GLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: European APT prices slide on cheaper offers; Chinese tungsten market quiet

The price for ammonium paratugnstate (APT) in Europe moved lower in the week ended Friday August 23, weighed down by bearish sentiment ahead of the late-August auction for the entire antimony stock held in the defunct Fanya Metal Exchange. Meanwhile, the Chinese APT export price was stable amid market uncertainty. Tungsten concentrate prices again stable…

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FOCUS: Are there real drivers to boost the September ferro-chrome tenders?

While the major Chinese stainless steel mills are expected to release their September tender prices for domestic ferro-chrome this week, the majority of market participants expect a price increase in near future tenders, including for September, Fastmarkets understands. Some market participants also long for such a price hike to boost the overall ferro-chrome market, which…

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Aluminium alloys from China will be subject to at least 20% in tariffs by September while for hundreds of steel products it will be at least 35% if the latest round of tariffs threatened against China take effect, sources indicated to Fastmarkets.

Aluminium alloys from China will be subject to at least 20% in tariffs by September while for hundreds of steel products it will be at least 35% if the latest round of tariffs threatened against China take effect, sources indicated to Fastmarkets. That is because the new tariffs US President Donald Trump signaled against China…

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Air Liquide and Severstal further strengthen their partnership with a new long-term contract

PAO Severstal and Air Liquide have signed a new long-term contract for the supply of oxygen, nitrogen and argon in Cherepovets. Air Liquide will invest around 50 million euros in the construction of a state-of-the-art Air Separation Unit (ASU) which will improve the energy efficiency and the overall environmental footprint of the Severstal production process.…

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Here are another five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Friday August 23 that are worth another look.

Here are another five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Friday August 23 that are worth another look. The government of Canada has announced measures to prevent the transshipment of aluminium into the United States, building on commitments made when the US removed its Section 232 import tariffs in May. The Chinese government…

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The weakening of the yuan to a decade-low against the US dollar is causing a lot of disruption to steel trading markets in Asia, sources told Fastmarkets this week.

The weakening of the yuan to a decade-low against the US dollar is causing a lot of disruption to steel trading markets in Asia, sources told Fastmarkets this week. “The situation is very chaotic now, and bids and offers are all over the place,” a trader in East Asia said on Monday August 5. China’s…

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Brazilian iron ore exports fell by 4.7% on the year in July, with Vale’s successful resumption of some of its suspended operations slowing the rate of decrease in comparison with those a few months earlier, data released last week by Brazil’s ministry of economy showed.

Brazilian iron ore exports fell by 4.7% on the year in July, with Vale’s successful resumption of some of its suspended operations slowing the rate of decrease in comparison with those a few months earlier, data released last week by Brazil’s ministry of economy showed. The country exported 34.27 million tonnes of the steelmaking raw…

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