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Umicore acquires Freeport's Kokkola refinery

Umicore acquires Freeport's Kokkola refinery

US$150M deal also includes cathode precursor production operations

M&A

24 MAY 2019
Challenging cobalt price environment to persist

Challenging cobalt price environment to persist

Benchmark's Caspar Rawles gives his view of the market going forward

Critical Perspective

07 MARCH 2019
Will cobalt prices continue to fall in 2019?

Will cobalt prices continue to fall in 2019?

Benchmark's Caspar Rawles talks 2018 trends, Kamoto suspension and 2019 outlook

Leader Interviews

29 NOVEMBER 2018
Ensuring the sustainability of cobalt

Ensuring the sustainability of cobalt

Benchmark's Caspar Rawles talks long-term deficit and sustainability initiatives

Leader Interviews

17 OCTOBER 2018
Cobalt on its way to 2020s deficit

Cobalt on its way to 2020s deficit

New projects coming online not enough to meet future demand

Leader Interviews

22 AUGUST 2018
Cobalt demand still there, says BMI's Rawles

Cobalt demand still there, says BMI's Rawles

Benchmark's Caspar Rawles talks continuing demand amid price falls

Leader Interviews

25 JULY 2018
Why cobalt prices are down

Why cobalt prices are down

Cobalt metal prices fell 1.4% in May but chemical prices fell 9.8% as bearish sentiment hit in China...

Research

08 JUNE 2018
Big cradle-to-grave cobalt-battery JV formed

Big cradle-to-grave cobalt-battery JV formed

Benchmark's Caspar Rawles talks about the LG Chem/Huayou Cobalt deal

Leader Interviews

17 APRIL 2018
Under the Co: cobalt's next frontier

Under the Co: cobalt's next frontier

BMW's ambitious plan, Nautilus's more ambitious plan, and Umicore's status quo statement

Leader Interviews

20 FEBRUARY 2018
Will the DRC push away cobalt miners?

Will the DRC push away cobalt miners?

Benchmark's Caspar Rawles tells Mining Journal how the new mining code could affect cobalt

Critical Perspective

06 FEBRUARY 2018
Cobalt tightness to persist

Cobalt tightness to persist

Benchmark analyst on what to expect from the critical battery mineral in the future

Leader Interviews

07 DECEMBER 2017
Battery analysts split on lithium supply

Battery analysts split on lithium supply

Benchmark's Simon Moores and Caspar Rawles talk about divergent lithium forecasts and LME Week

Leader Interviews

06 NOVEMBER 2017