Base metals©2018 MB60Base metalsBluequest supports Xiana's purchase of Glencore’s MAP copper assetsBluequest Sourcing, a 100% subsidiary of commodity trading house Bluequest Resources, has advanced Xiana Mining’s secured convertible loan facility to support its acquisition of Minera Altos De Punitaqui (MAP) from Glencore., 15 Nov 2018 12:50:00 GMTAntofagasta to boost copper capacity by 70,000 tpy via $1.3bln Los Pelambres expansionAntofagasta aims to increase copper capacity by 70,000 tonnes per year of via a rebuild of its Los Pelambres mine in Chile at a cost of $1.3 billion, the Chilean copper producer said., 15 Nov 2018 12:43:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 15/11: LME zinc price climbs 3%; Antofagasta, Jiangxi agree on copper concs benchmarkThe latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Thursday November 15., 15 Nov 2018 12:30:00 GMTCHINA ALUMINIUM INGOT ADC 12 SNAPSHOT: MJP, domestic Chinese prices drop on weak demand Key data from the Wednesday November 14 pricing session in Asia., 15 Nov 2018 12:11:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Chinese presence in copper futures market ‘is growing’China’s presence and influence in the copper futures market is growing, reflected in the significant increase in the number of copper transactions conducted by Chinese participants across major exchanges over the past two years, representatives of major bourses told delegates at Asia Copper Week in Shanghai., 15 Nov 2018 12:05:00 GMTUK secondary aluminium price slide prompts consideration of production cutsSecondary aluminium producers in the UK are considering production cuts following a nine-week slide in ingot prices, which is cutting into profit margins., 15 Nov 2018 11:44:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 15/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday November 15 *, 15 Nov 2018 11:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/11: LME zinc price climbs 3% amid 11,000t fresh cancelation; complex follows higherBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange rallied against a high dollar index during morning trading on Thursday November 15, recovering losses made at Wednesday’s close and topped by strong gains in zinc and nickel futures., 15 Nov 2018 11:07:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 15/11: Metals prices rebound after dollar pulls backThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were up across the board by an average of 0.7% on the morning of Thursday November 15., 15 Nov 2018 08:15:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: India to import more refined copper in 2019 on rising demand, Tuticorin shutdown – Birla Copper CEOMore refined copper will be shipped to India next year on burgeoning demand and stagnant domestic supply following the closure of the country’s massive Tuticorin smelter, according to JC Laddha, chief executive officer of Birla Copper., 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 15/11: SHFE base metals prices rebound; nickel premiums unchanged; European tin premium holds at 21-month highGood morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday November 15., 15 Nov 2018 05:50:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Copper prices set to rise in Q1 2019 – ECTPA global shortage of refined copper and an improved macroeconomic backdrop are likely to boost copper prices in the first quarter of 2019, according to Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners’ (ECTP) head of metal and mine research, Xiaohong Wang., 15 Nov 2018 05:37:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/11: SHFE base metals prices recover after Wednesday’s weakness; zinc leads on the upsideBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up across the board during Asian morning trading on Thursday November 15, reversing the previous day’s losses on a weaker dollar and easing trade tensions., 15 Nov 2018 05:17:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 15/11: LME base metals move higher on crude oil rebound; MJP primary aluminium stocks down in October, Marubeni says; ICDX tin trades halt due to supply disruptionsThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Thursday November 15., 15 Nov 2018 00:05:00 GMTMJP aluminium stocks down 1% in October vs September, Marubeni saysPrimary aluminium stocks at the three main Japanese ports (MJP) of Osaka, Nagoya and Yokohama slipped 1% month on month in October, according to the latest data from major Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp., 14 Nov 2018 19:14:00 GMTICDX tin trades slashed in Indonesian supply crunch; LME tin price unshakenTin trades on the Indonesia Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (ICDX) have completely halted because of significant supply disruptions in the country, Fastmarkets heard on Wednesday November 14., 14 Nov 2018 19:05:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Nickel premiums flat worldwideNickel premiums in China, the United States and Europe remained unchanged over the week amid limited activity, an unstable import window in Shanghai and participants’ absence from the market., 14 Nov 2018 18:12:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: Most LME base metals prices appreciate amid crude oil reboundBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly higher at the close of trading on Wednesday November 14, boosted by a steady rebound in global benchmark crude oil futures and a marginal retreat in the dollar index., 14 Nov 2018 18:09:00 GMTFOCUS: First deals point to drop in 2019 European zinc premiums but Nyrstar's troubles cast uncertaintyThe first deals for special high-grade zinc supply in 2019 in Europe point to a decline in annual zinc premiums compared with this year's levels, but Nyrstar's financial troubles are complicating negotiations and raising concerns that supply may turn out to be tighter than anticipated., 14 Nov 2018 17:54:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: European premiums market lacks direction; Global markets stable, premiums flatThe tin premium in Europe remains at a 21-month high amid continued uncertainty over Indonesian supply, while thin spot activity and a closed import arbitrage window kept premiums firm in the United States and China., 14 Nov 2018 16:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: Comex copper price sustains momentum through midweek session Comex copper prices moved higher on Wednesday November 14 despite a stronger dollar due to growing optimism that a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and China could be reached in the next few months., 14 Nov 2018 15:21:00 GMTHydro's Alunorte permits are irregular, Brazilian representatives say Brazilian alumina refinery Alunorte’s solid waste deposit (DRS2) had irregular environmental permits and could be built on ecological reserves, a local House of Representatives report concluded on Tuesday November 13., 14 Nov 2018 13:54:00 GMT NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 14/11: China copper demand/supply outlook; US copper premiums up; zinc under pressure The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Wednesday November 14., 14 Nov 2018 12:33:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Copper execs see limited impact to copper inflows from Chinese scrap restrictionsA series of Chinese policies aimed at restricting imports of copper scrap is not expected to significantly alter the supply/demand balance in the world’s largest copper consuming country, industry executives said during a panel discussion at Asia Copper Week in Shanghai., 14 Nov 2018 12:09:00 GMTChinese copper cathode production to rise 6% in 2019, BGRIMM saysChina’s copper cathode production will increase by 6% next year according to BGRIMM Lilan Consulting., 14 Nov 2018 11:52:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: LME base metals drift lower amid crude oil sell-off; nickel price under pressureBase metals on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Wednesday November 14, with prices weakened by a prolonged sell-off in crude oil markets while continued strength in the US dollar index increased downward pressure., 14 Nov 2018 11:30:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Tight supply keeps most global zinc premiums stable; elevated freight costs support US lead premiumsMost special high-grade (SHG) zinc premiums were unchanged in the week to Tuesday November 13 despite the downward pressure stemming from limited spot demand and a wide backwardation in the London Metal Exchange’s cash/three-month spread, with lingering tightened spot availability providing support., 14 Nov 2018 10:03:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 14/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel [CORRECTED]Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Wednesday November 14 *[CORRECTED].htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Chinese copper smelter Xiangguang seeks mine shareholdings, offtakes to secure unitsChina’s largest private copper smelter Yanggu Xiangguang Copper is looking for equity shareholdings in mines around the world while it looks to secure its long-term concentrate supply, the company’s executive vice president told Fastmarkets., 14 Nov 2018 08:52:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 14/11: Metals prices, sentiment remain gloomyThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly weaker on the morning of Wednesday November 14, with the three-month copper price down by 0.1% at $6,040 per tonne. This after Tuesday’s energetic start that saw the red metal reach $6,181 per tonne at one point., 14 Nov 2018 08:20:00 GMT