By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News Chinese lead and zinc refineries are interested in integration and expansion, but not mergers or acquisitions. The Chinese government showed its support by providing a plan to encourage the non-ferrous industries to restructure and integrate. The government has also mentioned that it wants to support the [...]
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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 [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News For the first quarter of 2009, the mantra of many lead and zinc miners is “survival”. After the price crash of 2008, many miners have gone underwater. This is forcing cutbacks, closures, acquisitions, and even some bankruptcies. There is no question that prices will rebound as commodity [...]
With zinc tumbling to $0.504 per pound on LME, a significant amount of production will shut down by next year, says Octagon Capital. If that happens, the lead market will also see a huge deficit, analyst Hendrik Visagie said in a research note. For full story, click here