Top Storieshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2429©2018 MB60Top StoriesSouth Brazilian pig iron exporters cut offers, northern suppliers out of market Pig iron exporters in southern Brazil cut their offers in the week to Friday December 7, due to low global demand for high-phosphorous pig iron, while suppliers in the north of the country were sold out and stayed out of the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848318/South-Brazilian-pig-iron-exporters-cut-offers-northern-suppliers-out-of-market.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 19:38:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 07/12: LME base metals prices recover amid relief rally in global equity markets; copper climbs 1.2%Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close of trading on Friday December 7, supported by an uptick in equity indices while a softer US dollar index helped most three-month prices reverse Thursday’s losses.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848313/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0712-LME-base-metals-prices-recover-amid-relief-rally-in-global-equity-markets.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 19:15:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Global prices mostly continue to fall on bearish sentimentScrap prices continued to fall across all major markets except India during the week to Friday December 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848264/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Global-prices-mostly-continue-to-fall-on-bearish-sentiment.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 19:04:00 GMTFlat steel import prices fall in South America on Chinese weaknessImported steel prices in South America continued to slide this week following the downtrend in China, but rebounded slightly as the weekend approached. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848297/Flat-steel-import-prices-fall-in-South-America-on-Chinese-weakness.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 18:40:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 07/12: Selenium price softens on thin demand; gallium continues to fallAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848307/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-0712-Selenium-price-softens-on-thin-demand-gallium-continues-to-fall.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 17:51:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Domestic ferro-chrome, UG2 in China fall on lower offers to secure trades Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday December 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848305/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Domestic-ferro-chrome-UG2-in-China-fall-on-lower-offers-to-secure-trades.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 17:39:00 GMTIndian steel mills cut domestic HRC prices to discourage importsIndian steel mills have cut domestic hot rolled coil prices for December sales by about 2,000 rupees ($28) per tonne to discourage imports following a sharp fall in international HRC prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848196/Indian-steel-mills-cut-domestic-HRC-prices-to-discourage-imports.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 07/12: Cobalt prices slump on year-end destockingAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848267/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-0712-Cobalt-prices-slump-on-year-end-destocking.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 17:24:00 GMTSouth African logistics disruptions not enough to stop manganese ore price slide Logistics disruptions in South Africa have not been enough to arrest the recent decline in the manganese ore price amid continued risk aversion in China, market sources are warning.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848308/South-African-logistics-disruptions-not-enough-to-stop-manganese-ore-price-slide.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 17:18:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: UK austenitic prices fall further as low demand continuesAustenitic alloy steel scrap prices in the UK market decreased further this week - low demand from stainless steel mills remains the dominant factor in the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848259/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-UK-austenitic-prices-fall-further-as-low-demand-continues.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 16:55:00 GMTFREE WEB SEMINAR: How SGX's 65% Fe derivative marks the next stage of evolution for iron ore Fastmarkets is hosting a free web seminar to discuss the new Singapore Exchange (SGX) 65% Fe derivative contract on December 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844507/FREE-WEB-SEMINAR-How-SGXs-65-Fe-derivative-marks-the-next-stage-of-evolution-for-iron-ore.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 16:37:00 GMTEx-China cobalt prices slump as consumer buying coincides with year-end destockingCobalt prices continued to fall in the first week of December following the start of year-end destocking and greater competition for sales that first put paid to weeks of stability in mid-November. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848004/Ex-China-cobalt-prices-slump-as-consumer-buying-coincides-with-year-end-destocking.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 16:25:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills stay out of seaborne market due to weak finished steel demandTurkish steel producers managed just one deep-sea booking this week, mostly as a result of limited demand for finished steel products in both the domestic and export markets, sources said on Friday December 7. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848194/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-stay-out-of-seaborne-market-due-to-weak-finished-steel-demand.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 16:23:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 07/12: Selenium price falls 6.4% on weak demand; silicon gains supportAn overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848054/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-0712-Selenium-price-falls-64-on-weak-demand-silicon-gains-support.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 14:41:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices fall on continuing weak demandDomestic and export prices for coated-steel coil products in Turkey fell in the week to Friday December 7, with demand remaining limited. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848125/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-fall-on-continuing-weak-demand.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 14:11:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Prices rise slightly but 'hazy' year-end market remains unsettledThe price of shredded ferrous scrap imported into India climbed this week, reflecting a series of deals done at higher prices after last week’s slump, sources said on Friday December 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848091/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Prices-rise-slightly-but-hazy-year-end-market-remains-unsettled.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 13:46:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices rangebound, low grade trades more activeSeaborne iron ore prices were rangebound on Friday December 7 with low-grade material trading more actively than high grades.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848086/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-rangebound-low-grade-trades-more-active.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 13:00:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Lithium spot prices stable on slow spot market activity; focus on contract negotiations Domestic Chinese and cif Asia battery-grade lithium prices were stable week on week on Thursday December 6 after consumers continued to hold back on purchases on sufficient stocks and while negotiating next year’s contract prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848090/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Lithium-spot-prices-stable-on-slow-spot-market-activity-focus-on-contract.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 12:51:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne values tumble on lower-priced tradesThe lull in the seaborne coking coal market was broken on Friday December 7, with two transactions taking place during the day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848049/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-values-tumble-on-lower-priced-trades.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 12:09:00 GMTRecylex begins clemency talks with Weser Metall debtors after lead production disappoints European lead producer Recylex has opened talks with the debtors of its Weser Metall division after leveraged investments at the smelter there failed to result in expected production gains. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848059/Recylex-begins-clemency-talks-with-Weser-Metall-debtors-after-lead-production-disappoints.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 12:06:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 07/12: LME base metals prices appreciate on weaker dollar, trade jitters; copper climbs 1.7%Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher during morning trading on Friday December 7, with copper topping complex gain amid a weaker dollar and resurgent trade tensions between the United States and China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848050/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0712-LME-base-metals-prices-appreciate-on-weaker-dollar-trade-jitters-copper.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 11:42:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 07/12: Copper inventory drops 5% after higher domestic yuan premium encourages deliveries out Base metal stocks on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly lower week on week on Friday December 7, with copper stocks now 60% lower than the annual peak in March. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848019/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-0712-Copper-inventory-drops-5-after-higher-domestic-yuan-premium-encourages.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 11:03:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Exporters raise prices on this week's domestic rally China’s hot-rolled coil exporters raised offer prices on December 7 as domestic prices rebounded.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3848001/CHINA-HRC-Exporters-raise-prices-on-this-weeks-domestic-rally.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 09:45:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 07/12: Metals prices up after broader markets turn firmerThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were up across the board on Friday December 7, with average gains of 0.6%. But trading remained choppy while market participants await greater direction.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847996/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0712-Metals-prices-up-after-broader-markets-turn-firmer.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 09:10:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices continue their downward trend on softening demandChina’s domestic rebar prices continued to fall on Friday December 7 due to weakening demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847997/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-continue-their-downward-trend-on-softening-demand.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 08:40:00 GMTCOBALT MONTHLY REVIEW – NOVEMBER: International metal prices weaken from mid-month; China under pressureBenchmark international cobalt metal prices were flat throughout the first half of November, after which year-end sales pressure began to weigh and pushed prices down as the month progressed. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847660/COBALT-MONTHLY-REVIEWNOVEMBER-International-metal-prices-weaken-from-mid-month-China-under-pressure.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 06:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 07/12: SHFE base metals prices mixed while market awaits direction from US dataBase metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange exhibited mixed movements during Asian morning trading on Friday December 7, with concerns over trade tensions between China and the United States continuing to dampen sentiment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847994/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0712-SHFE-base-metals-prices-mixed-while-market-awaits-direction-from-US-data.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 05:05:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures mostly edge up China’s ferrous futures mostly rose during morning trading on Friday December 7, with the January coking coal contract leading the increase, although the May coke contract broke the trend by drifting lower.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847995/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-mostly-edge-up.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2018 04:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/12: LME base metals prices retreat amid falling equity markets; nickel closes below $11,000/tBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were collectively lower at the close of trading on Thursday December 6, with downward pressure emerging across global equity indices in addition to a sharp downturn in oil futures, which tricked through to metals prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847968/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0612-LME-base-metals-prices-retreat-amid-falling-equity-markets-nickel-closes.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 18:46:00 GMTIranian steel billet, slab prices slide furtherIranian export billet and slab prices continued to fall this week, in line with the global downtrend and with sanctions pushing suppliers to lower their offers to try and attact customers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847907/Iranian-steel-billet-slab-prices-slide-further.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills watch the market direction after the sharp declineThe Turkish deep-sea scrap import market was quiet on Thursday December 6, following a sharp price drop recorded the day before.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847876/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-watch-the-market-direction-after-the-sharp-decline.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 17:24:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices in Europe head to the bottomThe European hot-rolled coil market has been under pressure from slow trading and prices are likely to reach the ‘bottom’ soon, sources told Fastmarkets this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847908/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-in-Europe-head-to-the-bottom.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 17:22:00 GMTTrade log December 2018: Lithium Trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847964/Trade-log-December-2018-Lithium.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 17:00:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL WRAP: Local demand weak; exports slow down seasonallyDemand for flat steel in Turkey is expected to remain slow throughout December, and export demand was not strong because of seasonal reasons, but prices are not expected to fall because they did so in November, market participants told Fastmarkets on Thursday December 6.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847867/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-WRAP-Local-demand-weak-exports-slow-down-seasonally.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 16:43:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL: Weak demand sends prices further downThe Turkish domestic long-steel markets have continued to struggle with limited demand over the past week, sources said on Thursday December 6.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847873/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-Weak-demand-sends-prices-further-down.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 16:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/12: Comex copper price suffers from equity rout spillover Comex copper prices sank to a multi-week low in the US morning on Thursday December 6 with the recent equity market downturn suppressing the entire base metals group. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847878/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0612-Comex-copper-price-suffers-from-equity-rout-spillover.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 15:22:00 GMTVale to acquire Brazilian Ferrous Resources for $550mln Vale will buy Brazilian privately-owned Ferrous Resources Ltd as part of its “bolt-on acquisitions” strategy, it said on Thursday December 6. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847862/Vale-to-acquire-Brazilian-Ferrous-Resources-for-550mln.