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Rising oil prices were seen last year as a positive result of growing global growth and recovery, but a combination of factors are turning this benign view into a more sinister scenario. On the supply...
In case you missed it, our latest round of Monthly Metals Index (MMI) reports is in the books. Last month was a busy one, as countries scrambled to win exemptions from the U.S.’s Section 232...
The Copper MMI (Monthly Metals Index) increased one point in May. Stronger LME Copper prices led the increase. LME copper prices recovered previous price momentum and increased in April. At the...
MetalMiner’s Global Precious Monthly Metals Index (MMI), tracking a basket of precious metals from across the globe, held steady for April and remained at an index value of 88 for the second...
Following intense lobbying by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel — plus, it must be said, the whole European steel industry and many consumers in the U.S....
MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns touched on the rapid swing back downward for the aluminum price, which surged on news of US sanctions on Russian oligarchs and companies but quickly dropped when the US...
What goes up must come down, goes the old adage. Although that adage does not always hold true, it has for aluminum this week following a change of tone from Washington. According to the Financial...
Higher is the simple answer. The world with the exception of China was in deficit before U.S. sanctions against Oleg Derispaska and his aluminum company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL). So when the three million...
U.S. domestic steel prices steadily increased after the release of the Section 232 report and President Donald Trump’s formal proclamation. However, the pace of the increases has started to slow...
Numerous factors weigh heavily on the base metals and commodity complex: the Chinese copper scrap ban, the Section 232 proclamation on aluminum and steel combined with country-specific exemptions set...