Magnesia producer Timab Magnesium has become the sole owner of Magnesitas Navarras (Magna) after completing the acquisition of the remaining stake in its parent company from previous joint owner Grecian Magnesite. Timab, a subsidiary of France-based Groupe Rouiller, and Grecian Magnesite acquired Magna as a joint venture in 2000. Timab… Read more
Changing rules regarding the granting of export permits for Indonesian tin producers have restricted shipments of refined tin since early 2018. Customs data shows that shipments have fallen in 2018. State tin producer, PT TIMAH, has estimated that around 3,000 tonnes of tin shipments have been affected since March by… Read more
Peak Resources, owner of the Ngualla rare earth project in Tanzania, has appointed investment banker Peter Meurer from Nomura Australia as Non-Executive Chairman, effective as of 23rd April 2018. An incentive package for Peter Meurer that vests on the progress of the Ngualla Project is still subject to obtaining shareholder… Read more
Cobalt is mostly mined as a by-product of copper or nickel with the copper-cobalt sulphide deposits of the Central African Copper belt being the principal source. The DRC dominates global mine production and accounted for roughly 60% of global supply in 2015.
“Growth in Li-ion battery demand will require fundamental changes to battery raw material industries.” Report includes: Analysis report with forecasts to 2027 Access to the report online through Roskill Interactive for up to 5 users Further background data available on request Hard copy of the report on request Access to… Read more
Lithium supply is ramping up to meet the explosive growth forecast by Roskill for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. In 2016, the market for Li-ion batteries was 87GWh, a ten-fold increase on a decade earlier, based on considerable growth in portable consumer electronics.
The nickel market has gone through a volatile, unsteady period in recent years. After the rapid increase in output of nickel pig iron in China from the mid-2000s, restrictions on the export of nickel ores and concentrates from Indonesia and environmental action in Indonesia constrained the availability of feedstock to… Read more
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