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 14:37:00 GMTEuropean ferro-molybdenum price rises more than 2%, tracks oxide uptick The European ferro-molybdenum market has climbed almost 2.5% in trading by the midweek pricing session on Wednesday December 5, tracking a previous increase in the oxide market, with alloy prices now back to a level last seen on September 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847864/European-ferro-molybdenum-price-rises-more-than-2-tracks-oxide-uptick.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices dip amid weaker futures, buyer caution Seaborne iron ore prices slipped on Thursday December 6, with futures and swaps markets weakening, while buyers remained cautious over big tonnages. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847859/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-dip-amid-weaker-futures-buyer-caution.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 12:48:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/12: LME base metals prices weakened by dollar strength; nickel drifts below $11,000/t Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were lower across the board during morning trading on Thursday December 6, with downward pressure across the complex stimulated by broad strength in the dollar index, which continues to trade in positive territory after last week’s G20 summit. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847851/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0612-LME-base-metals-prices-weakened-by-dollar-strength-nickel-drifts-below.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 11:34:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Dearth of bids in seaborne market Seaborne coking coal spot market quietened down on Thursday December 6 amid an absence of bids.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847844/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Dearth-of-bids-in-seaborne-market.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMTVale to switch pellet pricing to 65% Fe iron ore indexIron ore producer Vale will use a 65% Fe iron ore index to price its pellets next year, moving away from using a 62% Fe iron ore index as the base price for such cargoes, executive director Peter Poppinga said this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847672/Vale-to-switch-pellet-pricing-to-65-Fe-iron-ore-index.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 11:20:00 GMTProducers, consumers of lithium differ over 2019 contract prices Lower lithium prices than a year ago have led to differing price expectations between producers and consumers of lithium compounds in their negotiations for 2019 supply contracts. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847849/Producers-consumers-of-lithium-differ-over-2019-contract-prices.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 11:16:00 GMTChinese billet market rebound fails to deter trading lull in Southeast AsiaImport prices for steel billet in Southeast Asia were unchanged on Thursday December 6, with the uptick in domestic Chinese billet prices early this week failing to revive trading activity in the region.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847842/Chinese-billet-market-rebound-fails-to-deter-trading-lull-in-Southeast-Asia.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 11:00:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic market mixed, export segment under pressure despite high offersChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices were mixed on Thursday December 6 due to differing levels of demand between the major markets, while a shipment that was sold at an unexpectedly low range weighed on the export segment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847838/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-market-mixed-export-segment-under-pressure-despite-high-offers.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 10:42:00 GMTCHINA ALUMINIUM INGOT ADC 12 SNAPSHOT: Cheaper scrap, aggressive offers pressure MJP export price; weak domestic demand weighs Key data from the Wednesday December 5 pricing session in Asia. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847835/CHINA-ALUMINIUM-INGOT-ADC-12-SNAPSHOT-Cheaper-scrap-aggressive-offers-pressure-MJP-export-price-weak.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 10:33:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices drop further on growing pessimismChina’s domestic and export prices for rebar fell further on Thursday December 6, with a pessimistic outlook for supply and demand emerging in the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847836/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-drop-further-on-growing-pessimism.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 09:59:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 06/12: Metals prices under pressure in line with broad market weaknessThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were weaker on the morning of Thursday December 6, with the complex down by an average of 0.9%. Continued weakness in equities, bond yields and increased trade tensions between the United States and China seem to be weighing on sentiment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847833/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0612-Metals-prices-under-pressure-in-line-with-broad-market-weakness.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 08:45:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures mostly downChina’s ferrous futures mostly weakened during morning trading on Thursday December 6, with the exception of the coking coal contract, which inched up.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847832/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-mostly-down.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 06:02:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/12: SHFE base metals prices broadly lower amid lingering trade uncertaintyBase metals prices, bar those for zinc, on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly lower during Asian morning trading on Thursday December 6, with lingering concerns surrounding the trade tensions between the United States and China causing prices to soften.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847827/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0612-SHFE-base-metals-prices-broadly-lower-amid-lingering-trade-uncertainty.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 05:25:00 GMTTrade log December 2018: Cobalt SulfateTrade log for cobalt sulfate in China including transactions, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets MB.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847823/Trade-log-December-2018-Cobalt-Sulfate.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 02:48:00 GMTBrazilian steel use to grow in 2018, 2019 as local economy recovers, Aço Brasil saysBrazilian apparent steel use will be higher than previously expected during 2018 and is estimated to grow again in 2019 while the industry moves on from a crisis with better economic prospects, local steel association Aço Brasil said on Wednesday December 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847804/Brazilian-steel-use-to-grow-in-2018-2019-as-local-economy-recovers-Ao-Brasil-says.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 22:22:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: US quiet as seasonal slowdown begins in Europe, AsiaNickel premiums in Europe and Asia have fallen over the week ending Wednesday December 5, with the start of the seasonal end-of-year slowdowns, while the US market remained quiet. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847754/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-US-quiet-as-seasonal-slowdown-begins-in-Europe-Asia.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 18:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/12: LME base metals prices consolidate at mixed close; zinc above $2,600/tBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed at the close of trading on Wednesday December 5, with most of the three-month prices trading in narrow ranges while impervious to broad strength in the US dollar.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847794/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0512-LME-base-metals-prices-consolidate-at-mixed-close-zinc-above-2600t.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 17:45:00 GMTTeck adds partners to Quebrada Blanca expansion, gives project green light Sumitomo Metal Mining Co and Sumitomo Corp have agreed to buy a 30% indirect stake in the company that owns the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) copper project in northern Chile, according to its majority owner Teck Resources Ltd. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847787/Teck-adds-partners-to-Quebrada-Blanca-expansion-gives-project-green-light.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 17:41:00 GMTFOCUS: Low ferro-chrome prices may not deter Indian shipments to Europe, exporter says Indian high-carbon ferro-chrome producers will continue to target the European market in 2019 and beyond despite a recent softening in prices, according to an Indian exporter who is establishing trading connections to European destinations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847748/FOCUS-Low-ferro-chrome-prices-may-not-deter-Indian-shipments-to-Europe-exporter-says.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMTNORTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Offers remain high but buyers well stocked for nowThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Northern Europe stayed flat week on week on Wednesday December 5, with consumers unlikely to make further purchases before the new year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847742/NORTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Offers-remain-high-but-buyers-well-stocked-for-now.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 17:24:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices flat; lower feedstock costs battling import quota limitHollow steel sections prices in Europe were stable this week but lower feedstock costs and a reduced import quota limit could bring about a significant change, market participants said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847785/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-flat-lower-feedstock-costs-battling-import-quota-limit.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 17:18:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Fresh European cargo causes price collapseTurkish steel producers resumed their deep-sea scrap bookings as soon as they received lower prices from a European supplier, sources said on Wednesday December 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847744/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Fresh-European-cargo-causes-price-collapse.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 16:57:00 GMTSOUTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Market slows for holidays, low prices forecastThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Southern Europe was flat on Wednesday December 5, with market participants pulling back in anticipation of the year-end holidays. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847743/SOUTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Market-slows-for-holidays-low-prices-forecast.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 16:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/12: Comex copper inches up in midweek sessionComex copper prices staged a modest recovery during morning trading on Wednesday morning in the US amid calmer market conditions after yesterday's major equity sell-off. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847752/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0512-Comex-copper-inches-up-in-midweek-session.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 16:40:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices flat but mills pushing hard for increasesDomestic prices for steel beams in Europe were unchanged this week but mills continue to push for increases, sources told Fastmarkets MB on Wednesday December 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847747/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-flat-but-mills-pushing-hard-for-increases.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 16:21:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Fastmarkets changes CIS steel billet index publication timeFastmarkets has today changed the publication time of its CIS export steel billet index, fob Black Sea ports, from 2pm to 4pm London time.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847710/PRICING-NOTICE-Fastmarkets-changes-CIS-steel-billet-index-publication-time.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 14:43:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch manganese ore China port stocks indices Fastmarkets MB proposes to launch two new manganese ore China port indices on a free-on-truck (fot) basis.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847671/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-launch-manganese-ore-China-port-stocks-indices.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 14:26:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue four tin ingot premium assessments in Rotterdam, Singapore, ShanghaiFastmarkets MB proposes to discontinue four weekly tin spot premium assessments in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Singapore due to a lack of spot liquidity.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847690/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-discontinue-four-tin-ingot-premium-assessments-in-Rotterdam-Singapore.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 14:15:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Tight supply battles LME backwardation in Asian zinc, spot lead premiums drop in IndiaThe reduced physical availability of zinc in Asia is preventing a major drop in premiums despite the backwardation in the LME forward spread widening to decade-long highs.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847693/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Tight-supply-battles-LME-backwardation-in-Asian-zinc-spot-lead-premiums.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 14:11:00 GMTALUMINIUM ARB INDICATOR: Low Midwest premium stops arb window widening despite falling freight rates The aluminium import arbitrage between the United States and Asia was little changed in November with significantly lower ocean and barge freight rates being offset by lower Midwest aluminium premiums. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847706/ALUMINIUM-ARB-INDICATOR-Low-Midwest-premium-stops-arb-window-widening-despite-falling-freight-rates.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 13:57:00 GMTVale to invest $500mln in New Caledonia nickel operations - Schvartsman Brazilian miner Vale will be investing an additional $500 million in VNC, its nickel operations in the South Pacific country of New Caledonia on expectations of increased demand from rising electric vehicle (EV) output, chief executive officer Fabio Schvartsman said on Tuesday December 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847694/Vale-to-invest-500mln-in-New-Caledonia-nickel-operations-Schvartsman.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 13:44:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: High-grade derivative continues to generate interestSeaborne iron ore prices rose on Wednesday December 5 on an uptick in the iron ore futures contract. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847688/IRON-ORE-DAILY-High-grade-derivative-continues-to-generate-interest.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 13:37:00 GMTMarket expects bauxite price to drop after first shipment from Rio Tinto’s Amrun projectRio Tinto has reached another milestone in the development of its Amrun project in Queensland, Australia, shipping its first bauxite cargo six weeks ahead of schedule, the company announced on Monday December 3.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847663/Market-expects-bauxite-price-to-drop-after-first-shipment-from-Rio-Tintos-Amrun-project.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 13:10:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Shanghai premiums record year-low on arbitrage loss, backwardation Shanghai copper premiums fell to their lowest in over a year on Tuesday December 4 after a negative arbitrage and slack demand reduced buying activity; elsewhere, the US market is concluding annual contracts with higher premium levels inked in for next year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847649/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Shanghai-premiums-record-year-low-on-arbitrage-loss-backwardation.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 12:39:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: European premiums rise on supply tightness; China, US unchangedThe tin premium in Europe has continued on its uptrend amid Indonesian supply tightness, while the supply concern is yet to affect premiums in the United States and China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847662/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-European-premiums-rise-on-supply-tightness-China-US-unchanged.