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[India]
Posted on : Jul 08, 2013
The rupee depreciation has finally forced Exide Industries to raise prices of its batteries by 5-6%, effective Friday.Through the price hike, Exide is seeking to offset the impact of higher import cost of lead, the key input in batteries, said the company’s MD P K Katakay. The pressure on Exide exerted by unfavo....
[China]
Posted on : Jul 07, 2013
The most active SHFE 1309 lead contract price opened RMB 40/mt lower at RMB 13,845/mt on Monday. Prices then moved narrowly between RMB 13,835-13,850/mt. In the afternoon, as LME lead rose USD 10/mt, the SHFE contract for September delivery increased to RMB 13,885/mt and finally closed at RMB 13,850/mt, down RMB 30/mt from th....
[Indonesia]
Posted on : Jul 06, 2013
The Trade Ministry says that the government has eased a rule on lead content to help smelters meet export requirements. The limit for lead was increased to a maximum 0.030 percent from 0.010 percent, according to a regulation signed by Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan on June 28 that was published on the ministry’s ....
[Indonesia]
Posted on : Jul 05, 2013
Indonesia, the world’s largest tin shipper, eased a rule on lead content to help smelters meet export requirements, the Trade Ministry said. The limit for lead was increased to a maximum 0.030 percent from 0.010 percent, according to a regulation signed b....
[India]
Posted on : Jun 14, 2013
BS reported that Buoyed by a firm global trend and firm domestic demand lead futures prices rose by 0.37% to INR 122.90 per kilogram on buying by speculators.   At the Multi Commodity Exchange, lead for delivery in June traded higher by 45paise or 0.37% to INR 122.90 per kilogram in business  ....
[China]
Posted on : Jun 12, 2013
The latest SMM survey of 49 primary lead smelters, with a total of capacity of 4.705 million mt/yr, shows the average operating rate at the surveyed smelters fell to 55.13% during May, down from April’s 57.64%, and with a total output of 220,300 mt.     The average operating rate at large smelters wi....
[China]
Posted on : Jun 05, 2013
The World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS) released May 22 the data concerning supply and demand in global base metals in Q1. The World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS) released May 22 the data concerning supply and demand in global base metals in Q1. Aluminum, zinc, nickel and tin markets showed no significant chan....
[China]
Posted on : Jun 04, 2013
According to the latest SMM survey concerning lead price trends this week, industry insiders believe lead prices will keep vacillating or stage a slight rebound this week. SHFE 1307 lead contract price started higher at RMB 14,060/mt boosted by the rising LME lead prices last Friday, and moved between RMB 14,030-14,06....
[India]
Posted on : May 31, 2013
Buoyed by a firm global trend and better domestic demand, lead futures traded higher by 0.40 per cent to Rs 123.50 per kg on buying by speculators. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, lead for delivery in May traded higher by 50 paise, or 0.40 per cent, to Rs 123.50 per kg in business turnover of 3,652 lots. Simi....
[Canada]
Posted on : Apr 24, 2013
Public hearings began to see if a recycling plant in Vernon should be allowed to re-open after tests showed it may have released dangerous levels of lead and arsenic into the air and groundwater.The state Department of Toxic Substances last month issued an emergency order against the Exide Technologies ... The state D....
[China]
Posted on : Apr 17, 2013
Chinese authorities have ordered that 90% of used lead-acid batteries must be recycled by 2015, and 50% of lead used in the market must come from recycled sources. Lead recycling facilities also decreased from more than 280 to about 30. The companies that remain have expanded to gain greater market sh....
[United Kingdom]
Posted on : Mar 18, 2013
According to the recent data released by the UK Environment Agency, the country has surpassed the battery collection target during the year 2012. The collection rate reported during the year 2012 was 28%, which is well above the targeted 25% collection rate. The total collected waste batteries in UK during the year we....
[Portugal]
Posted on : Feb 22, 2013
The International Lead and Zinc Study Group released preliminary data for world lead supply and demand during 2012. The data compiled by the ILZSG indicate that in 2012 global supply of refined lead metal exceeded demand by 64 kilo tonne. Over the same period inventories reported by the London Metal Exchange Shanghai Future E....
[Mexico]
Posted on : Feb 12, 2013
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has published a report which has recommended a number of measures to ensure that spent lead acid batteries (SLABs) exported from the U.S. to Mexico are recycled in an environmentally sound fashion. The CEC said that the independent report, written under the autho....
[Greece]
Posted on : Feb 08, 2013
Sunlight, a company owned by Panos Germanos which operates in the design, production and distribution of batteries, announced on Wednesday it is investing 20 million euros in the creation of a new unit for recycling lead batteries at Komotini in Thrace. The new plant is expected to start operating this summer in the K....
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