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Trump China tariffs could hike prices for TVs, batteries by 23%, study shows

USA Today - 4/17/2018 11:00:01 AM
That increase is substantially more than the 10% to 15% price hike previously estimated by ... About 47% of all TVs sold in the U.S. are imported from China, as are 83% of PC monitors and 34% of lithium batteries, according to the CTA.

China’s NEV output surges in Q1 vs last year

Industrial Minerals - 4/13/2018 4:46:00 PM
China’s output of NEVs rose in the first quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, underpinned by the state's continued push towards electrification - a stance that many believe will support lithium, graphite and cobalt prices. Chinese production of 149,998 ...

Surging Demand for Lithium Spurs Interest in European Mines

The Wall Street Journal - 4/13/2018 1:30:00 PM
BERLIN—Rocketing demand and prices for lithium, coupled with China’s stranglehold on supply, are reviving interest in mining Europe’s reserves of the coveted metal some call white petroleum. Prices for lithium used in the batteries that power ...

Cobalt Prices: China’s Secret Trade Weapon

Investing.com - 4/8/2018 5:31:00 AM
In the past 12 months, prices have climbed about 90%. If China really wants to play hardball, it could begin restricting exports of processed cobalt. Much of it goes to Japanese and South Korean technology companies that use lithium-ion batteries in ...

The Market In 5 Minutes: Lithium Demand, Netflix Upgrade, Bank Earnings And More

Yahoo Finance - 4/13/2018 4:12:00 PM
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Chasing lithium around the world: Is the red-hot metal about to leave miners in the cold?

Financial Post - 4/5/2018 5:01:00 PM
Analysts say average lithium prices, as reported by the largest producers and found in spot prices in China, have doubled in the past two years, leading to a proliferation of exploration companies. Between the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange, at least 75 ...

China's Tianqi rejects ATO lithium probe pricing concerns

The Australian Financial Review - 3/25/2018 4:23:00 AM
China's Tianqi said the mechanisms setting the price it pays for Australian lithium products from a local subsidiary are "appropriate" and production at its $700 million lithium hydroxide plant south of Perth is on track, despite an Australian Tax ...

New study rips into cobalt, lithium price bulls

Mining - 3/16/2018 10:27:00 AM
According to Woodmac data, spot lithium carbonate prices on the domestic market in China are already down 6% from December levels to around $24,500 a tonne while international market prices have remained robust rising to $16,000 at the end of February.

FMC profit beat fueled by higher lithium prices, China expansion

Reuters - 2/12/2018 9:53:00 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. crop chemical maker FMC Corp’s (FMC.N) quarterly profit topped analysts’ estimates on Monday, as income in the company’s lithium business doubled on expansion in China and higher prices. The company, which has transformed itself into ...