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  • Bauxite price steady amid conflicting outlooks; fused alumina down on slow demand

    Friday, 27 May 2022

    Chinese bauxite prices were unchanged over the fortnight to Thursday May 26, with sources citing conflicting market factors, while prices for refractory-grade fused alumina dropped further amid bearish market conditions and a weaker yuan.

  • BFA prices slump on falling yuan; WFA, bauxite mostly stable

    Friday, 29 April 2022

    By Janie Davies, Sybil Pan Prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) dropped sharply over the fortnight to Thursday April 28 on a weakening of the Chinese yuan, while the price for white fused alumina (WFA) was stable on a cif Europe basis, and bauxite prices were mostly steady with tight supply offsetting the lower yuan.

  • Bauxite prices climb on rising freight costs, WFA spread narrows

    Monday, 18 April 2022

    Refractory-grade bauxite prices mostly ticked upward in the fortnight to Thursday April 14 due to rising land transport costs resulting from China’s Covid-19 control measures. The price of white fused alumina (WFA) went up because of exchange-rate moves while brown fused alumina (BFA) was steady.

  • Fused alumina prices slide on weak demand; logistics under tight Covid-19 controls

    Friday, 01 April 2022

    Prices for white fused alumina (WFA) showed a second consecutive drop in the two weeks to Thursday March 31, brown fused alumina (BFA) prices fell for a third consecutive fortnight, while bauxite prices were stable. And cross-provincial logistics in China were facing rigid Covid-19-related controls.

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  • ‘Our business case is about protecting capital,’ Flack Global Metals CEO says

    Friday, 22 April 2022

    The chief executive officer of Flack Global Metals, Jeremy Flack, is a vocal proponent of using futures and options for price risk management in the steel supply chain. He told Richard Barrett about the strategy behind FGM’s complementary mix of physical steel supply and financial services, how he entered and has prospered in the steel business, and what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.

  • Bauxite prices firm but alumina shows mixed fortunes

    Wednesday, 16 February 2022

    Supply risk has put a brake on the declining price of brown fused alumina (BFA) although white fused alumina (WFA) prices were still down.

  • Danieli's Gianpietro Benedetti on the future of steelmaking

    Wednesday, 16 February 2022

    Danieli Group chairman Gianpietro Benedetti has six decades of global experience in steel production and innovative technologies for the industry. He discussed with Richard Barrett trends in steelmaking, green steel production and some of the key technologies available to achieve them.

  • Download the February 2022 issue of MMM

    Wednesday, 16 February 2022

    Welcome to the February 2022 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we investigate the evolution of lithium prices and the fundamentals affecting the bauxite and alumina markets.

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