Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2021 MB60Base metalsIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 21Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday January 21 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971745/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-January-21.htmlFri, 22 Jan 2021 00:05:00 GMTTailings storage facilities still pose huge threat of harm, RMF saysAs many as one-third of the current global portfolio of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are impaired and in need of urgent intervention, according to the Switzerland-based Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF). http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971735/Tailings-storage-facilities-still-pose-huge-threat-of-harm-RMF-says.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 21:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/01: LME tin price hits 2014 high; aluminium, nickel gain on weaker dollar Tin’s forward price on the London metal Exchange rose to near seven-year highs above $22,000 per tonne on Thursday January 21 and aluminium and nickel posted gains just short of 1%, supported during trading by a weaker dollar index. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971720/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2101-LME-tin-price-hits-2014-high-aluminium-nickel-gain-on-weaker-dollar.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 17:46:00 GMTAurubis raises FY2021 earnings forecasts on higher copper prices, scrap RC expectationsAurubis expects high copper prices and consequent availability of scrap metal to boost its earnings for its 2021 financial year beyond previous forecasts, it said in a release to investors on Thursday January 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971597/Aurubis-raises-FY2021-earnings-forecasts-on-higher-copper-prices-scrap-RC-expectations.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 15:30:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: Lundin Mining 2020 copper output falls 2%; zinc down 5.8%A summary of Canada-headquartered Lundin Mining’s output figures for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020, as stated in its production report published on Wednesday January 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971590/AT-A-GLANCE-Lundin-Mining-2020-copper-output-falls-2-zinc-down-58.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 15:25:00 GMTLME proposes warrant holding limits, stock reporting portal to manage market conductHidden under the big headline of the ring closing, the London Metal Exchange’s recent discussion paper also asked market participants for feedback on stocks, physical movements and market squeezes. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971544/LME-proposes-warrant-holding-limits-stock-reporting-portal-to-manage-market-conduct.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 15:05:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China 2020 aluminium ingot imports soar; alumina imports up 130% y-o-yA summary of China’s alumina and aluminium ingot imports for December 2020 and the full-year 2020 from China customs data released on January 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971545/IN-FIGURES-China-2020-aluminium-ingot-imports-soar-alumina-imports-up-130-y-o-y.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 12:34:00 GMTLotte Aluminium gains first ASI certification in South KoreaLotte Aluminium has been certified against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody (Coc) Standard at its rolling facility in Ansan, South Korea, it said on January 21.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971532/Lotte-Aluminium-gains-first-ASI-certification-in-South-Korea.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 10:26:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/01: LME tin price breaches $22,000/t; complex positive at start of Biden administration The London Metal Exchange three-month tin price surpassed the $22,000 per tonne mark during early trading on Thursday January 21, while the complex as a whole moved up due to a weaker dollar, rising equity markets and bullish sentiment after Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th US president on Wednesday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971530/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2101-LME-tin-price-breaches-22000t-complex-positive-at-start-of-Biden.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 10:01:00 GMTVedanta settles Zambian villagers' pollution claim over Nchanga copper mine Vedanta Resources has agreed to settle all claims from over 2,500 Zambian villagers over pollution around the Nchanga copper mining operation, according to a company statement. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971523/Vedanta-settles-Zambian-villagers-pollution-claim-over-Nchanga-copper-mine.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 09:37:00 GMTMORNING VIEW: Base metals prices, broader markets bullishBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange were up across the board this morning, Thursday January 21, showing dips and pauses are attracting further buying, with tin and nickel leading on the upside. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971524/MORNING-VIEW-Base-metals-prices-broader-markets-bullish.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 08:36:00 GMTTrump removes 232 Al tariff on UAE in final minutes of presidencyHours before the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, former president Donald Trump replaced the Section 232 aluminium tariff on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a quota. The US market was blindsided but participants called the action inconsequential.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971518/Trump-removes-232-Al-tariff-on-UAE-in-final-minutes-of-presidency.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 06:37:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: Alcoa sets production records in bauxite, alumina despite 'challenging' 2020A summary of aluminium and alumina producer Alcoa’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings results.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971515/AT-A-GLANCE-Alcoa-sets-production-records-in-bauxite-alumina-despite-challenging-2020.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 04:43:00 GMTHOTTER ON METALS: Fee differentiator plan aims to drive liquidityA differentiated fee structure designed to drive member-to-member trade away from the telephone market is being proposed by the London Metal Exchange as part of its discussion paper. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971466/HOTTER-ON-METALS-Fee-differentiator-plan-aims-to-drive-liquidity.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 02:20:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 20Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday January 20 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971511/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-January-20.