Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2021 MB60Base metalsIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 15Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday April 15 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984476/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-April-15.htmlThu, 15 Apr 2021 23:05:00 GMTUS copper, brass scrap prices largely steadyAreas of limited demand within the United States’ copper scrap market kept most prices steady this week, according to sources.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984473/US-copper-brass-scrap-prices-largely-steady.htmlThu, 15 Apr 2021 20:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/04: LME copper jumps above $9,200, year-to-date high for aluminiumCopper led the way in a price surge on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday April 15, rising at the close to its highest level since late February and spurring the rest of the complex, with aluminium setting a year-to-date high during trading. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984451/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1504-LME-copper-jumps-above-9200-year-to-date-high-for-aluminium.htmlThu, 15 Apr 2021 16:38:00 GMTGoldman Sachs raises bullish copper forecasts, expects record demand growthCopper prices could reach $15,000 per tonne within five years, boosted by a sharp rise in demand for the metal, which has been described by Goldman Sachs analysts as the “new oil” for its use in green technologies, in a report released on Tuesday April 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984353/Goldman-Sachs-raises-bullish-copper-forecasts-expects-record-demand-growth.htmlThu, 15 Apr 2021 14:12:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/04: LME aluminium at new highs; copper, lead up 1% London Metal Exchange aluminium continued to reach new multi-year highs while copper and lead were up by 1% on Thursday April 15 morning while nickel and tin fell from their Wednesday gains. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984325/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1504-LME-aluminium-at-new-highs-copper-lead-up-1.htmlThu, 15 Apr 2021 09:20:00 GMTNornickel to expand nickel production in FinlandNornickel will increase its nickel production capacity from 65,000 tonnes currently to 75,000 tonnes by 2023 at its Nornickel Harjavalta refinery in Finland, the company said on April 14.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984313/Nornickel-to-expand-nickel-production-in-Finland.htmlThu, 15 Apr 2021 08:58:00 GMTMORNING VIEW: Base metals prices more upbeat than of late, led by aluminiumBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange have been edging higher in recent days, although this morning, Thursday April 15, they were looking mixed, while those on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were for the most part firmer. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984315/MORNING-VIEW-Base-metals-prices-more-upbeat-than-of-late-led-by-aluminium.htmlThu, 15 Apr 2021 07:35:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 14Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday April 14 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984304/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-April-14.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 23:05:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Premiums up only in China; other regions steadyThe nickel markets were bullish in China, somewhat bearish in Europe, and mixed in the United States in the week to Tuesday April 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984279/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-Premiums-up-only-in-China-other-regions-steady.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 19:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/04: LME aluminium over $2,320; tin, copper up 2%Aluminium’s futures price reached yet another year-to-date high on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday April 14, while tin returned above the $26,000 per tonne mark and copper bounced up by 2% on a day when most metal prices were again boosted by a lower US dollar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984274/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1404-LME-aluminium-over-2320-tin-copper-up-2.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 17:10:00 GMTBASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 14/04 A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday April 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984258/BASE-METALS-WARRANT-REPORT-1404.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 16:44:00 GMTSummary of Chilean copper mines labor negotiations 2021The copper industry is keeping a close eye on labor negotiations at Chile's mines this year, at a time of increased prices, sociopolitical uncertainty and delayed concentrates shipments. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984122/Summary-of-Chilean-copper-mines-labor-negotiations-2021.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 14:51:00 GMTFOCUS: High-stakes labor negotiations await Chile’s copper miners in H2 2021Chile’s copper miners face the biggest set of labor negotiations in years, but with prices expected to maintain current highs, how high is the risk to output disruptions? Fastmarkets investigates.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984097/FOCUS-High-stakes-labor-negotiations-await-Chiles-copper-miners-in-H2-2021.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 14:36:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Shanghai premiums hit 4-mth lowCopper cathode premiums have taken a dive in the main market in China, where buyers are able to pick up units at low levels that were last traded in late November 2020, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984095/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Shanghai-premiums-hit-4-mth-low.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 11:24:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Premiums in Europe rise, narrow in US following lower LME price The falling London Metal Exchange zinc price boosted spot demand for zinc ingot in both Europe and the United States in the week to Tuesday April 13, while lead premiums in Southeast Asia were up on recovering demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984071/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Premiums-in-Europe-rise-narrow-in-US-following-lower-LME-price.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 11:24:00 GMTChina buys record amount of copper concs in MarchChina's imports of copper concentrate reached 2.1 million tonnes in March to set a new highest monthly record, customs data out on Tuesday April 13 shows. