Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2018 MB60Base metalsGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: European and Asian premiums tick lowerAluminium premiums in both Asia and Europe fell again this week, with pre-US sanction Russian metal becoming more available and unfavorable spreads for holding metal continuing to pressure the market globally.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808835/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-European-and-Asian-premiums-tick-lower.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 03:50:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 23/05: LME base metals mixed; LME affirms suspension of Rusal metal; rising aluminium demand, strong prices to drive new capacityThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday May 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808838/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2305-LME-base-metals-mixed-LME-affirms-suspension-of-Rusal-metal-rising-aluminium.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 00:05:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 22/05A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday May 22.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808824/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-2205.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 20:20:00 GMTLME affirms no changes to temporary conditional suspension for Rusal brand metalThe London Metal Exchange has confirmed that its “temporary conditional suspension” of Rusal-warranted metal will remain in place, Metal Bulletin has learned.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808826/LME-affirms-no-changes-to-temporary-conditional-suspension-for-Rusal-brand-metal.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 18:55:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/05: LME lead up 2.6%; tin continues to dipBase metals on the London Metal Exchange were mixed at the close of trading on Tuesday May 22, with lead, copper and nickel prices rallying higher amid struggling performances elsewhere in the complex. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808823/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2205-LME-lead-up-26-tin-continues-to-dip.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 18:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/05: Comex copper price extends ascent Comex copper maintained optimism through to the US morning on Tuesday May 22 with the red metal trading at the highest point since late April. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808635/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2205-Comex-copper-price-extends-ascent.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 14:57:00 GMTALI RAW MATERIALS CONF: Rising aluminium demand and strong prices to drive new capacitiesAluminium output will grow steadily due to rising consumption and strong prices, multiple speakers said at Asian Metal’s Aluminium Raw Materials Conference in Jinan in China on Friday May 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808617/ALI-RAW-MATERIALS-CONF-Rising-aluminium-demand-and-strong-prices-to-drive-new-capacities.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 13:53:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 22/05: LME copper price bouyed by Chinese demand; SHFE to open office in Singapore; global vanadium wrapThe latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Tuesday May 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808602/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2205-LME-copper-price-bouyed-by-Chinese-demand-SHFE-to-open-office-in.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/05: LME copper, lead prices climb; zinc, tin consolidate lower Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were a mixed picture during morning trading on Tuesday May 22, with copper prices climbing 1% while zinc and tin edged lower. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808578/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2205-LME-copper-lead-prices-climb-zinc-tin-consolidate-lower.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 10:36:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 22/05: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Tuesday May 22*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808577/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2205-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 10:34:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 22/05: Metals prices consolidate after Monday's gainsThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were little changed to weaker on the morning of Tuesday May 22, with prices down by an average of 0.3%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808548/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2205-Metals-prices-consolidate-after-Mondays-gains.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 08:39:00 GMTSHFE plans to open representative office in Singapore – sourcesThe Shanghai Futures Exchange is planning to open a representative office in Singapore, according to market sources.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808544/SHFE-plans-to-open-representative-office-in-Singaporesources.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 06:45:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 22/05: COBC expects final approval for copper/cobalt trading, export license; competition drives down manganese ore prices; FeCr prices edge up on tightening supplyGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday May 22.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808541/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2205-COBC-expects-final-approval-for-coppercobalt-trading-export-license.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 06:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/05: SHFE lead prices outperform; other metals mostly weakerLead prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange outperformed during Asian morning trading on Tuesday May 22, tracking the strong performance of the London Metal Exchange’s three-month lead price on Monday. The other SHFE base metals, with the exception of copper and nickel, were weaker. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808543/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2205-SHFE-lead-prices-outperform-other-metals-mostly-weaker.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 06:10:00 GMTALI RAW MATERIALS CONF: High-grade bauxite depletion challenges China alumina production ramp-upThe rapid ramp-up in alumina production while domestic high-grade bauxite resources deplete is the biggest challenge for China’s alumina industry, Yin Zhonglin, director of Alumina Research Department at Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco) Zhengzhou Research Institute, said at Asian Metal’s Aluminium Raw Materials Conference, held in Jinan on May 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808275/ALI-RAW-MATERIALS-CONF-High-grade-bauxite-depletion-challenges-China-alumina-production-ramp-up.