IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 6

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Monday January 6 that are worth another look.

The global finished steel market in 2020 is set to be weighed down by a continuation of last year’s weaker end-consumption rates, but there are bright spots coming in the longer term, Fastmarkets analysts forecast.

Fastmarkets copper concentrates treatment and refining charges (TC/RC) index was largely stable week on week due to quiet trading ahead of Lunar New Year on January 25.

Seaborne manganese ore prices in China rose in the week ended Friday January 3 on support from reduced availability of material and improved sentiment after Hebei Steel increased its silico-manganese tender price by more than was expected.

China’s export price for ferro-vanadium was stable for the third consecutive week in the latest assessment period ended Thursday January 2, amid relatively low liquidity in both the domestic and European markets.

UG2 chrome ore producers achieve higher sales prices amid improved sentiment.

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Fastmarkets invites feedback on a proposal to increase the publication frequency of non-exchange-deliverable equivalent-grade (EQ) copper cathode premium, cif Shanghai, from once every two weeks to once every week.
The outlook for North American steel scrap prices has headed further into bearish territory ahead of June’s trade, with prices for all grades expected to fall again after a round of across-the-board decreases in May
Fastmarkets is inviting feedback on a change of publishing time for our ferro-chrome price in the Chinese domestic market as well as ferro-chrome import prices in Japan and South Korea, to 5-6pm Shanghai time from 2-3pm London time.
Fastmarkets is inviting feedback on a proposal change the publishing time for our silico-manganese, ferro-manganese and manganese ore port prices in China, to 5-6pm Shanghai time from 2-3pm London time.
The publication of Fastmarkets copper concentrates TC index, cif Asia Pacific was delayed on Friday March 26, due to a reporter error.
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