Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Vivien first became involved with the stock market in 2006, when she started working for RBC Dominion Securities, the Royal Bank of Canada’s full-service brokerage firm. It was at RBC DS that Vivien gained an understanding of commodity investing and became intrigued with how the markets move in direct correlation with the economy.
In 2007, Vivien graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature. She later enrolled in the Writing and Communications program at Simon Fraser University. Vivien volunteered with the Investing News Network in the spring of 2010, and interned for Momentum Magazine in Vancouver. In the fall of 2010, Vivien began working for the Investing News Network in an official capacity as an assistant editor, where she is constantly learning more about the commodity markets. In the summer of 2011, Vivien was awarded a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University.
MetalBulletin reported that spot prices for silico-manganese and ferro-manganese in China have been on a downward trend for the last week as many smelters have slashed their prices in response to lower offers from steel mills.
Reunion Gold Corporation (TSXV:RGD) has solicited the services of Worley Parsons for a scoping-level study to assess the parameters relating to the possible development of a silico-manganese plant to be located in Trinidad and Tobago
Since mid-2011, steel production has seen a steady slump due to a shortfall in Chinese manganese imports and a fall in international prices. Now, however, it seems like the tide is turning and some life is being breathed back into the market.
Now that the first week of September has passed, market watchers are hopeful that business will start to pick up. Looking at manganese over the last week, the European spot market has seen light activity, recovering from some of August’s weaker prices.
Manganese is having a tough time keeping the market’s attention recently, with prices on a steady decline in recent weeks. Weathering the storm is junior exploration company American Manganese, which recently received a patent for its manganese extraction process.