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YTC announces planned smelter maintenance

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 31 August 2017

Yunnan Tin Company Limited (YTC) has announced it will cease production to undertake maintenance of its smelter in Gejiu for a period of 41 days starting on 31 August.

The company does not expect the planned production halt to have a significant influence on its overall 2017 refined tin output, but we estimate that the short-term impact will be a 5,000 t reduction in refined tin production during the maintenance period.

YTC's 2017 first half report has also revealed...

Indonesian governor imposes tin licence moratorium.

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Governor of Bangka Belitung, Erzaldi Rosman Djohan, has announced a moratorium on issuance and renewal of tin mining licences in the Indonesian province, asserting the need to address damage to the environment from illegal mining as well as illegal exportation of tin concentrate, according to local news sources.

According to the governor, the moratorium means no new mining licences or extension of existing licences will be granted for the next two or three months while new regulation on...

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