Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2017 MB60Base metalsNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 11/12: LME copper edges higher; Trafigura results; China’s copper importsKey news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the North American morning on Monday December 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774144/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1112-LME-copper-edges-higher-Trafigura-results-Chinas-copper-imports.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 12:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/12: LME copper prices edge higher to start the trading week Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly consolidating during morning trading on Monday December 11, despite positive Chinese trade data. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774061/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1112-LME-copper-prices-edge-higher-to-start-the-trading-week.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 11:20:00 GMTTrafigura is making as much from metals as oil after ‘knockout year’ Trafigura is making almost as much profit from metals as it is from oil, having grown non-ferrous volumes sharply after a strong year for the sector, it said on Monday December 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774056/Trafigura-is-making-as-much-from-metals-as-oil-after-knockout-year.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 10:33:00 GMTChina’s imports of unwrought copper, copper-fabricated products hit 11-month high in NovChina’s imports of unwrought copper and copper-fabricated products were up by 42.4% month on month and 24.7% year on year in November, and marked a new high since December 2016, according to preliminary customs data released on Friday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774043/Chinas-imports-of-unwrought-copper-copper-fabricated-products-hit-11-month-high-in-Nov.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 09:35:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 11/12: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday December 11*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774048/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-1112-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 09:15:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 11/12: Quiet start to the week across the metalsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part weaker this morning, Monday December 11, with prices down by an average of 0.3% - led by a 0.8% drop in nickel prices while copper prices are down by 0.4% at $6,554 per tonne. Volume has been average with 8,070 lots traded as of 06.47 am London time.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774044/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1112-Quiet-start-to-the-week-across-the-metals.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 08:15:00 GMTChinese aluminium exports flat in November; participants note challenging conditions aheadChina exported 380,000 tonnes of unwrought aluminium and aluminium products in November, flat on a yearly basis but 8.6% higher than the prior month, according to preliminary Chinese customs data released on Friday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774031/Chinese-aluminium-exports-flat-in-November-participants-note-challenging-conditions-ahead.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 07:40:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 11/12: SHFE copper price buoyed; Brazil’s primary Ali exports to reach record low; cobalt price surges to fresh highGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Monday December 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774040/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1112-SHFE-copper-price-buoyed-Brazils-primary-Ali-exports-to-reach-record-low.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 07:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/12: SHFE copper price buoyed by China production cuts, positive dataCopper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange edged higher during Asian morning trading on Monday December 11, buoyed by the release of positive economic data from China as well as news of production cuts at the country’s second-largest copper smelter.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3774030/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1112-SHFE-copper-price-buoyed-by-China-production-cuts-positive-data.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 04:30:00 GMTBrazil's primary aluminium exports volumes set to reach record low in 2017Brazil’s primary aluminium export volumes are on track to reach the lowest level on record in 2017, with the two remaining local producers instead focused on sales in the domestic market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773994/Brazils-primary-aluminium-exports-volumes-set-to-reach-record-low-in-2017.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 20:43:00 GMTALUMINIUM FOUNDRY REPORT 08/12A round-up of changes in aluminium foundry alloy premiums over the past month.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773975/ALUMINIUM-FOUNDRY-REPORT-0812.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 18:59:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/12: LME base metals consolidate after choppy week; nickel strugglesBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close on Friday November 8, as the complex consolidated after plummeting earlier in the week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773969/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0812-LME-base-metals-consolidate-after-choppy-week-nickel-struggles.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 17:30:00 GMTNON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF 08/12: Warehousing special; MJP deals; Cobalt 27; rising silico-manganese futuresMetal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves from a busy week in the metals markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773970/NON-FERROUS-WEEK-IN-BRIEF-0812-Warehousing-special-MJP-deals-Cobalt-27-rising-silico-manganese.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 17:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/12: Comex copper price rally enters third day on strong Chinese, US dataComex copper prices experienced another minor uptick in the US morning on Friday December 8 as a result of another round of positive Chinese and US data. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773916/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0812-Comex-copper-price-rally-enters-third-day-on-strong-Chinese-US-data.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 16:02:00 GMTFORECAST: 2018 nickel, copper prices to hover at current levels, Vale says Diversified miner Vale expects nickel and copper prices next year to remain around current levels, Vale executive director of base metals Jennifer Maki said on Friday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773913/FORECAST-2018-nickel-copper-prices-to-hover-at-current-levels-Vale-says.