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  • High prices support Afarak Q3 turnover but loss widens vs last year

    Monday, 20 November 2017

    The company benefited from high prices in both ferroalloys and speciality materials including foundry chromite but an increase in costs among other factors caused its third-quarter loss to widen year on year.

  • Chinese graphite exports fall in September

    Friday, 17 November 2017

    Shipments were still higher year-on-year but were down compared with the summer months, when lower production because of strict environmental inspections started to affect traded volumes.

  • Italmatch to take over US-based Detrex

    Wednesday, 15 November 2017

    The Italian chemicals group is in line for its third acquisition this year, by taking over fellow speciality chemicals company Detrex, which has a strong presence in US end markets.

  • High refractories sales for Magnesita in Jan-Sep

    Tuesday, 14 November 2017

    The company posted a high net loss related to the divestment of the carbon bricks operation in Germany, but business was otherwise strong in both refractories and minerals sales.

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  • Industrial minerals in the new Trump era

    Thursday, 15 December 2016

    Trump win ‘positive’ for oil and gas sector while uncertainty surrounds the future of renewables. Meanwhile a lack of clarity remains in terms of foreign trade agreements.

  • OPEC agrees to curb oil output

    Thursday, 15 December 2016

    Oil prices rallied following an announcement by OPEC that it would set a production limit of 32.5m bbl/d.

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