Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2016 MB60Base metalsSouth Korea's PPS stockpiles 3,500t of copperSouth Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) has awarded a tender to buy 3,500 tonnes of copper at a premium lower than its previous purchase in July.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3588299/South-Koreas-PPS-stockpiles-3500t-of-copper.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 07:54:00 GMTSouth Korea’s PPS stockpiles 1,000t of zincSouth Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) awarded a tender for 1000 tonnes of 99.995% zinc last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3588292/South-Koreas-PPS-stockpiles-1000t-of-zinc.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 07:07:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 26/09: Intalco smelter output unaffected by fire; Mexico's aluminium flow to Vietnam; US secondary aluminium alloy pricesGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Monday September 26.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3588293/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2609-Intalco-smelter-output-unaffected-by-fire-Mexicos-aluminium-flow-to.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 06:55:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 26/09: Base metals fall on stronger dollar, US rate hike commentsWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Monday September 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3588287/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-2609-Base-metals-fall-on-stronger-dollar-US-rate-hike-comments.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMTWEEK IN BRIEF: Guangxi bankruptcy; nickel prices; mine audit; aluminium premiums; Hanjin disrupted; vanadium prices fall; ICBC Standard Bank departuresMetal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves from the past week in the metal markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3588205/WEEK-IN-BRIEF-Guangxi-bankruptcy-nickel-prices-mine-audit-aluminium-premiums-Hanjin-disrupted.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:32:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 23/09: Copper rally fades as deliveries weigh on sentimentWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Friday September 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587765/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-2309-Copper-rally-fades-as-deliveries-weigh-on-sentiment.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:30:00 GMTUS Fed invites public comment on bank role in physical commodities The US Federal Reserve Board has invited public comments on a proposed rule that would strengthen existing requirements and limitations on the physical commodity activities of banks. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3588193/US-Fed-invites-public-comment-on-bank-role-in-physical-commodities.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:28:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 23/09: LME copper stocks; Freeport contract talks; Chinese FeCr imports The latest metal markets news and prices for the start of the North American day on Friday September 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587847/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2309-LME-copper-stocks-Freeport-contract-talks-Chinese-FeCr-imports.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 23/09: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on September 23*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587782/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2309-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 09:55:00 GMTALUMINA INDEX: Sellers raise offers as Chinese prices jump 7% Sellers of Australian alumina are holding out for higher prices for their material after prices for Chinese material jumped this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587779/ALUMINA-INDEX-Sellers-raise-offers-as-Chinese-prices-jump-7.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 09:44:00 GMTFreeport discusses 2017 contractual volumes with smelters in Hong KongFreeport-McMoRan has held meetings with Chinese copper smelters in Hong Kong over the past two days to discuss its 2017 long-term contractual volumes, but an agreement has yet to be reached, market participants told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587763/Freeport-discusses-2017-contractual-volumes-with-smelters-in-Hong-Kong.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 23/09: US copper scrap demand fading; Kimura seeks to fill liquidity gap; Nyrstar and Morumbi deal; US aluminium premium deals idleGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Friday September 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587767/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2309-US-copper-scrap-demand-fading-Kimura-seeks-to-fill-liquidity-gap-Nyrstar.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 05:35:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Kimura Capital seeks to fill commodity trade finance gapA liquidity gap is developing in commodity trade finance which is especially impacting small to medium-size companies and could severely constrict global growth going forward, according to a senior executive at Kimura Capital LLP.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587710/INTERVIEW-Kimura-Capital-seeks-to-fill-commodity-trade-finance-gap.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 02:05:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 23/09: Al premiums; FeV prices; ICBC Standard Bank departuresThe latest news and price moves from the world’s metal markets to start the day in Asia on Friday September 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587677/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2309-Al-premiums-FeV-prices-ICBC-Standard-Bank-departures.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 00:05:00 GMTNyrstar to sell El Mochito mine to Morumbi Resources, enters offtake dealNyrstar NV has entered into a share purchase agreement to sell its El Mochito mine in Honduras to Canada-based mining company Morumbi Resources Inc for $500,000 in cash, the company said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587718/Nyrstar-to-sell-El-Mochito-mine-to-Morumbi-Resources-enters-offtake-deal.