R/€ = 15.73 Change: -0.10
R/$ = 13.84 Change: -0.12
Au 1281.42 $/oz Change: -12.44
Pt 794.99 $/oz Change: -8.87


China to drive another year of rapid developments in aluminium market

By: Anine Kilian     23rd January 2018 Buoyed by events in China, the aluminium market is expected to see rapid growth in 2018, according to global energy, chemicals, renewables, metals and mining research and consulting group Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac). In its latest aluminium report, the company highlighted that China supply reforms,... 

NextSource feasibility update outlines optimistic Molo economics at current graphite prices

By: Henry Lazenby     1st June 2017 Canadian graphite project developer NextSource Materials has published the results of an updated feasibility study (FS) for its flagship Molo graphite project, in Madagascar, outlining positive economics despite current depressed carbon prices. Toronto-based NextSource (previously Energizer... 

Coal traders see end of price rally as China ramps up output

By: Bloomberg     22nd December 2016 Coal’s recovery was one of the biggest surprises in commodities this year, but it is all poised to end as output rises from China, producer of half the world’s supply. After half a decade of declines, European prices rebounded more than 80% as China, also the world’s biggest consumer of the... 

New vacuum cleaner transforms smog into gemstones 

By: Ilan Solomons     12th August 2016 Dutch social design lab Studio Roosegaarde will deliver to China, a smog vacuum cleaner system, which sucks in smog and turns it into small gemstones, in September. Studio Roosegaarde has to date produced rings, cubes and cufflinks from compressed smog particles collected from other trials of the... 

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane

By: Martin Creamer     30th October 2015 This week we feature Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane, the CEO of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, who manages R11-billion worth of assets capable of handling 91-million tons of export coal a year. 

Australian coal prices rise as scorching Asian heat pushes up demand

By: Reuters     17th June 2015 Australian coal prices have risen almost 8% since the beginning of June as a drought in South Asia pushes up power demand, although the overall sentiment in the sector remains bearish due to falling imports by other major Asian buyers. Coal prices for prompt physical delivery from its Newcastle... 

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane

By: Martin Creamer     18th April 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Coal export from the RBCT, a 24-hour operation with a design capacity of 91-million tons a year Date and Place of Birth: Peddie, Eastern Cape Education: Ayliff Primary School; Thembelebentu Secondary School; BCom (Accounting); Senior Executive Programme, London... 

SA and world urged to accelerate carbon-capture efforts 

By: Terence Creamer     9th January 2013 South Africa, which relies primarily on coal to produce most of its electricity, is set to raise the profile of its carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives in 2013, amid a call from the International Energy Agency (IEA) for a renewed focus on the deployment of CCS as part of international... 

Europe burning coal at fastest pace since 2006

By: Bloomberg     13th July 2012 Europe is burning coal at the fastest pace since 2006, as surging imports from US producers such as Arch Coal helped cut prices 26% in a year and benefited European power companies including EON. 

Transport infrastructure conference to pave way for efficient African logistics 

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     12th June 2012 Increased interest in African commodities has resulted in most African countries reviewing their transport and logistics networks, particularly railway and port infrastructure to improve the conveyance of mined materials.  

New fronts open in aluminium storage battle

By: Reuters     12th March 2012 New fronts are opening up in Europe and Asia in the battle between banks and trading houses to expand their storage hubs for aluminium, a metal meant for use in manufacturing but increasingly viewed as a store of value. Until recently, the battle was almost exclusively confined to one location,... 


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