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21 Apr, 2017, 06:00 ET Nickel Market Beware: Batteries can no Longer be Ignored - Roskill Information Services

In recent months, news stories on nickel have been dominated by concerns over supply of nickel ores and concentrates from the Philippines and...


21 Mar, 2017, 05:00 ET Roskill's Salt 2017 Conference - Global Opportunities in a New Era for the Salt Supply Chain

In the first few weeks of 2017 there was significant growth in international salt trade, driven by de-icing markets and low shipping rates. Many...


17 Mar, 2017, 05:00 ET Molybdenum Prices Set to Continue Recovery in 2017, After Late 2016 Hiatus - Roskill

The fall in molybdenum prices which persisted between the second half of 2014 through to the end of 2015, eventually reached a floor at the start...


17 Mar, 2017, 05:00 ET Niobium Continues to Attract Investment - Roskill

The global niobium industry has witnessed substantial alterations to its corporate landscape over the past few years. As recently as 2011, the...


13 Mar, 2017, 05:00 ET Cobalt: A Purple Patch for the Blue Metal

Roskill will release its new cobalt market report with forecasts out to 2026 in April. It is essential reading for anyone needing a comprehensive...


03 Mar, 2017, 06:00 ET Cobalt, Tantalum, Niobium, Tungsten & Molybdenum: What Lies Ahead for Minor Metals?

Roskill will be attending the Argus Metals Week in London from 6th - 9th March 2017 Cobalt: will 2017 be a year of change? After several years...


17 Feb, 2017, 06:54 ET Roskill's Salt 2017 Conference - Global Opportunities in a New Era for the Salt Supply Chain

Production of salt is increasing to meet worldwide demand and many of the new salt production projects due on stream by 2020 will produce salt...


13 Feb, 2017, 05:00 ET Activated Carbon, New Report With Forecasts to 2025 – Out Soon

Activated carbon markets were reenergised in April 2016, following the US Court of Appeal's decision to keep the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards...


30 Jan, 2017, 07:00 ET Mining Indaba: Africa Faces Internal and External Pressures to its Raw Material Supply

Indaba remains the largest mining event in Africa The Investing in African Mining Indaba, or Mining Indaba, is dedicated to the successful...


27 Jan, 2017, 05:00 ET Raw Materials in Focus as Lithium-ion Battery Market Development Moves up a Gear

Lithium-ion batteries: Market development and the impact on raw materials The market for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries was 62GWh in 2015 and...


20 Jan, 2017, 06:00 ET Tungsten Market Looks to Rebalance in 2017

For the last 20 years China has been the world's largest consumer of tungsten. Over this period its share of world tungsten use has increased...


15 Dec, 2016, 10:00 ET Carbon & Chemicals: The Year in Review for Graphite, Salt and Activated Carbon

Carbon and chemicals experienced a complicated year in 2016. Overarching trends included debt reduction by the major public mining companies,...


15 Dec, 2016, 09:00 ET Industrial Minerals: The Year in Review for Titanium Feedstocks, Bauxite & Alumina, and Ground & Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Overall, it was a mixed year for commodities in 2016. Overarching trends included debt reduction by the major public mining companies, adjustment...


15 Dec, 2016, 08:00 ET Minor Metals: The Year in Review for Lithium, Tungsten, Tantalum & Rare Earths

It was a mixed year for commodities in 2016. Overarching trends included debt reduction by the major public mining companies, adjustment to...


14 Dec, 2016, 10:40 ET Steel Alloys: The Year in Review for Vanadium, Chromium and Molybdenum

It was a mixed year for commodities in 2016. Overarching trends included debt reduction by the major public mining companies, adjustment to...


17 Nov, 2016, 06:00 ET Battery Metals Energise Investment Interest at Mines and Money London

As the mining and investment world gathers in London this week for the Mines and Money conference, future trends in battery metals markets will...


03 Nov, 2016, 11:07 ET Will Permanent Magnets Save the Rare Earth Industry?

Roskill has released its new rare earths market report with forecasts out to 2026. It is essential reading for anyone needing a comprehensive...


25 Oct, 2016, 11:59 ET Plastics Market Extends Bright Outlook for Filler Minerals

As the plastics and rubbers world gathers in Dusseldorf this week for the K 2016 trade fair, Roskill highlights some key minerals used in the...


15 Sep, 2016, 12:01 ET Global Opportunities in a New Era for the Salt Supply Chain

Roskill will soon release its new salt market report with forecasts to 2025. It is essential reading for anyone needing a comprehensive overview...


08 Sep, 2016, 04:00 ET Vanadium: Closure at Highveld to Result in Supply-Side Changes

Roskill has released its new vanadium market report with forecasts out to 2026. It is essential reading for anyone needing a comprehensive...


08 Aug, 2016, 06:00 ET Global Commodities Trade: State of Play in H1 2016

Roskill examines trade trends in the first six months of the year for key commodities, including lithium, tungsten, rare earths, tantalum, salt,...


29 Jul, 2016, 06:00 ET Titanium Minerals - Brighter Long Term Future Despite Current Woes

Anyone involved in the titanium minerals and pigments industries had a difficult time in 2015, with production cutbacks faced by both titanium...


18 Jul, 2016, 04:00 ET Chromium: Primary Producers Might Need to Prepare for a Scrap

Roskill has released its new chromium market report with forecasts out to 2026. It is essential reading for anyone needing a comprehensive...


07 Jul, 2016, 04:00 ET Chinese Calcium Carbonate Industry Reshapes and Continues to Fuel Global Demand

Global demand for ground calcium carbonate (GCC) is growing, driven by the paper industry in China, where use of filler grade calcium carbonate...


22 Jun, 2016, 04:00 ET Magnesium: The Light Metal with Solid Industrial Markets and Great Future Potential

Roskill has released its new magnesium metals market report with forecasts out to 2020. It is essential reading for anyone needing a...