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China’s scrap copper imports dropped by 11.38% on an annual basis in 2014 on tight global supply, narrowed discounts amid underperforming copper prices, and sufficient supply in concentrates.
Less lead will be available in the spot market in 2015, as producers have sold more on long-term contracts and battery scrap tightness continues to threaten secondary supply, sources told Metal Bulletin.
As some market participants express wariness over certain points of the London Metal Exchange’s new consultation on warehousing, Metal Bulletin looks at the specifics of some contentious areas.
[UPDATE] Due to a technical error, some of Metal Bulletin's prices for December 24, December 26 and December 30 had been duplicated in Price Book. This issue has now been resolved.
Happy New Year and a good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia. Here is an update on key prices and news on Monday, January 5:
WEEK IN BRIEF: Copper in Shanghai; US senate hearing; recycled aluminium; boost for Chinese ferro-chrome
It was another busy week in Metal Bulletin’s offices across the globe, as conferences got under way in Shanghai and Berlin, while a senate hearing in the USA brought banks in commodities back into the spotlight.
NEW WEBSITE FEATURE: Premium subscribers can now get MB Company Data
Metal Bulletin is pleased to announce the latest addition to our ever-expanding portfolio, MB Company Data.
HOTTER ON METALS: Fix, sell or close: Alcoa reshapes
When Alcoa started describing itself as a lightweight materials company earlier this year, some people were puzzled.
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