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 12:05:00 GMT2018 CHINESE MINOR METALS FORUM: Tellurium market buoyed by downstream demand; Chinese market eyes price trend with caution An uptick in the usage of tellurium in key downstream industry, such as thin-film solar photovoltaic and infrared detection, will continue to lend support to the international and domestic Chinese tellurium markets, speakers told delegates at the 2018 Chinese Minor Metals Forum in Kunming.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847520/2018-CHINESE-MINOR-METALS-FORUM-Tellurium-market-buoyed-by-downstream-demand-Chinese-market-eyes.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 11:34:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/12: Zinc price holds firm in lackluster LME trading; copper drifts below $6,200/tBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Wednesday December 5, with downward pressure emerging from a stronger US dollar index and trading worries. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847686/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0512-Zinc-price-holds-firm-in-lackluster-LME-trading-copper-drifts-below-6200t.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 11:16:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne market still lacking clarityThe seaborne coking coal spot market gained some traction on Wednesday December 5 with expectations growing for the ban on customs clearance for imports of the steelmaking raw material in China to be lifted in January.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847684/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-market-still-lacking-clarity.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 11:05:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Buyers rush back on fears of further price increasesTrading activity in China’s domestic hot-rolled coil market picked up on Wednesday December 5 on concerns among buyers that prices would increase further in the days to come, sources told Fastmarkets MB.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847682/CHINA-HRC-Buyers-rush-back-on-fears-of-further-price-increases.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 10:15:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 05/12: Metal prices consolidate while broader markets show weakness Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed in the morning of Wednesday December 5, with zinc and copper up by 0.4% and 0.3% respectively, while the rest of the complex was little changed or weaker. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847678/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0512-Metal-prices-consolidate-while-broader-markets-show-weakness.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 09:41:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices down despite futures gainsChina’s rebar prices continued decreasing in both the domestic and export markets on Wednesday December 5 due to bearish sentiment although the futures market was strong. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847680/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-down-despite-futures-gains.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 09:30:00 GMTMajor aluminium supplier concludes Q1 MJP deal at $85/t: sourcesA major aluminium supplier has concluded a deal with a Japanese buyer to supply primary metal for January-March delivery to main Japanese ports (MJP) at a premium of $85 per tonne cif over the London Metal Exchange cash price, market sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday December 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847673/Major-aluminium-supplier-concludes-Q1-MJP-deal-at-85t-sources.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 09:27:00 GMTVale hails launch of SGX’s high-grade iron ore derivative contractVale has hailed the launch of a derivative contract by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Monday December 3 as a positive development for the high-grade iron ore market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847676/Vale-hails-launch-of-SGXs-high-grade-iron-ore-derivative-contract.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 09:08:00 GMTTaiwanese buyers agree 2019 zinc supply deals at higher premiums; lead terms still under discussionBuyers of zinc ingot in Taiwan have signed 2019 supply contracts with Nyrstar and Korea Zinc at premiums higher than those for this year, sources with knowledge of the matter confirmed to Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847675/Taiwanese-buyers-agree-2019-zinc-supply-deals-at-higher-premiums-lead-terms-still-under-discussion.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 09:05:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures strengthen amid stabilizing physical marketChina’s ferrous futures moved up during morning trading on Wednesday December 5, with the hot-rolled coil contract taking the lead in the uptrend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847665/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-strengthen-amid-stabilizing-physical-market.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Dec-Jan backwardation, year-end liquidations weigh on premiums worldwideGlobal aluminium premiums found no respite from the bearish impact of the backwardation in London Metal Exchange forward price spreads, which widened further this past week, pressuring suppliers to offer discounts to liquidate stocks and minimize risk exposure before the end of the year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847658/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-Dec-Jan-backwardation-year-end-liquidations-weigh-on-premiums-worldwide.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 06:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/12: Uncertainty over US-China trade developments sinks most SHFE base metals pricesBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly down during Asian morning trading on Wednesday December 5, with risk sentiment deteriorating amid confusion over whether much progress was made during US-China trade talks this past weekend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847664/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0512-Uncertainty-over-US-China-trade-developments-sinks-most-SHFE-base-metals.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 05:45:00 GMTChina Molybdenum takes direct ownership of IXM in $495mln fund buyout, details profitsChina Molybdenum Co will take direct control of metals trader IXM in a $495-million buyout of a fund it set up to originally purchase the firm from Louis Dreyfus, according to a notice issued on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday December 4.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847651/China-Molybdenum-takes-direct-ownership-of-IXM-in-495mln-fund-buyout-details-profits.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 01:41:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/12: Lead price climbs 2% in mixed LME close; nickel holds above $11,000/t Positive developments in the US-China trade dispute kept London Metal Exchange base metals prices mostly elevated at the close on Tuesday December 4, although broad strength in the dollar is capping price rallies. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847624/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0412-Lead-price-climbs-2-in-mixed-LME-close-nickel-holds-above-11000t.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 17:49:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: Ferro-vanadium prices fall on profit-taking in quiet marketGlobal ferro-vanadium prices weakened last week due to trader profit-taking amid sluggish spot market demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847560/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-Ferro-vanadium-prices-fall-on-profit-taking-in-quiet-market.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 16:45:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Uncertain trading conditions keep mills out of marketThe Turkish steel scrap imports market remained quiet on Tuesday December 4, with the mills staying away from the deep-sea trade due to the uncertainty in the Asian markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847554/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Uncertain-trading-conditions-keep-mills-out-of-market.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 16:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/12: Comex copper flat after Monday surgeComex copper prices were little changed during morning trading in the US, with market participants still digesting news of a detente between the US and China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847557/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0412-Comex-copper-flat-after-Monday-surge.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 15:58:00 GMTGULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Import rebar prices up, billet prices fall on high stocksImport rebar prices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) went up this week but billet import prices decreased in new deals, Fastmarkets heard on Tuesday December 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847521/GULF-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Import-rebar-prices-up-billet-prices-fall-on-high-stocks.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 14:44:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Low-grade ore markets dip as participants retreat on price risk fears in China Market participants held back on trading low-grade manganese ore on fears of further price drops in the run-up to year end, Fastmarkets learned in the latest pricing session in the week ended Friday November 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847514/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Low-grade-ore-markets-dip-as-participants-retreat-on-price-risk-fears-in-China.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 13:49:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices strengthen on futures uptick, yuan appreciation [CORRECTED]Seaborne iron ore prices rose on Tuesday December 4 amid gains in the futures and swaps markets, as well as a sharp uptick in the yuan’s value against the US dollar.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847498/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-strengthen-on-futures-uptick-yuan-appreciation-[CORRECTED].htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 11:15:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Bids for mid-vol products rise Participants in the seaborne coking coal spot market stayed on the sidelines on Tuesday December 4 even as bids on the Global Coal trading platform climbed.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847488/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Bids-for-mid-vol-products-rise.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 11:11:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/12: Base metals prices consolidate higher, LME nickel up 1%Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher during morning trading on Tuesday December 4, lifted by a slight downturn in the US dollar index and while market sentiment remains positive after recent US-China trade talks. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847493/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0412-Base-metals-prices-consolidate-higher-LME-nickel-up-1.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 10:58:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices withdraw but talk of pollution controls raises uncertaintiesChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices retreated over most of the day on Tuesday December 4, but word of a meeting on pollution controls led to some late gains in the market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847477/CHINA-HRC-Prices-withdraw-but-talk-of-pollution-controls-raises-uncertainties.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 10:33:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices retreat on low trading activityChina’s rebar prices retreated on Tuesday December 4 amid an inactive market, just a day after prices surged due to a pause in the country’s trade war with the United States.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847464/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-retreat-on-low-trading-activity.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 10:30:00 GMTSpot copper concentrate TCs rise in late Nov due to smelter outages [CORRECTED]This article has been corrected to show that the Fastmarkets MB copper concentrates index should have read $88.8 per tonne/8.88 cents per lb on Friday November 30, not $87.3/8.73 cents as previously published.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847295/Spot-copper-concentrate-TCs-rise-in-late-Nov-due-to-smelter-outages-[CORRECTED].htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 10:30:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 04/12: Metals prices rebound again after Monday's rally ran into sellingPrice gains inspired by the trade developments at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit over the weekend were sold into during afternoon trading on Monday December 3, but likewise the dips have been bought into again this morning. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847463/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0412-Metals-prices-rebound-again-after-Mondays-rally-ran-into-selling.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 09:43:00 GMTCHINA COKING COAL: Prices move in opposite trajectory as its downstream marketsChina’s domestic coking coal market maintained its strength in November despite a rapid price decline for coke in the country amid negative sentiment in the steel market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847458/CHINA-COKING-COAL-Prices-move-in-opposite-trajectory-as-its-downstream-markets.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 07:03:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/12: Most SHFE base metals prices weaker amid bouts of profit-taking; tin supportedBase metals prices, bar those for tin, on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were all down during Asia morning trading on Tuesday December 4, with investors taking profits following the strong performance by the complex on Monday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847456/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0412-Most-SHFE-base-metals-prices-weaker-amid-bouts-of-profit-taking-tin.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 05:25:00 GMTChina AM: No clear trend for ferrous futures China’s ferrous futures showed no clear trend during morning trading on Tuesday December 4, with the rebar contract being the only one to end the session significantly lower while the others were little changed from their opening prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847457/China-AM-No-clear-trend-for-ferrous-futures.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 05:18:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: Price falls further on weak demand, effect of rebound in ChinaExport prices for flat steel products from the Commonwealth of Independent States continued to decrease in the week ended Monday December 3 under pressure from weak global demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847426/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-Price-falls-further-on-weak-demand-effect-of-rebound-in-China.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 19:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/12: LME copper, zinc prices rise by 1.5% amid positive trade talksBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close of trading on Monday December 3, with broadly positive market sentiment emerging from the weekend’s summit in Argentina of the leaders of the G20 group of nations, while the United States and China agreed to limit further use of trade tariffs. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847430/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0312-LME-copper-zinc-prices-rise-by-15-amid-positive-trade-talks.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 18:50:00 GMTBrazilian aluminium production falls 26% y-o-y in October, Abal says Brazil’s primary aluminium production continued to slow in October, according to local aluminium association Abal. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847377/Brazilian-aluminium-production-falls-26-y-o-y-in-October-Abal-says.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 17:51:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: China extends price gains; EU market drops amid continued long-term settlement talksThe Chinese ferro-silicon market has added to recent price increases amid persistent demand from steel mills in the week ended Friday November 30, while in Europe prices are under pressure after reports of new deals, with long-term delivery negotiations in focus.