Articles in Category: Commodities

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals storylines here on MetalMiner:

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This morning in metals news, copper demand is set to take a fall this year, iron ore prices are getting a boost and the Pilbara Ports Authority announced new risk-assessment measures.

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Sector experts in India are hailing the new coal mining and mineral sector reforms announced a few days ago by the country’s finance minister, believing the reform will open up commercial coal mining, attract investments and save on India’s import bills, thus pushing self-reliance in coal production.

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Renewables are not normally a core topic of ours. In recognition of the growing importance of the sector and the legal and incentive landscape that is encouraging investment in such technologies, MetalMiner does produce a Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) that tracks metal input costs to the sector.

But, as a rule, we tend not to cover the sector directly, so see this as a stroll off the reservation today as two posts this week in the Financial Times present both short-term negative issues and longer-term positive issues that some readers may find of interest.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on the global economy, disrupting supply chains and depressing commodities markets.

As Deloitte noted in a recent report on COVID-19 — the “black swan of 2020” — the pandemic’s total impact on supply chains is still unknown.

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The first five months of 2020 have been quite busy ones for the world of metals.

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On this Memorial Day, let’s take a look back at the most-viewed posts on MetalMiner through the first five months of the year.

  1. Oil price collapse is far from over … but now the U.S. has a role

  2. First a stock market crash, then an oil price crash as Saudi Arabia, Russia butt heads

  3. Coronavirus likely to impact steel, iron ore demand in 2020

  4. After historic gold-silver price gap in March, investors are starting to bet on silver

  5. Trump expands Section 232 tariffs on steel, aluminum derivatives

  6. Copper MMI: Uncertain demand after coronavirus outbreak reverses copper price gains

  7. Precious metal prices, including gold, in free fall

  8. India’s steel sector struggled in 2019 — but what does 2020 hold?

  9. Stainless MMI: Stainless surcharges fall, nickel prices increase slightly

  10. Coronavirus outbreak hammers share prices more than commodities

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner:

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This morning in metals news, Cleveland-Cliffs announced plans to increase its flat-rolled steel prices, China’s copper inventories have declined and the iron ore price moved up near $100 per ton Thursday.

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This morning in metals news, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released fuel inventory build projections for Q2, Mexico is preparing to ease its coronavirus restrictions and the U.S. recently announced a move targeting China’s Huawei’s.

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including coverage of: copper prices, the automotive sector’s push to restart production, oil prices and more.

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