Mirabela Nickel Secures $45M Loan; Chinese Primary Nickel Rises

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Good news for Mirabela Nickel. The company “has secured a US$45 million loan from a consortium of holders of the company’s US$395 million 8.75% senior unsecured notes due 15 April 2018,” reports Proactive Investors Australia.

“The intention of the loan is to provide the Company with sufficient liquidity to operate its nickel mining business at Santa Rita in Brazil, as discussions progress with key stakeholders regarding a comprehensive restructuring.”

“Mirabela continues to engage in constructive discussions with the consortium, as well as other stakeholders, towards a long-term solution to its current financial challenges.”

“With the proceeds of the Loan, Mirabella expects to fully meet its obligations to both customers and suppliers.”

“The company continues to be suspended from trading on ASX and its suspension is likely to remain in place while Mirabela continues discussions in respect of a comprehensive restructuring.”

In metal price news for stainless steel…

Chinese stainless steel prices were mixed for the week. Following a steady week, prices for Chinese ferro-chrome closed flat. Chinese ferro-moly remained essentially flat from the previous week.

Last week, the price of Chinese primary nickel shifted slightly, rising by 0.6 percent to close. Prices for Chinese 304 stainless steel scrap remained constant, closing the week. The week finished with no movement for Chinese 316 stainless steel scrap. Chinese 304 stainless coil remained unchanged for the week. Chinese 316 stainless coil prices held steady from the previous week.

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Korean 430 stainless steel coil traded sideways last week. Korean 304 stainless coil prices held steady from the previous week.

Following a 3.3 percent increase in the week prior, the Indian nickel cash price fell 0.5 percent last week. The 3-month price of nickel fell 0.2 percent on the LME to $14,105 per metric ton after rising 0.4 percent the week before. Following a 0.5 percent increase in the week prior, the nickel spot price fell 0.1 percent on the LME last week to $14,045 per metric ton.

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