Seaborne manganese ore prices in China ticked upward in the week to Friday December 2 but doubt remained whether this was an indication of an upward trend or just a short-term shift
Global nickel premiums were under pressure from weak demand in the week to Tuesday December 6, with the premium for nickel 4x4 cathode in Rotterdam widening downward, while the others were flat
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission starts reporting cobalt futures position information
Glencore and ACE Green Recycling announced a long-term supply agreement on Tuesday December 6 for recycled lead, as well as for several battery metal end-products recycled from lithium-ion batteries
China’s battery materials markets have been generally softening due to weaker downstream buying appetite that stems from lower demand from the battery sector – especially nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) lithium-ion batteries – and from bearish sentiment
Weakening demand from the Chinese market put pressure on battery-grade nickel products in the week to Friday, December 2, with domestic nickel sulfate prices, nickel mixed-hydroxide precipitate (MHP) payables and international nickel sulfate premiums all declining during the period
Weak demand for cobalt chemicals globally pushed the price of standard-grade cobalt down by 3.45% on Monday, December 5
Demand for exports of Chinese graphite material are still muted despite a sharp fall in freight rates out of the country, which has allowed offer prices to come down
Chinese battery cathode materials producer Beijing Easpring plans to establish a lithium (manganese) iron phosphate (L(M)FP) project together with its compatriot, Sichuan Shudao New Material Technology Group Co
Recent agreements with Japanese companies will help Nouveau Monde Graphite become the biggest graphite producer in North America’s anode supply chain, Eric Desaulniers, founder, president and chief executive officer of the company told Fastmarkets
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