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  • Price briefing: August 31-September 6

    Friday, 07 September 2018

    Falling yuan, rupee trigger iodine sell-off in Asia; Flake graphite market in Europe stable, local availability reducing; Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip on ample supply and lack of buyer interest; Non-met chromite prices unfazed by weaker rand; European titanium dioxide buyers well stocked after China export drive

  • Falling yuan, rupee trigger iodine sell-off in Asia

    Friday, 07 September 2018

    The poor performance of the currencies of India and China has prompted sellers there to destock, keeping price steady and confounding expectations that this year's price increases would continue.

  • Well-stocked iodine market weighs on upward price trend

    Friday, 31 August 2018

    Stockpiled iodine is being sold off at attractive prices, which has stopped some sellers achieving higher prices.

  • Currency depreciation not yet reflecting on iodine prices

    Friday, 24 August 2018

    Iodine buyers in India and China are consuming their stockpiles and sitting out currency volatility in their countries.

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  • What goes up…

    Friday, 07 July 2017

    As the dust settles following a price war that has quartered the market value of iodine in recent years, IM reports from Chile on the causes of the roller coaster ride in the market and looks to the future of demand for the mineral.

  • Russia to revive Tyumen iodine and bromine project

    Thursday, 22 October 2015

    The Cherkashinskoye industrial site in Tyumen Oblast was assessed for iodine and bromine production from mineral-rich brines towards the end of the Soviet era, but a lack of funding and appropriate technologies scuppered the project. Now, locally-based Tyumen Resources Co. is seeking to deploy a unique new method for extracting iodine, with the support of the local university and regional government, Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, reports.

  • Australia: End of the mining gloom?

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014

    The downturn of the global “commodities supercyle” and slowing raw material demand in China has been felt keenly in Australia’s resources sector. But while proponents of Australian mining admit the industry isn’t quite as mighty as it used to be, they say that there are still plenty of reasons to be positive Down Under, Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Editor and Laura Syrett, Prices Editor, discover.

  • Potash and barite supply tightens while fused magnesia faces overcapacity

    Wednesday, 29 October 2014

    Antimony, iodine suffer from slow China growth; Tough times continue for TiO2 pigment market; FM producers storing up trouble for the future

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