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Why SoftMetal will be a useful trading tool for alloys metals market

With approaching launch of SoftMetal, we would like to give an overview of what benefits it will bring to the market especially to ferrochromium, ferroalloys, and other metals and ores

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What advantages SoftMetal brings to metal alloy market by using Confidential Computing

Why market liquidity, transparency and confidentiality are important for complex metals markets and how SoftMetal can significantly improve those important aspects of the market.

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Too much of heaven, can bring you on the ground

While price for ferrochrome remains on a high level, there was no indication of new projects or investments. Another commodity saw inflow of investments and went from "undersupply" to "oversupply". What is that commodity and how it is similar to ferrochrome find in a link below

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How can ferroalloys market benefit from ideas successfully implemented in telecom industry?

Alloys and some metals, including ferrochrome have many varieties to consider during market negotiations. Different grades and subgrades, puzzling indexes and definitions make price discovery challenging

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A few highlights on SoftMetal trading principals and technology

SoftMetal is a powerful auction-exchange platform that allows multi-element metals, starting with ferrochrome to be bought and sold via secure trading. In a competitive landscape, the platform will provide you with rapid price discovery and a transparent spot price for ferrochrome.

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UNICHROME AG Presentation at ICDA Chromium 2022 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on October 18-19, 2022

Chromium and its alloys – market development through 2022 volatile recovery to sustainable future growth, a view from our major shareholder

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How to improve the functionality of FeCr market going forward or "Don't let a tail to wag the dog"

Would exchange work for ferrochromium market? Strictly speaking not due to complexity of different parameters of the product. But this market requires improvement to its functionality in order to provide both producers and consumer with guidance for further development. Find more about a solution with functionalities far beyond of what classical exchange algorithm can offer, while ensuring similar level of transparency and provability and clearly reflecting supply/demand balance.

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Eastern Express. FeCr market in China vs Rest of the World?

During 2021 global FeCr prices rose to the record levels (last seen in 2008), led in H1 2021 by China and followed quickly by the market in the RoW. By the end of H2 a risk of market correction became visible. Indeed it has corrected in China during November December, but now is on an upside move again. How will other FeCr markets react and what factors could determine market direction in the near-term?

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No time to buy? Or not a time to buy? FeCr market in 2021 and looking forward to 2022

Same time last year chrome market was in the middle of uncertainty going forward into 2021, while other commodities such as nickel, copper and iron ore had already returned to price levels last seen 7-8 years ago. In fact, in 2021 ferrochrome market performed significantly better compared to other commodities. By the end of the year growth momentum has mostly evaporated, and one can expect some correction going into 2022, while possibility for stabilization or even further growth should not be disregarded, considering massive increase of production costs worldwide, taking place due to numerous factors, such as additional need for environmental investments, increase in energy prices and increase in fiscal pressure for miners as well as other factors. Follow the link to read how FeCr market improved in 2021 and our outlook for 2022.

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How much is the fish or how to compare different, yet similar? Way forward to make exchange trade of complex alloys

Ferroalloys market continues its rollercoaster: market started to gain steam since Q1 2021, which extended through Q2/Q3, while prices for some of alloys such as ferrochrome reached levels not seen since 2008 by now, after a subpar and highly depressed 2019-2020

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