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Rio Tinto is looking to ramp up mined copper production next year after being forced to cut its 2017 production guidance twice due to strikes and falling grades.
Metal Bulletin addresses four key questions surrounding the latest manganese ore rally that has seen prices rise 9% in less than a week.
Chile’s Empresa Nacional de Mineria said that ongoing strike action is also affecting the operations of its five copper processing plants, which have run out of sulfuric acid.
Chinese producers are seeking to ramp up lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide production capacity over the course of 2018 to supply the booming Chinese electric vehicle industry.
Primary cobalt resources are unlikely to satisfy forecast demand for the metal as the “big electric vehicle revolution” picks up pace, according to Glencore chief executive officer Ivan Glasenberg
Mark Midgley has been appointed the new director of marketing and sales, North America, for Ni-Met Metals (USA) Inc.
The chief financial officer and the commercial manager at Malaysia Smelting Corp Berhad have left the company this month while the tin producer is relocating its Butterworth smelter from Penang to Port Klang.