Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2016 MB60Base metalsChalco will set up jv for Guizhou bauxite projectAluminum Corp of China (Chalco) has signed a co-operative agreement with Guizhou’s provincial government in an attempt to capitalise on reserves of bauxite located in the district of Daozhen, China Central TV reported. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581523/Chalco-will-set-up-jv-for-Guizhou-bauxite-project.htmlMon, 29 Aug 2016 10:00:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 29/8: Copper ends Asian session little changedWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on August 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581522/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-298-Copper-ends-Asian-session-little-changed.htmlMon, 29 Aug 2016 08:22:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 29/08: Codelco returns to profit; US aluminium scrap market softens; LME closedGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Monday August 29.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581533/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2908-Codelco-returns-to-profit-US-aluminium-scrap-market-softens-LME-closed.htmlMon, 29 Aug 2016 05:28:00 GMTCodelco's recovery 'fragile' despite returning to profit in Q2 - ceoCodelco returned to profit in the second quarter of 2016 after two consecutive quarters in the red, but its ceo has warned that the company's recovery remains 'fragile'.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581488/Codelcos-recovery-fragile-despite-returning-to-profit-in-Q2-ceo.htmlMon, 29 Aug 2016 03:11:00 GMTNorilsk shuts Nickel Plant at Polar; ceases cobalt ingot productionNorilsk Nickel has halted production at Nickel Plant, part of its Polar nickel-cobalt operation, two months ahead of schedule, bringing its cobalt ingot production to an end, the company has confirmed. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581449/Norilsk-shuts-Nickel-Plant-at-Polar-ceases-cobalt-ingot-production.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 18:23:00 GMTWEEK IN BRIEF: Glencore, South32 results; copper stocks; LME fees; alumina futures; ferro-chrome production; antimony prices Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves from the past five days in the world’s metal markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581448/WEEK-IN-BRIEF-Glencore-South32-results-copper-stocks-LME-fees-alumina-futures-ferro-chrome-production.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 17:57:00 GMTHOTTER ON METALS: Alumina becomes a bankers game, in theoryThe world’s first ever alumina contracts are set to launch next month, a move that will allow banks to be active in the underlying physical commodity – in theory, at least. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581415/HOTTER-ON-METALS-Alumina-becomes-a-bankers-game-in-theory.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 17:47:00 GMTLORD COPPER: Two cheers for CME's launch of alumina contractsCME Group will be launching two alumina contracts at the end of September, leaving Lord Copper wishing it well but wondering whether such hedging trades will ever achieve convincing liquidity. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581312/LORD-COPPER-Two-cheers-for-CMEs-launch-of-alumina-contracts.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 17:45:00 GMTBolivia's deputy interior minister killed by striking minersBolivia’s deputy interior minister Rodolfo Illanes was beaten to death by striking miners, the government said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581437/Bolivias-deputy-interior-minister-killed-by-striking-miners.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 17:40:00 GMTRefined Bangka Tin restarts productionRefined Bangka Tin (RBT) has restarted production, a source close to the company told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581429/Refined-Bangka-Tin-restarts-production.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 17:13:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 26/08: Copper up amid weaker dollarWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Friday August 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581123/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-2608-Copper-up-amid-weaker-dollar.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 17:10:00 GMTFitch Ratings downgrades copper outlook, ups zinc outlookFitch Ratings has downgraded its medium- and long-term outlook for copper and upped its outlook for the price of zinc. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581341/Fitch-Ratings-downgrades-copper-outlook-ups-zinc-outlook.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:54:00 GMTMETAL BULLETIN DAILY PDFsThere will be no Metal Bulletin Daily PDF on Tuesday August 30 because of the UK national holiday on Monday August 29. Daily PDFs will be downloadable again from Wednesday August 31. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580902/METAL-BULLETIN-DAILY-PDFs.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 13:52:00 GMTCOMMENT: Pressure on Asian aluminium premiums lessens as Chinese semis exports drop in H1 The pressure on Asian aluminium premiums from the Chinese exports of semis products seems to have eased in the first half of 2016 and the demand-supply balance in China is also looking supportive. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581230/COMMENT-Pressure-on-Asian-aluminium-premiums-lessens-as-Chinese-semis-exports-drop-in-H1.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 12:44:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 26/08: Ferro-chrome prices; Chalco results; indium exportsThe latest metal markets news and price moves to start the day in North America on Friday August 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581218/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2608-Ferro-chrome-prices-Chalco-results-indium-exports.