NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Copper TC/RCs; Intl Copper Conf; bauxite imports; Glencore Trevali stake; cobalt prices; ferro-chrome benchmark

A round-up of just some of the news covered by Metal Bulletin journalists over the past week in the non-ferrous markets.

Spot copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) hit a fresh four-year low this week on the back of supply tightness, although the market slowed down in recent days and took a breather for further clues on direction due to continuing mine disruptions. Archie Hunter was at Metal Bulletin’s International Copper Conference this week, where analyst Robin Bhar told delegates copper prices have room to rise towards $7,000 per tonne ahead of a refined deficit in 2018. And long positioning on copper prices is being almost exclusively driven by Chinese funds and retail investors, analyst Nicholas...


Charlotte Radford

March 17, 2017

18:14 GMT