Latest newshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1854©2018 MB60Latest newsLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/12: LME base metal prices broadly higher on China-US trade talksLondon Metal Exchange base metal prices are broadly higher on Thursday December 13 due to good signals from China-US trade tensions, with the three-month zinc price leading the complex due to historic low inventories.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849071/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1312-LME-base-metal-prices-broadly-higher-on-China-US-trade-talks.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 10:40:00 GMTMEIS 2018: Saudi Arabian flat steel sector needs tighter controls against low quality imports, says NCSIThe Saudi Arabian flat steel sector needs stricter control on standardization of imported products, according to Nouf Bahamdan, coated flat steel director of Saudi National Committee for Steel Industry (NCSI).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849059/MEIS-2018-Saudi-Arabian-flat-steel-sector-needs-tighter-controls-against-low-quality-imports-says.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 10:15:00 GMT2018 CHINESE MINOR METALS FORUM: Six things we learned in KunmingFastmarkets highlights six key things we learned from the 2018 Chinese Minor Metals Forum that took place in in Kunming, China, on November 27-28. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848853/2018-CHINESE-MINOR-METALS-FORUM-Six-things-we-learned-in-Kunming.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 09:20:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 13/12: Metals prices firmer after further trade progressIt was another firmer start for the three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange this morning, Thursday December 13, with all the metals in positive territory and showing average gains of 0.6%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849066/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1312-Metals-prices-firmer-after-further-trade-progress.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 09:15:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 13/12: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday December 13* http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849067/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-1312-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 08:56:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/12: SHFE base metals exhibit mixed moves amid dwindling optimism from easier US-China trade relations Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed during Asian morning trading on Thursday December 13, with easier trade tensions between China and the United States failing to provide significant upward momentum to the complex. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849057/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1312-SHFE-base-metals-exhibit-mixed-moves-amid-dwindling-optimism-from-easier-US.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 05:55:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 13/12: LME base metals drift lower; Thailand's Padaeng exits zinc distribution business; Greece holds emergency talks aimed at saving LarcoThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Thursday December 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849034/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1312-LME-base-metals-drift-lower-Thailands-Padaeng-exits-zinc-distribution.htmlThu, 13 Dec 2018 00:05:00 GMTMEIS 2018: Saudi Arabia’s Hadeed Sabic plans new steel product investment; details not yet announcedState-owned Saudi Arabian steel producer Hadeed Sabic plans to investment in a new product, although the details have yet to be announced, company president Mohammed Al-Zahrani said on Tuesday December 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849041/MEIS-2018-Saudi-Arabias-Hadeed-Sabic-plans-new-steel-product-investment-details-not-yet-announced.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 22:02:00 GMTBETTING ON BLOCKCHAIN: A beginner's guide to the basic conceptsAs Fastmarkets begins a series on the use of blockchain in commodities, we take a look at the basic concepts in a guide for beginners. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849011/BETTING-ON-BLOCKCHAIN-A-beginners-guide-to-the-basic-concepts.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 20:40:00 GMTBETTING ON BLOCKCHAIN: Technology network opens trade flows by bringing real-time data to the foreTimely access to reliable data has been a key factor hindering the success of trade finance for years. Fastmarkets looks at what the problem is and how blockchain has set out to overcome it. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849012/BETTING-ON-BLOCKCHAIN-Technology-network-opens-trade-flows-by-bringing-real-time-data-to-the-fore.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 20:37:00 GMTGreek government in emergency talks to keep Larco runningThe government of Greece has held emergency meetings to keep the country’s state-owned ferro-nickel company Larco in production. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848999/Greek-government-in-emergency-talks-to-keep-Larco-running.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 17:48:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/12: LME base metals struggle for momentum; prices dip in low-volume dayBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange had mostly drifted lower by the close on Wednesday December 12 but were confined to tight ranges throughout what was an unexceptional trading day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3849001/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1212-LME-base-metals-struggle-for-momentum-prices-dip-in-low-volume-day.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMTMEIS 2018: UAE’s Union Iron and Steel targets 400,000 tonnes of rebar output in 2019Union Iron and Steel plans to produce 400,000 tonnes of rebar in 2019 after activating its new billet welding machine, chief executive officer Boris Van Thiel said at the Fastmarkets MB Middle East Iron and Steel conference in Dubai on Wednesday December 12.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848951/MEIS-2018-UAEs-Union-Iron-and-Steel-targets-400000-tonnes-of-rebar-output-in-2019.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 16:24:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/12: Comex copper market steady, digests latest trade newsComex copper prices were unchanged during trading on Wednesday December 12 amid market hesitation after the latest round of global trade developments.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848949/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1212-Comex-copper-market-steady-digests-latest-trade-news.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 16:03:00 GMTKME’s acquisition of copper alloy producer MKM gets go-ahead from European Commission KME, a major European copper alloy producer, has received approval from the European Commission to acquire its counterpart Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing (MKM) after five months of investigation over competition concerns, the EC said on Tuesday December 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848898/KMEs-acquisition-of-copper-alloy-producer-MKM-gets-go-ahead-from-European-Commission.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 14:07:00 GMTStrong demand boosts Ezz Steel January-September earnings by 69%Egypt’s biggest steel producer, Ezz Steel, enjoyed strong local and export demand in the first nine months of 2018 and recorded a 69% increase in consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda), the company said on Monday December 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848865/Strong-demand-boosts-Ezz-Steel-January-September-earnings-by-69.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 14:05:00 GMTUnderground mechanized mining production begins at Turkish chrome mineThe first mechanized underground chrome production in Turkey has begun as part of a process to modernize all of the mines owned by Eti Krom and should increase the country's share of the global chrome market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848882/Underground-mechanized-mining-production-begins-at-Turkish-chrome-mine.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 12:50:00 GMTMEIS 2018: High-grade iron ore derivative a 'leap forward,' says Anglo AmericanThe launch of a high-grade iron ore derivative by the Singapore Exchange last week represents a “leap forward for the [ferrous] industry, particularly those that are exposed to the high-grade product,” according to Andrew Glass, head of iron ore trading at Anglo American.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848869/MEIS-2018-High-grade-iron-ore-derivative-a-leap-forward-says-Anglo-American.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 11:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/12: LME base metal prices drift in low end-year volumesLondon Metal Exchange base metal prices have made a typically tentative start to trading on Wednesday December 12, with copper, aluminium and zinc all trading down against yesterday’s close.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848874/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1212-LME-base-metal-prices-drift-in-low-end-year-volumes.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 10:04:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 12/12: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Wednesday December 12* http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848870/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-1212-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 09:36:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 12/12: Metals quiet, awaiting trade developmentsThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were for the most part firmer this morning, Wednesday December 12, with average gains of 0.3%. This after the complex climbed by an average of 0.4% on Tuesday, which followed Monday’s test of support levels – that held.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848868/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1212-Metals-quiet-awaiting-trade-developments.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 09:02:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/12: SHFE base metals prices largely supported by positive US-China trade newsBase metal prices, barring those for aluminium, on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up across the board during Asian morning trading on Wednesday December 12, with the complex continuing to find support from positive trade headlines. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848857/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1212-SHFE-base-metals-prices-largely-supported-by-positive-US-China-trade-news.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 04:55:00 GMTASIAN MORNING BRIEF 12/12: LME copper price jumps on LME; Saudi Arabia's rebar imports hit by weak domestic demand; Middle East steel market outlook picks up on higher oil pricingThe latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday December 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848833/ASIAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1212-LME-copper-price-jumps-on-LME-Saudi-Arabias-rebar-imports-hit-by-weak.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 00:05:00 GMTVale to acquire New Steel for $500mlnBrazilian miner Vale closed a deal with investment fund Hankoe FIP to acquire New Steel, a company focused on developing iron ore processing technologies.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848841/Vale-to-acquire-New-Steel-for-500mln.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 23:45:00 GMTMEIS 2018: Saudi Arabia halts rebar imports, cannot utilize full domestic capacitySaudi Arabia has not imported rebar in 2018 and cannot utilize its full production capacity due to weak domestic demand, Ahmed Al-Hussain, rebar director of Saudi National Committee for Steel Industry said at Fastmarkets MB’s Middle East Iron and Steel Conference in Dubai on Tuesday December 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848810/MEIS-2018-Saudi-Arabia-halts-rebar-imports-cannot-utilize-full-domestic-capacity.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 19:35:00 GMTMEIS 2018: Middle East steel market outlook changing on improved oil prices - AGIS ceoThe outlook for the steel market in the Middle East is improving because of improved oil prices, Abu Bucker Husain, chief executive officer of United Arab Emirates-based Al Ghurair Iron and Steel (AGIS) said in his presentation on Tuesday December 11 in Dubai.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848808/MEIS-2018-Middle-East-steel-market-outlook-changing-on-improved-oil-prices-AGIS-ceo.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 18:24:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/12: LME base metals up on fundamentals, renewed hopes of US-China trade talksBase metal prices rose on the London Metal Exchange by the close on Tuesday December 11, with copper acting as the best performer among the complex. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848818/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1112-LME-base-metals-up-on-fundamentals-renewed-hopes-of-US-China-trade-talks.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 17:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/12: Comex copper price surges but backdrop remains negative Comex copper prices hit a one-week high in the US morning on Tuesday December 11 with the continued trade actions between China and the United States guiding the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848746/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1112-Comex-copper-price-surges-but-backdrop-remains-negative.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 15:57:00 GMTINTERVIEW: TradeCloud will allow users to report data to Fastmarkets via platform - CEOTradeCloud is set to give its users the opportunity to report business concluded on the platform to Fastmarkets automatically, according to the former’s chief executive officer.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848579/INTERVIEW-TradeCloud-will-allow-users-to-report-data-to-Fastmarkets-via-platform-CEO.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 12:44:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Amendment to data collection process for US, European aluminium premium assessments Fastmarkets has amended the data collection process for its US and European aluminium premiums assessments to include deals done on and reported by trading platform TradeCloud Services Pte Ltd. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848661/PRICING-NOTICE-Amendment-to-data-collection-process-for-US-European-aluminium-premium-assessments.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 12:39:00 GMT