Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nickel Price Forecast, June 2017: Growing Demand, Curtailed Supply Key in Price Spike

Nickel has been in the throes of a long bear market, but there are reasons to be optimistic about a price bounceback for this industrial metal. According to a recent report from the Financial Times, demand from China and the electric car battery market heating up could spur a nickel price boost in the coming months....

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Monday, June 26, 2017

This Morning in Metals: Copper Drops But Still Sits Near 11-Week High

This morning in metals news: copper slides slightly but is still near its recent 11-week high; shares of a U.S.-based aluminum company fell after a Reuters report that the company knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in Grenfell Tower and the European Union is considering retaliatory measures if the U.S. places tariffs on steel and aluminum...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Zinc Price Forecast, June 2017: Market, Inventories Decline

The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) released preliminary data for this year, which showed the global market for refined zinc metal was in deficit during the first four months of the year. Total reported zinc inventories also declined during that time. The ILZSG report stated that world zinc mine production grew 7.3% for the...

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World Watches 232 Steel Investigation, Chinese Steel Production

A magnifying glass is on steel, particularly Chinese steel. Benchmark Your Current Metal Price by Grade, Shape and Alloy: See How it Stacks Up The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Section 232 steel and stainless steel investigation appears to be under the watchful eye of European leaders. In that vein, newly released Chinese data has not gone...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

This Morning in Metals: Dept. of Commerce’s Aluminum 232 Hearing Begins

This morning in metals news, the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 hearing on aluminum is in progress this morning, the LME is expected to cut its trading fees and London copper rose Thursday as a result of data indicating a global supply deficit. Benchmark Your Current Metal Price by Grade, Shape and Alloy: See How...

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Aluminum Execs Talk 232 Investigation, Chinese Excess Capacity

Two words are dominating the U.S. aluminum industry’s focus as it awaits the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 investigation findings relating to aluminum (and steel) imports: Chinese overcapacity. Cheap Chinese imports, subsidized by the Chinese government, U.S. producers argue, have adversely affected U.S. producers — leading to job losses and closures of smelters. Of course, Chinese overcapacity...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This Morning in Metals: Biggest Chinese Aluminum Smelter to Cut Capacity

This morning in metals news, the biggest aluminum smelter in China is cutting back on outdated capacity, New York State’s governor and legislative leaders announced a “Buy American” deal for state purchases of iron and steel, and the European Union’s trade commissioner says the European bloc “will have to respond” if President Donald Trump imposes...

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