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 11:50:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Confirmation of changes to Metal Bulletin’s alumina indicesFollowing a month-long consultation with the market, Metal Bulletin is changing the day it calculates and publishes its alumina indices to Thursday with effect from September 1, 2016. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580810/PRICING-NOTICE-Confirmation-of-changes-to-Metal-Bulletins-alumina-indices.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 10:47:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 26/08: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday August 26*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581148/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2608-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 10:30:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 26/08: N American auto OEMs cool on 7000-series aluminium; N American nickel premium steady; US aluminium premium flatGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Friday August 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581126/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2608-N-American-auto-OEMs-cool-on-7000-series-aluminium-N-American-nickel.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 05:30:00 GMTChalco 1H net profit surges to $8.6mAluminum Corp of China (Chalco) has reported a net profit of 57 million yuan ($8.6 million) for the first half of 2016, the company said in a filing with the Shanghai Securities Exchange this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581125/Chalco-1H-net-profit-surges-to-86m.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 04:57:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 26/08: South32 downgrade; FeCr smelter margins; antimony pricesThe latest metal markets news and price moves to start the Asian morning on Friday August 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581020/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2608-South32-downgrade-FeCr-smelter-margins-antimony-prices.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 00:05:00 GMTRolling LME/SHFE price report 25/08: Nickel down as China's central bank resumes reverse repurchasesWelcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Thursday August 25. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580780/Rolling-LMESHFE-price-report-2508-Nickel-down-as-Chinas-central-bank-resumes-reverse-repurchases.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMTCiti analysts cut South32 rating to sellAnalysts at Citi have downgraded their rating for diversified miner South32 to sell from neutral, they said in a note following the release of the company’s full-year results for the twelve months ended June 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581009/Citi-analysts-cut-South32-rating-to-sell.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 16:10:00 GMTBRAZIL ALUMINIUM SNAPSHOT: Muted demand, credit crisis weigh on domestic ingot marketKey data from August 25 pricing session.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3581012/BRAZIL-ALUMINIUM-SNAPSHOT-Muted-demand-credit-crisis-weigh-on-domestic-ingot-market.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 15:51:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 25/08: South32 results; Al premiums outlook; China bauxite importsThe latest news and price moves from the world’s metal markets to start the North American morning on Thursday August 25. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580827/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2508-South32-results-Al-premiums-outlook-China-bauxite-imports.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMTRusal sees flat Q4 Japanese aluminium premiums UC Rusal expects Japanese aluminium premiums to be flat in the fourth quarter, ceo Vladislav Soloviev said during its earnings conference call on Thursday August 25. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580807/Rusal-sees-flat-Q4-Japanese-aluminium-premiums.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 11:00:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 25/08: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday August 25*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580815/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2508-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 10:26:00 GMTChina Zhongwang plans aluminium extrusion op spinoff, listing on China stock market China Zhongwang will list its industrial aluminium extrusion operation on mainland China’s stock market, the Hong Kong-listed company said in its half-year report on Thursday August 25. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580800/China-Zhongwang-plans-aluminium-extrusion-op-spinoff-listing-on-China-stock-market.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 10:24:00 GMTSouth32 posts full-year loss; keeps manganese output guidance flatBHP Billiton spin-off South32 posted post-tax losses of $1.6 billion for the 2016 financial year ended in June 2016, following a post-tax profit of $28 million in the previous financial year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580795/South32-posts-full-year-loss-keeps-manganese-output-guidance-flat.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 07:49:00 GMTChina's July bauxite imports down 27% to 3.63mtChina imported 3.63 million tonnes of bauxite in July, down 27.4% year-on-year, according to the latest Chinese customs data. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580783/Chinas-July-bauxite-imports-down-27-to-363mt.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 05:25:00 GMTEUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 25/08: UC Rusal’s Q2 earnings; Junzheng Group’s net profit up; Glencore's zinc restart conundrumGood morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday August 25. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3580782/EUROPEAN-MORNING-BRIEF-2508-UC-Rusals-Q2-earnings-Junzheng-Groups-net-profit-up-Glencores-zinc.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 04:56:00 GMT