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Healthy copper demand will persist, supported by growth in emerging economies and the metal’s application in the growing electric vehicle market, according to panelists at Metal Bulletin’s fourth annual copper seminar on Wednesday.
Copper mine development is becoming increasingly difficult due to a range of factors, according to industry participants, and during a time when more supply is needed to meet a looming deficit.
China’s environmental checks to damp copper output in Jiangxi province as primary copper smelting capacities have been partly suspended, sources told Metal Bulletin on Thursday.
Assertions that cobalt could soon be eliminated altogether from electric vehicles (EVs) are simply wrong, according to the chief executive officer of First Cobalt.
The European Commission is to introduce new trade defense rules that will come into force on June 8, it said on Thursday.