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3983962/China-buys-record-amount-of-copper-concs-in-March.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 11:02:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/04: LME aluminium breaches $2,320 per tonne, at new year-to-date highsThe London Metal Exchange three-month aluminium price reached a new year-to-date high on Wednesday April 14 morning, while the rest of the complex was trending higher on support from a lower US dollar index.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984082/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1404-LME-aluminium-breaches-2320-per-tonne-at-new-year-to-date-highs.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 09:20:00 GMTChinese official jailed for forging chemical assay of copper concsA Chinese court has handed down a jail sentence of four years to a customs official who was bribed to manipulate test results on the chemical assay of metal products that fell short of the country’s import standards.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3983945/Chinese-official-jailed-for-forging-chemical-assay-of-copper-concs.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 08:32:00 GMTMORNING VIEW: Base metals prices mixed but broader markets more upbeatBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed this morning, Wednesday April 14, and broader markets were pleased US consumer prices did not shock to the upside, but markets are likely to remain wary in case corporate earnings do not live up to high expectations.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984077/MORNING-VIEW-Base-metals-prices-mixed-but-broader-markets-more-upbeat.htmlWed, 14 Apr 2021 07:19:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 13Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday April 13 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984064/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-April-13.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 23:05:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Rusal to outline net-zero carbon roadmap in SeptemberInert anode technology is one of several methods UC Rusal will use to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, with the company to lay out a roadmap on its path forward in September, a senior executive at the aluminium producer told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984050/INTERVIEW-Rusal-to-outline-net-zero-carbon-roadmap-in-September.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 21:28:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: US Midwest premium at 6-year highAluminium premiums in the United States and Europe continued to rise on supply tightness in the week to Tuesday April 13, with the US Midwest premium climbing to its highest level for more than six years. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984038/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-US-Midwest-premium-at-6-year-high.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 20:07:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 13/04A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday April 13.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984039/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-1304.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 19:21:00 GMTUS Midwest P1020 aluminium premium climbs to more than 6-year highThe US Midwest aluminium premium climbed to its highest point in more than six years on Tuesday April 13, supported by rising global premiums and shrinking supply.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984049/US-Midwest-P1020-aluminium-premium-climbs-to-more-than-6-year-high.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 19:14:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Short supply hits US tin tradingBrian Helsel, president of the American Tin Trade Association, tells Fastmarkets how he foresaw the recent squeeze on tin markets last year, recalls a turbulent time for trading and discusses the outlook for the metal.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3983933/INTERVIEW-Short-supply-hits-US-tin-trading.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 17:53:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/04: Lower Dollar Index pushes aluminium close to 2021 high; zinc up 1%Aluminium’s futures price traded close to its 2021 year-to-date high at the close of trading on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday April 13, while most metals recovered their losses from Monday because of a tumble in the US Dollar Index. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3984040/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1304-Lower-Dollar-Index-pushes-aluminium-close-to-2021-high-zinc-up-1.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 17:02:00 GMT5G & ELECTRONIC METALS: US must invest in semiconductor ‘infrastructure’ amid shortage, Biden saysVisible progress has been made toward network readiness and availability of 5G telecommunications in the first quarter of 2021, after delays last year resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, sources have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3983948/5G-and-ELECTRONIC-METALS-US-must-invest-in-semiconductor-infrastructure-amid-shortage-Biden-says.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 13:53:00 GMTLME off-warrant stocks surpass 2 mln tonnes; lead up 64%The amount of metal held off-warrant outside the London Metal Exchange network rose by 8.6% and exceeded 2 million tonnes in February 2021 for the first time since the LME started reporting this data, its latest readings showed. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3983941/LME-off-warrant-stocks-surpass-2-mln-tonnes-lead-up-64.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 13:03:00 GMTRusal produces aluminium with less than 0.01 tonnes of CO2 equivalentAluminium producer Rusal has produced aluminium with less than 0.01 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per tonne of metal produced, its parent company EN+ Group said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3983935/Rusal-produces-aluminium-with-less-than-001-tonnes-of-CO2-equivalent.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 10:18:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/04: LME aluminium price at $2,280/t; zinc inflows in Asia continueBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were largely trading sideways during the morning session on Tuesday April 13, after decreases across the board on Monday due to warnings out of China about rising commodity prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3983931/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1304-LME-aluminium-price-at-2280t-zinc-inflows-in-Asia-continue.htmlTue, 13 Apr 2021 09:35:00 GMT