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2014-06-09 08:23:01

LONDON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for tungsten filaments continues to fade. Global tungsten demand has increased on average by 2.7%py since 2008, although Roskill estimates this will slow to 2.6%py in the years to 2018 as its direct use in lighting applications diminishes. Representing 12% of total demand in 2013, tungsten used in lighting applications is forecast to decline by around 5%py in the years to 2018. The drop-off in demand is caused by the...

2014-05-12 12:24:03

LONDON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for gallium is forecast to rise rapidly between 2014 and 2020 as general lighting moves away from incandescent and fluorescent lamps to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This strong growth is not, however, likely to result in any tightness in supply as the market is oversupplied and likely to remain so. Production is dominated by China Chinese capacity for primary gallium production (as a by-product of alumina) is estimated...

2014-04-08 12:22:42

LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices of nickel breached US$16,500/t last Friday, exceeding the price level recorded 12 months previously. Strong performance of the nickel price is forecast to continue as a result of reduced supply of lateritic ore following the Indonesian ban on raw material exports. According to Roskill, while industry analysts, INSG meetings and Metal Bulletin conferences have predominantly focused on the impact of the ban on the stainless steel...

2014-03-03 12:23:00

LONDON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury is a toxic metal that presents a serious threat both to the environment and human health. Exposure to mercury can destroy the human nervous system and permanently damage the brain, heart and immune system. With around half of mercury emissions in the USA coming from coal-fired power plants, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced a new mercury control rule, which will become effective in April 2015....

2014-02-18 12:23:02

LONDON, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide demand for salt is predicted to rise by 2.7%py between 2013 and 2018, but Asia, particularly China and India, will continue to drive growth in demand, according to a new report by London-based Roskill. Asian salt consumption alone is projected to rise by nearly 5%py to 2018 and by then, the region is forecast to account for nearly half of the world salt demand. Much of the additional demand up to 2018 will originate...

2014-02-12 12:24:39

LONDON, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2013 behind us, the cobalt market will reflect on a year that saw minimal price movement despite a number of significant developments. New production capacity coming on stream in the Madagascar and the Philippines, Freeport Cobalt's acquisition of the Kokkola refinery, and a proposed ban on concentrate exports from the DRC and subsequent increase in export taxes did little to profoundly impact market prices which, despite modest...

2014-02-06 12:23:16

LONDON, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Warren Buffett is considered to be one of the world's most successful long-term investors. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, maintains large positions in several well-known North American companies, such as Heinz and Coca-Cola, and wholly owns several large businesses, such as Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. In January 2014, regulatory filings revealed that Berkshire Hathaway had acquired more shares in USG Corporation by...

2014-01-21 08:22:18

LONDON, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following months of uncertainty surrounding Indonesia's export ban on raw material exports, on January 12th the country defied the cynics by implementing its controversial policy, with nickel and bauxite exports most affected. Despite previous speculation that the Indonesian government would consent to transitional arrangements, only the two largest copper producers in the country - Freeport McMoran and NewMont Mining Corporation -...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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