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Refractory minerals taken off US tariffs list; TiO2 pigments ...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 GMT
Graphite, magnesia, alumina and silicon carbide are excluded from the list of China-origin materials subject to a new US tariff, as are antimony, rare earths and barite. Pigments such as titanium dioxide will also be subject to the duty, as will refractory finished products, some ceramic minerals such as kaolin, and lithium.

Price briefing: August 31-September 6
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:15:00 GMT
Falling yuan, rupee trigger iodine sell-off in Asia; Flake graphite market in Europe stable, local availability reducing; Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip on ample supply and lack of buyer interest; Non-met chromite prices unfazed by weaker rand; European titanium dioxide buyers well stocked after China export drive

Price Briefing: August 3 - 9
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:30:00 GMT
Dried and bagged foundry chromite price edges up on strong demand; titanium dioxide producers downplay chance of price increases; South African chromite sales surge as production stalls; Chinas lithium prices continue to fall on quiet trade; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of leucoxene price; antimony trioxide prices slide as Chinese suppliers drop prices; lithium pricing evolution and the role of price reporting agencies; validity of some Fluorspar inquiries from China questioned, though demand remains high.

Price Briefing: June 29 - July 5
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:45:00 GMT
Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on Chinas battery-grade lithium carbonate prices; Haicheng government set to dismantle polluting MgO kilns, but magnesia prices steady for now; European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports; Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls; Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand; Rutile prices increase, Tronox to cease external rutile, leucoxene sales by 2018 end; Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices; Have zircon prices peaked Global antimony trioxide markets weaken, European prices stable

Russia: ZEMZ repairs machinery to improve product quality
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT
According to VIAM CEO Yevgeniy Kablov, Russia experiences the problem of the lithium manufacture. The only lithium manufacturer in Russia is the Novosibirsk Works of Chemical Concentrates (NZKH), which supplies lithium both to the domestic customers and abroad. The enterprise started manufacturing lithium in 1960s. But Russia has no developed raw materials base to produce

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