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  • Mineral sands prices rise in stronger spot market

    Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Mineral sands prices all moved up during the two weeks to Thursday June 9, with sources suggesting that the market was generally stronger, and with third-quarter prices now starting to be agreed at higher levels - at least, for rutile.

  • Rain storms impede Base Resources’ mineral sand operations in Kenya

    Monday, 06 June 2022

    Operations by African mineral sands producer Base Resources at Kwale in Kenya have been impeded by recent heavy rainstorms, the company said on Monday June 6.

  • Iluka production increases year-on-year in Q1 2022

    Wednesday, 27 April 2022

    International mineral sands mining company Iluka Resources achieved a year-on-year increase of 44% in the production of zircon, rutile and synthetic rutile in the first three months of 2022, it said in its latest quarterly review.

  • Base Resources reports decrease in Q1 ore output

    Thursday, 21 April 2022

    Africa-focused mineral sands producer Base Resources has reported a decrease in the volumes of ore mined in the first quarter of 2022, both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter.

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  • Global economic recovery spurs TiO2 market growth

    Thursday, 12 August 2021

    Growing demand for the multiple products that depend on titanium dioxide for their manufacture is driving rising output and revenue for its producers, but that is also raising questions about the future supplies of the feedstock materials they need, as William Clarke reports.

  • Trade wars, 'green' outlook rejuvenate rare earths

    Monday, 12 October 2020

    With government support for rare earths mining increasing, a growing number of miners – including mineral sands producers – now see value in a market that, for a long time, was effectively closed to non-Chinese producers due to its high costs and strict environmental regulations.

  • VV Minerals boss says canalisation will hurt mineral sand miners

    Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    The chief executive of VV Minerals tells Fastmarkets that restrictions on private exports of mineral sands will be bad for production.

  • Crouching tiger: an overview of the Indian TiO2 industry

    Monday, 22 October 2018

    Fastmarkets IM Correspondent Sunder Singh looks at India's titanium dioxide supply and demand dynamics, as well as the future of the industry.

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