Vladimir Potanin Sanctioned by the UK and Nickel Price Impact

The UK government has added Vladimir Potanin, Norilsk Nickel’s president and chairman of the management board, to its list of sanctioned individuals. The LME nickel price remains in question. A June 29 update notification from HM Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) noted Potanin’s addition. The stated reason was that he would benefit from…

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The UK government has added Vladimir Potanin, Norilsk Nickel’s president and chairman of the management board, to its list of sanctioned individuals. The LME nickel price remains in question. A June 29 update notification from HM Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) noted Potanin’s addition. The stated reason was that he would benefit from...

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Copper Prices Plunge, But Chile Remains Optimistic

Copper prices have long been considered a major indicator of global economic health. So when they plunged to 16-month lows on June 23, investors quickly hit the “panic button.” According to this CNN Business article, the commodity’s 11% drop over two weeks shows that global growth is slowing. However, not everyone agrees. Chile’s Codelco Thinks…

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Copper prices have long been considered a major indicator of global economic health. So when they plunged to 16-month lows on June 23, investors quickly hit the “panic button.” According to this CNN Business article, the commodity’s 11% drop over two weeks shows that global growth is slowing. However, not everyone agrees. Chile’s Codelco Thinks...

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Estimating Stainless Steel Costs Becoming More Complicated

Last Month, MetalMiner reported that stainless steel cost had been holding strong amid high demand and increased production. However, we did identify some cracks in what might otherwise look like a solid recovery. As we transition from Q2 to Q3, some o…

Last Month, MetalMiner reported that stainless steel cost had been holding strong amid high demand and increased production. However, we did identify some cracks in what might otherwise look like a solid recovery. As we transition from Q2 to Q3, some of those cracks have grown significantly. Low Demand in China Affecting Stainless Steel Cost...

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Global Precious Metals MMI: Palladium Leads the Precious Metals Bears

The Global Precious Metals MMI dropped by nearly 3% this month. Palladium dropped the most, though silver also looked comparatively weak. Gold Prices Trends: Bullish or Bearish? Gold has started to trade within a range formed by swing lows and highs. A break above either range will clear up the overall direction. Without a “big…

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The Global Precious Metals MMI dropped by nearly 3% this month. Palladium dropped the most, though silver also looked comparatively weak. Gold Prices Trends: Bullish or Bearish? Gold has started to trade within a range formed by swing lows and highs. A break above either range will clear up the overall direction. Without a “big...

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Rare Earths MMI: US and China Feud Over Rare Earth Prices

Over the past month in, the Rare Earths MMI (Metal Miner Index) slightly dropped by 0.64%. Over the past few decades, the US-China relationship has evolved into more of a rivalry than anything else. This has left the United States eager to decouple fro…

Over the past month in, the Rare Earths MMI (Metal Miner Index) slightly dropped by 0.64%. Over the past few decades, the US-China relationship has evolved into more of a rivalry than anything else. This has left the United States eager to decouple from China on several critical issues. One such issue is the supply...

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Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) Renewables and GOES Prices Rise

The Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 2.27%. After trending downward since March, renewable resources finally saw a price boost. Renewable Resources Partnership: Hydro Power and Air Battery Systems According to an article from Renewable Ene…

The Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 2.27%. After trending downward since March, renewable resources finally saw a price boost. Renewable Resources Partnership: Hydro Power and Air Battery Systems According to an article from Renewable Energy World, Augwind, a company specializing in renewable resources and energy, has launched a collaboration with Voith Hydro. The...

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Copper MMI: LME copper prices slide ahead of Fed rate hike

Copper prices rebounded sharply after declines in early May. While prices continue to find a bottom on a macro scale, they remain sideways in the short term. As a result, copper has been unable to establish a clear direction, either bullish or bearish….

Copper prices rebounded sharply after declines in early May. While prices continue to find a bottom on a macro scale, they remain sideways in the short term. As a result, copper has been unable to establish a clear direction, either bullish or bearish. The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 2.89% month over month....

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Aluminium stocks, prices and delivery premiums veer different directions

In Aluminum trading, inventory levels directly linked with price direction continues through 2022. Demand outstripping supply caused falling inventory, and many assume prices are due to rise, except they’re not. According to a Reuters report, LME inventories fell steadily this year with total inventory down by 479,000 metric tons in the first four months of…

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In Aluminum trading, inventory levels directly linked with price direction continues through 2022. Demand outstripping supply caused falling inventory, and many assume prices are due to rise, except they’re not. According to a Reuters report, LME inventories fell steadily this year with total inventory down by 479,000 metric tons in the first four months of...

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Construction MMI: Optimism Rises While Indices Decline

The Construction MMI dropped by 9.41% from May into June. The decline comes amid growing optimism about the state of the industry. Even so, talk of recession continues to cast a shadow over the post-COVID economy. U.S. Construction Market Expected to G…

The Construction MMI dropped by 9.41% from May into June. The decline comes amid growing optimism about the state of the industry. Even so, talk of recession continues to cast a shadow over the post-COVID economy. U.S. Construction Market Expected to Grow 3% by 2026 Despite the doom and gloom recession talk going on, industry...

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Automotive MMI: Lower Metals Prices and Slumping Supply Dominate the May Market

The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) experienced a slight decline from May into June. The 30-day price change was roughly -9.55, a -6.52% drop. As with last month, multiple crises impacted the marketplace’s overall health. Among them are an ongoing microchip shortage and COVID-19 lockdowns. Below, we’ll discuss if and when we can expect normalization….

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The Automotive MMI (Monthly Metals Index) experienced a slight decline from May into June. The 30-day price change was roughly -9.55, a -6.52% drop. As with last month, multiple crises impacted the marketplace’s overall health. Among them are an ongoing microchip shortage and COVID-19 lockdowns. Below, we’ll discuss if and when we can expect normalization....

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