Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2021 MB60Base metalsChinese domestic ADC 12 price softens, export market muteKey data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in China on Wednesday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019589/Chinese-domestic-ADC-12-price-softens-export-market-mute.htmlThu, 09 Dec 2021 04:27:00 GMTFive key stories from December 8Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday December 8 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019587/Five-key-stories-from-December-8.htmlThu, 09 Dec 2021 00:05:00 GMTBrazilian aluminium demand to rise 3.3% in 2022, industry group saysThe Brazilian aluminium market will grow at a more moderate pace of 3.32% in 2022 after consumption soared in 2021 and reached the highest levels in a decade, industry group Abal said on Wednesday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019573/Brazilian-aluminium-demand-to-rise-33-in-2022-industry-group-says.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 23:39:00 GMTGlobal aluminium premiums still mixed; LME spreads in backwardation [CORRECTED]Aluminium premiums were mixed globally on Tuesday December 7, with main Japanese ports (MJP) and South Korean premiums softening, Brazilian premiums up, and Europe and the United States flat.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019582/Global-aluminium-premiums-still-mixed-LME-spreads-in-backwardation-[CORRECTED].htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 22:47:00 GMTIncreased recycling to restrain aluminium smelter expansions, Barclays saysPrimary aluminium smelter expansions will need to be very well-positioned on the cost curve and linked to low or zero-carbon power in order to get the green light as the industry pushes to decarbonize, according to a report by Barclays.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019575/Increased-recycling-to-restrain-aluminium-smelter-expansions-Barclays-says.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 22:31:00 GMTImpact-investment fund sets sight on 'zero emission' lead-acid battery recycling tech A climate impact-focused investment firm backed by giant conglomerates including Coca Cola has set its sight on the soon-to-be $40 billion battery recycling industry. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019561/Impact-investment-fund-sets-sight-on-zero-emission-lead-acid-battery-recycling-tech.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 21:46:00 GMTLack of finance could constrain mining amid ESG concerns, IMF saysInsufficient financing for metals and mining investment due to growing investor focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations could constrain production and add to potential supply-chain bottlenecks, according to analysts at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019565/Lack-of-finance-could-constrain-mining-amid-ESG-concerns-IMF-says.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 21:10:00 GMTBase metal warrants report for December 8A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums for the week to Wednesday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019504/Base-metal-warrants-report-for-December-8.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 20:16:00 GMTStainless scrap prices remain strong in USPrices for 300-series stainless scrap grades in the United States have mostly moved up again, while the 400-series prices narrowed as the domestic ferrous scrap market trended sideways for December.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019563/Stainless-scrap-prices-remain-strong-in-US.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 19:59:00 GMTLead, zinc rally at LME close; inventories remain lowBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close on Wednesday December 12, with lead rallying over 4%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019552/Lead-zinc-rally-at-LME-close-inventories-remain-low.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 18:10:00 GMTSibanye-Stillwater buys stake in tailings retreatment firm New CenturyMiner Sibanye-Stillwater has completed its acquisition of a 19.99% stake in New Century Resources Limited, which owns the Century tailings zinc retreatment operations in Queensland, Australia, the company said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019503/Sibanye-Stillwater-buys-stake-in-tailings-retreatment-firm-New-Century.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 16:58:00 GMTGlobal aluminium premiums still mixed; LME spreads in backwardationA correction has been issued for this article. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019405/Global-aluminium-premiums-still-mixed-LME-spreads-in-backwardation.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 16:08:00 GMTGreenland's massive zinc mine first to tap US fund against China at 'transformation' raceIronbark Zinc has secured funds from Export-Import Bank of US (EXIM) to quicken its pace of bringing a major zinc-lead deposit in Greenland online, after years of efforts to lure Chinese investment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019437/Greenlands-massive-zinc-mine-first-to-tap-US-fund-against-China-at-transformation-race.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 15:40:00 GMTChina’s stainless steel prices slump further, sentiment bearishDomestic stainless steel prices in China dropped sharply over the week ending Wednesday December 1 due to selling pressure and weak demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019422/Chinas-stainless-steel-prices-slump-further-sentiment-bearish.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 13:45:00 GMTSpot copper markets in seasonal lull despite arbitrage gains Copper spot markets worldwide have been quiet over the past week, with market participants focusing on finalizing long-term contracts by the year's end.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019430/Spot-copper-markets-in-seasonal-lull-despite-arbitrage-gains.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 13:25:00 GMTZinc premiums steady globally; lead premiums soften in India and Southeast AsiaZinc and lead market participants globally reported limited spot market activity, with consuming industries moving toward a year-end lull, but premiums in Northern Europe and the United States remained strong, underpinned by tight supplies. The emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has weakened lead premiums in India and Southeast Asia but is yet to impact operations.