Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2016 MB60Base metalsRolling LME/SHFE price report 09/12: SHFE copper finds support from positive Chinese economic dataWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Friday December 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645749/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-0912-SHFE-copper-finds-support-from-positive-Chinese-economic-data.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 07:15:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 09/12: US Al imports; Global metal market outlook; Metal Bulletin price changesGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Friday December 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645750/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-0912-US-Al-imports-Global-metal-market-outlook-Metal-Bulletin-price-changes.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 04:05:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 09/12: Base metals trade sideways; Metal Bulletin price changes; Deripaska sues MontenegroThe latest metal markets news and prices for the start of the Asian day on Friday December 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645670/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-0912-Base-metals-trade-sideways-Metal-Bulletin-price-changes-Deripaska-sues.htmlFri, 09 Dec 2016 00:05:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 08/12: Base metals prices finish lower as ECB decision bolsters dollarWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Thursday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645440/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-0812-Base-metals-prices-finish-lower-as-ECB-decision-bolsters-dollar.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:27:00 GMTLME CLOSE: Base metals finish lower, ECB decision bolsters dollar Base metals pared earlier gains made in the session as the dollar found support from a weaker euro in light of the ECB’s decision to scale back its huge bond purchasing programme. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645662/LME-CLOSE-Base-metals-finish-lower-ECB-decision-bolsters-dollar.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 17:13:00 GMTLME LATEST: Copper, aluminium spreads tighten for Dec datesBase metal prices were sideways to lower during Thursday December 8 trading, as a stronger dollar weighed. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645632/LME-LATEST-Copper-aluminium-spreads-tighten-for-Dec-dates.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 16:15:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: How Metal Bulletin base metals prices will be amended after the FastMarkets acquisition Metal Bulletin is proposing to amend a number of Metal Bulletin base metals prices following its acquisition of FastMarkets and a review of overlapping premiums published by both companies. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3606357/PRICING-NOTICE-How-Metal-Bulletin-base-metals-prices-will-be-amended-after-the-FastMarkets.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 15:55:00 GMTBRAZIL ALUMINIUM SNAPSHOT: Imported ingot premiums rise on US Midwest rate increaseKey points from the Wednesday December 7 pricing session in São Paulo:http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645560/BRAZIL-ALUMINIUM-SNAPSHOT-Imported-ingot-premiums-rise-on-US-Midwest-rate-increase.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 15:03:00 GMTOleg Deripaska sues Montenegro over expropriated KAP stake Oleg Deripaska, president of En+ Group and chairman of the supervisory board of Basic Element, is suing the state of Montenegro for unlawful expropriation of his investment in beleaguered aluminium smelter Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica (KAP). http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645544/Oleg-Deripaska-sues-Montenegro-over-expropriated-KAP-stake.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 14:19:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 08/12: China copper imports; Alcoa Portland smelter; selenium pricesThe latest metal markets news and prices for the start of the North American day on Thursday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645496/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-0812-China-copper-imports-Alcoa-Portland-smelter-selenium-prices.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 12:15:00 GMTChina’s unwrought aluminium, aluminium products exports down 3% y-o-y in November Exports of Chinese unwrought aluminium and aluminium products came to 380,000 tonnes in November, down 3.1% year-on-year, according to preliminary Chinese customs data released on Thursday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645454/Chinas-unwrought-aluminium-aluminium-products-exports-down-3-y-o-y-in-November.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 11:37:00 GMTAlcoa’s Portland smelter outage weighs on Q1 MJP aluminium talks – sources The outage at Alcoa’s Portland smelter in Australia is a major concern among market participants as talks for first-quarter aluminium term contracts are under way between producers and Japanese buyers, sources said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645466/Alcoas-Portland-smelter-outage-weighs-on-Q1-MJP-aluminium-talkssources.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 10:43:00 GMTLME MORNING: Copper, Al prices supported by robust Chinese data, dip buyingBase metals found support from a softer dollar and dip buying during LME trading on the morning of Thursday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645476/LME-MORNING-Copper-Al-prices-supported-by-robust-Chinese-data-dip-buying.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 10:28:00 GMTChinese copper and copper-fabricated product imports recover in November [UPDATED]China’s imports of unwrought copper and copper-fabricated products in November recovered from a low in October, according to preliminary customs data released on Thursday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645448/Chinese-copper-and-copper-fabricated-product-imports-recover-in-November-[UPDATED].htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 10:15:00 GMTChinese tin ore imports rebound in October - ITRIChina’s tin ore and concentrate imports for October totalled 36,515 tonnes, up 35% year-on-year and more than double September’s volume, the International Tin Research Institute (ITRI) said in a research note.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645441/Chinese-tin-ore-imports-rebound-in-October-ITRI.