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  • By Wayne Yamada
    Published: 20 Jan 2017

    Falling prices spur higher silicon carbide, alumina refractory brick imports; magnesite imports stay soft; PMI still below 50 but climbing.

  • By Kasia Patel
    Published: 13 Jan 2017

    After a decline in the third quarter of 2016, metspar exports from China for November once again recouped volumes and values, while acidspar export volumes between October and November saw a steep decline.

  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 06 Jan 2017

    The elimination of the previous duty regime for Chinese graphite exports may lead to short-term reduction in prices from the Asian origin, market participants said, although some played down the long-term impact of the change.

  • By Myles McCormick
    Published: 23 Dec 2016

    Despite recent price increases, the recovery of lithium chemicals from lithium-ion batteries remains uneconomical.

  • By IM Staff
    Published: 16 Dec 2016

    Every year, millions of tonnes of highly polluting electronic waste are sent to landfill, even though a high proportion of this material consists of valuable metals and minerals. Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, looks at how the changing makeup of electronic products poses problems and opportunities for e-scrap recycling.


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