Nickel prices on the LME have been on a downward trajectory since March. Weakened demand for steel, increased production of nickel, and many manufacturers seeking substitutes may put create a surplus in 2011.
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By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive To Nickel Investing News They have done it again. After a 6-month hiatus, Russia is set to re-instate its 5 per cent export tax on nickel next month. For the past half year, the government has been debating the possibility of linking the export duties for nickel and other market metals [...]
By Kishori Krishnan Exclusive To Nickel Investing News A crisis of sorts appears to be playing out in Australia, which is the third largest nickel producer, after Canada and Russia. Mining experts have woken up to the fact that Australia needs to protect against potential loss of market overseas. “Two years ago, we had nickel [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Nickel Investing News Nickel prices entered the New Year with upward momentum, as the annual commodity index rebalancing was positive for the base metals. Now, it is one month into the year and the gains have halted. London Metal Exchange three-month nickel closed Friday at US$11,150 a metric tonne, [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey-Exclusive to Nickel Investing News Nickel was one of the worst performing commodities last year, sinking from more than US $33,000 a tonne in March to below US $9,000 in October due to lower demand from steel makers. Late in the year, the industry was hit with a bunch of cutbacks- cutbacks [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Nickel Investing News The global economic slowdown has impacted the stainless steel market, which has in turn curbed demand for nickel. Now, nickel market participants are struggling to stay afloat. The price of nickel used in stainless steel has slumped more than 60 per cent this year, and many [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Nickel Investing News Nickel futures were bearish in trading on Wednesday on India’s Multi Commodity Exchange, the MCX. Nickel October contract was trading down 3.08 per cent at Rs 665 a kg as compared to its previous closing of Rs 686.10. While it opened at Rs 687.90 in the [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Nickel Investing News Nickel has witnessed a year of poor performance, with a decline in stainless steel demand to blame. Towards the end of last week, though, things started looking up for nickel and the commodities in general, as buoyant metal prices sparked a strong rally in mining shares. The market responded [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey-Exclusive to Nickel Investing News In most of 2008, nickel prices have taken a battering, as a weakening US currency, steeply rising prices of oil and gold, and shrinking stainless steel demand have extended losses. LME nickel prices started their rapid descent in July 2008. From beginning to mid August, prices rested in the [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Nickel Investing News On Tuesday, there was a rapid sell-off in all of the industrial metals as worries about the health of the global economy prompted investors to dump commodities. The drop in the price of nickel was short-lived, though. On Wednesday, nickel jumped to $19,175 compared to $18,100 as [...]