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847316/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-China-extends-price-gains-EU-market-drops-amid-continued-long-term.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills look for lower prices on slow marketThe Turkish steel producers have started another working week without any deep-sea bookings due to the uncertainty in the market and sluggish demand for finished steel goods, sources said on Monday December 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847361/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-look-for-lower-prices-on-slow-market.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 16:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/12: Comex copper surges in opening sessionComex copper prices recovered Monday morning in the US, after Chinese and US leaders decided to freeze additional tariffs for 90 days over the weekend at the G20 summit.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847364/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0312-Comex-copper-surges-in-opening-session.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 15:55:00 GMTSGX’s high-grade Fe ore derivatives top 150,000 tonnes traded on opening day The new 65% Fe iron ore derivatives launched by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) have registered 150,000 tonnes of cleared trades on their first day of trading, the exchange said on Monday December 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847357/SGXs-high-grade-Fe-ore-derivatives-top-150000-tonnes-traded-on-opening-day.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 15:46:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Limited buying sends prices down furtherBuying activity in most of the export outlets for CIS billet remained quiet at the beginning of December, with customers still getting over the shock caused by the sharp drop in Chinese billet prices last week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847352/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Limited-buying-sends-prices-down-further.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 15:38:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Spot ferro-chrome prices in China stable, ores fallFerro-chrome spot prices in China were unchanged in the week ended Friday November 30 after the drop in tender prices to December from November was smaller than expected. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847366/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Spot-ferro-chrome-prices-in-China-stable-ores-fall.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 15:29:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: APT markets quiet; ferro-tungsten price edges down in Europe The ammonium paratungstate (APT) market was subdued in the week ended Friday November 30 while the ferro-tungsten price in Europe nudged lower. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847351/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-WRAP-APT-markets-quiet-ferro-tungsten-price-edges-down-in-Europe.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 14:57:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Local prices down with falling steel valuesTurkish domestic steel scrap prices have continued to weaken in line with the falling prices for steel and imported scrap over the past week, sources said on Monday December 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847327/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Local-prices-down-with-falling-steel-values.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 14:18:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Glencore head of copper marketing Mistakidis to retire at end of year Aristotelis Mistakidis, Glencore's head of copper marketing, will retire at the end of this year, the commodity trading house said on Monday December 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847314/PEOPLE-MOVES-Glencore-head-of-copper-marketing-Mistakidis-to-retire-at-end-of-year.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 12:55:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Gains in futures, steel send prices higher after trade war easesIron ore prices largely strengthened on Monday December 3 following rises in the futures and steel markets, with trade tensions easing between the United States and China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847312/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Gains-in-futures-steel-send-prices-higher-after-trade-war-eases.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 12:50:00 GMTZinc conc TCs jump to 3-yr high; low, high-silver lead terms divergeTreatment charges (TCs) for zinc concentrates continued to rise sharply in November, hitting highs not seen since November 2015.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847304/Zinc-conc-TCs-jump-to-3-yr-high-low-high-silver-lead-terms-diverge.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 12:30:00 GMTTrade log November 2018: Ferro-tungsten, APTThe latest ferro-tungsten and ammonium paratungstate (APT) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe, Vietnam and China, with blue tungsten oxide (BTO) and yellow tungsten oxide (YTO) deals taken into consideration.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3842831/Trade-log-November-2018-Ferro-tungsten-APT.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 12:21:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: Prices continue to move down in sluggish market Antimony prices continued their downward trend in both Chinese and European markets in the week ended November 30 amid continuing weak consumer demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847303/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-Prices-continue-to-move-down-in-sluggish-market.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 11:40:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne market subdued despite rising bids on Global CoalTrading activity in the seaborne coking coal market remained subdued on Monday December 3, even as bids on Global Coal continued to climb. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847300/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-market-subdued-despite-rising-bids-on-Global-Coal.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 11:33:00 GMTStrong first-day interest for SGX's high-grade iron ore derivatives The Singapore Exchange (SGX) launched the world’s first high-grade iron ore derivatives on Monday December 3, ushering in what has been described as the next stage of evolution for the steelmaking raw materials market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847299/Strong-first-day-interest-for-SGXs-high-grade-iron-ore-derivatives.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 11:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/12: LME zinc price rises 1.8% in high-volume trading; US-China talks spur bullish momentum Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were all higher across the board in morning trading on Monday December 3, boosted by positive sentiment surrounding the cooling US-China trade dispute while high volumes indicate strengthening buying appetite. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847306/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0312-LME-zinc-price-rises-18-in-high-volume-trading-US-China-talks-spur-bullish.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 10:59:00 GMTShanghai copper, zinc bonded stocks rose in November due to closed import arbitrage window but nickel stocks fellCopper and zinc stocks in bonded warehouses in Shanghai rose in November, reflecting the enduring loss in the import arbitrage between London and Shanghai.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847280/Shanghai-copper-zinc-bonded-stocks-rose-in-November-due-to-closed-import-arbitrage-window-but-nickel.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 10:50:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices surge amid pause to US-China trade war Chinese hot-rolled coil prices surged on Monday December 3 after the United States and China agreed to a truce to their trade war over the weekend, although there are doubts about the sustainability of the uptrend due to weak demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847297/CHINA-HRC-Prices-surge-amid-pause-to-US-China-trade-war.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 10:31:00 GMTChalco to cut output by up to 470,000t amid low prices, tighter environmental restrictionsAluminium Corporation of China (Chalco) is to cut as much as 470,000 tonnes of aluminium production, according to an announcement on its website on November 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847277/Chalco-to-cut-output-by-up-to-470000t-amid-low-prices-tighter-environmental-restrictions.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 09:45:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices rebound amid pause to trade war with USChinese rebar prices bounced back in a big way on Monday December 3 after a 90-day truce was agreed in the tit-for-tat trade war between China and the United States.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847282/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-rebound-amid-pause-to-trade-war-with-US.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 09:41:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 03/12: Metals react positively to G20 trade developments Some progress at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit on US-China trade has given the three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange a boost, up by an average of 1.4%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847278/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0312-Metals-react-positively-to-G20-trade-developments.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 09:30:00 GMTIn undersupplied market, US-China lead trade continues amid tariff negotiationsChinese lead smelters are continuing to purchase and import US-origin lead concentrates amidst ongoing negotiations on 2019 tariffs and a tense relation between the two countries over trade.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847197/In-undersupplied-market-US-China-lead-trade-continues-amid-tariff-negotiations.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 09:00:00 GMTChina AM: Pause in US-China trade war not stopping declining futuresChina’s ferrous futures continued to experience a weak first half of the day, with contracts slumping across the board during morning trading on Monday December 3 despite news of a 90-day reprieve for trade tariffs between the country and the United States.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847273/China-AM-Pause-in-US-China-trade-war-not-stopping-declining-futures.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 05:40:00 GMTSGX’s high-grade iron ore derivatives get warm reception at launch The Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) 65% Fe iron ore derivatives registered trades on the day of their launch on Monday December 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847275/SGXs-high-grade-iron-ore-derivatives-get-warm-reception-at-launch.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 05:19:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/12: SHFE base metals rally on Trump-Xi meeting at G20 SummitAll base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange moved higher during Asian morning trading on Monday December 3, benefiting from the positive sentiment after the agreement by Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump to find a solution to the trade war between the two nations at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Argentina over the weekend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847272/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0312-SHFE-base-metals-rally-on-Trump-Xi-meeting-at-G20-Summit.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 04:42:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Negative sentiment in Asia drags prices downSteel billet prices continued to fall in most global regions during the working week from Monday November 26 to Friday November 30, due to a return of Chinese producers to the export market and a downturn in the Asian markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847057/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Negative-sentiment-in-Asia-drags-prices-down.htmlMon, 03 Dec 2018 00:01:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Global scrap prices fall on limited demandGlobal ferrous scrap prices continued to trend downward during the working week from Monday November 26 to Friday November 30, due to poor demand and lackluster sales of finished steel. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847190/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Global-scrap-prices-fall-on-limited-demand.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 20:24:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Prices fall under persistent mill pressureSentiment in the European austenitic alloy scrap market has been negative and mills have continued to drag prices downward, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847200/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Prices-fall-under-persistent-mill-pressure.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 19:41:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Domestic prices under pressure from domestic competition, importsDomestic prices for stainless steel in Europe have remained under pressure from competitive trading, both with imports from Asia and between domestic suppliers, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847193/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Domestic-prices-under-pressure-from-domestic-competition-imports.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 19:22:00 GMTSouth Africa's UMK declares force majeure on Saldanha manganese ore shipmentsSouth African manganese ore miner United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) has declared force majeure on manganese ore shipments from the port of Saldanha, Fastmarkets MB understands.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847198/South-Africas-UMK-declares-force-majeure-on-Saldanha-manganese-ore-shipments.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 18:55:00 GMTManganese smelters avoiding seaborne ore ahead of year-end Manganese miners have reported a sharp drop in demand from manganese alloy smelters in China due to their preference for buying ore from Chinese ports in a bid to keep costs and inventories low ahead of the end of the year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847191/Manganese-smelters-avoiding-seaborne-ore-ahead-of-year-end.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 18:32:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 30/11: Gallium continues downtrend amid flat demand; manganese flake prices dip 3.4% An overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847185/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-3011-Gallium-continues-downtrend-amid-flat-demand-manganese-flake-prices.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 18:25:00 GMTTrade log November 2018: Cobalt Cobalt trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets MB.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3842218/Trade-log-November-2018-Cobalt.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 18:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: Zinc leads base metals in Friday's close, up 2.9%Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange closed higher on Friday November 30, with zinc, lead and nickel the best performers of the day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847183/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3011-Zinc-leads-base-metals-in-Fridays-close-up-29.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 18:10:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Amendments to Fastmarkets MB cobalt prices from January 2019 Fastmarkets MB will change the names of its benchmark in-warehouse Rotterdam price assessments from January 2019. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846789/PRICING-NOTICE-Amendments-to-Fastmarkets-MB-cobalt-prices-from-January-2019.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 17:42:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 30/11: Cobalt price falls gain pace on year-end sales pressureAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847092/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-3011-Cobalt-price-falls-gain-pace-on-year-end-sales-pressure.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 17:15:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices increase slightly, demand weakDomestic prices for coated-steel coil products in Turkey have increased slightly in the week ended Friday November 30 after producers ceased offering discounts, with local Turkish demand remaining limited.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846991/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-increase-slightly-demand-weak.