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  • June 2017

    Orocobre lithium carbonate production hit by heavy snowfall

    23 June 2017

    Severe weather conditions have caused a three-day production suspension at Orocobre's Olaroz lithium facility.

  • Soda ash supply tightness in India lifts spot prices

    09 June 2017

    Soda ash shipping delay from Europe to India has led a supply shortage, which has pushed spot prices higher in early June. Many are also awaiting the outcome of India's anti-dumping duties review in mid-July, in order to reassess their supply sources.

  • Price briefing 2-8 June

    09 June 2017

    Ilmenite price ranges widened on buyer-reluctance, as rutile remained unchanged; chromite price stable; silicon carbide spreads tighten; APMDC gear up for baryte tender; fluorspar producers outside China plan price increase; India soda ash prices rise amid shipping delay; antimony trioxide prices soften

  • China's soda ash exports drop in April

    06 June 2017

    The quantity and value of soda ash exported from China fell substantially in April, the latest data from customs officials reveals.

  • May 2017

    China soda ash supply to dip in Q2 amid producer maintenance outages

    22 May 2017

    Maintenance shutdowns in China in Q2 are set to reduce the availability of soda ash, a move producers believe may lead to higher prices, however lower levels of domestic demand may stymie price increases.

  • AkzoNobel spurns PPG again, doubles down on spin-out plans

    08 May 2017

    The Dutch paint and chemical business AkzoNobel rebuffed another unsolicited take-over bid from US paint group PPG, the third such offer in two months.

  • Solvay Q1 profits rise on sales volume increase

    03 May 2017

    Solvay reported a strong start to the year as increased sales volumes were supported by positive currency effects.

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