IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from November 1

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Friday November 1 that are worth another look.

Chinese steel exporters are bracing for a tough year end and an equally challenging 2020, even as the trade war between China and the United States mellows after a truce reached in early October.

Copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) rebounded slightly amid a lack of spot deals while annual contract negotiations kicked off during the annual London Metal Exchange Week gathering this week.

World silico-manganese supply jumped 23% year on year in September to reach 1.67 million tonnes, according to the latest research from the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

Spot prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China narrowed downward this past week while those for lithium hydroxide gained some stability.

Tsingshan Group has kept its ferro-chrome tender price for November delivery unchanged at a time when upstream chrome ore prices have been under pressure.

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