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The consumption of steel scrap in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was expected to rise sharply in the coming years amid expansions in steelmaker capacities to feed greater steel demand
In a bold move questioned by most in the marketplace this week, five of the six largest North American containerboard and corrugated box companies announced containerboard price increases for Jan. 1. The $70/ton and $75/ton brown linerboard increase, if implemented, would be the first one in almost two years for the domestic market in the […]
Strong export activities contribute to spike
The US Department of Treasury has released its definition of a Foreign Entity of Concern (FEOC) for the purposes of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – and there are big implications for nickel.
Black mass payables dropped during the week to Wednesday November 29 with insufficient demand for the shredded, sorted lithium-ion battery packs in key buying markets restricting trade.
Spot lithium prices in China further extended losses over the week to Thursday November 30, depressed by continuous weakness in the futures market and tepid spot demand
Some cathode makers have been switching back to lower-nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) from high-nickel NCM cathodes to reduce costs and encourage consumers amid slowing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), Fastmarkets understands
Consumers of non-Chinese, ESG-compliant rare earths products will need to pay a premium over prices for Chinese material and there is “no way around” it, Grant Smith, chairman of Less Common Metals (LCM), said at the Critical Minerals Association & Geological Society Business Forum in London on Monday November 27
Find out how days before the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, the World Economic Forum (WEF) outlined three key areas of investment for the global aluminium industry to reach net zero by 2050 – clean energy, emerging technologies and decarbonization infrastructure – but it will require hundreds of billions of dollars
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