Mineral sands markets braced for slowdown after China virus outbreak

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 07 February 2020

Business activity in the mineral sands markets was seen to be idling in the week to Friday February 7, with worries about the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China leading to a cautious outlook, as Declan Conway reports.

Trading in the mineral sands markets was expected to slow down over the near term while information about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and its effects on trade were being digested by dealers.

The markets have already been slow this year after rebates offered in December prompted a rash of trading...