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At the end of another busy week in the Metal Bulletin newsrooms, deputy editor Fleur Ritzema takes a look back at some of the key stories.
Nickel prices closed at a six-year low of $13,285 per tonne after kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange on Friday March 27.
Trafigura has put forward two candidates with whom it has close ties for election to the board of Belgium-based zinc producer Nyrstar, in which it owns just over a 15% stake, at an agm on April 29.
China is preparing to open its futures markets to international investors, to help its economy cope with global price fluctuations.
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s Asia offices. Here are the key news and prices to start your Friday, March 27.
LME ELECTRONIC TRADING: The sparks that first lit up the LME
Most metal brokers point to the years 1999-2001 as the dates when electronic trading of London Metal Exchange contracts began.
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LME ELECTRONIC TRADING: Undermining three-month trading system could be big mistake – former ceo Abbott
If the LME builds up monthly contract trading it could turn itself into just another plain vanilla futures market. It could end everything that makes the exchange different, including the ring, warns former LME ceo Martin Abbott
LME ELECTRONIC TRADING: Looking back at electronic dawn sheds light on the present
This time 15 years ago, electronic trading of London Metal Exchange contracts was just three months away, the dotcom bubble was still inflating, the iPhone was seven years from being launched and a company called Google was about one-year old.
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LORD COPPER: MG was first to trade electronically, and core of its platform still exists under JP Morgan
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