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    • Fastmarkets has clarified the specifications of its copper grade A cathode and non exchange-deliverable equivalent-grade (EQ) copper cathode premiums, to avoid any confusion regarding the deliverable status of its copper cathode assessments.
    • The death knell sounded on Monday May 20 for the quarterly European ferro-chrome benchmark, bringing with it the end of a long-running, divisive, often disputed, yet highly influential and important pricing mechanism.
    • Interest in recycling battery raw materials in the US has increased, particularly from the electronics and lithium-ion battery sectors, and due in part to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), according to New York-based Glencore trader Mary Schilling.
    • Electric vehicle (EV) battery makers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are willing to pay a premium for Inflation Reduction Act-compliant material, according to a top executive at US-based natural graphite producer and processor Westwater Resources Inc.
    • Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodology for its MB-IRO-0004 pig iron import, cfr Gulf of Mexico, US assessment as part of its annual methodology review process.
    • In the open consultation, Fastmarkets FOEX did not propose any changes and the feedback received was fully supportive to our current methodology. No material changes were made to the current methodology. A newly dated methodology document will be posted soon. For all Fastmarkets FOEX pricing notices and to view our methodology guides please see here.
    • This consultation, until which is open until June 24, 2023, seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical market under indexation, in compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) principles for Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs). This includes all elements of our pricing process, our price specifications, and publication frequency. You […]
    • Fastmarkets is clarifying recent changes to its germanium dioxide price assessments and the reintroduction of the assessment of the price for MB-GER-0001 germanium dioxide, in-whs China, $ per kg, following market feedback.
    • Fastmarkets will reintroduce its MB-GER-0001 Germanium dioxide, in-whs China, price assessment on Friday May 24 after it was discontinued on May 10.
    • Fastmarkets confirmed on Thursday May 23 that it will continue to publish its weekly ferro-chrome benchmark indicator for Europe, after the discontinuation of the European official industry ferro-chrome benchmark pricing system.
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    The death knell sounded on Monday May 20 for the quarterly European ferro-chrome benchmark, bringing with it the end of a long-running, divisive, often disputed, yet highly influential and important pricing mechanism.

    Interest in recycling battery raw materials in the US has increased, particularly from the electronics and lithium-ion battery sectors, and due in part to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), according to New York-based Glencore trader Mary Schilling.

    Electric vehicle (EV) battery makers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are willing to pay a premium for Inflation Reduction Act-compliant material, according to a top executive at US-based natural graphite producer and processor Westwater Resources Inc.

    Fastmarkets confirmed on Thursday May 23 that it will continue to publish its weekly ferro-chrome benchmark indicator for Europe, after the discontinuation of the European official industry ferro-chrome benchmark pricing system.

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