Base metalshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1834©2021 MB60Base metalsIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 29Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday July 29 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000877/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-July-29.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 23:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 29/07: Aluminium at two-month high, all LME prices strengthen before month-endThe London Metal Exchange’s base metals prices were robust at the close of trading on Thursday July 29, supported in part by a US Dollar Index that reached its lowest since June 29 and fundamental factors affecting the metals themselves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000860/LIVE-FUTURES-2907-Aluminium-at-two-month-high-all-LME-prices-strengthen-before-month-end.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 17:04:00 GMTFOCUS: China's copper scrap import has almost doubled, so why does secondary output lag?Chinese importers have been buying double the copper scrap from overseas under the category of 'recyclable copper material', yet its growth in secondary copper production is relatively modest. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000750/FOCUS-Chinas-copper-scrap-import-has-almost-doubled-so-why-does-secondary-output-lag.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 16:48:00 GMTHenan’s impaired railway restricts aluminium delivery Aluminium delivery from northern China through central China remains restricted due to flooding in Hennan, with a section of the Longhai Line railway under repair, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000719/Henans-impaired-railway-restricts-aluminium-delivery.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 13:32:00 GMTNew Peru president will not nationalize economy, pledges new ways of miningFormer schoolteacher and union leader Pedro Castillo said it was not his intention to nationalize Peru's economy and pointed that the country needed a "new way of doing mining in its territory" in his inaugural speech as president on July 28. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000721/New-Peru-president-will-not-nationalize-economy-pledges-new-ways-of-mining.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 12:43:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: Anglo American H1 copper production up by 5% but nickel output down by 5%A summary of the first-half production results from Anglo American.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000723/AT-A-GLANCE-Anglo-American-H1-copper-production-up-by-5-but-nickel-output-down-by-5.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 12:34:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: Lundin lowers copper, zinc guidance as lower ore grades hit H1 outputLundin Mining's copper production was down during the first half of the year because planned lower grades at its Chapada mine reduced its output.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000720/AT-A-GLANCE-Lundin-lowers-copper-zinc-guidance-as-lower-ore-grades-hit-H1-output.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 12:18:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: Terrafame H1 net sales up 7.2%; battery chemical plant deliveries beginA summary of nickel and zinc producer Terrafame’s financial results for the first half of the year to June 2021.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000718/AT-A-GLANCE-Terrafame-H1-net-sales-up-72-battery-chemical-plant-deliveries-begin.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 11:01:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 29/07: Gains of 1% and over for LME copper, nickel, tinBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were up across the board during morning trading on Thursday July 29 given a range of price-supportive events, with nickel the standout performer with an increase of 1.4% from its closing price on Wednesday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000713/LIVE-FUTURES-2907-Gains-of-1-and-over-for-LME-copper-nickel-tin.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 09:25:00 GMTBigger discounts emerge in second round of China's copper auctionChinese copper fabricators bought copper cathode at bigger discounts against exchange prices during a second batch of sales by China's state reserves administration on Thursday July 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000707/Bigger-discounts-emerge-in-second-round-of-Chinas-copper-auction.htmlThu, 29 Jul 2021 08:07:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 28Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday July 28 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000695/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-July-28.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 23:05:00 GMTBlowout in Chicago/London arbitrage has copper market looking to USAn arbitrage between two of the world’s main copper contracts has had the market chasing shadows over the week ended Wednesday July 28. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000681/Blowout-in-ChicagoLondon-arbitrage-has-copper-market-looking-to-US.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 22:25:00 GMTUS nickel briquette premium reaches new peakThe nickel briquette premium in the United States has essentially doubled since a strike began at Vale Canada at the start of June, reaching a new high. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000680/US-nickel-briquette-premium-reaches-new-peak.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 20:02:00 GMTBASE METALS WARRANTS REPORT 28/07A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday July 28.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000668/BASE-METALS-WARRANTS-REPORT-2807.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 19:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 28/07: Base metals prices mixed approaching month-end, aluminium up 1.9%Base metals prices remained mixed on the London Metal Exchange at the 5pm close of trading on Wednesday July 28, with the month-end approaching and the market still waiting for signals of fresh direction from the US Federal Reserve bank. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000671/LIVE-FUTURES-2807-Base-metals-prices-mixed-approaching-month-end-aluminium-up-19.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 17:10:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: Escondida union rejects last BHP offer, calls workers to vote for strikeThe main workers union at Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, has called on its members to reject BHP's last wage offer and vote for industrial action, the union said in a statement on July 28. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000670/NEWSBREAK-Escondida-union-rejects-last-BHP-offer-calls-workers-to-vote-for-strike.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 16:50:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Cathode premiums continue to edge up in ChinaCopper premiums in China continue their uptrend with an rise in buying and an improved arbitrage, while premiums elsewhere in the world were stable in the week to July 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000548/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Cathode-premiums-continue-to-edge-up-in-China.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 15:08:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Europe premiums maintain highs, China flat despite domestic uptickPremiums for zinc continued to trade at high levels in Europe in the week ended Tuesday July 27, with demand still evident before the continent’s August holiday period, while markets elsewhere continued unchanged. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000569/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Europe-premiums-maintain-highs-China-flat-despite-domestic-uptick.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 13:33:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: Rio Tinto’s aluminium, refined copper production up, mined copper downSummary of Rio Tinto’s first half production results for the six months ended June 30.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000551/AT-A-GLANCE-Rio-Tintos-aluminium-refined-copper-production-up-mined-copper-down.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 13:32:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 28/07: Base metal prices mixed ahead of Fed meeting, copper down 0.5%Base metals prices were mixed on the London Metal Exchange during morning trading on Wednesday July 28, with the market hesitant ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting later on Wednesday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000546/LIVE-FUTURES-2807-Base-metal-prices-mixed-ahead-of-Fed-meeting-copper-down-05.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 09:37:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: US briquettes hit new high; China, Europe premiums steadyUnited States nickel briquettes premiums surged by 9.2% this week amid supply tightness and high freight costs while China premiums remain steady under a price gap between buyers and sellers and European premiums are stable, Fastmarkets learned.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000539/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-US-briquettes-hit-new-high-China-Europe-premiums-steady.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 08:48:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: US, European premiums stay at record highs despite some signs of coolingTin premiums were unchanged in all regions in the week to Tuesday July 27 amid continued short supply and costly transportation but easing backwardation.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000536/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-US-European-premiums-stay-at-record-highs-despite-some-signs-of-cooling.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 04:15:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: US premium sets new all-time high; Rotterdam premiums resume climbAluminium premiums climbed in the United States and Europe on Tuesday July 27 on supply-side issues, while premiums in South America and Asia were mostly unchanged with liquidity thin in those regions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000535/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-US-premium-sets-new-all-time-high-Rotterdam-premiums-resume-climb.htmlWed, 28 Jul 2021 02:29:00 GMTIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 27 Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday July 27 that are worth another look.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000534/IN-CASE-YOU-MISSED-IT-5-key-stories-from-July-27.htmlTue, 27 Jul 2021 23:05:00 GMTBHP vies for Noront's Ni sulfate resource, offers C$325mNoront Resources has recommended that its shareholders accept a Canadian $325 million ($258.72 million) offer from BHP, which is 75% higher than another take-over offer made in May for the future nickel sulfate producer.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000514/BHP-vies-for-Noronts-Ni-sulfate-resource-offers-C325m.htmlTue, 27 Jul 2021 19:46:00 GMTUS Midwest Al premium rises after Kitimat strikeThe US Midwest aluminium premium shot to a new all-time high on Tuesday July 27, after a strike at a Canadian aluminium smelter bolstered already bullish sentiment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000524/US-Midwest-Al-premium-rises-after-Kitimat-strike.htmlTue, 27 Jul 2021 19:10:00 GMTUS carmaker Ford to open new vehicle battery R&D centerUS-based carmaker Ford is to open a new center to develop, test and build vehicle battery cells and cell arrays at Romulus, in the US state of Michigan, accelerating the company’s research and development into future battery manufacturing, the company has said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000520/US-carmaker-Ford-to-open-new-vehicle-battery-R-D-center.htmlTue, 27 Jul 2021 18:58:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 27/07: Nickel reverses earlier gains, most LME metals down 1%-plusAll base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange fell on Tuesday July 27 at the close of trading, after an exuberant afternoon on Monday, with nickel’s price most badly affected and down by 1.8%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000513/LIVE-FUTURES-2707-Nickel-reverses-earlier-gains-most-LME-metals-down-1-plus.htmlTue, 27 Jul 2021 16:45:00 GMTFOCUS: Nickel producer sustainability credentials take spotlight in long-term supply negotiationsNickel producers are putting an increased focus on sustainability credentials in a bid to lock in consumer demand from the automotive industry, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3999749/FOCUS-Nickel-producer-sustainability-credentials-take-spotlight-in-long-term-supply-negotiations.htmlTue, 27 Jul 2021 14:24:00 GMTRapid scaling-up of solar, wind energy crucial for carbon targets, BloombergNEF saysMore than three-quarters of the effort to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 will have to be made by the power sector and through faster adoption of wind and solar options, according to the New Energy Outlook 2021 report published last week by research consultancy BloombergNEF. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/4000370/Rapid-scaling-up-of-solar-wind-energy-crucial-for-carbon-targets-BloombergNEF-says.htmlTue, 27 Jul 2021 14:00:00 GMT