April 2017

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/04: LME base metals recover slightly in afternoon trading

Most London Metal Exchange base metals prices rose at the end of trading on Monday April 24, with the exceptions of nickel and tin.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/04: Comex copper starts week on positive note

Comex copper prices inched upwards at the beginning of the week on Monday April 24, with market participants focused on the French election results.

Strike at Southern Copper in Peru ends

A strike at Southern Copper in Peru ended over the weekend after workers and the company’s representatives reached an agreement, the union said.

LME launches discussion paper on vision for market structure

The London Metal Exchange and LME Clear have on Monday April 24 published a discussion paper that sets out the LME’s vision on its market structure and is inviting feedback from industry participants before June 30.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 24/04: LME base metals mostly higher; MMTA conf set to start; PPS seeks zinc

The latest news and price moves from the metals markets for the start of the North American day on Monday April 24.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 24/04: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday April 24*

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/04: LME copper price recovers; other base metals see slight increase

Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly up during morning trading on Monday April 24, with tin the only base metal to see a price decline.

Anglo’s Q1 copper production down 3%, maintains 2017 guidance

Anglo American reported a 3% year-on-year decrease in copper production during the first quarter of 2017, mainly due to the suspension of operations at the company’s El Soldado mine.

METALS MORNING VIEW 24/04: Metals off to a quiet start, expect more direction later

Apart from three-month tin prices that are down 0.9% on the London Metal Exchange this morning, Monday April 24, the rest of the metals’ prices are ranged between plus and minus 0.3%, with copper prices up 0.3% at $5,652 per tonne.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 24/04: Rusal Q1 production; China aluminium foil case; US Al scrap prices

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Singapore, bringing the key news and market stories on Monday April 24.