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills extended absence in deep-sea markets, prices set to fallTurkish steel mills ended the week with no deep-sea scrap bookings amid poor demand for finished products in the domestic and export markets as well as concerns over Asian steel markets, sources said on Friday November 30.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846990/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-extended-absence-in-deep-sea-markets-prices-set-to-fall.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 16:47:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Prices 'at bottom' on moderate demandDomestic and import prices for steel coil products in Turkey have shown different trends this week with demand being affected by a variety of factors, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846905/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-at-bottom-on-moderate-demand.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 16:45:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Chinese import ore, alloy prices fall; drop for alloy into Japan, South Korea Key data for the pricing session for the week ended Friday November 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847059/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-import-ore-alloy-prices-fall-drop-for-alloy-into-Japan-South-Korea.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 16:43:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Fastmarkets decreases minimum tonnage for ferro-tungsten in-warehouse Rotterdam price assessment Fastmarkets is decreasing the minimum tonnage for its benchmark in-warehouse Rotterdam ferro-tungsten price assessment following a month-long consultation. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847027/PRICING-NOTICE-Fastmarkets-decreases-minimum-tonnage-for-ferro-tungsten-in-warehouse-Rotterdam-price.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 16:26:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Light iron market falls in line with export demandPrices for light iron scrap in the United Kingdom went down this week by £10 ($13) per tonne because of softer export prices, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847021/UK-SCRAP-Light-iron-market-falls-in-line-with-export-demand.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 16:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: Comex copper price dips ahead of G20 meetingComex copper prices experienced further weakness ahead of world leaders converging in Argentina for the Group of Twenty (G20) meeting this weekend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3847020/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3011-Comex-copper-price-dips-ahead-of-G20-meeting.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 15:30:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 30/11: Weak demand, bearish sentiment drive gallium price down further; magnesium gains strengthAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846797/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-3011-Weak-demand-bearish-sentiment-drive-gallium-price-down-further.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 14:30:00 GMTTransnet declares force majeure on iron ore, manganese shipments from Saldanha South African transport operator Transnet is issuing force majeure notices to iron ore and manganese ore customers after a railway bridge was damaged near the port of Saldanha. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846904/Transnet-declares-force-majeure-on-iron-ore-manganese-shipments-from-Saldanha.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 14:28:00 GMTTrade log November 2018: Lithium Trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3841896/Trade-log-November-2018-Lithium.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 13:40:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s lithium hydroxide prices down on lower dealsThe China lithium hydroxide price moved down due to lower concluded deals this week, while China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices and the rest of the world’s battery-grade lithium spot prices kept stable. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846842/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Chinas-lithium-hydroxide-prices-down-on-lower-deals.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 13:35:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices soften but market caution remainsSeaborne iron ore prices weakened on Friday November 30 with market participants remaining cautious in their trading activity. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846837/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-soften-but-market-caution-remains.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 13:04:00 GMTSoutheast Asia billet market frozen on pessimism, uncertainty from sharp Chinese downtrendImport prices for steel billet in Southeast Asia fell further on Friday November 30 amid downward pressure from low-priced Chinese materials, although trading remained at a standstill with buyers and sellers deterred by the drastic price drops.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846794/Southeast-Asia-billet-market-frozen-on-pessimism-uncertainty-from-sharp-Chinese-downtrend.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: LME base metals prices broadly firmer in morning trading, market focus on G20 summit Most base metals prices ticked higher in morning trading on the London Metal Exchange on Friday November 30, with lead the best performer of the morning. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846806/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3011-LME-base-metals-prices-broadly-firmer-in-morning-trading-market-focus-on-G20.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 11:53:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 30/11: Zinc stocks hit fresh 9-year low on positive consumption outlook Base metal stocks on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly lower week on week on Friday November 30, with zinc stocks hitting a fresh nine-year low. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846792/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-3011-Zinc-stocks-hit-fresh-9-year-low-on-positive-consumption-outlook.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 10:44:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne buyers remain on the sidelines amid bearish sentimentTrading in the seaborne coking coal spot market remained inactive on Friday November 30, with cautious buyers delaying procurements amid a bearish outlook. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846791/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-buyers-remain-on-the-sidelines-amid-bearish-sentiment.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 10:10:00 GMTChina HRC: Exporters continue to lower prices on weak demandChina hot-rolled coil exporters continued to drop their offer prices, forced by overseas buyers who have been refraining from buying on bearish sentiment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846786/China-HRC-Exporters-continue-to-lower-prices-on-weak-demand.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 09:50:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices down amid weak demandChina’s rebar prices dropped in both the domestic and the export markets on Friday November 30, amid low trading activity. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846785/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-down-amid-weak-demand.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 09:29:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 30/11: Base metals prices firm despite disappointing China dataThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were firm on the morning of Friday November 30 despite the release of weaker-than-expected economic data from China earlier in the day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846782/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-3011-Base-metals-prices-firm-despite-disappointing-China-data.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 08:51:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: Weak Chinese economic data caps SHFE base metals; strength in nickel continuesBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange broadly consolidated during Asian morning trading on Friday November 30, with the market focused on the upcoming Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Argentina – where US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are due to meet.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846780/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3011-Weak-Chinese-economic-data-caps-SHFE-base-metals-strength-in-nickel.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 04:50:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures drop ahead of weekend China’s ferrous futures moved lower on Friday November 30, with the May rebar contract leading the drop in the morning trading session. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846781/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-drop-ahead-of-weekend.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 04:35:00 GMTBrazilian flat steelmakers are granting 5-6% discounts, sources sayRumors have become stronger recently that discounts are being offered on flat steel prices in Brazil, Fastmarkets heard on Thursday November 29. Imported material has lost value and this has caused competition to intensify in the country, sources reported. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846756/Brazilian-flat-steelmakers-are-granting-5-6-discounts-sources-say.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 20:08:00 GMTCIS PIG IRON: Market stable despite use of martial law in UkraineThe market for pig iron exports from the Commonwealth of Independent States was stable despite worries about shipments from Ukraine being interrupted because of the country’s current restrictions under martial law, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday November 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846754/CIS-PIG-IRON-Market-stable-despite-use-of-martial-law-in-Ukraine.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 19:28:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SURCHARGE: Low nickel cost, weak market drag December values downEuropean alloy surcharges for stainless steel products for December have decreased for the fifth consecutive month, pulled down by lower nickel prices in addition to weak market conditions amid competition with Asian imports. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846749/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SURCHARGE-Low-nickel-cost-weak-market-drag-December-values-down.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 18:58:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/11: LME base metals make price gains on rise in oil futuresBase metal prices on the London Metal Exchange made gains on Thursday November 29, following a rise in crude oil futures, but market sentiment remained uncertain with commodities facing macro-economic headwinds. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846753/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2911-LME-base-metals-make-price-gains-on-rise-in-oil-futures.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 18:15:00 GMTEUROPE HDG: Buyers hold back from new deals on poor market sentimentEuropean buyers of hot-dipped galvanized (HDG) coil have been watching the market in expectation of a price reduction, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday November 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846746/EUROPE-HDG-Buyers-hold-back-from-new-deals-on-poor-market-sentiment.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 17:40:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Prices fall on sluggish demand, Asian price fallTurkish billet prices have continued to fall this week, amid sluggish demand and a downturn in Asian steel prices, sources said on Thursday November 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846739/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Prices-fall-on-sluggish-demand-Asian-price-fall.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 17:18:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Correction to UK domestic grade-316 stainless steel scrap solids priceFastmarkets has corrected its UK domestic grade-316 stainless steel scrap solids price, which was published incorrectly on November 23 due to a reporter error. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846740/PRICING-NOTICE-Correction-to-UK-domestic-grade-316-stainless-steel-scrap-solids-price.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 16:50:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills unlikely to return to market soon, prices to fallTurkish steel mills extended their absence from the deep-sea scrap market on persistently poor demand for finished steel and with no recovery in sight, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday November 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846733/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-unlikely-to-return-to-market-soon-prices-to-fall.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 16:36:00 GMTEUROPE CRC: Slow trading adds to pressure on domestic pricesDomestic prices for cold-rolled coil (CRC) in the EU have been under pressure from slow trading, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday November 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846736/EUROPE-CRC-Slow-trading-adds-to-pressure-on-domestic-prices.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 16:28:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Limited demand, downturn in Asia sends Turkish prices further downTurkish long steel export prices continued to fall over the past week on sluggish demand and a downturn in Asian steel prices, sources said on Thursday November 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846663/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Limited-demand-downturn-in-Asia-sends-Turkish-prices-further-down.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 16:17:00 GMTAurubis’ Hamburg, Pirdrop smelters resume operations; Lünen back next week Aurubis has resumed production at its Hamburg and Pirdrop primary copper smelting plants after both were suspended for unscheduled boiler maintenance earlier this week, the company said on Thursday November 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846691/Aurubis-Hamburg-Pirdrop-smelters-resume-operations-Lnen-back-next-week.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 15:26:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/11: Comex copper dips; markets react to Fed commentsComex copper prices were under pressure on Thursday morning in the US, in the aftermath of US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell's dovish comments made on Wednesday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846692/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2911-Comex-copper-dips-markets-react-to-Fed-comments.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 15:20:00 GMTEuropean molybdenum oxide price edges up, alloy stableThe European molybdenum-oxide market has climbed 20 cents in trading by mid-week, with deals and offer prices reported above $12 per lb and returning to a level unseen since the start of November.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846609/European-molybdenum-oxide-price-edges-up-alloy-stable.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Billet prices weaken on lower offers, threat of new dutySteel billet import prices in Egypt have fallen by $20-25 per tonne over the past week amid poor demand and reduced offer prices, although domestic rebar prices were unchanged, sources said on Thursday November 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846600/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Billet-prices-weaken-on-lower-offers-threat-of-new-duty.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 14:45:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices remain under pressure from slow tradingSentiment in the European hot-rolled coil (HRC) market has remained negative this week due to limited trading across the region, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846606/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-remain-under-pressure-from-slow-trading.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:51:00 GMTXinfa Group’s Shandong aluminium smelters exempt from Chinese winter restrictions Xinfa Group’s two aluminium smelters in the Chinese province of Shandong have been exempted from this year’s winter production curtailments, according to a document seen by Fastmarkets MB. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846565/Xinfa-Groups-Shandong-aluminium-smelters-exempt-from-Chinese-winter-restrictions.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:30:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to refine US, Brazil pig iron pricesFastmarkets proposes to refine the specifications for three pig-iron price assessments in the United States and Brazil to reflect existing market conditions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846599/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-refine-US-Brazil-pig-iron-prices.