NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Cesco round-up; optimistic copper forecasts; CME closing London operations; cobalt tightens; FeMo concerns

After another busy week in the Metal Bulletin offices, we take a look back over the key news and price moves from the past week.

Base metals There was a definite improvement in sentiment at this year’s Cesco copper week in Chile. Check out our round up of the whole week. Download our PDF of the coverage here. Copper prices are expected to average $6,500 per tonne ($2.95 per lb) in the second quarter of 2017, and the long-term forecast is optimistic as demand should outstrip future supply, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Meanwhile, Chile’s copper commission, Cochilco, has once more raised its forecast for the price of the red metal in 2017 to reflect the impact of global supply disruptions. Marex Spectron also predicted a more positive outlook for copper prices...

Published

James Heywood

April 14, 2017

11:10 GMT

London