July 25, 2014
By Krista Hughes

U.S. sets duties on ferrosilicon from Venezuela, not Russia

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday confirmed final import duties on ferrosilicon from Venezuela and found no dumping of products from Russia, upholding an earlier decision.

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July 25, 2014
By Anthony Poole

Russian FeSi escapes US duties; Venezuela set for 22.84%

Russian ferrosilicon producer RFA International has escaped the imposition of US antidumping duties on ferrosilicon after the Department of Commerce awarded the company a zero percent dumping margin in its final determination of alleged dumping of the ferroalloy in the US.

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American Metal Market
July 23, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

Schumer backs US ferrosilicon firms

NEW YORK - Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) has urged the Commerce Department to consider allegations from companies including Globe Specialty Metals Inc. that Russian suppliers of ferrosilicon "misreported critical facts" during the agency's anti-dumping investigation.

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Ryan’s Notes
July 18, 2014

Manganese alloys on autopilot

The manganese alloy markets were largely subdued in the past week. In the US and Europe, consumption downstream was steady, but spot activity lacked across both regions. In Europe, manganese was limited to a relatively small amount of transactions, with price tags generally falling mid- range for most manganese alloys. In the US, besides some typical foundry business, the spot market remained lackluster – typical of the season.

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Ryan’s Notes
July 14, 2014

Global SiMn prices consolidate

Prices for silicomanganese have consolidated across Europe and the US. In Europe, weekly transactions were completed in the range of €810-840 per mt, DDP, while some smaller volumes in Scandinavia and southeastern Europe were transacted slightly higher. Despite additional claims with regard to even lower figures, it is unlikely that the market price in Europe will fluctuate much for the coming weeks as spot business is likely to further curtail.

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