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 12:35:00 GMTMajor Chinese stainless steel mills lower December ferro-chrome tender prices China’s leading stainless steel mills - Tsingshan Group, Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Tisco) and Baosteel - have lowered their December tender prices for high-carbon ferro-chrome after falling stainless prices hit profits. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846592/Major-Chinese-stainless-steel-mills-lower-December-ferro-chrome-tender-prices.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 12:31:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Trading thin amid mill caution despite futures, steel market gainsPhysical iron ore trading was mainly inactive on Thursday November 29, with Chinese mills cautious of buying despite gains in the futures and steel markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846596/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Trading-thin-amid-mill-caution-despite-futures-steel-market-gains.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 11:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/11: Base metals continue recovery; tin up 2.27%Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange were higher during morning trading on Thursday November 29, with market confidence boosted by US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell saying that the central bank may soon be in a position to pause the interest rate hikes. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846590/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2911-Base-metals-continue-recovery-tin-up-227.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 11:30:00 GMTCHINA ALUMINIUM INGOT ADC 12 SNAPSHOT: MJP export price slips on cheaper scrap; weak demand pressures domestic China priceKey data from the Wednesday November 28 pricing session in Asia.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846575/CHINA-ALUMINIUM-INGOT-ADC-12-SNAPSHOT-MJP-export-price-slips-on-cheaper-scrap-weak-demand-pressures.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 10:50:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Resumption of Blackwater rail services eases supply concernsSupply concerns in the seaborne coking coal market eased on Thursday November 29 with the lifting of a suspension of services on a major rail line for the steelmaking raw material in Queensland, Australia. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846574/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Resumption-of-Blackwater-rail-services-eases-supply-concerns.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 10:40:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 29/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday November 29*http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846573/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2911-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic prices post small recoveryChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices moved up slightly on Thursday November 29 but its export segment remained unchanged. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846566/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-prices-post-small-recovery.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 09:30:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic price up further on billet gainsChina’s domestic rebar prices moved up further on Thursday November 29 following higher billet prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846568/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-price-up-further-on-billet-gains.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 09:30:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 29/11: Metals prices consolidate gains after Fed comments, focus shifts to G20Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were being pushed and pulled by cross currents this morning, Thursday November 29. Nickel, lead and tin showed gains averaging 0.4%, while copper, aluminium and zinc were down by an average of 0.4%. Copper was off by 0.4% at $6,230 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846567/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2911-Metals-prices-consolidate-gains-after-Fed-comments-focus-shifts-to-G20.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 09:24:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures drop again after mid-week recoveryChina’s ferrous futures retreated during the morning trading session on Thursday November 29 after a short-lived recovery a day earlier. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846562/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-drop-again-after-mid-week-recovery.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 06:54:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/11: SHFE base metals prices rebound on softer dollar; tin continues to weakenBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange staged a broad-based recovery during Asian morning trading on Thursday November 29, recovering from the previous day’s weakness on a softer dollar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846561/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2911-SHFE-base-metals-prices-rebound-on-softer-dollar-tin-continues-to-weaken.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 04:45:00 GMTNornickel’s Potanin allowed appeal against Rusal rivalThe London Court of Appeals has upheld Vladimir Potanin, one of two major shareholders in Nornickel, in his attempt to block the other, Oleg Deripaska, from buying more shares in the giant nickel and palladium producer.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846544/Nornickels-Potanin-allowed-appeal-against-Rusal-rival.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 02:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/11: LME prices rally on softer dollar, copper smelter disruptionsBase metal prices were resurgent on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday November 28, with prices for the entire complex closing higher than their Tuesday levels, with the exception of tin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846533/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2811-LME-prices-rally-on-softer-dollar-copper-smelter-disruptions.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 18:50:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Tight supply supports Chinese nickel market; briquette premiums in US, Europe dipTight supply helped buoy nickel premiums in China although low offers in Europe and the United States pushed briquette premiums down in those regions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846311/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-Tight-supply-supports-Chinese-nickel-market-briquette-premiums-in-US-Europe-dip.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 17:25:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Prices stay flat as consumers consider short termEuropean prices for mesh-quality wire rod stayed flat across the Northern and Southern parts of the continent on Wednesday November 28, with consumer buying firmly limited to small, near-term business. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846520/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Prices-stay-flat-as-consumers-consider-short-term.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 17:19:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 28/11: Manganese flake price edge up; tellurium steady with upward biasAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846522/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2811-Manganese-flake-price-edge-up-tellurium-steady-with-upward-bias.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 17:15:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills unlikely to resume scrap purchases soonThe Turkish steel producers have continued to hold back from the deep-sea scrap markets and were not expected to resume purchasing activity any time soon, sources said on Wednesday November 28. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846421/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-unlikely-to-resume-scrap-purchases-soon.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 17:05:00 GMTSOUTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Prices flat as consumers foresee cheaper importsThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Southern Europe was flat on Wednesday November 28, with consumers continuing to snub higher offers from producers for material with first-quarter delivery dates. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846489/SOUTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-flat-as-consumers-foresee-cheaper-imports.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 17:03:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices follow trend of falling feedstock costsPrices for hollow steel sections in Northern Europe moved down this week following falls in feedstock prices, market participants told Fastmarkets MB.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846416/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-follow-trend-of-falling-feedstock-costs.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 16:18:00 GMTIranian steel billet, slab exporters pressured by return of Chinese suppliersIranian exporters of semi-finished steel products, billet in particular, have come under pressure from the increasing presence of Chinese suppliers in the global market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846479/Iranian-steel-billet-slab-exporters-pressured-by-return-of-Chinese-suppliers.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 16:18:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Taiwan, Indian zinc premiums rise on supply tightness; zinc, lead annual talks continue Zinc premiums made gains in the Taiwanese and Indian markets on Tuesday November 27 with residual supply not sufficient to appease demand. Lead markets are focused on annual contracts, with US spot market activity diminished for this reason. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846301/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Taiwan-Indian-zinc-premiums-rise-on-supply-tightness-zinc-lead-annual-talks.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 15:58:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices down as feedstock costs continue to fallDomestic prices for steel beams in Southern Europe narrowed this week, with feedstock costs continuing to move downward, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday November 28. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846423/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-down-as-feedstock-costs-continue-to-fall.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 15:50:00 GMTNORTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Prices dip with consumer buying limited to the short termThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Northern Europe edged down on Wednesday November 28, with consumers only willing to commit to purchases in the near term amid uncertainty surrounding the market further ahead.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846420/NORTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-dip-with-consumer-buying-limited-to-the-short-term.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 15:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/11: Comex copper price recovers in midweek sessionThe price of copper on the Comex exchange in the United States rebounded in morning trading on Wednesday November 28 ahead of the upcoming meeting in Argentina of leaders from the G20 group of nations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846390/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2811-Comex-copper-price-recovers-in-midweek-session.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 15:22:00 GMTFOCUS: Weak Chinese steel market triggers plunge in ZCE silico-manganese futures prices A plunge in silico-manganese futures prices on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) at the start of this week was driven by weakness in China’s steel market, market participants told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846316/FOCUS-Weak-Chinese-steel-market-triggers-plunge-in-ZCE-silico-manganese-futures-prices.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 14:47:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Market mixed amid futures rebound, lingering pessimism Physical iron ore markets recorded mixed performance on Wednesday November 28 amid a rebound in futures and swaps trading yet continued bearishness among participants. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846338/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Market-mixed-amid-futures-rebound-lingering-pessimism.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 11:44:00 GMTChina Hongqiao ordered to halt up to 550,000t aluminium output under winter cuts policy China Hongqiao Group has started to cut its aluminium production as part of local government winter curtailment orders, according to a document released by the Binzhou government earlier this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846329/China-Hongqiao-ordered-to-halt-up-to-550000t-aluminium-output-under-winter-cuts-policy.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 11:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/11: Base metals attempt recovery, aluminium continues downtrendBase metal prices on the London Metal Exchange rebounded in morning trading on Wednesday November 28 after having suffered heavy losses at the start of the week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846337/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2811-Base-metals-attempt-recovery-aluminium-continues-downtrend.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 11:25:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Supply concerns emerge on Queensland rail disruptionsSupply concerns have emerged in the seaborne coking coal market after a major rail line in Australia was shut down on Wednesday November 28.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846330/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Supply-concerns-emerge-on-Queensland-rail-disruptions.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 10:45:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices rebound, export market weakens furtherChina’s domestic rebar prices bounced back on Wednesday November 28 amid gains in the futures market, though export prices continued to spiral downward. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846321/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-rebound-export-market-weakens-further.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 10:05:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Arb losses weigh on Shanghai premiums; European premiums flat despite Aurubis outage Shanghai copper premiums continued to soften in the week to Tuesday November 27 after import losses deepened and deterred trading interest this week; meanwhile European and US spot premiums remain stable with market focus on long-term contract discussions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846322/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Arb-losses-weigh-on-Shanghai-premiums-European-premiums-flat-despite-Aurubis.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Northern China prices down on de-stockingChina’s hot-rolled coil prices were mixed on Wednesday November 28, with those in the east of the country flat but those in the north lower.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846320/CHINA-HRC-Northern-China-prices-down-on-de-stocking.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 09:25:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 28/11: Metals prices firmer despite stronger dollar, other headwindsDespite a firmer dollar, the three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are up across the board by an average of 0.8% this morning, Wednesday November 28. Nickel and tin are the outperformers with gains of 1.4% and 1.1% respectively.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846319/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2811-Metals-prices-firmer-despite-stronger-dollar-other-headwinds.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 09:01:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: Europe premiums rise; Chinese, US rates unchangedTin premiums in Europe edged higher this past week amid uncertainty over Indonesian supply, while thin spot activity in the United States and a closed import arbitrage window in China kept premiums in those countries unchanged.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846315/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-Europe-premiums-rise-Chinese-US-rates-unchanged.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 07:33:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures reverse early-week downtrendChina’s ferrous futures rose across the board during morning trading on Wednesday November 28, reversing the trend seen in the first two days of this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846314/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-reverse-early-week-downtrend.