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Thorsten Schier

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Fastmarkets is proposing a realignment of its consumer buying prices for No1 bundles and No1 busheling scrap in Detroit, effective from the August 2022 monthly settlement.
Fastmarkets’ United States offices will be closed on Friday April 15 in observance of Good Friday. There will be no separate AMM Daily Newsletter or AMM Scrap Settlements newsletter dated Tuesday April 19, although automated newsletters will still be available via the Fastmarkets Dashboard.
Fastmarkets is not publishing its nickel 4x4 cathode all-in price, delivered Midwest US and its nickel briquette all-in price, delivered Midwest US on Tuesday March 8 because trading of the commodity on the London Metal Exchange has been suspended.
Fastmarkets charts the steady and recently rapid rise of southern steelmaking, and its possible impact on ferrous scrap markets and pricing
Fastmarkets advises that some regional ferrous scrap markets have not settled for January
Fastmarkets advises that no monthly regional scrap markets have settled for January. Fastmarkets typically settles these markets on or before the 10th of the month. Markets not settled on Monday January 10 will be specified in a further notice
The lithium-ion battery will remain the dominant solution for the electric vehicle (EV) market for the foreseeable future, according to market analysts.
The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is real and here to stay, providing fundamental support to the burgeoning lithium industry, according to panelists speaking at Fastmarkets’ Lithium Supply & Markets conference 2021 in Las Vegas on Tuesday September 21.
Given the impetus to grow lithium supply, the industry could learn from mistakes made by oil and gas companies during the United States’ energy independence journey, a Cowen analyst said during Fastmarkets’ Lithium Supply & Markets conference 2021 in Las Vegas.
Recently launched futures contracts can help mitigate significant volatility in the lithium market, but in the long term it is supply shortages that will keep buyers awake at night, according to market experts speaking at Fastmarkets Lithium Supply & Markets conference 2021 in Las Vegas.
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