Of particular interest this week:
- Port of Singapore – signs of a slowdown across the board.
- China – Industrial Output – growth continues.
- Coking Coal – ATU & JAL
- Nickel – numbers of new plant commitments in Indonesia
- USA – economic growth up-tick ó (watch for housing starts, durable goods & vehicle orders next week.
Copper – USA factory production ahead of analysts’ expectations. … but Europe shrinking.
Nickel – 64 planned process plants in Indonesia for base metals and industrial minerals.
Zinc & Lead – Good zinc intercepts by Minotaur near Eloise.
Tin – Chinese demand for tin is soft. Indonesian exports increase.
Aluminium – One Chinese aluminium producer boosts profits.
Gold – Gold price reduced (slightly) on modest reduction of geopolitical tensions.
Platinum & Palladium – Northam Platinum plans to grow.
Oil – Mexico approved opening of its oil sector to private sector capital, after 76 yrs of state control.
Coal – Emerging coking coal projects in Canada. Jameson Resources & Atrum Coal.
Iron Ore – Iron ore prices sluggish, but recovery expected late 2014.
Shipping – Capesize freight firmed on iron ore demand, but may be fragile near term.
Port of Singapore – shipping slowed markedly across the board in the past four months.
China – Industrial Output – shows continued growth, some at slower rates.
USA – Industrial Production & Capacity Utilisation – improving
Germany – Industrial Production, Durable Goods Orders, Orders to Industry.