Summer torpor hits industrial minerals early

By Laura Syrett
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 and...

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