Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday November 5 that are worth another look.

Most major aluminium producers agree that tackling the carbon intensity of the smelting process is one of the biggest challenges facing their industry.

Chinese re-rollers’ interest in imported billet has waned in recent weeks following a surge in prices in the major global markets, sources told Fastmarkets.

World manganese ore supply rose 5.4% year on year in September to 1.87 million tonnes of manganese units, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI).

Shipments of nickel laterite ore from Indonesia have resumed gradually following a crackdown on nickel mines in the country on October 25, delegates attending the China International Nickel & Cobalt Conference in Yichang, Central China, told Fastmarkets on November 5.

The global vanadium market remained under pressure last week from poor buying interest and good spot availability.

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