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 10:00:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 08/12: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on December 8* http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645462/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-0812-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 09:21:00 GMTLME OPEN: Copper price recovers on positive Chinese import dataBase metals were on divergent paths during Thursday December 8 trading, with copper, aluminium and nickel up on positive Chinese data. The rest of the complex drifted sideways-to-lower.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645458/LME-OPEN-Copper-price-recovers-on-positive-Chinese-import-data.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 08:57:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW: Base metals consolidate, positive Chinese trade data bodes wellThis morning, Thursday December 8, the base metals are little changed, tin prices are up 0.4%, copper prices are down 0.3% at $5,811 per tonne, aluminium prices are up 0.3% at $1,717.50 per tonne while the rest are either side of unchanged. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645460/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-Base-metals-consolidate-positive-Chinese-trade-data-bodes-well.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 08:17:00 GMTIndonesian tin exports down in November - ITRIIndonesian tin exports in November amounted to 4,892 tonnes, 25% lower than the figure for October, according to preliminary data released by the Indonesian trade ministry, the International Tin Research Institute (ITRI) said on Wednesday December 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645439/Indonesian-tin-exports-down-in-November-ITRI.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 07:08:00 GMTWill 2017 see a reversal of this year’s better-than-expected demand, lower supply?What a difference a year makes, Jim Lennon, md of Red Door Research Ltd, says as he ponders prospects for commodities prices in 2017. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645192/Will-2017-see-a-reversal-of-this-years-better-than-expected-demand-lower-supply.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 07:00:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 08/12: SHFE copper consolidates; Gold supported; China HongqiaoGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Thursday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645445/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-0812-SHFE-copper-consolidates-Gold-supported-China-Hongqiao.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 04:10:00 GMTChina Hongqiao to purchase controlling stake in aluminium sheet producer LoftenChina Hongqiao Group plans to further extend its industrial chain by purchasing the majority stake in Loften Environmental Technology, according to a statement filed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday December 6.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3644862/China-Hongqiao-to-purchase-controlling-stake-in-aluminium-sheet-producer-Loften.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 01:47:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 08/12: Base metals decline; manganese ore ‘correction’; tungsten stockpilingThe latest metal markets news and prices to start the Asian morning on Thursday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645375/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-0812-Base-metals-decline-manganese-ore-correction-tungsten-stockpiling.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 00:05:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 07/12: Base metals except tin move higher, copper leadsWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Wednesday December 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645133/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-0712-Base-metals-except-tin-move-higher-copper-leads.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 18:06:00 GMTFreeport ceo says Indonesia smelter uneconomic for government Freeport-McMoRan has warned Indonesia that the construction of a new copper smelter in the country would be extremely uneconomical for the government, but the company will go ahead with the project as required, the ceo of the US copper producer said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645383/Freeport-ceo-says-Indonesia-smelter-uneconomic-for-government.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 18:02:00 GMTLME CLOSE: Base metals finish lower on selling pressure Base metals finished in negative territory on Wednesday December 7 as market participants took profits following the previous week’s moves higher, and commodities fell out of favour. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645368/LME-CLOSE-Base-metals-finish-lower-on-selling-pressure.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 17:27:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: LME appoints Matt Chamberlain as chief operating officer, Stuart Sloan departsThe London Metal Exchange has appointed Matt Chamberlain its chief operating officer following the departure of Stuart Sloan, the exchange said on Wednesday December 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645352/PEOPLE-MOVES-LME-appoints-Matt-Chamberlain-as-chief-operating-officer-Stuart-Sloan-departs.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 16:42:00 GMTLME LATEST: Base metals consolidate in recent ranges Base metals were in consolidation mode as a lack of interest in the complex weighed on prices during Wednesday December 7 trading. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645279/LME-LATEST-Base-metals-consolidate-in-recent-ranges.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 15:17:00 GMTChinese stainless steel mills and FeNi producers differ over premiums for 2017 supplyChinese stainless steel mills and ferro-nickel producers remain at odds over annual premiums for the supply of ferro-nickel (FeNi) with 26-32% nickel content for 2017, Metal Bulletin has learnt.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645191/Chinese-stainless-steel-mills-and-FeNi-producers-differ-over-premiums-for-2017-supply.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 15:03:00 GMTComex copper price inches higher, dollar softens The Comex copper price on Wednesday December 7 erased yesterday’s downturn, although the metal remains in consolidation mode with investors seeking fresh catalysts. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3645227/Comex-copper-price-inches-higher-dollar-softens.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 14:39:00 GMT