Latest newshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1854©2018 MB60Latest newsLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: Tin leads the way on tightness with zinc the laggard at LME closeBase metal prices ended the trading week weakly on the London Metal Exchange, with aluminium, zinc and lead all down on the previous day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839648/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-Tin-leads-the-way-on-tightness-with-zinc-the-laggard-at-LME-close.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 17:56:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: Comex copper contract rebounds; dollar softens The Comex copper price rebounded in the US morning on Friday October 19 despite weak growth in China, with potential further stimulus from the Chinese central bank expected. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839579/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-Comex-copper-contract-rebounds-dollar-softens.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 16:45:00 GMTRecord quarterly manganese ore output at South32’s Australian divisionSouth32 achieved record quarterly production of manganese ore at its Australian division in the July-September quarter of 2018, and an increase of 8% in overall manganese ore production compared with the previous three months. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839367/Record-quarterly-manganese-ore-output-at-South32s-Australian-division.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 16:10:00 GMTQianhai Mercantile Exchange makes debut; first trade of alumina completedQianhai Mercantile Exchange, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing’s new onshore China commodities trading platform, started trading on Friday October 19, with a first deal for alumina concluded. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839289/Qianhai-Mercantile-Exchange-makes-debut-first-trade-of-alumina-completed.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 15:46:00 GMTFOCUS: Venezuela’s HBI industry paralyzed, no restart in sightWidespread work stoppages resulting from strike action, and interruptions to the iron ore supply chain, have paralyzed the hot-briquetted iron (HBI) industry in Venezuela, sources have told Fastmarkets recently. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839349/FOCUS-Venezuelas-HBI-industry-paralyzed-no-restart-in-sight.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 15:43:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Senior nickel trader Lifschitz leaves ConcordSacha Lifschitz, senior nickel trader at London-based Concord Resources, has left the company for personal reasons, Fastmarkets understands. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839358/PEOPLE-MOVES-Senior-nickel-trader-Lifschitz-leaves-Concord.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 13:40:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 19/10: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday October 19*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839347/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-1910-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 12:58:00 GMTSouth Korea floats tender for 500 tonnes of leadSouth Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) has floated a tender for 500 tonnes of lead.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839292/South-Korea-floats-tender-for-500-tonnes-of-lead.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 12:35:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 19/10: Zinc stocks soar by 23%; copper stocks up by 12% Base metal stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses were mostly higher with zinc recording a rise at 23% week on week as of Friday October 19, while copper stocks rose 12%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839293/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-1910-Zinc-stocks-soar-by-23-copper-stocks-up-by-12.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 12:03:00 GMTChina looks to export steelmaking technology amid rising trade tensionsChina will increasingly turn to exporting steelmaking equipment and technology instead of steel products because of rising trade tensions, according to the president of the China Iron & Steel Association (Cisa), Yu Yong. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838707/China-looks-to-export-steelmaking-technology-amid-rising-trade-tensions.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 11:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: LME Lead, zinc prices soften on mixed morning for London market Base metal prices have made a mixed start to morning trading on the London Metal Exchange on Friday October 19 with sister metals zinc and lead showing marginal declines against gains elsewhere. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839288/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-LME-Lead-zinc-prices-soften-on-mixed-morning-for-London-market.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 10:10:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 19/10: Metals generally firmer despite weakness in other markets Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were for the most part firmer with gains averaging 0.6% on the morning of Friday October 19, but this follows a general down day on Thursday, when the complex closed down by an average of 0.8%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839285/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1910-Metals-generally-firmer-despite-weakness-in-other-markets.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 09:47:00 GMTVietnam's Formosa Ha Tinh lowers HRC price by $35 per tonneMajor Vietnamese integrated steel producer Formosa Ha Tinh has lowered its offer prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) by $35 per tonne for cargoes to be delivered to local buyers in December or shipped overseas. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839139/Vietnams-Formosa-Ha-Tinh-lowers-HRC-price-by-35-per-tonne.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 08:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: Renewed concerns over slowing Chinese economy sinks SHFE base metals prices; nickel defiantBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly down during Asian morning trading on Friday October 19, with weaker-than-expected economic data from China sparking a wave of risk-off sentiment in the base metals market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839277/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-Renewed-concerns-over-slowing-Chinese-economy-sinks-SHFE-base-metals-prices.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 06:05:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 19/10: Base metal prices retreat on LME; Worldsteel exec predicts no stop in protectionism; Year-end manganese ore rally unlikelyThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Friday October 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839253/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1910-Base-metal-prices-retreat-on-LME-Worldsteel-exec-predicts-no-stop-in.htmlFri, 19 Oct 2018 00:05:00 GMTAMG Vanadium to double spent catalyst processing capacityAMG Vanadium LLC has decided to proceed with expansion plans that will more than double its spent catalyst processing capacity and significantly increase vanadium production capacity at its North American operations by 2021. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839261/AMG-Vanadium-to-double-spent-catalyst-processing-capacity.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 22:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/10: LME base metals weaken at the close; zinc continues to buck the trendBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Thursday October 18 because of a firmer dollar but zinc continued to rally thanks to low stocks and the threat of more US sanctions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839242/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1810-LME-base-metals-weaken-at-the-close-zinc-continues-to-buck-the-trend.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 17:48:00 GMTYear-end manganese ore rally unlikely in 2018, sources sayManganese market participants believe that 2018 will be the first year since 2015 that will end without a dramatic fourth-quarter ore price rally. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839025/Year-end-manganese-ore-rally-unlikely-in-2018-sources-say.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 15:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT: Comex copper rally halted by potential US rate rise The Comex copper price tumbled in the morning on Thursday October 18 after the US Federal Reserve indicated another interest rate rise is imminent. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839194/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-Comex-copper-rally-halted-by-potential-US-rate-rise.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 15:35:00 GMTVale’s Q3 cobalt output down 31% vs last year; mulls revamp at VNCVale’s cobalt production fell 31% in the third quarter of 2018 mainly due to decreased output from its Sudbury and Voisey’s Bay operations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839035/Vales-Q3-cobalt-output-down-31-vs-last-year-mulls-revamp-at-VNC.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 12:40:00 GMTMMG raises Dugald River FY zinc output guidance thanks to fast ramp-upAustralian-Chinese miner MMG has increased 2018 production guidance from Dugald River, with a ramp-up at the Australian zinc mine progressing faster than expected.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839021/MMG-raises-Dugald-River-FY-zinc-output-guidance-thanks-to-fast-ramp-up.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 12:15:00 GMTNickel briquette liquidity rises in China amid demand boomNickel briquette – a key feedstock for nickel sulfate and stainless steelmaking – has been extensively used by downstream consumers in China this year against a backdrop of healthy demand growth in the domestic electric vehicle (EV) and stainless steel sectors.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838976/Nickel-briquette-liquidity-rises-in-China-amid-demand-boom.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 11:04:00 GMTHigh Court freezes Kyen Resources’ assets in lawsuit from Hyundai Corp Singapore’s Supreme Court has frozen $8,997,149.96 of metal trading company Kyen Resources’ assets through an injunction filed by rival merchant Hyundai Corp on October 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839007/High-Court-freezes-Kyen-Resources-assets-in-lawsuit-from-Hyundai-Corp.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 11:03:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/10: LME zinc outperforms still after large Antwerp cancellation but other base metals prices dipZinc continued to outperform the other base metals during morning trading the London Metal Exchange Thursday October 18 following a large cancellation at LME-listed warehouses.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3839002/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1810-LME-zinc-outperforms-still-after-large-Antwerp-cancellation-but-other-base.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 10:39:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/10: Most SHFE base metals prices dip on firmer dollar; zinc shows some strengthBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly down during Asian morning trading on Thursday October 18, with only zinc showing any meaningful gains while copper was little changed.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838977/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1810-Most-SHFE-base-metals-prices-dip-on-firmer-dollar-zinc-shows-some-strength.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 06:55:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 18/10: Zinc defies downtrend in LME base metals; concerns grow over potential halt of Indonesian tin exports; US senator adds to call for more oversight on Al pricingThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Thursday October 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838962/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1810-Zinc-defies-downtrend-in-LME-base-metals-concerns-grow-over-potential-halt.htmlThu, 18 Oct 2018 00:05:00 GMTUS senator adds to call for more oversight, investigative powers on aluminium pricingA United States senator has introduced bipartisan legislation in the country’s senior legislative body, the Senate, that would allow more oversight of price reporting and price-setting entities that operate in the aluminium markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838893/US-senator-adds-to-call-for-more-oversight-investigative-powers-on-aluminium-pricing.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 19:45:00 GMTTurkey’s Tosyali to invest in steel plant in SenegalTurkey’s Tosyali Holding is to invest in the construction of a rebar and wire rod mill in Senegal, in western Africa. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838730/Turkeys-Tosyali-to-invest-in-steel-plant-in-Senegal.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 18:35:00 GMTEuropean car sales fall 24% in September on new emissions testThe number of new passenger car registrations in the EU dropped massively in September 2018, going down by 23.53% year-on-year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838882/European-car-sales-fall-24-in-September-on-new-emissions-test.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 18:08:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/10: LME zinc price continues rally following US sanctions; Al shrugs off 26% jump in stocks Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly trading lower at the close on Wednesday October 17, with sentiment in the market weakening, but zinc continued to outperform. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3838936/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1710-LME-zinc-price-continues-rally-following-US-sanctions-Al-shrugs-off-26-jump.htmlWed, 17 Oct 2018 17:37:00 GMT