Most major aluminium producers agree that tackling the carbon intensity of the smelting process is one of the biggest challenges facing their industry.
Chinese re-rollers' interest in imported billet has waned in recent weeks following a surge in prices in the major global markets, sources told Fastmarkets.
World manganese ore supply rose 5.4% year on year in September to 1.87 million tonnes of manganese units, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).
Shipments of nickel laterite ore from Indonesia have resumed gradually following a crackdown on nickel mines in the country on October 25, delegates attending the China International Nickel & Cobalt Conference in Yichang, Central China, told Fastmarkets on November 5.
The global vanadium market remained under pressure last week from poor buying interest and good spot availability.
Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday November 5 that are worth another look.