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  • By William Clarke
    Published: 23 Jun 2017

    Could Iran hold the answer to the isolated Gulf state's barytes import worries?

  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 16 Jun 2017

    Fast-growing demand for speciality composite materials offering improved weight profile and durability from sectors as diverse as automotive, energy and electronics is creating encouraging business opportunities for producers, as innovation remains crucial, Covestro told IM London.

  • By William Clarke
    Published: 09 Jun 2017

    With the recent rise in prices, and ongoing concerns about environmental effects, traders are asking if there is any room to further cut the use of the white pigment.

  • By IM Staff
    Published: 02 Jun 2017

    Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade has signalled its intention to support the rare earths sector through with financial backing, as restrictions on foreign processing technologies could be relaxed to help the country exploit its large resources.

  • By William Clarke
    Published: 24 May 2017

    BP sees 'return to growth' as production starts at major site and Ineos snaps up £1bn of energy assets, while Wood Group teases exit from the region

  • By Yoke Wong
    Published: 17 May 2017

    Container shipping costs have been increasing since end-2016 and the uptrend is expected to stay in the near-term. Despite higher freight rate, industrial minerals market participants reported delays and limited vessels availability.

  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 12 May 2017

    The surge in Brazilian deliveries of alumina trihydrate to US customers that characterised the second half of 2016 has continued this year to date.

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