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  • EC adds lithium to critical raw materials list amid transition to 'green' economy

    Friday, 04 September 2020

    The European Commission unveiled an updated list of critical raw materials on Thursday September 3 that it aims to secure the supply of while avoiding over-dependence on third countries, alongside an action plan to create domestic supply chains for raw materials.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Open consultation on industrial minerals methodology

    Tuesday, 01 September 2020

    Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on its pricing methodology for its industrial minerals, as part of its annual methodology review process and compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) principles for PRAs.

  • Turkish currency comes under renewed pressure

    Monday, 10 August 2020

    The exchange rate for the Turkish lira has touched record lows against the US dollar, increasing the revenues for the Middle Eastern country’s mineral exporters.

  • Chinese barite exports slump on pandemic slowdown

    Tuesday, 28 July 2020

    Chinese barite exports in the first half of 2020 ran at less than half the pace they did in January-June 2019, reflecting low global drilling activity and the fact that India-origin material is more competitive.

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  • Oil price falls crush frac sand demand

    Monday, 08 June 2020

    The global Covid-19 pandemic has plunged the oil market into an unprecedented slump, threatening a complete reshaping of the oilfield mineral market. One of the hardest hit industries is likely to be frac sand mining.

  • Download the March 2020 issue of MMM

    Tuesday, 10 March 2020

    Welcome to the March 2020 issue of the Metal Market Magazine, which features extended and analytical content on energy trends and steel tube and pipe products.

  • Oilfield minerals face falling US drilling activity

    Tuesday, 10 March 2020

    Markets for oilfield minerals like frac sand and barite are being influenced by national policies and international trade, reports William Clarke.

  • Indian mining: Stuck in the slow lane

    Friday, 01 November 2019

    Frustration at the lack of progress in India’s mining sector was simmering at the annual FIMI meeting in Delhi in September. Sunder Singh discovers how many in the industry believe that, far from advancing, mineral production in India is going backwards.

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