Copper speculators anticipate downturn for market and the world

Mining News Pro - Speculators in the copper market, viewed as an indicator of the health of the economy, are betting a global downturn means the metal used in power and construction has further to fall, despite its recent rebound.

Sibanye Stillwater CEO says market conditions not ideal for gold M&A

Mining News Pro - South African gold miner Sibanye Stillwater is focused on operational stability and containing costs as market conditions are not conducive for gold mergers and acquisitions, Chief Executive Neal Froneman said on Thursday.

China plans iron ore giant to assert market control

Mining News Pro - China is planning a state-backed iron ore company to oversee everything from massive mine investments in West Africa to buying the steelmaking material from global suppliers, according to people familiar with the matter.

JPMorgan spoofing cheated gold market

Mining News Pro - JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s gold trading and sales team was so focused on making money that they scammed the market for years with so-called spoofing trades, according to a former colleague who testified at the trial of three former bank employees charged with fraud.

JPMorgan’s ‘big hitters’ of gold market face trial over spoofing

Mining News Pro - Michael Nowak was once the most powerful person in the gold market.

New squeeze hits London metal market with zinc spreads spiking

Mining News Pro - There’s a new supply crisis brewing on the London Metal Exchange, as plunging stockpiles of zinc leave buyers facing a huge premium to obtain spot metal.

Copper price at 16-month low as slowdown fears hit industrial metals market

Mining News Pro - Copper prices fell to a 16-month low on Thursday as fast-rising interest rates and weak economic data fanned fears of a global slowdown that would reduce demand for metals.

Wealth shock delays gold bull market as Goldman revises targets

Mining News Pro - Gold has been hit by a large “wealth shock” on the back of a weaker yuan following the economic impact of the lockdowns in China, the world’s largest consumer, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which revised its price targets. Still, the worst may be over, it added.

Goldman sparks bear-bull battle in the lithium market

Mining News Pro - Is the white-hot lithium market about to be dowsed in a cold cyclical shower of oversupply?

Battery metal buzz counters financial market angst at mining’s big show

Mining News Pro - The turmoil that rocked financial markets this week has done little to shake the optimism around global mining, if the signs of exuberance on display at one of the industry’s biggest gatherings in years are to be believed.

Gol Gohar strives to increase its commercial share of domestic and global markets

Mining News Pro - GolGohar Mining Company produces 30 percent of raw materials of Iran’s steel industry and has some projects on the other hand.

Metals traders ‘self sanction’ key Russian palladium, disrupting markets

Mining News Pro - A reluctance by precious-metals traders to handle Russian-produced palladium is creating an unusual and persistent dislocation between the world’s two main markets.

Bears tip-toe back into copper market as demand fears grow

Mining News Pro - Copper prices were under pressure Monday morning, with London Metal Exchange three-month metal falling below the $10,000 per tonne level for the first time in a month.

Lithium prices pause in April, but not a sign of “wider market correction”

Mining News Pro - Surging lithium carbonate and hydroxide prices in China took a breather in April, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, but for chemical processors and battery manufacturers struggling to deal with prices doubling so far in 2022 the lull is unlikely to last.

Commodities broker Marex posts record profit on market boom

Mining News Pro - London brokerage Marex Group posted record profit last year as prices for energy, metals and agricultural products soared with economies reopening after pandemic lockdowns.

Commodity stocks oust financials as Canadian market heavyweights

Mining News Pro - Canada’s resources sectors have overtaken financials as the heavyweights of its main equity index for the first time since August 2020 as oil and metal prices rally and global banks slump.

6 key drivers shaping China’s steel market amid the latest COVID-19 surge

Mining News Pro - China's steel production is expected to rise in April, but supply chain disruptions and logistics hurdles across may parts of the country could continue to undermine end-user steel demand.

Vanishing LME shadow stocks add to metals market turmoil

Mining News Pro - The total amount of registered metal in the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) global warehouse network fell below 1 million tonnes in March.

Warning bells sound in London Metal Exchange zinc market

Mining News Pro - Is zinc going to be the next nickel?

JPMorgan says be ready for 40% commodities rally in market shift

Mining News Pro - Commodities could surge by as much 40% — taking them far into record territory — should investors boost their allocation to raw materials at a time of rising inflation, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

War sparks Wall Street’s rush to commodity-rich emerging markets

Mining News Pro - As the worst quarter for emerging-market dollar bonds in 24 years comes to an end, a deep divide is opening up between commodity haves and have-nots, with investors focusing their hopes on exporters in the Middle East and Latin America.

Commodity price spikes could signal lasting market changes

Mining News Pro - Market analyst Wood Mackenzie warns that the ongoing metals and mined commodity price spikes, combined with heightened geopolitical tensions, could result in long-lasting market changes.

LME rips up its free-market rule-book to tame wild metals

Mining News Pro - You can tell the London Metal Exchange (LME) is new to price limits.

Markets must adapt to lack of Russian, Ukrainian commodities

Mining News Pro - Global commodity markets will need to adapt to a lack of supply from Russia and Ukraine, global miner and commodities trader Glencore said in its annual report on Wednesday.

De Beers reassures market its diamonds do not come from Russia

Mining News Pro - Diamond major De Beers is encouraging retailers to “buy with confidence” by engaging with their suppliers to understand the origin of their diamonds, following an executive order by US President Joe Biden banning the importation of Russia-sourced diamonds into the US.

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