Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2017 MB60Base metalsASIAN MORNING BRIEF 24/08: China ban to dent V205 production; steel prices rise; Russia makes big tin push The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Thursday August 24.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744509/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2408-China-ban-to-dent-V205-production-steel-prices-rise-Russia-makes-big-tin.htmlThu, 24 Aug 2017 00:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/08: LME nickel extends rally; other base metals mostly steadyNickel continued its impressive rally on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday August 23, climbing a further 2.1%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744507/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2308-LME-nickel-extends-rally-other-base-metals-mostly-steady.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 GMTRussia plans to increase tin production tenfoldRussia plans to become one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of tin in the coming years, through investing up to $250 million in developing some of its largest tin fields. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744493/Russia-plans-to-increase-tin-production-tenfold.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 17:36:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: David Wilson joins Freepoint CommoditiesDavid Wilson, a former Citi base and precious metals analyst, has joined Freepoint’s Commodities London office in a similar role, Metal Bulletin has learned.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744484/PEOPLE-MOVES-David-Wilson-joins-Freepoint-Commodities.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 17:09:00 GMTMETAL BULLETIN DAILY PDFs Daily PDFs will be downloadable until Monday August 28. After that, because of the UK’s Summer bank holidays, the next daily PDF will be downloadable on Wednesday August 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744389/METAL-BULLETIN-DAILY-PDFs.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:30:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METALS PREMIUM WRAP 23/08: Shanghai zinc premiums soar; US Al hit by backwardationZinc in Shanghai was in focus in physical base metals premiums this week while other metals remained subdued.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743922/WEEKLY-BASE-METALS-PREMIUM-WRAP-2308-Shanghai-zinc-premiums-soar-US-Al-hit-by-backwardation.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 14:50:00 GMTChina’s refined lead exports almost treble in July vs last yearChinese exports of refined lead were up 198.88% in July on the same month of last year, even though the country is not a major exporter of the metal, according to Chinese customs data released on Wednesday August 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744153/Chinas-refined-lead-exports-almost-treble-in-July-vs-last-year.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 13:55:00 GMTInner Mongolia smelter awarded 207kt aluminium capacity quota from Henan Inner Mongolia Chuangyuan Non-ferrous Co will receive 207,000 tonnes of aluminium capacity quota from five shuttered smelters in Henan province. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744077/Inner-Mongolia-smelter-awarded-207kt-aluminium-capacity-quota-from-Henan.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 13:26:00 GMTChinese zinc imports up more than threefold in July vs last yearChina imported three times more refined zinc and zinc concentrates in July than in the same month last year, according to Chinese customs data released on Wednesday August 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744092/Chinese-zinc-imports-up-more-than-threefold-in-July-vs-last-year.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 12:54:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 23/08: LME nickel soaring; Delong Holdings halts operations; Usiminas shipping to ArgentinaKey news and price moved to get you off to a good start during the North American morning on Wednesday August 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744102/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2308-LME-nickel-soaring-Delong-Holdings-halts-operations-Usiminas.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 12:35:00 GMTShanghai zinc premiums hit 3.5-year highShanghai zinc premiums have hit a fresh three-and-a-half-year high, with the arbitrage window reopening - gains were around $77 per tonne on Tuesday August 22.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744063/Shanghai-zinc-premiums-hit-35-year-high.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMTChina exports 352 tonnes of refined tin in July, up 123% vs last yearChinese imports of tin concentrates and its exports of refined tin were both up on a monthly basis, according to the latest China Customs data, indicating that the country’s newly introduced tin concentrates processing trade policy may have begun to affect figures from last month.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744105/China-exports-352-tonnes-of-refined-tin-in-July-up-123-vs-last-year.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 12:21:00 GMTInner Mongolia’s NPI output held back by air quality restrictions, higher costs Nickel pig iron (NPI) production in Inner Mongolia will not ramp up despite higher nickel prices after domestic delivery charges for nickel ore in the area rose due to the Chinese government’s decision to clamp down on delivery trucks in ports to improve air quality. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744075/Inner-Mongolias-NPI-output-held-back-by-air-quality-restrictions-higher-costs.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 12:15:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China's base metal imports in July A summary of China’s base metal imports figures for July 2017. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3744071/IN-FIGURES-Chinas-base-metal-imports-in-July.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 11:46:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 23/08: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Wednesday August 23*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743997/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2308-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 10:38:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/08: LME nickel price keeps rising; other metals consolidate The three-month nickel price continued to climb on the London Metal Exchange this morning, Wednesday August 23, despite other prices falling. