The Indonesian government is looking to ease its export ban on bauxite, sources familiar with the matter have told Fastmarkets

Europe’s nascent synthetic graphite sector faces a double threat with China’s overcapacity persisting and US legislation embracing protectionism at the expense of a level playing field, according to the head of a forthcoming anode material producer in Europe

The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office announced a further extension of all China Section 301 tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese import and 77 pandemic-related categories through June 14, after which, the tariff exclusion for China’s graphite anodes will not be extended, the USTR announced on Friday May 24

Fastmarkets rounds up the key discussion points at the 30th annual Cobalt Institute conference in New York, from May 12-14.

The quarterly European ferro-chrome benchmark price will be discontinued with effect from June this year, Merafe Resources said on Monday May 20

The US Treasury Department will give automakers a two-year extension to 2027 on restrictions to some hard-to-trace minerals from China, such as graphite contained in anodes, it said in an announcement on Friday May 3

Cobalt standard grade prices were stable in the week ended Friday April 5, due to poor demand for cobalt intermediates following price increases in early February amid tight supply in Europe.

Western Australia plans to offer tax breaks to nickel producers in a bid to help the ailing industry amid crashing prices, the state government announced on Saturday February 17

Manganese, chrome, tungsten and vanadium will be key topics of discussion at Fastmarkets’ upcoming Asia Ferroalloys Conference 2024 in Hong Kong on February 26-28, after appearing on China’s latest list of critical minerals

Fastmarkets’ weekly calculation of its chrome ore South Africa UG2/MG concentrates index, cif China was $283 per tonne on Tuesday, up from $281 per tonne on January 9. The index had held at $281 since December 19, 2023. The index had seen pockets of stability throughout 2023, including the most recent period, which lasted from December 19 […]