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 22/05: Jiangxi Copper opening new operation; Turkey steel production increases; Asia Week takeawaysThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Tuesday May 22.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808498/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2205-Jiangxi-Copper-opening-new-operation-Turkey-steel-production-increases-Asia.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 00:05:00 GMTCobalt Blockchain expects final approval shortly for DRC copper/cobalt trading, export license Canada-based Cobalt Blockchain Inc (COBC) expects final ratification shortly for a copper/cobalt trading and export license that will allow it to establish regional buying depots in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), process minerals in-country and export internationally. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808484/Cobalt-Blockchain-expects-final-approval-shortly-for-DRC-coppercobalt-trading-export-license.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 18:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/05: LME lead up 3.3% amid US dollar 6-mth highBase metals on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly higher at the close of trading on Monday May 21, with zinc and lead breaking through recent support and resisting the US dollar’s six-month high. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808493/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2105-LME-lead-up-33-amid-US-dollar-6-mth-high.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 18:25:00 GMTDaimler extends efforts to create sustainable materials supply chainCarmaker Daimler AG has gone “on the offensive” to secure a sustainable raw materials supply chain and has developed a number of initiatives across key raw materials to create transparency and to protect human rights, the Germany-based group has said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808348/Daimler-extends-efforts-to-create-sustainable-materials-supply-chain.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 16:12:00 GMTJiangxi Copper plans blending, scrap processing operations in SE Asia - sources Jiangxi Copper, China’s largest copper smelter, is planning to set up metal concentrates blending and scrap processing operations in Southeast Asian countries, Metal Bulletin has learned. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808376/Jiangxi-Copper-plans-blending-scrap-processing-operations-in-SE-Asia-sources.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 16:08:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/05: Comex copper benefits from easing trade war threatComex copper reached a one-week high Monday May 21 morning in the US, with easing trade tensions between China and the US producing higher prices for equities and metals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808425/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2105-Comex-copper-benefits-from-easing-trade-war-threat.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 15:40:00 GMTFOCUS: Korea’s aluminium imports from Australia fall but Chinese ali product shipments grow South Korea’s imports of Australian primary aluminium have fallen so far this year, but the shipments of aluminium flat products from China into South Korea have risen, the latest trade data from the latter showed. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808274/FOCUS-Koreas-aluminium-imports-from-Australia-fall-but-Chinese-ali-product-shipments-grow.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 13:56:00 GMTLORD COPPER: Sanctions, get-out-of-jail-free cardsWith uncertainty continuing to surround the US' sanctions on Russian producers, specifically Norilsk Nornickel, Lord Copper explores the unpredictability surrounding prices and the parties involved.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808327/LORD-COPPER-Sanctions-get-out-of-jail-free-cards.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 12:45:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 21/05: LME base metals lower; copper, lead climb; 11 things we learned at LME Asia Week 2018The latest metal market news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday May 21.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808299/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2105-LME-base-metals-lower-copper-lead-climb-11-things-we-learned-at-LME.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 12:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/05: LME base metals lower; copper, lead climbBase metals on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Monday May 21, with the only gains made in lead and copper. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808272/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2105-LME-base-metals-lower-copper-lead-climb.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 11:40:00 GMTLME ASIA WEEK 2018: 11 things we learned in Hong Kong Metal Bulletin journalists round up the key themes and topics discussed at the sixth annual London Metal Exchange Asia Week held in Hong Kong on May 14-18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808259/LME-ASIA-WEEK-2018-11-things-we-learned-in-Hong-Kong.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 11:25:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 21/05: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday May 21*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808257/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2105-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 10:07:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 21/05: Metals prices mainly firmer after US/China trade war avoidedBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were firmer on the morning of Monday May 21, with prices up by an average of 0.4%. Lead was out in front with a 0.9% rise, while copper was up by 0.6% at $6,864 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808250/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2105-Metals-prices-mainly-firmer-after-USChina-trade-war-avoided.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 09:30:00 GMTSouth Korea’s PPS to buy 2,000 tonnes of good western aluminiumSouth Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) has floated two tenders to procure a total of 2,000 tonnes of good western primary aluminium, according to notices from the state agency on Friday May 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808244/South-Koreas-PPS-to-buy-2000-tonnes-of-good-western-aluminium.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 07:25:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 21/05: China lead import window opens; Sterlite copper smelter outage extended; battery-grade lithium hydroxide spot prices under pressureGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Monday May 21.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3808243/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2105-China-lead-import-window-opens-Sterlite-copper-smelter-outage-extended.htmlMon, 21 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT