Global zinc production to rebound next year – Fitch Solutions

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Global zinc mine output will recover in the coming years following several years of decline, Fitch Solutions forecasts in its latest industry report, adding that after contracting by almost 10% between 2013 and 2020, annual output will commence a multi-year uptrend starting in 2021. High prices by historical standards have encouraged investment into a pipeline of new […]

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COMMENT – Crystal gazing at 2021 commodities cycle – only bet is on the pace of coronavirus recovery

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The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic led to lockdowns and economic devastation across the world. The story for commodities was far more nuanced, reflecting that the pandemic was not your run-of-the-mill global recession. The story for 2021 is likely to be dominated by the recovery from the coronavirus, especially since it now seems likely that […]

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Tata Steel signs MoU with HZL to procure zinc and other metals

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India’s top private sector steel maker Tata Steel has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vedanta group company, Hindustan Zinc to procure the firm’s complete domestic zinc requirements, according to a statement. This initiative would bolster the idea of Aatmanirbhar Bharat with one of the largest companies choosing to become vocal for local. “This MoU is […]

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Non-ferrous metals’ consumption to dip 3-8% in 2020 due to Covid-19: ICRA

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Consumption of non-ferrous metals like copper and aluminium would contract significantly this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rating agency ICRA said on Thursday. The pandemic has severely impacted the global automobile, construction and electrical machinery industries, which together contributes 75-85 per cent to the global non-ferrous metal demand, ICRA said in a statement. “Consequently, ICRA expects that in the current calendar year, […]

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Zinc price to enter long term structural decline in 2021: Fitch Solutions

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Zinc prices will edge higher over the remainder of 2020, continuing a strong rebound from the lows posted during the initial covid-19 outbreak, according to Fitch Solutions’ latest industry report. Zinc prices fell by 17.3% over the first three months of 2020, but have since recovered to post new highs for the year. Three-month zinc price averaged […]

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Chinese commodities traders bet on metals, oil as uncertainty rises

Investors are breaking trading records on China’s commodities exchanges looking towards metals and energy futures products such as stainless steel, tin and crude oil, as they hedge risks amid the global coronavirus outbreak or take speculative positions. Activity has soared over the past month, pushing open interest and trading volumes in the futures markets to […]

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