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019424/Zinc-premiums-steady-globally-lead-premiums-soften-in-India-and-Southeast-Asia.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 12:57:00 GMTNickel Mines to acquire 70% stake in Indonesia’s Oracle nickel projectAustralia’s Nickel Mines will buy a 70% stake in the Oracle nickel project in Indonesia as part of its binding definitive agreement with Shanghai Decent Investment (Group), a unit of China’s Tsingshan Group, the former said on Wednesday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019428/Nickel-Mines-to-acquire-70-stake-in-Indonesias-Oracle-nickel-project.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 12:49:00 GMTUmicore, Volkswagen to establish JV to produce EV battery materialsBelgian battery materials manufacturer Umicore and German automotive producer Volkswagen AG plan to establish a joint venture (JV) to build up electric vehicle (EV) battery precursor and cathode material production capacities in Europe to supply the latter’s European battery cell production, the company said on Wednesday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019421/Umicore-Volkswagen-to-establish-JV-to-produce-EV-battery-materials.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 11:06:00 GMTLME nickel maintains uptrend amid positive market Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange either held on to their prevailing levels or edged up in the morning of Wednesday December 8 on a number of segment-specific drivers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019419/LME-nickel-maintains-uptrend-amid-positive-market.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 10:23:00 GMTPremiums for US nickel briquette, European 4x4 cathode rise The premium for nickel briquette in United States rose to a new high despite thin spot trading, while tight supply allowed a higher premium for 4x4 cathode in Europe in the past week. But in China, slow demand kept the nickel market unchanged. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019407/Premiums-for-US-nickel-briquette-European-4x4-cathode-rise.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 06:30:00 GMTFive key stories from December 7Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday December 7 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019402/Five-key-stories-from-December-7.htmlWed, 08 Dec 2021 00:05:00 GMTZinc up 2% on strong technical support, dip-buying boosts nickelZinc and aluminium prices were higher at the 5pm close of trading on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday December 7, with both trading close to the technical support zone, while nickel surged above the $20,100-per-tonne mark. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019393/Zinc-up-2-on-strong-technical-support-dip-buying-boosts-nickel.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2021 19:57:00 GMTNew all-time high for US Ni briquette premiumThe nickel briquette premium hit a new all-time high in the United States on Tuesday December 7, with scant supply and delayed arrivals resulting in higher spot deals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019383/New-all-time-high-for-US-Ni-briquette-premium.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2021 18:54:00 GMTToyota to build $1.29 bln battery plant in United StatesJapan-based global carmaker Toyota and its trading arm, Toyota Tsusho, will build a $1.29 billion car-battery manufacturing plant in the US state of North Carolina, it said on Monday December 6. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019374/Toyota-to-build-129-bln-battery-plant-in-United-States.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2021 16:40:00 GMTMineHub adds carbon tracking, ESG compliance to digital platformMineHub Technologies has launched a way for the mining and metals supply chain to digitalize the administration, certification and reporting of environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials - including direct and indirect carbon emissions - related to the products they sell, buy and finance, the blockchain technology platform said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019265/MineHub-adds-carbon-tracking-ESG-compliance-to-digital-platform.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2021 15:24:00 GMTMJP aluminium stocks up by 3,100 tonnes month on month in OctoberStocks of aluminium held at the major Japanese ports (MJP) edged up by 3,100 tonnes month on month to 287,100 tonnes in October, according to the latest data from trading house Marubeni.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019237/MJP-aluminium-stocks-up-by-3100-tonnes-month-on-month-in-October.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2021 15:13:00 GMTChina trade data supports LME base metalsBase metals on the London Metal Exchange had an upbeat open on Tuesday December 7, supported by market expectations of a stabilizing economy in China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019240/China-trade-data-supports-LME-base-metals.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2021 11:11:00 GMTBase metals mixed after support found again on Monday, markets looking more ‘risk on’Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed on the morning of Tuesday December 7; but many still look vulnerable on the charts, even though sentiment in the broader markets now seem more ‘risk-on’. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019231/Base-metals-mixed-after-support-found-again-on-Monday-markets-looking-more-risk-on.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2021 08:56:00 GMTFive key stories from December 6Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Monday December 6 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019222/Five-key-stories-from-December-6.htmlTue, 07 Dec 2021 00:05:00 GMTLME base metal futures largely down, but copper above $9,500 per tonneBase metal futures on the London Metal Exchange were largely down across the board at the 5pm close of trading on Monday December 6, with copper bucking the trend amid uncertainty created by the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 infection and a strong US dollar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4019213/LME-base-metal-futures-largely-down-but-copper-above-9500-per-tonne.htmlMon, 06 Dec 2021 18:10:00 GMT