Of particular interest this week:
Gold – Currencies RUB & INR and price movements year-to-date, by currency.
Copper Escondida strike ends, at least for now.
Nickel Philippines and Indonesian supply uncertainty continues.
Zinc & Lead Red River (RVR) identifies more targets. Korea Zinc reduced Treatment Charges in a tight concentrate market.
Tin South Crofty an ancient mine to be revived.
Aluminium Australian Bauxite (ABX) – bauxite miner improves results in a challenging market.
Gold Indian and Russian prices … Russian Central Bank holdings.
Platinum & Palladium The Kell process is poised to significantly improve Pt resource economics.
Oil The OPEC vs USA producers’ tug-of war is ongoing.
Coal Debbie plays havoc with output and with contract price negotiations.
Iron Ore: China forecasts steel demand to fall by 1.9% in 2017. (What about output?)
Shipping Cape rates improved. Panamax became more competitive this week in Asia
Tungsten: W prices improving slowly. Notes on Russia and some asx emerging producers.
USA – Durable Goods, Vehicles, Electronic products: Durables god growth. Vehicles soft.
Japan – Industrial Production: Three year highs.
Germany – Industrial Production, Durable Goods, Construction: trending upward.