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  • July 2016

    EU takes action over China export duties

    20 July 2016

    The European Union has launched another legal case against China’s restriction on raw material exports essential for the region’s downstream industries. However, China discounts any deliberate intentions claiming that the restrictions are merely an effort to protect domestic resources and the ecological environment.

  • Brexit: Mineral companies in “wait and see” mode

    18 July 2016

    Financial markets in turmoil although market participants say it's too early to predict the long-term impact; ceramics sector expresses concerns over exports.

  • Price Briefing 8-14 July 2016

    15 July 2016

    Chinese lithium spot prices continue to decline; iodine price declines show no sign of letting up; Chinese potash contracts signed; alumina prices fall

  • US takes action over China export duties

    14 July 2016

    US trade authorities have challenged China’s continued enforcement of export duties on nine essential metals and minerals, which the country agreed to eliminate after joining the WTO, pointing to deliberate efforts by China to increase its competitive edge in downstream product manufacture.

  • China to base resource tax on mineral prices

    12 July 2016

    The Chinese government has introduced a new resource tax policy on 21 different minerals which will be based on the price of the mineral and will be applicable on the total value of the sales instead of volumes earlier, as the country aims to relieve producers suffering in the current downturn but positions itself to gain longer-term when prices recover.

  • Stagnant growth for China’s flake graphite trade

    11 July 2016

    Natural flake graphite exports from China registered modest growth in the first five months of 2016, bearing the brunt of slowing market demand with average values stagnating at the lower end of the trend observed in the last four years.

  • Excess supply continues to stall graphite prices

    08 July 2016

    Price Review: Dwindling consumption rates in traditional end markets have stalled any upward movement in graphite flake prices as an over abundance of supply leads the industry to an impasse.

  • Price Briefing 1-7 July 2016

    08 July 2016

    Fluorspar prices fail to rebound due to weak demand; Chinese TiO2 operators signal yet another price hike; bauxite prices slow down amid persistent issues in consumption; Chinese silicon carbide export values point to lower prices; lithium prices see a degree of stabilisation.

  • China’s spherical graphite exports spike in 2016

    07 July 2016

    Uncoated spherical graphite exports from China have maintained a lead despite slowdown across other graphite markets while average values continue to decrease, indicating saturation in demand.

  • Stratmin concludes Graphmada graphite sale

    07 July 2016

    UK AIM-listed StratMin has signed a conditional agreement with ASX-listed Bass Metals to sell its remaining 93.75% stake in Graphmada graphite project in Madagascar.

  • Spherical graphite blend improves battery performance

    01 July 2016

    Magnis Resources has announced performance results for batteries manufactured by blending coated spherical graphite material with 10% silicon.

  • Price Briefing 24-30 June 2016

    01 July 2016

    Brexit leaves mineral producers in limbo; graphite prices hindered by weak refractory market; Chinese lithium price dip likely to be temporary; potash contracts signed at lower levels; TiO2 driven by improvements in Chinese housing and automotive sectors.

  • Graphite prices remain flat despite upward push

    01 July 2016

    With the first half of the year leaving little room for further declines in graphite prices, Chinese producers’ attempts to boost prices have failed to materialise in the markets outside of China with weak consumption levels spurring discounts.

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