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  • December 2016

    Magnesia: Year in Review 2016

    29 December 2016

    A roundup of the year’s main events in the global magnesia industry.

  • China cancels graphite, magnesia, magnesite export taxes

    23 December 2016

    China has scrapped export taxes on graphite, magnesia and magnesite.

  • Vesuvius buys Brazilian flux operation

    22 December 2016

    The takeover is aimed at strengthening Vesuvius’ division of Steel Flow Control, and was funded through existing financial resources.

  • K+S buys stake in Saudi Arabia fertiliser producer

    19 December 2016

    The German potash and magnesium manufacturer plans to expand its footprint int the Middle Eastern, African and South-east Asian fertiliser markets through the purchase, which is expected to close in mid-2017.

  • Indian mining index slows down in October

    19 December 2016

    Lower production of bauxite, magnesite and coal dragged down India’s mining and quarrying index in October.

  • China’s Xinmi shuts 85 refractory factories in 2016

    19 December 2016

    Environmental efforts on the part of local authorities have led to the closure of 85 highly-polluting factories in the city, as the industry is pushed to transition to cleaner energy sources.

  • RHI appoints new COO, CTO

    19 December 2016

    Gerd Schubert will take over both roles and help to implement the RHI-Magnesita merger.

  • Imerys: ‘Low point of profits behind us’

    15 December 2016

    CEO tells investors future is bright as Q3 results saw the company's expansion strategy pay dividends. The refractories market remains weak, however.

  • Freight rate volatility impacts minerals trading

    05 December 2016

    Minerals trading has been increasingly impacted by volatility in freight rates and tight availability of cargo over the last few months against a situation of flatness in raw material prices.

  • Price Briefing 25 November - 1 December

    02 December 2016

    Magnesia prices unchanged amid concerns of further decline, chemical-grade chromite rises and lithium annual 2017 contracts started to conclude following lengthy negotiations. Bauxite, fused alumina prices held unchanged despite more anticipated production shutdowns.

  • Industry concerned over China’s magnesia quota affair

    01 December 2016

    The magnesia industry is at a loss as to what the cancellation of the export quota system in place until this year in China will mean for business, as many fear international supply could increase and instigate price cuts.

  • November 2016

    Fire delays production at K+S Hattorf site

    28 November 2016

    K+S has faced a number of fertiliser production restrictions this year owing to issues with waste disposal in the Hesse-Thuringia potash district. However, just days after restarting production at its Hattorf site in Germany, the company has announced that a fire, which broke out on Friday, could hinder operations for another month.

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    28 November 2016

    The publication of Industrial Minerals’ price assessments will be affected by the Christmas holidays.

  • Steel output grows 3% in October

    24 November 2016

    China, India and Italy posted growth in their steel volumes for the month, while the US, Germany, Spain and Brazil were down against last year.

  • India’s September mineral output index falls

    21 November 2016

    Bauxite output in the country fell in September while magnesite and chromite increased.

  • China fails to set magnesia export quota

    16 November 2016

    Magnesia and talc are not mentioned in the official register of export quotas Beijing released for 2017, leading to suspicions that the quotas in place for over two decades may have been quietly scrapped.

  • IFGL benefits from steel rebound

    14 November 2016

    An slight increase in the world steel capacity utilisation rate in September and a drop off in Chinese exports boosted the Indian refractory maker’s bottom line.

  • Weak markets hit Magnesita's Q3 as earnings improve

    14 November 2016

    The company, which is in the process of merging with European refractory maker RHI, was affected by a downturn in steel output in its main exporting markets, while earnings improved against last year.

  • Slow ceramics sales affect Morgan’s trading

    07 November 2016

    The company continues to report a challenging scenario for technical ceramics as end markets remain sluggish, while it seeks to expand its speciality materials offering.

  • Martin Marietta's Q3 boosted by construction sector

    01 November 2016

    Shipments of aggregates and heavy building materials to residential markets in the US saw further increases in Q3. The company remains bullish as infrastructure and non-residential end markets are expected to record higher activity into next year.

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