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743994/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2308-LME-nickel-price-keeps-rising-other-metals-consolidate.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 10:37:00 GMTZinc prices well-supported by China’s environmental inspections, supply constraints – MMGZinc prices are being supported by China’s introduction of dedicated policies towards environmental protection and supply constraints in recent years, Jerry Jiao, ceo of MMG, said in a conference call on Wednesday August 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743984/Zinc-prices-well-supported-by-Chinas-environmental-inspections-supply-constraintsMMG.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 10:17:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 23/08: Metals prices consolidate recent gainsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part consolidating this morning, Wednesday August 23, with three-month copper prices off by 0.1% at $6,582 per tonne, while zinc prices are up by 0.4% and nickel prices are off by 0.4%. Volume has been average with 8,662 lots traded as of 06:43 BST.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743983/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2308-Metals-prices-consolidate-recent-gains.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 08:16:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 23/08: SHFE nickel marches higher; China scrap ban could cost US jobs; Ford’s EV ventureGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Shanghai, bringing the key news and market stories on Wednesday August 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743975/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2308-SHFE-nickel-marches-higher-China-scrap-ban-could-cost-US-jobs-Fords-EV.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 05:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/08: SHFE nickel marches higher amid supply concerns; other metals consolidateNickel prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) continued to perform strongly during Asian morning trading hours on Wednesday August 23, supported by supply-side concerns.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743971/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2308-SHFE-nickel-marches-higher-amid-supply-concerns-other-metals-consolidate.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 05:30:00 GMTMMG reports strong H1 earnings increase on Las Bambas performanceMMG saw its core earnings increase by nearly eightfold in the six months ended June 30, boosted mainly by the strong performance of its Las Bambas copper mine in Peru, the company said on Tuesday August 22.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743934/MMG-reports-strong-H1-earnings-increase-on-Las-Bambas-performance.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 03:05:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 23/08: LME nickel continues to rally; Glencore’s Pasar operating at 80% capacity since quake; Sandvik to slash 210 jobsThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday August 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743895/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2308-LME-nickel-continues-to-rally-Glencores-Pasar-operating-at-80-capacity-since.htmlWed, 23 Aug 2017 00:05:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 22/08http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743896/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-2208.htmlTue, 22 Aug 2017 18:42:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/08: LME nickel price continues to rally; other metals take a step back The majority of base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange retreated this afternoon, Tuesday August 22, except nickel which continued to rally. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743844/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2208-LME-nickel-price-continues-to-rally-other-metals-take-a-step-back.htmlTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:37:00 GMTInvestments in exploration in Peru up by 28% in H1 Investments in mining exploration in Peru in the first half of 2017 have increased 28% from a year earlier, helped by rising metals prices, according to the country’s National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE). http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743628/Investments-in-exploration-in-Peru-up-by-28-in-H1.htmlTue, 22 Aug 2017 15:11:00 GMTGlencore’s Philippine copper smelter in Pasar loses power after earthquakeGlencore’s Pasar copper smelter in the Philippines has been operating at 80% capacity since it was hit by an earthquake in July, with copper concentrates being diverted into the wider market, well-informed sources told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743655/Glencores-Philippine-copper-smelter-in-Pasar-loses-power-after-earthquake.htmlTue, 22 Aug 2017 15:02:00 GMTSpot cif MJP aluminium premium steady; all eyes on Q4 mating gamesSpot cif main Japanese port (MJP) aluminium premiums are holding steady in a quiet market while Japanese consumers start to come back after maintenance season. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743377/Spot-cif-MJP-aluminium-premium-steady-all-eyes-on-Q4-mating-games.htmlTue, 22 Aug 2017 14:03:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 22/08: LME nickel price surges higher; SHFE zinc trading fee; Asian silico-manganese pricesKey news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the North American morning on Tuesday August 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743489/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2208-LME-nickel-price-surges-higher-SHFE-zinc-trading-fee-Asian-silico.htmlTue, 22 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 22/08: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Tuesday August 22*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743495/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2208-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlTue, 22 Aug 2017 11:42:00 GMTSHFE adds transaction fee for zinc contract, sets daily upper limit The Shanghai Futures Exchange has introduced an intraday trading transaction fee for the October and November zinc contracts of 15 yuan ($2.3) per lot, with effect from Wednesday August 23, the bourse said late on Monday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3743368/SHFE-adds-transaction-fee-for-zinc-contract-sets-daily-upper-limit.htmlTue, 22 Aug 2017 11:03:00 GMT