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 06:52:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/11: Strong dollar continues to weigh on SHFE base metals prices; nickel bouncesBase metals on the Shanghai Futures Exchange continued to be pressured by a strong dollar during Asian morning trading on Wednesday November 28, with limited price movements recorded across most of the complex as a result. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846312/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2811-Strong-dollar-continues-to-weigh-on-SHFE-base-metals-prices-nickel-bounces.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 05:05:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Premiums in Europe and Asia fall ahead of Dec/Jan backwardationThe looming backwardation in London Metal Exchange forward spreads in December into January are putting pressure on P1020 alumnium premiums worldwide, with lackluster end-of-year demand also weighing them down.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846282/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-Premiums-in-Europe-and-Asia-fall-ahead-of-DecJan-backwardation.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 04:08:00 GMTTrade log November 2018: VanadiumVanadium trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845162/Trade-log-November-2018-Vanadium.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 01:45:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 27/11A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday November 27.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846246/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-2711.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 22:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/11: LME tin price hits fresh 2018 low; zinc slides 2.1%Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were lower at the close of trading on Tuesday November 27, with tin’s three-month price hitting its lowest point since August 2016 amid strength in the dollar index. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846276/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2711-LME-tin-price-hits-fresh-2018-low-zinc-slides-21.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 17:56:00 GMTTrimet cuts alumina input by 10% on supply tightness, scrap to replace shortfall A lack of sufficient alumina supply has caused European aluminium producer Trimet to cut alumina input at its plants in Germany and France by 10%, the company told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846245/Trimet-cuts-alumina-input-by-10-on-supply-tightness-scrap-to-replace-shortfall.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 17:44:00 GMTRUSSIA REBAR: Mills cut prices on weak secondary marketRebar suppliers to Russia’s Central Federal District, the major steel-consuming region in the country, have cut their prices because of a downtrend in the secondary market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846157/RUSSIA-REBAR-Mills-cut-prices-on-weak-secondary-market.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 17:10:00 GMTThree Aurubis copper smelters shut for unscheduled maintenance; shares dropEurope's largest copper smelter Aurubis has shut three of its four copper smelters for unplanned maintenance, the company acknowledged today.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846153/Three-Aurubis-copper-smelters-shut-for-unscheduled-maintenance-shares-drop.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 16:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/11: Comex copper dips for third consecutive sessionComex copper prices remained under-pressure Tuesday morning in the US amid reduced trading activity, a stronger dollar and anticipation over Chinese and US leaders' meeting in Argentina later this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846146/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2711-Comex-copper-dips-for-third-consecutive-session.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 15:35:00 GMTBHP discovers new copper mineralization near Olympic DamBHP has found what it claims is a potential new copper mineralised system near its existing Olympic Dam mine in Australia, it said in a release dated Tuesday November 27.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846112/BHP-discovers-new-copper-mineralization-near-Olympic-Dam.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 15:15:00 GMTGULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Rebar prices mostly stable, billet prices fallDomestic and import rebar prices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were mostly stable this week but weak demand pressured billet import prices lower.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846118/GULF-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Rebar-prices-mostly-stable-billet-prices-fall.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 15:05:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices slip on soft demandFlat steel import prices in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have decreased slightly over the past seven days due to weak demand and lower offer and deal prices, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday November 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846110/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-slip-on-soft-demand.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 14:54:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Ore, alloy prices stable in China; market awaits December alloy tenders Chrome ore and ferro-chrome markets were subdued in China in the week ended Friday November 23 ahead of December ferro-chrome tender announcements. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846113/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Ore-alloy-prices-stable-in-China-market-awaits-December-alloy-tenders.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 14:43:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of Indium Corp ingots price Fastmarkets MB has discontinued the Indium Corp ingots min 99.97% $ per kg price. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846021/PRICING-NOTICE-Discontinuation-of-Indium-Corp-ingots-price.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 13:44:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch China chrome ore port inventory assessment Fastmarkets MB proposes to launch an assessment of chrome ore inventories at the main Chinese ports of Tianjin, Qinzhou, Lianyungang and Shanghai to monitor the changes to stock flows of this raw material and help market participants better understand supply and demand in the physical market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845808/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-launch-China-chrome-ore-port-inventory-assessment.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 12:32:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices steady after Monday's major plungeSeaborne iron ore prices were rangebound on Tuesday November 27 after a rapid drop below $65 per-tonne cfr on Monday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846095/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-steady-after-Mondays-major-plunge.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 12:30:00 GMTBOF vs EAF – which way will Asia’s steel industry lean from 2019?The share of basic oxygen furnace (BOF)-based steel production in Asia may increase from 2019 onward, even as more integrated mills are commissioned in the region. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846059/BOF-vs-EAFwhich-way-will-Asias-steel-industry-lean-from-2019.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 12:06:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices tumble amid slumping steel, coke marketsSeaborne coking coal prices softened further on Tuesday November 27, with participants staying on the sidelines amid a weakening steel market in China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846085/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-tumble-amid-slumping-steel-coke-markets.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 11:03:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/11: Dollar strength prompts LME base metals sell-off; zinc falls 2.4% Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were all lower during morning trading on Tuesday November 27, with zinc futures worst affected by both a rising dollar and bearish sentiment while investors remain wary of risk. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846090/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2711-Dollar-strength-prompts-LME-base-metals-sell-off-zinc-falls-24.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 10:51:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Bearish sentiment weakens market furtherChina’s rebar prices slid further on Tuesday November 27 amid pessimism over the futures market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846069/CHINA-REBAR-Bearish-sentiment-weakens-market-further.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 10:31:00 GMTNew round of environmental inspections start in Jiangxi province; market mulls impact on tungsten prices A new round of environmental inspections started on Sunday November 25 in Jiangxi province, a major ammonium paratungstate production hub in China, and is expected to last for 24 days, multiple well-informed sources told Fastmarkets MB. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846022/New-round-of-environmental-inspections-start-in-Jiangxi-province-market-mulls-impact-on-tungsten.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 10:03:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices slide further on weak demandChina’s hot-rolled coil prices continued to fall albeit at a slower pace on Tuesday November 27 both in the domestic and export markets amid soft demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846063/CHINA-HRC-Prices-slide-further-on-weak-demand.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 09:44:00 GMTFOCUS: Golden era of Vietnamese steel market to lose shine from 2019The golden era of the Vietnamese steel markets is coming to an end.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845842/FOCUS-Golden-era-of-Vietnamese-steel-market-to-lose-shine-from-2019.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 07:45:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures fall further China’s ferrous futures trended downward during morning trading on Tuesday November 27 with most contracts peaking the night earlier. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846057/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-fall-further.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 05:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/11: Firm dollar, bearish sentiment continues to pressure SHFE base metals pricesBase metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gave a mixed performance during Asian morning trading on Tuesday November 27, with the complex contending with a firmer dollar index and persistent bearishness stemming from lingering concerns over the United States-China trade spat.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846058/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2711-Firm-dollar-bearish-sentiment-continues-to-pressure-SHFE-base-metals-prices.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 04:38:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/11: LME base metals prices mostly down as dollar climbsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Monday November 26, with downside pressure emerging amid broad strength in the US dollar index and continued global trade tensions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846017/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2611-LME-base-metals-prices-mostly-down-as-dollar-climbs.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 18:24:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: China export prices drop on lull in consumer buying Prices for ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide from China slipped in the week ended Friday November 23 after sellers cut their export offers amid a lull in consumer buying and hesitance to purchasing at high levels. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846014/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-China-export-prices-drop-on-lull-in-consumer-buying.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 17:49:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Concern over tight markets pushes up European alloys price; ores into China range-bound Ferro-manganese and silico-manganese prices into Europe made strong gains in the week ended Friday November 23 in response to concerns of a potential shortage should demand see a renewal. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846004/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Concern-over-tight-markets-pushes-up-European-alloys-price-ores-into-China.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 17:07:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Chinese market bounces; European unchanged while buyers, sellers jostle for upper hand in contract talksThe Chinese ferro-silicon market rebounded in the week ended Friday November 23 when low stock levels at smelters met with renewed demand from consumers, while the European market is in a holding pattern while waiting to settle longer-term delivery settlements with steel mills. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845867/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-market-bounces-European-unchanged-while-buyers-sellers-jostle-for.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 17:04:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: Prices fall under Chinese market pressureExport prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) from the Commonwealth of Independent States continued to fall in the week ended Monday November 26 under pressure from price reductions in China, which led the trend in the global markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846008/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-fall-under-Chinese-market-pressure.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 16:55:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills book more scrap but sentiment worsensTurkish steel producers continued to book deep-sea scrap for December deliveries at the beginning of this week, following the decrease in prices last week, sources said on Monday November 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845971/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-book-more-scrap-but-sentiment-worsens.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 16:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/11: Comex copper market quiet after holiday weekendCopper prices on New York’s Comex were little changed in morning trading on Monday November 26 amid scant trading activity and few market drivers being apparent ahead of a major trade meeting. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3846006/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2611-Comex-copper-market-quiet-after-holiday-weekend.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 16:12:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM BILLET WRAP: Italian premium widens on brand differential; global premiums steady Global aluminium billet premiums have been mostly stable over the past month although the Italian billet premium range widened, reflecting offers there for material with many different origins.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845764/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-BILLET-WRAP-Italian-premium-widens-on-brand-differential-global-premiums-steady.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 16:09:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Poor demand, falling finished steel values send domestic prices downTurkish domestic scrap prices have continued to weaken over the past week due to limited demand and falling finished steel values, sources said on Monday November 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845941/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Poor-demand-falling-finished-steel-values-send-domestic-prices-down.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 15:30:00 GMTCIS LONG STEEL: Prices slump amid the downturn in the global marketCIS long steel producers have reduced their rebar and wire rod offer prices for foreign customers because of the downturn in the global long steel markets, notably in China, Fastmarkets heard on Monday November 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845940/CIS-LONG-STEEL-Prices-slump-amid-the-downturn-in-the-global-market.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 15:15:00 GMTBrazilian slab export prices down on weaker sentimentSlab export prices from Brazil decreased in the week ended Friday November 23 due to weaker sentiment in global markets and the prices achieved in reported deals to the United States and Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845718/Brazilian-slab-export-prices-down-on-weaker-sentiment.