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…

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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…

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IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices close in on $100/tonne amid rush to build inventories ahead of National Day holiday in China

Seaborne iron ore prices surged on Thursday September 12 amid support from Chinese steelmakers stocking up ahead of the week-long National Day holiday at the start of October. Fastmarkets iron ore indices 62% Fe fines, cfr Qingdao: $99.30 per tonne, up $4.64 per tonne. 62% Fe Pilbara Blend fines, cfr Qingdao: $99.69 per tonne, up $4.64 per…

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CHINA REBAR: Prices flat amid inactivity

China’s rebar prices were unchanged in both domestic and export market on Thursday September 12 amid thin trading. Domestic Eastern China (Shanghai): 3,650-3,680 yuan ($513-517) per tonne, unchanged Northern China (Beijing): 3,620-3,650 yuan per tonne, unchanged Buyers from the construction sector had stocked up on materials in the past three days, ahead of a public…

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