Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2018 MB60Base metalsEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 23/10: Chrome ore prices recover; Europe APT price edges up; global antimony prices under pressureGood morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday October 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839946/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2310-Chrome-ore-prices-recover-Europe-APT-price-edges-up-global-antimony.htmlTue, 23 Oct 2018 06:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/10: SHFE base metals prices broadly down on firm dollar, trade tensions; tin, zinc buck the trendBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly down during Asian morning trading on Tuesday October 23 amid a firmer dollar and ongoing trade tensions, with only tin prices recording significant gains.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839945/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2310-SHFE-base-metals-prices-broadly-down-on-firm-dollar-trade-tensions-tin-zinc.htmlTue, 23 Oct 2018 05:55:00 GMTNexa Resources to begin construction of polymetals project in BrazilBrazilian polymetallic producer Nexa Resources is expected to begin construction on its Aripuanã project in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil’s midwestern region, after the company’s board of directors approved the start-up on Friday October 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839924/Nexa-Resources-to-begin-construction-of-polymetals-project-in-Brazil.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 21:54:00 GMTBASF, Norilsk in battery materials partnershipBASF and Nornickel have established a strategic partnership centered around battery materials for electric vehicles, including a feedstock supply deal and co-located facilities, the companies said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839887/BASF-Norilsk-in-battery-materials-partnership.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 18:56:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/10: Upward momentum continues for LME base metals prices; zinc climbs 1.1%Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were higher across the board by the close of trading on Monday October 22, with prices elevated despite a slightly weaker US stock market opening in addition to a strong US dollar index. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839888/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2210-Upward-momentum-continues-for-LME-base-metals-prices-zinc-climbs-11.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 17:45:00 GMTCliveden to open Singapore trading office, hires two traders Metal concentrates trading house Cliveden will open an office in Singapore and bring in two new traders, the company said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839879/Cliveden-to-open-Singapore-trading-office-hires-two-traders.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 16:51:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/10: Comex copper price touches one-week high Comex copper prices traded at one-week high in the US morning on Monday October 22 amid hopes for added Chinese stimulus measures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839796/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2210-Comex-copper-price-touches-one-week-high.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMTChambishi to slash 2019 blister copper output due to new Zambian tariffThe Chinese-owned Chambishi copper smelter in Zambia has slashed the guidance figure for its 2019 production of blister copper by more than 20%, Fastmarkets has learned. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839820/Chambishi-to-slash-2019-blister-copper-output-due-to-new-Zambian-tariff.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 15:48:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Correction to Shanghai bonded copper premium 19/10 Fastmarkets’ premium for ER copper cathodes in Shanghai bonded warehouses was published incorrectly on Friday October 19 due to an input error. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839821/PRICING-NOTICE-Correction-to-Shanghai-bonded-copper-premium-1910.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 15:43:00 GMTLME readdresses clearing strategy, targets move to VaR margin modelThe London Metal Exchange has clarified its forward-looking clearing strategy amid a raft of looming regulatory hurdles, in addition to outlining a move away from its current margin model, it told delegates at this year’s LME Week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839755/LME-readdresses-clearing-strategy-targets-move-to-VaR-margin-model.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 13:20:00 GMTSECONDARY AL CONF: Market participants head to Amsterdam for clarity in volatile marketSecondary aluminium market participants from around the world will be heading to Amsterdam from November 6-8 to attend Fastmarkets MB’s 26th Secondary Aluminium Conference for insight on the 2019 market and to negotiate annual deals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839719/SECONDARY-AL-CONF-Market-participants-head-to-Amsterdam-for-clarity-in-volatile-market.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 12:30:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 22/10: HRC prices climb in east China; South American flat steel imports; Seaborne iron ore pellet prices fallThe latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday October 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839744/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2210-HRC-prices-climb-in-east-China-South-American-flat-steel-imports.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 22/10: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday October 22*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839718/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2210-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 11:32:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/10: LME base metals prices lifted by Chinese stock markets; Al climbs on 25kt fresh cancelation Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly higher during morning trading on Monday October 22, buoyed by a sharp uptick in Chinese stock markets, while a sizeable fresh cancelation in LME aluminium stock provided upward momentum for the light metal. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839717/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2210-LME-base-metals-prices-lifted-by-Chinese-stock-markets-Al-climbs-on-25kt.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 11:07:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 22/10: SHFE zinc prices under pressure; Europe discusses fate of lead battery; smelting woes may fast track annual Cu concs talksGood morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Monday October 22.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839703/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2210-SHFE-zinc-prices-under-pressure-Europe-discusses-fate-of-lead-battery.