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  • May 2015

    Vertical integration key to China’s fluorochemical expansion

    28 May 2015

    End-Market Analysis: Sourcing raw material from a cheap labour and low-production cost base has prompted China’s downstream expansion as vertical integration boosts the country’s acidspar demand with growing consumption rates.

  • China’s growing downstream dominance leads fluorspar recovery

    28 May 2015

    While infrastructure developments drive demand and the impact of a transition to HFOs remains distant, the price outlook is positive for Q2 2015.

  • New Nigeria port to boost dry bulk

    21 May 2015

    The Lekki deep seaport project is set to be completed in 2019 and will be the largest port in Nigeria. With a 4m tpa dry bulk handling capacity the port could result in increased industrial imports to supply the oil and gas and cement industries.

  • Tertiary Minerals records wider loss but moves Swedish and US operations forward

    20 May 2015

    Tertiary Minerals has managed to find financing through share issuance on London's AIM market. With prospects in the US and Europe, the company is strategically placed to exploit the fluorspar market once it gets to production stage.

  • Sika's shareholders appeal FINMA decision on Saint Gobain takeover

    18 May 2015

    Saint Gobain’s tenacity in the face of obstruction from Sika’s shareholders underscores the strategic importance it must place on the acquisition of the Swiss chemicals company, and the value of consolidation in the construction sector as a whole.

  • Kenya Fluorspar fully compliant with government tax obligations

    18 May 2015

    Despite press reports that the company was at odds with the Kenyan government over its tax payments, Kenya Fluorspar has stressed that it has fulfilled state demands for increased royalties on production from its Kimwarer project and is not required to compensate landowners for use of its mining lease area.*

  • Titanium dioxide drives Mombasa port volumes

    07 May 2015

    Dry bulk volumes handled by Kenyan port up on increased titanium dioxide production.

  • WIOML 2015: Mining industry continues to be stalked by “myths and monsters”

    05 May 2015

    According to speakers at the World Initiative of Mining Lawyers held today in London, UK, the mining industry is holding on to a number of false assumptions that are hindering growth, particularly during a time of global slowdown in the sector. These include theories regarding manufacturing cost curves, government policies and financial assessment.

  • Acidspar prices touch pre-boom levels

    01 May 2015

    Fluorspar Price Review: Q1 2015 price trend analysis for acidspar shows slump to two-and-a-half year lows; prices down 45% since 2012.

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