IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from October 25

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Friday October 25 that are worth another look.

The London Metal Exchange has set out its requirements for responsible sourcing, outlining three routes to compliance, it said on Friday October 25. The requirements will be underpinned by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s due diligence guidance.

A group of metals and mining companies, including Glencore and Anglo American, have joined forces with the World Economic Forum to explore the use of blockchain technology to accelerate responsible sourcing of raw materials.

Sellers undercut previous cobalt metal price offers in thin trading in order to lock in business, with a greater focus placed on contract negotiations for 2020.

Ferro-vanadium prices declined last week amid aggressive offers, with vanadium pentoxide prices following suit.

Swiss commodity trading and mining company Glencore recorded a year-on-year decrease in copper and nickel production for the third quarter of 2019, while zinc production increased.