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Manganese markets are under pressure

Manganese markets are under pressure

After growing world steel output throughout spring 2019, the usual summer season lull has arrived early this year to manganese markets. Despite continuous growing steel production in China and new stimulus provided by Beijing, market insiders do not forecast any recovery in the next months to come.

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These are the different types of payment terms

These are the different types of payment terms

A major challenge in international commodity transactions is for the buyer and the seller to agree on the payment terms. Payment terms determine how credit risk is managed and which side bears which level of risk. Typically, each counterparty in a negotiation has its own preference of which terms to use taking into account the cost and risk.

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Four Questions For: Ilya Treshchalov – MBR METALS OÜ

Four Questions For: Ilya Treshchalov – MBR METALS OÜ

We continue with our “Four Questions For” series! This time we have the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Ilya Treshchalov from the Estonian trading company MBR METALS OÜ. He shares with us his interesting opinion about the performance of the market during the first two quarters of 2019 and what differentiates MBR METALS.

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Boost your back office productivity

Boost your back office productivity

For the majority of companies, particularly those in service-based industries, the back office is the heart of the business where most of the value is generated for customers. However, tracking productivity is often very challenging.

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Ferrovanadium – Global Market Insights

Ferrovanadium – Global Market Insights

Over the last 2 years, the global ferrovanadium (FeV) market has experienced a skyrocketing price hike and notable changes in global trade. Prices more than doubled compared to 2017. Higher FeV prices have provoked higher demand for substitute alloys and are the reason behind numerous expansion projects all over the world.

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China eases ferrochrome export tariffs

China eases ferrochrome export tariffs

On January 1st 2019 China took the decision to reduce temporarily Ferrochrome customs export tariffs from 40% to 15%. Chinese government implemented this export tariff to support domestic production, as part of a series of measures to cope with the impact of the intensifying trade war with the United States.

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What is driving the growth in the 3D printing industry?

What is driving the growth in the 3D printing industry?

3D metal printing also called additive manufacturing (AM), has become a versatile manufacturing process that is being adopted rapidly in the aerospace, automotive, and medical industry. It has been possible due to its capability to build lightweight but also strong parts, and its simplicity to elaborate new products from complex designs.

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