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Metals pricing notices

Fastmarkets has discontinued its aluminium low-carbon differential value-added product, Europe, as of Friday March 1, 2024.

The publication of Fastmarkets’ manganese ore seaborne indices for Friday March 1 was delayed due to a technical issue. Fastmarkets’ pricing database has been updated.

After market feedback, Fastmarkets is extending the consultation period for its proposal to increase and realign its listed brands for MB-CO-0005 cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam and MB-CO-0004 cobalt alloy grade, in-whs Rotterdam assessments.

Fastmarkets is launching a low-carbon primary aluminium differential, Japan, South Korea to complement its existing premiums in East Asia and to meet market interest in a low-carbon aluminium pricing mechanism.

Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodology for its coking coal indices and coke assessment, as part of its announced annual methodology review process.

Fastmarkets’ European green steel price was published earlier than scheduled due to an error.

Fastmarkets Benchmark Administration Oy (FBA) was incorporated in December 2020 to operate as the independent administrator of benchmarks published by price reporting agency (PRA) Fastmarkets and subject to the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). It is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, and supervised by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA).

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