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Sale of $5bn lithium stake to test electric car hype

Financial Times - 2/17/2018 12:07:00 PM
However, if that share, including plug-in hybrids, climbs to 12 per cent by 2025 lithium prices will remain at current levels and then move towards a long-term price of $13,600 a tonne, the consultancy forecasts. Unlike commodities such as oil or copper ...

5 reasons why commodities are the place to be in 2018

GoldSeek - 2/17/2018 6:03:00 PM
but two really demonstrate how tight supply over the next year or so is likely to boost the prices of these two key commodities: lithium and gold. Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory will produce more lithium-ion batteries than were produced globally in all of 2013.

Standard Lithium Announces Closing of $21.6 million Bought Deal Private Placement of Units

Markets Insider - 2/16/2018 4:56:00 PM
About Standard Lithium Ltd. Standard Lithium’s value creation strategy ... information may relate to the anticipated use of proceeds of the Offering, future prices of commodities, accuracy of mineral or resource exploration activity, reserves or ...

Soaring cobalt prices force Samsung SDI to mine metal from old phones

Mining - 2/13/2018 11:59:00 AM
has unveiled plans to recycle cobalt from used mobile phones and develop lithium-ion batteries with minimum content of the metal, or no cobalt at all, as a way to offset soaring prices for the silver-grey commodity. Carmakers are scrambling to secure ...

The Evolution of Electric Vehicles to Super Trucks

bizjournals - 2/16/2018 1:42:00 PM
This causes commodity supercycles, which occur in a series of demand and price surges. In the long term, lithium demand could surpass that of copper, underlining the immense opportunity that mining junior companies stand to gain. Sociedad Quimica y Minera ...

Morning View . Ganfeng listing to boost China’s dominance in global lithium

Proactive Investors UK - 2/16/2018 9:52:00 AM
Ganfeng Lithium, China’s largest lithium producer ... of cobalt that it also supports Beowulf in its Kalak North iron ore mining proposal. Bank 2017 commodities revenues fall 42% to lowest since 2006 Commodity related revenue at the 12 biggest investment ...

Three Companies to Watch in a Recovering Commodities Market - 2/9/2018 5:28:00 PM
I think that's the real thing that we're going to see this year, a little bit of generalist money starting to—and we're seeing it already—rotate into commodities and into metals. When we get that rotation, not only is that when metal prices move but ...

There’s a Global Race to Control Batteries—and China Is Winning

The Wall Street Journal - 2/11/2018 10:46:00 PM
That means more nickel manganese cobalt batteries. U.S. consumers would benefit if the Chinese cobalt push drives down prices. Lithium-ion batteries “are very quickly becoming a commodity,” says Sam Wilkinson, an associate director for solar and energy ...

Emergence of Electric Vehicles to Push Lithium and Cobalt Markets

PR Newswire - 2/9/2018 2:00:00 PM
The rise in lithium-ion batteries has also caused prices for cobalt to rise ... BMO explained, "This makes cobalt the best performer of the commodities we cover over the past year in terms of price gains, and at current spot market pricing, a market ...

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Outlook for mining in Africa - Demand for commodities is strengthening, but challenges persist.

Rule - 2/15/2018 1:50:00 AM
Cobalt is used in lithium-ion batteries that power EVs ... Citigroup said in December that stronger global GDP and the rising oil price had helped drive the amount of money invested in commodities to the highest in more than four years.