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  • By William Clarke
    Published: 24 May 2017

    BP sees 'return to growth' as production starts at major site and Ineos snaps up £1bn of energy assets, while Wood Group teases exit from the region

  • By Yoke Wong
    Published: 17 May 2017

    Container shipping costs have been increasing since end-2016 and the uptrend is expected to stay in the near-term. Despite higher freight rate, industrial minerals market participants reported delays and limited vessels availability.

  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 12 May 2017

    The surge in Brazilian deliveries of alumina trihydrate to US customers that characterised the second half of 2016 has continued this year to date.

  • By Yoke Wong
    Published: 05 May 2017

    Key refractory mineral producing region Shanxi, China has implemented new, tougher environmental rules restricting non-ferrous mining and smelting operations in the province in early May. The new policy is set to slash refractory-grade bauxite output, which had already been impacted by anti-pollution checks since last year.

  • By Martim Facada
    Published: 28 Apr 2017

    Bolivian antimony exports fell 31% throughout 2016 to 2,669 tonnes from 3,843 tonnes the year before, according to the Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy of Bolivia despite favourable international market prices.

  • By Yoke Wong
    Published: 21 Apr 2017

    Beijing has intensified efforts to clamp down on tax evasion on industrial minerals imports and exports to and from China.

  • By Albert Li
    Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 12 Apr 2017

    Intermittent production issues are starting to have an effect on Chinese export prices for fused magnesia, while caustic calcined and dead-burned magnesia are holding for the moment. Meanwhile demand for European material is on the rise, according to market participants.

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