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LATEST Base and Industrial metals, iron and steel  

From human rights disaster to world class mine

17 Nov 2017 /  Warren Thompson   
The unfolding story of the Bisie Tin Mine in the DRC.

Retail sales rise in August

18 Oct 2017 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters  
Sales up by 5.5% year-on-year.

Zinc prices have rallied so much even miners are complaining

6 Oct 2017 /  Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg  
Price of $2,500 to $2,800 a ton is seen as more sustainable.

Aluminum burnishes credentials as top commodity, surging anew

20 Sep 2017 /  Bloomberg News  
Metal rises to highest since 2012 on report of smelter closure.

Iron ore sinks as ‘peak steel’ call, supply angst rattle market

20 Sep 2017 /  Jasmine Ng and David Ingles, Bloomberg  
Benchmark price drops into the $60s after a four-day tumble.

Iron ore at risk of further losses as price tumbles to July low

15 Sep 2017 /  Jasmine Ng  
The steel-making raw material is in retreat after a slew of negative outlooks.

Orion Minerals to list on the JSE

15 Sep 2017 /  Warren Thompson   
The company is driving the biggest exploration programme in Southern Africa.

China sends one of the West’s most critical materials soaring

11 Sep 2017 /  Thomas Biesheuvel, Bloomberg  
Tungsten prices have jumped 50% in the last two months.

Hunt for next electric-car commodity quickens as prices soar

23 Aug 2017 /  Laura Millan Lombrana and Susanne Barton  
Cobalt prices have surged at four times the pace of major metals in the past year.

Zinc breaks through $3 000 barrier

16 Aug 2017 /  Mark Burton and Winnie Zhu, Bloomberg  
As metals rally gathers pace.

Electric-car revolution is shaking up the biggest metals markets

UPDATE
3 Aug 2017 /  Mark Burton and Eddie van der Walt, Bloomberg  
Producers of copper, cobalt, aluminum to benefit from changes.

ArcelorMittal SA predicts sharply higher H1 loss

20 Jul 2017 /  Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters  
Shares fall 5% on the announcement.

Anglo American raises iron ore target for the year

20 Jul 2017 /  Zandi Shabalala and Arathy S Nair, Reuters  
Iron ore production up 27% to 15.7 million tonnes.

Best-performing metals as hard to trade as they are to find

14 Jul 2017 /  Eddie van der Walt, Bloomberg  
Ruthenium, iridium and rhodium up at least 33% as demand grows.

More precious than gold? Copper’s the better inflation hedge

28 Jun 2017 /  Susanne Barton, Bloomberg  
Since 1992, metal’s returns were three times more than bullion.
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