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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.
Gloomy sentiment at the start of the year. Bad news everywhere. Economic slowdown without doubt. Pessimism exaggerated. In contrast, nickel started positively in 2019. Investment bank, Goldman Sachs, lowers its forecast for short term metal prices. Turns some...read more
Nickel prices inconsistent. Easy come, easy go. Mood not good at present. Protectionism, Brexit, Turkey, Italy, France. Plenty of reasons around. Solutions few and far between. Uncertainty and falling nickel and other commodity prices cause cut-backs in stainless...read more
Strong macro economics and a firmer US dollar push nickel prices below USD 12,000.00/mt. Short recovery after the US mid-term elections only a bush fire. Is the earth really only 6,000 years old? Recent discoveries of cave drawings in Borneo seem to prove otherwise....read more
Nickel holds its ground. Despite all voices of gloom. Italy is once again in the headlines. Its government wants to make more debt. Not a good signal. Following on from 2017 and 2018, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) expects a supply deficit 2019. The...read more
Nickel chart is technically forming a Death Cross. Seemingly somewhat valid. This is, however, also true for Golden Cross and Hindenburg Omen. And fundamental data does also exist. Trade war rhetoric continues. But Trump is not the only one influencing prices....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