Molybdenum Concentrate Prices - Mar. 11, 2020

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Chinese molybdenum oxide and molybdenum concentrate prices climb slightly due to increased trading activity and decreased low-price resources. In the molybdenum concentrate market, the operating rate increases and mainstream mining enterprises keep firm offers with the effective control of coronavirus in China. 

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XTC Invests 10,000-Ton Molybdenum Materials Base in Chengdu

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Molybdenum materials advanced manufacturing (export) base project of Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd. (XTC) is included in the 2020 Chengdu key project plan. On March 7, the inauguration ceremony of 14 major industrial projects in Qingbaijiang District of Chengdu was held in the European Industry City. Among them, four projects in the European Industry City are listed in the city’s key project plan.

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Lithium-Sulfur Battery of OXIS is Close to 471Wh/Kg

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New lithium-sulfur battery cell prototype of British OXIS Energy Limited (hereinafter referred as OXIS) has been successfully tested with an energy density of 471Wh/kg and is expected to increase to 500Wh/kg in the next 12 months. The energy density of the battery approaching 500Wh/kg is an important sign that can nearly double the current mileage of electric vehicles. Take the 2019 Tesla Model S long-endurance model with the longest mileage among currently sold electric models as an example.

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China Tungsten Market Worries Reduced Demand from Japan, South Korea

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The ferro tungsten and tungsten powder prices in China tungsten market remain unchanged at the beginning of this week when market transactions are still affected by the deadlocked supply and demand. Moreover, the new guide prices from tungsten associations and listed companies were adjusted slightly, supporting current levels. 

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Chinese Rare Earth Prices - Mar. 10, 2020

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Chinese rare earth prices maintain stability on the whole but start to show signs of weakness owing to sluggish demand and low procurement capability. Although downstream magnetic companies have not high willingness in taking goods, prices of light rare earth products dropped nearly to the cost line, which made sellers raised their offers. But the prices of dysprosium and terbium related products started to decline in the heavy rare earth market. 

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Ammonium Molybdate Prices - Mar. 10, 2020

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The latest of ammonium molybdate, ammonium heptamolvbdate and molybdenum oxide prices in the Chinese market dropped slightly on low inquiry and purchasing from downstream. Upstream suppliers' confidence was weakened and product profits were squeezed. 

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China Mobile to Buy RMB 2.5 Billion of Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery

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China Mobile announced the bidding announcement on March 4 for centralized procurement of lithium iron phosphate battery products for communications in 2020. The company plans to purchase a total of 610.2 million Ah (specification 3.2V) lithium communications batteries for telecommunications, and the procurement requirement gratification period is one year.

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LG Chem Acquires New Plant to Expand Its EV Battery Capacity in Poland

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To scale up the EV battery production capacity, LG Chem will acquire a home appliances plant near its Wroclaw plant in Poland. It is understood that LG Chem recently signed an agreement with Turkish electronics and electrical appliance manufacturer Vesel. The battery maker intends to acquire its home appliance factory in Breslau, Poland to expand the capacity of its Polish power battery plant and ease the pressure of insufficient battery supply.

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Ganzhou Tungsten Association Raised New Guide Prices for March

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

Chinese tungsten prices remained stable in the week ended on Friday March 6, 2020 as most raw material companies resumed production while the terminal side did not increase the inquiry. Affected by the Coronavirus and persistent weakness in the demand side, tungsten market was caught in wait-and-see atmosphere. 

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Chinese Rare Earth Prices - March 9, 2020

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Chinese rare earth prices still maintain a slight adjustment in the first trading day in the week began on March 9, 2020 as market deals are hardly concluded due to cautious sentiment of market participants. 

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