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 15:47:00 GMTHydro to buy Arconic’s aluminium extrusion plants in Brazil Hydro Extruded Solutions AS will buy Arconic’s two aluminium extrusion plants in Brazil, making it the country’s leader in the extrusion market, it said on Friday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773869/Hydro-to-buy-Arconics-aluminium-extrusion-plants-in-Brazil.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 15:29:00 GMTSouth Korea’s PPS to buy 3.5kt aluminium, 3kt zinc, 2kt copperSouth Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) is looking to procure 3,500 tonnes of aluminium, 3,000 tonnes of zinc and 2,000 tonnes copper, according to a series of notices from the state agency.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773711/South-Koreas-PPS-to-buy-35kt-aluminium-3kt-zinc-2kt-copper.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 12:40:00 GMTLME ADV falls for second month in a row; copper down 28.7% The London Metal Exchange’s average daily volumes (ADV) fell 9.2% year on year in November, with copper’s ADV falling nearly 30%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773779/LME-ADV-falls-for-second-month-in-a-row-copper-down-287.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 12:17:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 08/12: Alumina prices slide in Australia; China Nov ore imports rebound; scrap import prices up in TaiwanKey news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the North American morning on Friday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773778/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-0812-Alumina-prices-slide-in-Australia-China-Nov-ore-imports-rebound.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/12: SHFE zinc inventories fall for the fourth consecutive week; copper stocks down by 6%Deliverable zinc stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses declined by 4,531 tonnes or 6.4% in the past week to 65,772 tonnes as of Friday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773653/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0812-SHFE-zinc-inventories-fall-for-the-fourth-consecutive-week-copper-stocks.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 11:36:00 GMTJIS certification suspended at Kobe Steel’s Moka plant, cancelled at Shinko Metal Kobe Steel’s Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) certification has been suspended for some of its aluminium products at its Moka plant and cancelled for some its copper products at subsidiary Shinko Metal Products, the company said on Friday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773668/JIS-certification-suspended-at-Kobe-Steels-Moka-plant-cancelled-at-Shinko-Metal.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 11:33:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/12: LME base metals consolidate; copper price boosted by Tongling operations cuts Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly consolidating at current levels during morning trading on Friday December 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773685/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0812-LME-base-metals-consolidate-copper-price-boosted-by-Tongling-operations-cuts.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 11:08:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 08/12: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday December 8* http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773701/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-0812-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 10:49:00 GMTAlumina prices slide with ratios hard for smelters to swallow Benchmark fob Australia alumina prices continued to drop this week with smelters leaving their lower bids on the table in an effort to protect their margins. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773662/Alumina-prices-slide-with-ratios-hard-for-smelters-to-swallow.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 10:44:00 GMTFOCUS: Q1 MJP aluminium benchmark close to settling after 26kt deals done at $103/t The benchmark first-quarter main Japanese ports (MJP) aluminium premium is close to settling, following deals for volumes of 26,000 tonnes of aluminium for January-March shipment at a premium of $103 per tonne reported to Metal Bulletin in the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773658/FOCUS-Q1-MJP-aluminium-benchmark-close-to-settling-after-26kt-deals-done-at-103t.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 10:11:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 08/12: Metals prices get some lift, strong Chinese trade data supportiveBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part stronger this morning, Friday December 8, although tin prices are bucking the trend with a 0.2% decline. The rest are up by an average of 0.6%, ranged between gains of 0.8% for lead and zinc prices and 0.4% for aluminium and nickel prices, while copper prices are up by 0.7% at $6,606 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773651/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0812-Metals-prices-get-some-lift-strong-Chinese-trade-data-supportive.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 09:05:00 GMTSohar Aluminium expected to be paid $250-350mln from reinsurer AIGAIG is the lead reinsurer on one of the largest losses in the Middle East this year, from Oman’s Sohar Aluminium that caught fire in August, The Insurance Insider reported. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773643/Sohar-Aluminium-expected-to-be-paid-250-350mln-from-reinsurer-AIG.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 07:25:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 08/12: Third Q1 MJP deal done at $103/t; Vale cutting nickel production; US aluminium importsGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Friday December 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773641/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-0812-Third-Q1-MJP-deal-done-at-103t-Vale-cutting-nickel-production-US.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 05:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/12: Renewed supply concerns prop up SHFE copper pricesTracking price movements seen on the London Metal Exchange, copper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange recovered some lost ground during Asian morning trading on Friday December 8, with renewed supply-side concerns providing support.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773633/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0812-Renewed-supply-concerns-prop-up-SHFE-copper-prices.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 04:30:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: Third Q1 MJP aluminium deal settled at $103/tA major end-user has concluded a deal for aluminium supply to main Japanese ports (MJP) in the first quarter of 2018 at a premium of $103 per tonne with a producer for a total of 3,000 tonnes, the consumer told Metal Bulletin on Friday December 8 http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3773632/NEWSBREAK-Third-Q1-MJP-aluminium-deal-settled-at-103t.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 03:15:00 GMT