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2021 00:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/01: Tin up 2%, copper above $8,000 as Biden administration beginsThe price of tin rose by more than 2% and copper rose to more than $8,000 per tonne on Wednesday January 20, with the London Metal Exchange base-metals complex bullish at the start of the Biden presidential administration in the United States. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971479/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2001-Tin-up-2-copper-above-8000-as-Biden-administration-begins.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 18:28:00 GMTBASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 20/01A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday January 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971469/BASE-METALS-WARRANT-REPORT-2001.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 18:03:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Premiums edge up in China near holidays, hold in the US and Europe Shanghai nickel plate premiums gained ahead of an expected lull before the Chinese New Year, while sellers in the United States eyed possible briquette premium increases in the week to Tuesday January 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971311/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-Premiums-edge-up-in-China-near-holidays-hold-in-the-US-and-Europe.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 17:11:00 GMT‘Inevitable’ LME ring closure sad but date structure is key benefit, market saysThe London Metal Exchange’s trading ring no longer serves an “irreplaceable function” and its permanent closure is inevitable, market participants have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971341/Inevitable-LME-ring-closure-sad-but-date-structure-is-key-benefit-market-says.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 16:20:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: US lead premiums rise on supply shortage; Gravita inks deal in IndiaLead premiums in the United States continue to firm on supply shortages and consistent demand, while big deals being done in Indian and European markets are also starting to pick up, sources said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971345/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-US-lead-premiums-rise-on-supply-shortage-Gravita-inks-deal-in-India.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 14:55:00 GMTGermany's Audi becomes first OEM to gain certification for responsible aluminium sourcingGerman automaker Audi has gained recognition for its sustainable and responsible sourcing of aluminium by attaining the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) "Chain of Custody Standard" (CoC). http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971344/Germanys-Audi-becomes-first-OEM-to-gain-certification-for-responsible-aluminium-sourcing.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 14:47:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: BHP revises copper guidance for FY2021; other base metals unchanged A summary of BHP’s operational review for base metals in the first half of its financial year ended December 2020, released on Wednesday January 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971356/AT-A-GLANCE-BHP-revises-copper-guidance-for-FY2021-other-base-metals-unchanged.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 14:28:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/01: Copper back above $8,000/t; Al, Zn up 1%There were gains across the board for the London Metal Exchange base metals this morning, Wednesday January 20, with a weaker US Dollar Index and a firm commitment on further stimulus in the United States pushing copper and aluminium up by 1.2% and 1% respectively. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971328/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2001-Copper-back-above-8000t-Al-Zn-up-1.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 10:20:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: Antofagasta’s copper production drops 4.7% in 2020 on lower grades at CentinelaA summary of Antofagasta’s production results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020, as stated in its quarterly production report published on Wednesday January 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971317/AT-A-GLANCE-Antofagastas-copper-production-drops-47-in-2020-on-lower-grades-at-Centinela.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 08:55:00 GMTMORNING VIEW: Base metals prices mixed but dips find supportBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange were once again mixed this morning, Wednesday January 20, but the likelihood of plentiful US fiscal stimulus in the days ahead is likely to underpin markets at least for a while, although any new measures to tackle Covid-19 may well become a headwind. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971319/MORNING-VIEW-Base-metals-prices-mixed-but-dips-find-support.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 08:30:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Steady demand, return of contango keep global premiums upAluminium premiums were supported on Tuesday January 19 by steady downstream demand and the return of a contango on London Metal Exchange price spreads. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971277/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-Steady-demand-return-of-contango-keep-global-premiums-up.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 05:56:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Shanghai premium jumps to 5-month high on demand hopesCopper cathode premiums were up in China this past week but static elsewhere around the world, with physical market activity slow to return at the start of 2021.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971285/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Shanghai-premium-jumps-to-5-month-high-on-demand-hopes.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 03:22:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 19Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday January 19 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971307/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-January-19.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2021 00:05:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 19/01A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday January 19.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971298/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-1901.htmlTue, 19 Jan 2021 21:08:00 GMTCodelco approves further $1.24 bln investment in El Teniente expansionChilean copper producer Codelco’s board of directors has approved a $1.24 billion investment in the expansion of its El Teniente facility just south of the capital, Santiago, the state-owned copper producer said on Tuesday January 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3971234/Codelco-approves-further-124-bln-investment-in-El-Teniente-expansion.htmlTue, 19 Jan 2021 17:58:00 GMT