Published: 20 Jan 2017
Falling prices spur higher silicon carbide, alumina refractory brick imports; magnesite imports stay soft; PMI still below 50 but climbing.
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.
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.
Published: 23 Dec 2016
Despite recent price increases, the recovery of lithium chemicals from lithium-ion batteries remains uneconomical.
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.