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 06:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/10: SHFE zinc prices pressured downward by large inflows; other metals little changedBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange saw limited movement during Asian morning trading on Monday October 22, with only zinc seeing a significant change – falling 1.5% – after large deliveries of the metal entered SHFE sheds last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839702/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2210-SHFE-zinc-prices-pressured-downward-by-large-inflows-other-metals-little.htmlMon, 22 Oct 2018 06:40:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 19/10: Lithium prices stabilise as sellers refuse to sell cheapAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839674/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-1910-Lithium-prices-stabilise-as-sellers-refuse-to-sell-cheap.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 20:12:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: Tin leads the way on tightness with zinc the laggard at LME closeBase metal prices ended the trading week weakly on the London Metal Exchange, with aluminium, zinc and lead all down on the previous day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839648/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-Tin-leads-the-way-on-tightness-with-zinc-the-laggard-at-LME-close.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 17:56:00 GMTNON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Alcoa to shut two aluminium plants; BHP’s zinc output rises 5%; Molybdenum prices drop; Ningxia Tianyuan restarting production in DecemberMetal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839616/NON-FERROUS-WEEK-IN-BRIEF-Alcoa-to-shut-two-aluminium-plants-BHPs-zinc-output-rises-5-Molybdenum.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 17:21:00 GMTReach meeting next week to debate fate of Europe’s lead battery manufacturing industry A meeting in Brussels next week will discuss whether four chemical compounds irreplaceable in the production of lead batteries should be banned, effectively spelling the end for the technology in the region. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839532/Reach-meeting-next-week-to-debate-fate-of-Europes-lead-battery-manufacturing-industry.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 17:07:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: Comex copper contract rebounds; dollar softens The Comex copper price rebounded in the US morning on Friday October 19 despite weak growth in China, with potential further stimulus from the Chinese central bank expected. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839579/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-Comex-copper-contract-rebounds-dollar-softens.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 16:45:00 GMTEXPERT VIEW: Major changes coming for the LME after year of consolidation? The global metals industry gathered in force last week in London for what remains, despite recent spin-off conferences elsewhere in the world, the largest and longest-established such event for the raw materials sector.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839546/EXPERT-VIEW-Major-changes-coming-for-the-LME-after-year-of-consolidation.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 16:21:00 GMTYear of smelting woes may fast-track copper concentrate annual benchmark A year of unprecedented copper smelter disruptions has put copper concentrate benchmark negotiations on the front foot, with miners and smelters closer than usual in bid and offered terms at the outset of discussions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839373/Year-of-smelting-woes-may-fast-track-copper-concentrate-annual-benchmark.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 15:59:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Senior nickel trader Lifschitz leaves ConcordSacha Lifschitz, senior nickel trader at London-based Concord Resources, has left the company for personal reasons, Fastmarkets understands. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839358/PEOPLE-MOVES-Senior-nickel-trader-Lifschitz-leaves-Concord.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 13:40:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 19/10: SHFE zinc stock jumps; Formosa Ha Tinh lowers HRC offer; negativity drags HRC pricesThe latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Friday October 19.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839353/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1910-SHFE-zinc-stock-jumps-Formosa-Ha-Tinh-lowers-HRC-offer-negativity.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 13:05:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 19/10: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday October 19*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839347/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-1910-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 12:58:00 GMTSouth Korea floats tender for 500 tonnes of leadSouth Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) has floated a tender for 500 tonnes of lead.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839292/South-Korea-floats-tender-for-500-tonnes-of-lead.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 12:35:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 19/10: Zinc stocks soar by 23%; copper stocks up by 12% Base metal stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses were mostly higher with zinc recording a rise at 23% week on week as of Friday October 19, while copper stocks rose 12%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839293/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-1910-Zinc-stocks-soar-by-23-copper-stocks-up-by-12.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 12:03:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: LME Lead, zinc prices soften on mixed morning for London market Base metal prices have made a mixed start to morning trading on the London Metal Exchange on Friday October 19 with sister metals zinc and lead showing marginal declines against gains elsewhere. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839288/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-LME-Lead-zinc-prices-soften-on-mixed-morning-for-London-market.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 10:10:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 19/10: Metals generally firmer despite weakness in other markets Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were for the most part firmer with gains averaging 0.6% on the morning of Friday October 19, but this follows a general down day on Thursday, when the complex closed down by an average of 0.8%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839285/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1910-Metals-generally-firmer-despite-weakness-in-other-markets.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 09:47:00 GMT