One Bank Says this is the Biggest Risk for Commodities Demand

Scotiabank’s Commodity Price Index fell 0.7 percent month-on-month in July, drawn downward by “weakness in the metals sub-index.”   According to the firm, commodities prices have been pressured by two main factors: a drop in macro sentiment and a stronger US dollar. Base metals have taken the brunt of the damage, but other commodities have also […]

Orocobre Set to Meet Long-term Increase in Lithium Demand

Lithium producer Orocobre (ASX:ORE,TSX:ORE) released its full-year financial results on Tuesday (August 28), saying it was well positioned to meet the expected long-term increase in lithium demand. The Australia-based miner posted record sales price of US$ 12,578 per tonne free on board for lithium carbonate produced at its Olaroz facility in Argentina. The company said […]

Emblem is Ready to Meet the Demand of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Market

Emblem (TSXV:EMC, OTC:EMMBF) CEO Nick Dean was featured in a video interview with Midas Letter Live. In the interview, Dean was asked to outline the company’s recent partnership with GreenSpace Brands, a consumer packaged goods company focused on organic health and wellness products. Emblem will be launching a line of CBD-based health and wellness products […]

Fortescue’s Profits Down as Chinese Demand for High Grade Bites

Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) has posted a 58-percent decline in net profit in the 2017/2018 financial year, with the figure coming in at US$ 878 million. In comparison, during the 2016/2017 financial year the miner posted a profit of over US$ 2 billion. In its full-year results, published on Monday (August 20), the company also reported […]

Future Demand for Batteries Bodes Well for Ontario Nickel

With Canadian pennies gone from circulation, a “nickel” for your thoughts will have to do. And nickel, along with lithium, copper, cobalt, graphite, vanadium and other minerals, is in everyone’s thoughts these days. Demand for all things electronic, like smartphones and EVs, is continuing to surge. But trade war headwinds are blowing. So far, China, the […]

5 Highlights of the World Gold Council’s Q2 Demand Trends Report

The World Gold Council’s (WGC) Gold Demand Trends report for Q2 2018 has been released, and it shows global gold demand fell 4 percent in the second quarter, with total demand coming in at 1,959.9 tonnes in H1, down from 2,086.5 tonnes this time last year. With demand experiencing the lowest first-half total since 2009, […]

Andy Leyland: Lithium Hydroxide Demand and Oversupply Worries

At this year’s Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas, the Investing News Network had the chance to speak with Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Leyland talked about how lithium prices have performed this year and what he expects going forward. “We have seen some softness in prices, [but] the […]

Jon Hykawy: What’s Next for Battery Technology and Metals Demand?

At this year’s Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas, the Investing News Network had the chance to catch up with Jon Hykawy of Stormcrow Capital, who shared his insight on the battery metals market. Hykawy said he is optimistic about future demand for electric cars, which will see the need for batteries increase […]