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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.

Nickel rotates, VW profits

Inflation in the Eurozone (and the USA) does not appear to be just a temporary phenomenon. The ultra-loose monetary policy, lasting now for more than a decade which has set the base for demonetisation cannot be eliminated overnight. And combating it through hesitant interest rate hikes is not really conducive to have a quick impact either. In addition, a very diverse economic area in the Eurozone makes…

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Came to stay

After the turmoil in March and first attempts to start again in April, the nickel market on the London Metal Exchange (LME) is slowly coming into gear. For this author’s taste, a little too slowly. In particular, nickel is mainly heading in a southerly direction, as is the jargon on the exchange when prices are falling. This is, above all, due to two things: On the one hand…

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The Golden Era versus the Golden Cream Puff

A month has now passed since the questionable events on the London Metal Exchange (LME). The LME nickel market was reopened after the temporary closure, and after some initial stutters, prices were also agreed again in Exchange trading. Since the 28th March 2022 there have been regular daily fixings which serve as a price reference for the industrial value chain. Since then, the nickel price has been quite stable, moving in a range between…

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Quantamental – the best of both worlds

In the early hours of the morning of the 7th March 2022 while the Asian trading session was underway, there was a serious “accident” in the nickel market of the London Metal Exchange (LME), for which, at first glance, the exchange was not sufficiently prepared. A disproportionately large short position on the exchange directly, but also over the counter (OTC), built up by a market participant with the help of brokers and banks caused…

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STUDIES
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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.
Export restrictions for Europe is not an alternative

Export restrictions for Europe is not an alternative

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...

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