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Uncertainty for global industry despite nickel price rise

Among the major base metals in 2019, nickel has continued to outperform thanks in part to tighter Indonesian restrictions on…

Low prime prices knock embattled secondary markets

Recyclers searching for new markets because of Asian import restrictions are buffeted by a fall in virgin plastics. Written by…

High supply keeps OCC prices in check

The lowest prices for years and low demand from Asia have prompted stockpiling in the US and a growth in…

Markets lack lustre as short-term concerns weaken prices

None of the leading metals has shone in recent weeks amid continuing political and economic uncertainties. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities have…

Prices more consistent across most markets

Traders saw less erratic price movements in March and April although early increases of US$ 15 were not sustained. Shipment…

Traders giving away OCC as prices plumet

Diverting fibre from China to its Asian neighbours is no longer making business sense for Western exporters struggling to find…

Indian import deadline drives temporary price hike

Exporters cash in as domestic recyclers try to secure more material ahead of August restrictions. Malaysia has also been cracking…

Will rare earth prices increase 50% in the next five years?

The Chinese government has drastically cut backon domestic production of rare earth minerals, according to new data from Adamas Intelligence….

High ferrous scrap prices sustained by healthy demand

Global – Ferrous scrap prices have been recording further gains in recent weeks, although President Trump’€™s decision to impose substantial…

Precious metals prices ‘between two extremes’ in 2018?

Global – Prices for gold may be as high as US$ 1510 or as low as US$ 1120 this year,…

Ferrous scrap prices remain at elevated levels

Global – The final weeks of 2017 brought a strong upward progression in ferrous scrap prices, driven in part by…