By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News Positive sentiment that spread through the markets during the week edged up most of the base metals. The U.K. benchmark FTSE 100 Index jumped 0.9 per cent and Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average closed 2.7 per cent higher in Tokyo. Pessimistic data still came out of [...]
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Some 2.7 million tonnes of ore are mined annually at Tara, which yields zinc and lead concentrates containing up to 200,000 tonnes of zinc and 40,000 tonnes of lead metal. For full story, click here
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News The recent price crash in the metals means that many miners who were once raking in cash are now cutting output and suspending operations just to stay afloat. Analysts are already bracing for metal prices to skyrocket when demand recoups. The mining boom we just witnessed [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News The zinc industry has been quick to respond to the slump in prices and a host of producers have announced cutbacks and closures. However, without a definitive shift in the current global economic current; supply cuts have yet to directly improve pricing. In Shanghai, spot [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News Shanghai base metals fell by their daily limits on Friday, chasing steep falls on the London Metal Exchange (LME). The Exchange said it would make an announcement about which contracts would be suspended after the market closed. So far this year, zinc prices are down 52 per [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey – Exclusive to Lead Investing News At current price levels, approximately 50 per cent of the world’s zinc producers are under water. Zinc MZN3, mainly used as an anti corrosive in galvanized steel is currently selling for around $1,120.00 per tonne, less than half the metal’s January value. Lead prices are [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News Shanghai zinc opened at its upside limit of 4 per cent on Thursday, chasing the stock rally in the US and London. The rally was inspired by a US rate cut causing a short term bubble in the commodity prices. Later, prices came back to reflect [...]