The gloomy economic tone at the conference was compensated by the large numbers of delegates in attendance and cheerful networking. 1. Slow growth in China Slow growth in China continued to spook market participants. Those who have recently returned from trips there shared anecdotes and photographs on social media of blue skies and a lack […]

Alloy smelters in China are actively seeking state certification for “green” ferro-alloys to improve their competitiveness among steelmakers, sources told Fastmarkets this week

Chinese seaborne manganese ore prices fell during the week to Friday September 8, following significant depreciation of the Chinese yuan against the US dollar, which added to buyer-side cost pressures, sources said