Summer torpor hits industrial minerals early
Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Positive barite, bromine, soda ash prices stand out; refractory minerals continue to head south; TiO2 feedstocks face gloomy second half of 2015.
Specialist mining bank Investec commented in early July that
mining is "going nowhere and nowhere fast", pointing to
continuing volatility in commodity prices and unpredictable
foreign exchange rates, against a background of macroeconomic
challenges, that it said were keeping the sector down.
Investec highlighted weaker than expected US growth