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Sydney (Platts)--26 Sep 2016 952 am EDT/1352 GMT
The Australian daily alumina price was assessed up $2/mt from Friday at $235/mt FOB Monday on Strong Chinese interest.
London (Platts)--26 Sep 2016 950 am EDT/1350 GMT
Net long gold positions on US commodity exchange COMEX fell 12% to 213,147 contracts in the week to September 20, Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed Monday.
Washington (Platts)--24 Sep 2016 1230 pm EDT/1630 GMT
Continued interest from industrial consumers and ongoing supply tightness lifted iridium prices further this week.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--24 Sep 2016 1229 pm EDT/1629 GMT
ArcelorMittal USA, Nucor, AK Steel and US Steel on Friday petitioned the US Department of Commerce to launch a circumvention inquiry into Chinese sheet steel that's being processed into cold-rolled coil and galvanized sheet in Vietnam.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--22 Sep 2016 1130 pm EDT/330 GMT
Two US steelmakers requested Thursday that the US Department of Commerce find that China is circumventing antidumping and countervailing duties on cold-rolled steel coil and corrosion-resistant sheet by processing hot-rolled coil in Vietnam.
Singapore (Platts)--23 Sep 2016 859 am EDT/1259 GMT
Manganese ore prices in China rallied this week, led by a rise in Chinese silicomanganese prices.
Singapore (Platts's)--23 Sep 2016 858 am EDT/1258 GMT
Recent South Korean bookings of bulk heavy melting scrap cargoes from the US on Friday reflect further softening of the East Asian scrap market.
London (Platts)--23 Sep 2016 858 am EDT/1258 GMT
Gold prices are set to remain supported in the short and medium term, and hold on to gains made this week following the US Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates this month, respondents to the S&P Global Platts Gold Sentiment Survey said Friday.
Dalian (Platts)--22 Sep 2016 957 am EDT/1357 GMT
Vale's S11D iron ore project is expected to complete its expansion to 90 million mt/year capacity by 2020, with first ore expected to be shipped in January 2017, Vale's Executive Manager for Shipping and Iron Ore Marketing Luiz Meriz said at a major iron ore conference in Dalian Thursday.
Kiev (Platts)--22 Sep 2016 956 am EDT/1356 GMT
Ukraine's exports of ferronickel (FeNi) fell 24.4% year-on-year to 46,600 mt in January through July from 61,650 mt a year earlier, the state statistics service reported Thursday.
Singapore (Platts)--22 Sep 2016 956 am EDT/1356 GMT
Spot prices of silicon metal are moving up across Asia due to increased truck and freight rates in and out of China, sources said.
London (Platts)--22 Sep 2016 955 am EDT/1355 GMT
Gold was the commodity which attracted the most exploration spending in 2015, despite a year-on-year decline in the global exploration budget, SNL Financial said Thursday.
Dalian, China (Platts)--22 Sep 2016 433 am EDT/833 GMT
Brazilian iron ore miner Vale, the world's largest iron ore miner, plans to expand blending facilities for Brazilian Blend iron ore fines to eastern China's Rizhao and Shulanghu ports, and southern China's Beilun and Zhanjiang ports, and allow trades in yuan terms at the ports, the company's executive manager for shipping and iron ore marketing Luiz Meriz said in a conference at Dalian Thursday.
Washington (Platts)--21 Sep 2016 954 am EDT/1354 GMT
French investment bank Societe Generale urged investors to buy gold Tuesday and maintained its fourth-quarter gold forecast at $1,350/oz, citing slower-than-expected interest rates hikes in the US and resurgent investor interest.
London (Platts)--21 Sep 2016 955 am EDT/1355 GMT
Molybdenum oxide prices edged lower Tuesday as Europe dominated the market, although trades were still far and few between.
Tokyo (Platts)--21 Sep 2016 953 am EDT/1353 GMT
Japanese spot aluminum trade continued to stall due to uncertainties over market direction stemming from London Metal Exchange spreads, Japanese contract premiums and the widening gaps between Asian, European and the US premiums, sources said Wednesday.
Singapore (Platts)--21 Sep 2016 952 am EDT/1352 GMT
The South Korean market for Japanese ferrous scrap was quiet during the week as trading activities were restricted by of holidays in Japan, sources in Tokyo and Seoul said Wednesday.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--21 Sep 2016 950 am EDT/1350 GMT
US met coal supply may slowly fill the growing gap with demand spurred on by higher seaborne prices, consultancy John T Boyd Company said Tuesday.
Washington (Platts)--20 Sep 2016 547 pm EDT/2147 GMT
The global refined copper market for June showed an apparent production deficit of around 83,000 mt, mainly due to strong Chinese apparent refined copper demand, the International Copper Study Group said Tuesday.
Pittsburgh (Platts)--20 Sep 2016 545 pm EDT/2145 GMT
Turkish rebar offers to the US showed softness this week as trading resumed following the Eid holiday, sources said Tuesday.
Singapore (Platts)--20 Sep 2016 949 am EDT/1349 GMT
China's August output of ferroalloys stood at 2.95 million mt, down 9% year on year, according to latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics.
Tokyo (Platts)--20 Sep 2016 949 am EDT/1349 GMT
Honda Motor has switched to using aluminum instead of steel for the rear compliance bracket component mounted on family van model Freed, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Johannesburg (Platts)--20 Sep 2016 946 am EDT/1346 GMT
South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers declared a dispute Tuesday with the world's largest platinum producer, Angloplats, after pay talks collapsed and the union called the employer's offer "an insult."
London (Platts)--20 Sep 2016 631 am EDT/1031 GMT
Gold exports from Switzerland totaled 160 mt in August, down 7% from 172 mt a year earlier, Swiss federal customs data showed Tuesday.
London (Platts)--20 Sep 2016 601 am EDT/1001 GMT
Turkish import ferrous scrap opened the week sideways on Monday, with sources beginning to share information after a week-long holiday in Turkey.
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