GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices soften on ample supply, weak demand ahead of holiday

Spot prices for battery-grade lithium hydroxide in China were down this week due to ample availability of the material and a lack of significant demand ahead of national holidays in the country to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival (September 13-15). Battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices across other global regions were similarly down, with participants citing wide availability…

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/09: LME nickel spreads tighten; price closes below $18,000 per tonne

The three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was lower at the close of trading on Thursday September 12, while considerable tightness in the metal’s forward spreads prompted market questions of prospective deliveries into LME warehouses to ease trading conditions. Despite moderately low volumes at just over 6,000 lots exchanged by the close, nickel’s…