China’s granting of the first export licenses under its new controls on gallium and germanium, hafnium’s paused price increase and indium metal market fundamentals are likely to be topics of discussion throughout LME Week, which runs October 9-13

After a consultation period, Fastmarkets has decided to amend the specifications of two of its germanium metal price assessments by clarifying the price names and specified quality of the metal.

China’s impending export ban on gallium and germanium will be detrimental to the cost-effective manufacturing of advanced semiconductor chips in the United States in the near term

Restrictions on critical minerals by China cast uncertainty over industry

Fastmarkets has corrected its China’s domestic germanium metal price assessment, which was published incorrectly on Friday February 11 due to a reporter error