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Markets: Ferrous - 11 JanuarySubscription
Ferrous scrap merchants have a cautious outlook on trade in 2014, with mixed business reported across the UK during December and in the pre-holiday period.
Markets: Ferrous - 7 DecemberSubscription
A bump in prices near the beginning of November took many operators by surprise although demand remains lacklustre
LME 6 July 2013Subscription
Metal prices were a little steadier this week as the panic subsided over the probable tapering of US quantitative easing
LME: 29 June 2013Subscription
Metal prices were well down after the Chinese central bank hurried to inject liquidity into the banking system.
LME: 1 June 2013Subscription
The markets, including metal markets, absorbed two nasty shocks this week
LME - 25 May 2013Subscription
The possibility that the printing press might run dry has threatened to stem the flow of money into commodities that has supported metal prices
LME METALS round-up: 11 MaySubscription
There was enough good news this week to keep base metal prices broadly steady. What had most impact was the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ announcement that the US economy had created 165,000 jobs in April.
LME METALS round-up: 4 May Subscription
The metal markets recovered more of their poise this week.
LME metals round-up: 26 April 2013Subscription
The metals markets are fighting to resist pessimism.
LME METALS round-up: 22 MarchSubscription
The metal markets were undermined by the deal concocted by the EU and the International Monetary Fund to bail out the banks in Cyprus.
LME METALS round-up: 15 MarchSubscription
The metal markets were torn between jumping on the bandwagon of the US economy that was said to be taking off or worrying that they would be grounded by the resulting firmer dollar. Furthermore, European news was still poor.
Textiles weekly 08 March 2013Subscription
Although the weather has improved and the pound has weakened this has proved cold comfort for sorters and graders of used clothing in the UK. There is plenty of material available at the moment and everyone is worried about quality. Prices are still falling in the charity shop market. This is just starting to drip feed into other markets. Charity Shops are more often than not contacting collectors and graders for business and not the other way round.
LME METALS round-up: 1 MarchSubscription
The metal markets were nervous and uncertain at the start of this week because there were three potential misfortunes waiting to happen.
Better tracking will keep ELVs in the systemSubscription
The ease with which criminals can ‘cash in’ scrap metal has catalysed the enormous rise in metal theft, says Charles Ambrose, Chairman of the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association
Textiles weekly 15 February 2013Subscription
December and January saw probably over-optimistic claims of economic recovery in all areas but it is now becoming clear that the contrary is already affecting February with a few closures announced of units both using and producing much-valued textile arisings.
Textiles weekly - 29 January 2013Subscription
At this time of the year; the Yorkshire and London based export house traders are busily preparing to make to meet with their trade partners overseas. As cotton prices have improved in early January, textile waste dealers who took advantage last year to accumulate extra inventory; will be pleased to offload onto what is slowly, becoming a bullish market.
Textiles weekly - 22 January 2013Subscription
Textile trade dealers in general, are reporting a period of quieter business, although they are still seeking certain high quality specified products which are holding their value quite well.
Ferrous metals - 11 January 2013Subscription
Ferrous metal merchants in the UK will not be looking back to 1 January as the start of a bright New Year. Instead, 2013 arrives as nothing more than an extension of a time in which they are plagued by raw material shortages and ever-diminishing economies of scale. Supplies of new production scrap ex factories remain scarce, supplies of heavy demolition type scrap are also scarce and many shredders will lie idle for up to half the month due to a shortage of mixed and lighter grades. ...
Recovered paper - 14 DecemberSubscription
By early December, OCC export prices had slid to their lowest level for a couple of months amid reduced buying interest from European and Asian mills. At the time of writing, the market level is around £80-£82 per tonne compared to £94 at the time of our early-November report.
Melton Borough Council is to introduce a commingled collection service in a bid to slash costs and increase recycling.
UK waste legislation '20 years out of date'Subscription
Manufacturers have branded UK waste legislation as “20 years out of date” and warned that material shortages are holding back recovery from the recession.