IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from December 19

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday December 19 that are worth another look.

What’s in store for the steel and scrap markets in 2020?

Most copper scrap discounts in the United States increased as the Comex copper price continued to strengthen week on week.

Spot market prices for alloy-grade and standard-grade cobalt diverged in the first half of the week.

Two weeks of strikes in protest against government plans to reform pension arrangements have delayed some minor metals deliveries that will now be postponed until 2020.

The Chinese ferro-silicon market has been steady over the past week amid firm quotations from producers.

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The publication of Fastmarkets copper concentrates TC index, cif Asia Pacific was delayed on Friday March 26, due to a reporter error.
State-owned copper giant Codelco has created two subsidiaries to further its expansion into lithium, a metal Chile has identified as essential not only for the global energy transition but for its own future development
After a month-long consultation period, Fastmarkets has refined the delivery terms for its international nickel sulfate price assessments, with Japan and Korea now the only accepted locations.
After an extended consultation period, Fastmarkets has amended the specified brands in its cobalt standard grade and cobalt alloy grade price assessments.
A growing focus by consumers on Scope 3 carbon emissions is putting raw materials, such as bauxite and alumina, in the spotlight
Fastmarkets invited feedback from the industry on the pricing methodology for cobalt sulfate, spodumene and graphite price assessments via an open consultation process between April 13 and May 18, 2023. This consultation was done as part of our published annual methodology review process.
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