carbon ferro-chrome producer Eti Elektrometalurji has reduced its output in response to low demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Port Hedland resumes lithium exports in March

8 April 2020 - 19:35
Lithium concentrate exports from Port Hedland in West Australia have resumed in March after a hiatus in February.
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