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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 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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Green Energy = green dilemma

Full order books, little scrap, political unrest in Kazakhstan, one of the main chrome producing countries, and the completion of a company acquisition whereby a large European producer takes one of the three big stainless steel scrap recyclers on board. This is how the situation on the stainless steel market can be characterised at the start of the year. The nickel price has been, however, more driven by…

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No! – Yes! – Ohh!

In a publication, the investment bank, JP Morgan mentions that it finds the industrial metals complex somewhat uninspiring at the moment, now that the quieter part of the year is approaching. We cannot entirely share this opinion, as otherwise we could stop writing this report here and now. The London nickel price has been fluctuating over the last few days in a narrow band between…

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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.

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