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:55:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 22/09: Base metals rise as Fed keeps rates unchangedWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Thursday September 22.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587440/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-2209-Base-metals-rise-as-Fed-keeps-rates-unchanged.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 17:45:00 GMTFormer Red Kite trader Stephen Upot launches metals trading firm Aluminium trader Stephen Upot has returned to the metals market after leaving Red Kite by setting up his own trading firm, Converse Commodities Ltd, Metal Bulletin sister publication FastMarkets has learned.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587685/Former-Red-Kite-trader-Stephen-Upot-launches-metals-trading-firm.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 17:22:00 GMTBRAZIL ALUMINIUM SNAPSHOT: Ingot premiums fall 2.6% amid lack of liquidityKey data from the September 21 pricing session in Sao Paulo.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587648/BRAZIL-ALUMINIUM-SNAPSHOT-Ingot-premiums-fall-26-amid-lack-of-liquidity.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 16:48:00 GMTEuropean aluminium premiums up on short-term tightness European aluminium premiums are trending higher on good demand and a growing tightness of supply, though sources expect that tightness to diminish soon as Asian metal is rerouted to Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587644/European-aluminium-premiums-up-on-short-term-tightness.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 16:42:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to update Metal Bulletin’s Brazil aluminium premiums Metal Bulletin is proposing to update the specifications of its Brazil primary aluminium premiums to reflect even more closely current market conditions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587549/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-update-Metal-Bulletins-Brazil-aluminium-premiums.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 14:10:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 22/09: Philippines mining review; La Parrilla production; McMahon joins HKEXThe latest metal markets news and prices for the start of the North American day on Thursday September 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587518/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2209-Philippines-mining-review-La-Parrilla-production-McMahon-joins-HKEX.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 12:30:00 GMTSeveral members of ICBC Standard Bank's base metals team leaveSeveral members of ICBC Standard Bank’s base metals team have left the company, including head of trading Mark Thompson, sources told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587485/Several-members-of-ICBC-Standard-Banks-base-metals-team-leave.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 12:25:00 GMTSocial justice a factor in review of mines, head of Philippines’ audit team says Compliance with environmental standards is just one factor considered by the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) in its review of the country’s mining operations, with social justice being another key aspect, head of the mines audit team told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587497/Social-justice-a-factor-in-review-of-mines-head-of-Philippines-audit-team-says.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 11:41:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 22/09: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on September 22* http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587478/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2209-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 10:54:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: HKEX hires Thomas McMahon as consultant Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has hired Thomas McMahon as a Hong-Kong based consultant to advise senior management on commodity industry issues, a spokeswoman at the bourse confirmed. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587469/PEOPLE-MOVES-HKEX-hires-Thomas-McMahon-as-consultant.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 10:33:00 GMTChina’s zinc production drops by 3% y-o-y in August China produced 517,000 tonnes of zinc in August, a reduction of 2.8% year-on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587461/Chinas-zinc-production-drops-by-3-y-o-y-in-August.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 10:19:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China's base metal imports in August A summary of China’s base metal imports figures for August. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587459/IN-FIGURES-Chinas-base-metal-imports-in-August.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 09:55:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 22/09: Base metals up as Fed keeps rates unchanged; déjà vu for copper in 2017; US silicon metal contracts delayed in market standoff Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday September 22.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587445/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2209-Base-metals-up-as-Fed-keeps-rates-unchanged-dj-vu-for-copper-in-2017-US.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 05:27:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 22/09: Hanjin disruption; Guangxi bankruptcy; Zhejiang copper tubesThe latest news and price moves from the metal markets to start the Asian morning on Thursday September 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587345/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2209-Hanjin-disruption-Guangxi-bankruptcy-Zhejiang-copper-tubes.htmlThu, 22 Sep 2016 00:05:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 21/09: Base metals retreat ahead of Fed meetingWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Wednesday September 21.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3587130/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-2109-Base-metals-retreat-ahead-of-Fed-meeting.htmlWed, 21 Sep 2016 17:35:00 GMT