IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from June 18

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday June 18 that are worth another look.

Chilean state-owned copper producer Codelco is running its Chuquicamata division at half capacity, due to strike action by three unions at the site in northern Chile.

GFG Alliance, the parent of Liberty Steel USA, is open to possible mergers, a top company executive told attendees during a keynote presentation at the Steel Success Strategies XXXIV conference in New York on Tuesday June 18.

Pala Investments will buy 100% of the remaining shares in Cobalt 27 for Canadian $501 million ($374 million), the companies said on June 18.

Production of battery materials, including cobalt sulfate and nickel sulfate, at Guangxi Yinyi Advanced Material will not be affected by the bankruptcy of its parent company, Yinyi Group, Fastmarkets understands.

Ferro-silicon prices in China were steady in the week ended June 14 with the release of a largely unchanged benchmark tender price, firm futures and tighter availability for prompt material providing support.

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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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