Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2019 MB60Base metalsIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from June 14Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Friday June 14 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3879036/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-June-14.htmlMon, 17 Jun 2019 00:05:00 GMTALUMINIUM FOUNDRY WRAP: European, US premiums unchangedPrimary aluminium foundry alloy premiums in Europe were steady on Friday June 14 in an illiquid market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3879018/ALUMINIUM-FOUNDRY-WRAP-European-US-premiums-unchanged.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 22:57:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/06: LME nickel price continues uptrend; aluminium falls despite fresh cancelationsNickel’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange was higher at the close of trading on Friday June 14, having reached an intraday high of $12,065 per tonne but failing to close above that mark, while the rest of the complex continued to trade in a downtrend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3879019/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1406-LME-nickel-price-continues-uptrend-aluminium-falls-despite-fresh.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 18:50:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Diego Hernandez - ‘Copper has a great future’With an international career that has spanned senior positions with some of the biggest companies and mines for non-ferrous metal production, Sonami president Diego Hernandez tells Andrea Hotter about the multiple roles that led him to the pinnacle of copper mining.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878936/INTERVIEW-Diego-Hernandez-Copper-has-a-great-future.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 17:55:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 14/06: Cobalt hydroxide payables slip again amid comfortable supplyAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878939/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-1406-Cobalt-hydroxide-payables-slip-again-amid-comfortable-supply.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 16:48:00 GMTALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Index hits lowest since August 2017 Fastmarkets’ alumina index fob Australia fell below $340 per tonne on Friday June 14 due to pressure from high availability of unplaced cargoes and low aluminium prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878851/ALUMINA-SNAPSHOT-Index-hits-lowest-since-August-2017.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 16:00:00 GMTMJP aluminium stocks down 1.3% month on month in May, says MarubeniPrimary aluminium stocks at the three main Japanese ports (MJP) of Osaka, Nagoya and Yokohama fell 1.3% month on month in May, Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp said on Friday June 14.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878781/MJP-aluminium-stocks-down-13-month-on-month-in-May-says-Marubeni.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 15:41:00 GMTFASTMARKETS NON-FERROUS EUROPEAN SCRAP PRICE CHANGES 14/06:The following Fastmarkets non-ferrous European free market scrap prices changed on Friday June 14:http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878937/FASTMARKETS-NON-FERROUS-EUROPEAN-SCRAP-PRICE-CHANGES-1406.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 15:40:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 14/06: Nickel inventories surge by 53%Nickel stocks on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose to 16,936 tonnes as of Friday, up by 5,835 tonnes or 52.6% from last Friday, according to the SHFE’s latest inventory report.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878775/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-1406-Nickel-inventories-surge-by-53.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 12:43:00 GMTIstim aluminium queue at Port Klang shortens to 109 days; queues growing in Johor, SingaporeThe queue for aluminium at London Metal Exchange-approved warehouses at Port Klang, Malaysia, operated by Istim, edged down to 109 days at the end of May, according to the latest LME data. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878749/Istim-aluminium-queue-at-Port-Klang-shortens-to-109-days-queues-growing-in-Johor-Singapore.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 12:38:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/06: LME nickel price outperforms in lackluster trading; Al unmoved amid 25kt fresh cancelationNickel’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange was higher during morning trading on Friday June 14, climbing by just under 1% while the rest of the complex edged lower. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878741/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1406-LME-nickel-price-outperforms-in-lackluster-trading-Al-unmoved-amid-25kt.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 10:41:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Amendment of publication day change of NPI, laterite ore, nickel sulfate pricesFastmarkets has amended its weekly publication day of five price assessments, including two nickel pig iron (NPI) price assessment, two laterite nickel ore price assessment and one nickel sulfate price assessment effective from today on June 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878723/PRICING-NOTICE-Amendment-of-publication-day-change-of-NPI-laterite-ore-nickel-sulfate-prices.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 10:40:00 GMTMORNING VIEW: Haven demand supports gold, caps base metalsThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed so far on Friday June 14, reflecting deteriorating sentiment in broader risk markets amid the recent uptick in tensions in the Middle East and while global trade tensions overhang.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878725/MORNING-VIEW-Haven-demand-supports-gold-caps-base-metals.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 08:48:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/06: SHFE nickel price climbs 1.2%; other metals mixedBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were split into two camps during morning trading on Friday June 14 while market participants awaited the release of key Chinese economic data later in the day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878722/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1406-SHFE-nickel-price-climbs-12-other-metals-mixed.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 05:42:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from June 13Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday June 13 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878716/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-June-13.htmlFri, 14 Jun 2019 00:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/06: LME copper price stabilizes on news of Chuquicamata mine strikeCopper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange consolidated at the close of trading on Thursday June 13, improving from an intraday low of $5,811.50 per tonne and closing marginally higher despite fresh inflows totaling more than 37,000 tonnes. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878699/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1306-LME-copper-price-stabilizes-on-news-of-Chuquicamata-mine-strike.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 18:30:00 GMTBrazilian aluminium production down 20% in April, Abal saysBrazilian primary aluminium production declined for the 17th consecutive month on an annual basis during April 2019, data from national industry association Abal showed on Wednesday June 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878688/Brazilian-aluminium-production-down-20-in-April-Abal-says.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 17:10:00 GMTChuquicamata workers to strike; supply issues pressure copper TCs down further Workers in unions 1, 2 and 3 of Codelco’s Chuquicamata copper mine have rejected the company’s most recent contract offer and plan to go on strike from Friday June 14, Codelco said on Wednesday June 12.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878524/Chuquicamata-workers-to-strike-supply-issues-pressure-copper-TCs-down-further.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 13:30:00 GMTCodelco's Chuquicamata workers to begin strike tomorrow Employees at the Chuquicamata division of Codelco plan to go on strike from tomorrow, Friday June 14, after union-to-management talks broke down, the three workers’ trade unions said on Thursday June 13.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878527/Codelcos-Chuquicamata-workers-to-begin-strike-tomorrow.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 12:30:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from June 12Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday June 12 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878486/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-June-12.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 12:05:00 GMTECTP concludes LME physical wind-down with US warehousing withdrawalEngelhart Commodities Trading Partners (ECTP) has withdrawn its US entity from London Metal Exchange warehousing services with immediate effect, according to a note released by the exchange on Wednesday June 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878511/ECTP-concludes-LME-physical-wind-down-with-US-warehousing-withdrawal.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 11:08:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/06: LME copper shaken by 37kt fresh inflowCopper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange was depressed during morning trading on Thursday June 13, with downward pressure emerging after just over 37,000 tonnes of cathode were delivered into LME-listed warehouses across Asia and Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878507/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1306-LME-copper-shaken-by-37kt-fresh-inflow.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 10:12:00 GMTEast Asian stainless steel prices soften amid bearish outlook for nickel marketImport prices for stainless steel in East Asia fell slightly over the past week with buyers taking a wait-and-see approach amid expectations that nickel prices would fall further, market sources said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878496/East-Asian-stainless-steel-prices-soften-amid-bearish-outlook-for-nickel-market.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 06:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/06: SHFE base metals prices little changed; Cu down 0.3%Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange exhibited mixed moves but were largely little changed during morning trading on Thursday June 13 while uncertainty surrounding the US-China trade war persists.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878495/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1306-SHFE-base-metals-prices-little-changed-Cu-down-03.htmlThu, 13 Jun 2019 05:41:00 GMTBASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 12/06A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday June 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878465/BASE-METALS-WARRANT-REPORT-1206.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2019 20:21:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Asian zinc premiums continue to fall; growing LME backwardation, supply disruption tighten US lead marketThe lead market in the United States is set to tighten due to the impact of Nyrstar declaring force majeure on lead supply contracts from its Port Pirie smelter in Australia, although US lead premiums are steady for now.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878211/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Asian-zinc-premiums-continue-to-fall-growing-LME-backwardation-supply.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2019 18:23:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/06: LME zinc price holds above $2,500 per tonne despite tight spreadsZinc’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange stayed above $2,500 per tonne at the close of trading on Wednesday June 12, with the moderate volumes traded indicating continued buying interest despite the cash/three-month spread being in a sizeable backwardation. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878463/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1206-LME-zinc-price-holds-above-2500-per-tonne-despite-tight-spreads.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2019 18:15:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Chinese cif premium up on open import window, diverges from EU, USThe Chinese cif Shanghai nickel premium rose on an open import arbitrage window on Tuesday June 11, while premiums in the European and United States markets continued to trade flat week on week amid market illiquidity.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878331/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-Chinese-cif-premium-up-on-open-import-window-diverges-from-EU-US.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2019 17:35:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: Europe premium holds amid market volatility; US, Asia premiums flatGlobal tin premiums were flat across the board in the week ending Tuesday June 11, with market volatility and continued fresh inflows absorbing broadly weak demand ahead of the seasonally subdued summer months, while nearby spread tightness deters spot business.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878327/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-Europe-premium-holds-amid-market-volatility-US-Asia-premiums-flat.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2019 16:00:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Sucden appoints Rafael Caporale Head of LME Options Market MakingLondon-based commodities broker Sucden Financial has appointed Rafael Caporale as head of its new LME Options Market Making divison, the company announced in a Wednesday June 12 press release.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3878360/PEOPLE-MOVES-Sucden-appoints-Rafael-Caporale-Head-of-LME-Options-Market-Making.htmlWed, 12 Jun 2019 15:45:00 GMT