Open/Close Mobile Menu Open/Close Mobile Menu

Summer torpor hits industrial minerals early

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Positive barite, bromine, soda ash prices stand out; refractory minerals continue to head south; TiO2 feedstocks face gloomy second half of 2015.

Specialist mining bank Investec commented in early July that mining is "going nowhere and nowhere fast", pointing to continuing volatility in commodity prices and unpredictable foreign exchange rates, against a background of macroeconomic challenges, that it said were keeping the sector down.

Investec highlighted weaker than expected US growth and...

This is a preview of the full article

Logo
  • 2 years pricing data on all minerals
  • The latest global news and features
  • Print magazine
  • Article archive ranging from 1988
  • Access on the move with IM Insight mobile app




Take a Trial or Subscription today. Start below: