China expects good tungsten market in 2018: CNMN Mar 09, 2018
The outlook for China's tungsten market this year is positive, with domestic demand for the metal seen benefiting from China's focus on new materials and advanced manufacturing in its still-robust economy, argued a post on China Nonferrous Metal Network(CNMN) on March 2.
POSCO broadens lithium base with Pilbara partnership Mar 05, 2018
POSCO, South Korea's top steelmaker, signed a binding off-take deal with Australia's Pilbara Minerals for procuring 80,000 tonnes/year of chemical grade spodumene concentrate, the raw material for lithium production, from the Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum project in West Australia, according to Pilbara Minerals' latest release.
China's lithium-ion battery output up 31.3% in 2017 Feb 27, 2018
China's lithium-ion battery production grew 31.25% on year in 2017 partly due to the country's robust development in new energy vehicles (NEVs), and the battery market is with an even brighter future in 2018 with Chinese government's promotion of NEVs in the domestic market by waiving the 10% tax on NEVs sales over 2018-2020, market sources shared.