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Nickel shortage in view unless China-led projects in Indonesia succeed — analysts

12 April 2019 - 15:49
The global nickel market and its key growth sector, electric vehicle (EV) batteries, will face grave supply shortages unless key Chinese-led projects in Indonesia start up in a timely and cost-effective manner, analysts said on Thursday.

Tianqi agrees truce in battle over Chilean lithium miner SQM

12 April 2019 - 14:56
Santiago – China's Tianqi Lithium Corp has come to an agreement over the governance of Chilean miner SQM with key shareholder Pampa Group, easing away from hostilities over control of the world's second-biggest producer of lithium.

Cobalt, uranium and silver prices expected to rally in 2019

12 April 2019 - 14:31
A new report by FocusEconomics on the prospects of commodities this year and next paints a mixed picture. The survey of investment banks, institutions and research houses compiled by the Barcelona-based company has good news for long-suffering investors in uranium and silver

First Cobalt targets Canada plant restart within 2 years — CEO

11 April 2019 - 14:37
First Cobalt Corp aims to restart an idled cobalt refinery in Canada within two years and is in talks to supply the battery-grade product to four leading automakers, chief executive Trent Mell said on Wednesday.

Don't bet on platinum miners boosting supply on price surge

10 April 2019 - 09:23
The recent jump in platinum-group metals prices is boosting miners’ profits, but that doesn’t mean they are likely to increase supply anytime soon, according to the world’s No. 1 producer.

Indian Ferro Chrome Prices Resurges Amid Improved Chinese Market Conditions

8 April 2019 - 08:28
Indian Ferro Chrome prices increased amid improved global market conditions. In China, there is decrease in VAT rates – from 16% to 13% which would have been effective from 1st Apr’19, but the notification is still awaited.

India: MOIL Increases Manganese Ore Prices , sets Production Target of 25 MnT by 2025

8 April 2019 - 08:20
Manganese Ore India Ltd (MOIL), a Mini Ratna Schedule-A CPSE, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Steel, is the largest producer of manganese ore in the country

India: Silico Manganese Prices Stable Amid Modest Demand

6 April 2019 - 18:49
Indian Silico Manganese Prices were stable amid moderate demand in the domestic market. Producers stated that the market sentiments were almost similar throughout the market and due to the prevailing dull steel market, redemption of prices cannot be foreseen in the near future.

India: Weak Trades Soften PPGI Prices in Traders Market

4 April 2019 - 17:38
This week Indian PPGI prices in domestic market softened amid slowdown in buying activities in traders market. Prices move down by around INR 500-700/MT in traders market this week.

American Manganese to help US government recover lithium-ion battery materials

30 March 2019 - 12:45
American Manganese (TSX.V: AMY) announced this week that it will participate in a U.S. Department of Energy project to advance the economic recovery of lithium-ion battery materials from electric vehicles and other consumer goods.
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