Flat-rolled steel import prices were mostly stable week on week in South America on Friday May 1, after deals became scarce and negotiations for June-shipment cargoes finished with low interest from clients.
The European Commission’s (EC) antitrust authorities granted Europe’s largest copper smelter Aurubis unconditional approval for the €380 million ($417 million) acquisition of Belgian-Spanish recycler Metallo Group, the company said on May 4.
Mining and metalworking in Peru will gradually resume in May after a government order on Sunday May 3 targeted key industries for restarts.
Continuing weak buying interest pushed ferro-tungsten prices to a three-year low in Europe in the week to May 1.
The low-grade seaborne manganese ore indices retreated on May 1, hit by disappointing alloy tender prices and softening local alloys futures prices.
Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Monday May 4 that are worth another look.