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  • Weak antimony trioxide prices in China push down overseas prices

    Tuesday, 19 May 2020

    Prices for antimony trioxide on a cif basis in Europe and the United States slumped in the seven days to Tuesday March 19 while bearishness in the Chinese market, the biggest exporter of the material, filtered into overseas prices.

  • Andalusite mining operations off to slow restart

    Tuesday, 12 May 2020

    Producers of andalusite in various countries have been able to restart operations after Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, although they warned that a return to pre-closure output volumes will be slow and gradual.

  • Albemarle eyes Tianqi stake in Australian lithium mine, slows project spending

    Monday, 11 May 2020

    US-based lithium and speciality chemicals producer Albemarle said on Thursday May 7 that it was considering the acquisition of all or part of co-owner Tianqi’s share in the Greenbushes lithium mine in Western Australia.

  • BFA price drops to two-year low, WFA continues to fall

    Thursday, 30 April 2020

    Fused alumina prices have dropped significantly in the past fortnight, with brown fused alumina (BFA) falling to a two-year low and following the path of white fused alumina (WFA), which has lost value for a second consecutive assessment.

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