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The Oryx Stainless newsletter is regarded as a guide to the industry and provides information about the latest topics that are relevant to the industry. It has been published monthly since 1998 and is regularly read by around 2,500 interested people around the world. In addition, it is published in the trade magazines “Focus Rostfrei” and “Stainless Focus”. Subscribe now for free.
The nickel price on the London Metal Exchange (LME) is holding up well – and so far successfully – against the general macroeconomic downward trend. It seems, therefore, somewhat surreal that the LME nickel market, precisely now, finds itself in a backwardation situation. This means that the spot price for immediate delivery is above the futures price (for example delivery in three months), despite good physical availability. In contrast to the 3 months future price, the spot contract is dealing with…read more
The advance in nickel prices continues. Fired on by repeatedly new rumours about the export ban of Indonesian nickel ores, nickel continually reached new highs. In the middle of August, experts were of the opinion that a decision by the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo about the ban would not be made before October, the beginning of his second term of office. A short time later however, the media was reporting that the export ban was being brought forward…read more
That Chinese people love going into casinos has not just been known since the James Bond films and the legendary gambling scenes, for example, in Macao, the Eldorado for gamblers in the Far East. But what is happening now on the nickel markets of the London Metal Exchange (LME) and the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) is more than breathtaking. After the boom…read more
After the G20 summit in Japan and especially after the somewhat conciliatory bilateral talks between the USA and China regarding the trade war, nickel prices were able to recover on the London Metal Exchange (LME). At the start of the second week in July, nickel closed almost USD 1,000.00/mt higher. Even in the third week …read more
In the last few weeks nickel, on the London Metal Exchange (LME), could not find new impulses, despite warehouse stocks falling continually. After talks in Washington did not produce any constructive results, the trade war between the USA and China remains ongoing. A new level in the escalation was reached when…read more
about our studies
In cooperation with external experts, we regularly focus on cross-sector issues and prepare the results of these studies: the range of topics is very varied with examples including “CO2 reduction through intelligent recycling of stainless steel scrap” in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT or “The key raw materials of nickel, chromium and iron: Limited availability despite sufficient natural reserves” in collaboration with the Technical University of Berlin.
Stainless steel industry/ZEW study on raw material trade barriers. Europe must rely on the development of international trade agreements for the security of raw materials. China has the most extensive trade restrictions worlwide. As net importer of the main components...read more
Stainless steel industry/TU Berlin study on raw material security. TU Berlin study on the "real" availability of chrome, nickel, iron, and scrap, taking economic factors into consideration. The sole focus on geological reserves is insufficient for the assessment of...read more
A study by the Institute of Finance at the University of Ulm on behalf of Oryx Stainless Group. Team of experts pleads for greater use of hedging instruments. Blind spot stainless steel scrap impairs forecasting reliability for nickel. Greater transparency for less...read more
A study by Fraunhofer Institute Umsicht on behalf of Oryx Stainless Group. The rising demand for stainless steel means that the responsible and efficient use of our resources is becoming increasingly important. That is why the Oryx Stainless Group commissioned the...read more