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 14:44:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Futures, steel market crash sends prices below $65 per tonne cfr on mill loss concerns Physical iron ore prices plummeted on Monday November 26 following a slump in futures and steel markets, with Chinese steelmakers fearing losses. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845847/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Futures-steel-market-crash-sends-prices-below-65-per-tonne-cfr-on-mill-loss-concerns.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 12:52:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: Chinese export price drops on aggressive bids; sentiment diverges in European market Key data from the pricing sessions in London and Shanghai on Friday November 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845849/GLOBAL-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-export-price-drops-on-aggressive-bids-sentiment-diverges-in-European.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 12:36:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Pessimism in China weighing on seaborne prices Increasingly gloomier sentiment in China following a continual decline in its downstream ferrous markets has led to a drop in prices for seaborne coking coal sold into the country.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845820/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Pessimism-in-China-weighing-on-seaborne-prices.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 11:05:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Billet, futures losses send prices spiraling downwardChina’s domestic rebar prices tumbled on Monday November 26 on big losses in the billet and futures markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845817/CHINA-REBAR-Billet-futures-losses-send-prices-spiraling-downward.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 10:27:00 GMTVenezuela’s FMO strike continues, HBI available only from stocksThe continued strike at Venezuela’s Ferrominera Orinoco (FMO) is keeping the domestic hot-briquetted iron (HBI) industry paralyzed. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845681/Venezuelas-FMO-strike-continues-HBI-available-only-from-stocks.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 10:20:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: Prices soften on weak demand in Chinese, European marketsAntimony prices moved down in both Chinese and European markets in the week ended Friday November 23 amid weak consumer demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845815/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-Prices-soften-on-weak-demand-in-Chinese-European-markets.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMTAsia's slab prices stable amid lack of offers, bidsImport prices for steel slab in Southeast Asia and East Asia were unchanged over the past week in a quiet market, with no new trades or negotiations heard.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845771/Asias-slab-prices-stable-amid-lack-of-offers-bids.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 09:51:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: Chinese APT price drops after suppliers divert domestic supply to export market; European ferro-tungsten price edges up Chinese ammonium paratungstate (APT) and black tungsten concentrate prices fell due to persistent weakening domestic demand, while the European ferro-tungsten quotation ticked up on business concluded at higher levels. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845812/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-WRAP-Chinese-APT-price-drops-after-suppliers-divert-domestic-supply-to-export-market.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 09:47:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic prices tumble on growing bearishnessChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices dropped sharply on Monday November 26 after sentiment worsened over the weekend amid a softening of the key billet market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845813/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-prices-tumble-on-growing-bearishness.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 09:39:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 26/11: Metals prices consolidate after last Friday's PMI-induced weaknessThe three-month tin price on the London Metal Exchange stood out as the strongest performer among its peers with a gain of 1.2% this morning, Monday November 26. Three-month copper ($6,183 per tonne) and aluminium were up by 0.2%, while the rest were down by 0.3%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845814/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2611-Metals-prices-consolidate-after-last-Fridays-PMI-induced-weakness.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 08:55:00 GMTBrazilian steelmakers fear rushed import tariff decrease could hit industryBrazilian steelmakers are concerned that the domestic industry will struggle if President-elect Jair Bolsonaro reduces or does away with import tariffs when he takes office in January 2019, sources told Fastmarkets MB last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845563/Brazilian-steelmakers-fear-rushed-import-tariff-decrease-could-hit-industry.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 07:53:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures start week subduedChina’s ferrous futures trended downward during morning trading on Monday November 26 amid a weak spot market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845802/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-start-week-subdued.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 05:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/11: SHFE base metals lose momentum amid risk-off sentiment; nickel prices outperformBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly down during Asian morning trading on Monday November 26 amid the prevailing risk-off sentiment due to simmering United States-China trade tensions and a slight uptick in the dollar index. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845801/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2611-SHFE-base-metals-lose-momentum-amid-risk-off-sentiment-nickel-prices.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 05:12:00 GMTGlobal crude steel output up 5.8% in October, Worldsteel saysGlobal crude steel production volumes continued to rise year on year in October 2018, according to statistics published by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) on Friday November 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845769/Global-crude-steel-output-up-58-in-October-Worldsteel-says.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 03:15:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Prices down on weaker sentiment, Chinese export offersPrices for steel billet dropped in most global regions last week, due to a return of Chinese producers to the export market and uncertainty in the scrap markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845758/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Prices-down-on-weaker-sentiment-Chinese-export-offers.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 00:01:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Global prices continue downward trendGlobal ferrous scrap prices continued to move downward in the week ending Friday November 23, with persistently weak finished steel sales and fears about renewed Chinese exports. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845752/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Global-prices-continue-downward-trend.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 19:30:00 GMTUS PIG IRON: Market confused by varying scrap, HRC price movementsThere is uncertainty in the United States pig iron market because the markets for scrap and hot-rolled coil (HRC), the key indicators, are moving in opposite directions, Fastmarkets was told on Friday November 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845765/US-PIG-IRON-Market-confused-by-varying-scrap-HRC-price-movements.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 18:55:00 GMTIndian importers may buy Chinese HRC as South Koreans pull backIndian importers are considering imports of hot-rolled coil (HRC) from China because South Korean suppliers have exited the Indian market due to falling prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845754/Indian-importers-may-buy-Chinese-HRC-as-South-Koreans-pull-back.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 18:08:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/11: LME zinc price sheds 2.5% in afternoon slide; tin falls below $19,000/t Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly lower at the close of trading on Friday November 23, with zinc’s three-month price worst hit over the afternoon amid a sharp sell-off across the base metals complex. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845761/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2311-LME-zinc-price-sheds-25-in-afternoon-slide-tin-falls-below-19000t.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:55:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Prices largely stable but some further losses seenEuropean austenitic alloy scrap prices were largely stable this week, although further losses are possible while the market's fundamentals remain weak. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845757/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Prices-largely-stable-but-some-further-losses-seen.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:43:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Low-cost Asian production 'may prevent European price recovery'European grade-304 stainless steel prices may never fully recover from their present slump because of the need to compete with low-cost production from Asia, particularly in Indonesia, a European trader said on Friday 23 November. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845753/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Low-cost-Asian-production-may-prevent-European-price-recovery.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:38:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Market stalls on global trading concernsThe price of shredded ferrous scrap imported into India fell by $8 per tonne this week due to a poor trading environment, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845717/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Market-stalls-on-global-trading-concerns.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:38:00 GMTSouthern Brazilian pig iron export price ticks up on supplier insistence to higher offers; northern Brazil falls Brazilian pig iron suppliers continued to insist on higher export offer prices this week on lower material availability during the rainy season and lower availability due to suppliers having closed order books for the year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845716/Southern-Brazilian-pig-iron-export-price-ticks-up-on-supplier-insistence-to-higher-offers-northern.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:33:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Light iron market drops on export pressuresPrices for light iron scrap in the United Kingdom were lower this week, dropping by £5 ($6.40) per tonne from a week earlier, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845719/UK-SCRAP-Light-iron-market-drops-on-export-pressures.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:33:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Russian cargo trade, weak fundamentals send market downThe CIS export billet price dropped sharply on Friday November 23 after a Russian billet cargo was reported sold to Southeast Asia at a lower price than other recent deals. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845715/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Russian-cargo-trade-weak-fundamentals-send-market-down.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:12:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 23/11: Minor metals markets remain quiet amid weak consumer demandAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845722/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2311-Minor-metals-markets-remain-quiet-amid-weak-consumer-demand.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:04:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills book more scrap as prices slideThe Turkish steel mills continued to book deep-sea scrap for December deliveries at the end of the week, following an earlier downturn in prices, sources said on Friday November 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845709/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-book-more-scrap-as-prices-slide.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Prices for ore, alloy imported into China hold still; domestic ferro-chrome falls Key data for the pricing session for the week ending November 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845714/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Prices-for-ore-alloy-imported-into-China-hold-still-domestic-ferro-chrome.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 16:26:00 GMTFOCUS: Alumina traders skeptical of QME’s international aspirations Alumina traders in China have responded with skepticism to Qianhai Mercantile Exchange’s (QME) plans to internationalize its yuan-denominated prices and list them on foreign exchanges such as Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Market (HKEX), Fastmarkets has learned. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844440/FOCUS-Alumina-traders-skeptical-of-QMEs-international-aspirations.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 16:12:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 23/11: Battery-grade lithium hydroxide, cobalt prices down on slow demand in ChinaAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845711/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-2311-Battery-grade-lithium-hydroxide-cobalt-prices-down-on-slow.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 15:55:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices stable despite falls in HRC costsDomestic prices for coated steel coil products in Turkey were mostly stable in the week ended Friday November 23, with demand remaining limited. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845647/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-stable-despite-falls-in-HRC-costs.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 15:17:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Prices fall on seasonally sluggish demandDomestic and import prices for steel coil products in Turkey have decreased this week due to limited demand, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845628/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-fall-on-seasonally-sluggish-demand.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 23/11: Silicon price falls on thin trades; weak demand pushes gallium price lowerAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845606/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2311-Silicon-price-falls-on-thin-trades-weak-demand-pushes-gallium.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMTAurubis questions Antofagasta-Jiangxi copper concentrates settlement, says terms “too low”Europe’s top copper smelter Aurubis is undecided as to whether it will follow the settlement made by miner Antofagasta and smelter Jiangxi Copper for copper concentrate treatment and refining charges, it said today.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845611/Aurubis-questions-Antofagasta-Jiangxi-copper-concentrates-settlement-says-terms-too-low.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 13:15:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Price dips close to $70 per tonne cfr following futures, steel slumpsSeaborne iron ore prices continued to drop toward the $70-per-tonne-cfr mark on Friday November 23 amid plunges in the futures and steel markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845612/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Price-dips-close-to-70-per-tonne-cfr-following-futures-steel-slumps.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 12:33:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese lithium prices unchanged in quiet market, seaborne hydroxide prices fall China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate price was steady this week due to slow market activity, with just small deals concluded; rest-of-world lithium hydroxide prices fell due to continued low demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845574/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Chinese-lithium-prices-unchanged-in-quiet-market-seaborne-hydroxide-prices-fall.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 11:08:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Lingering pessimism keeping market inactiveBuyers and sellers in the seaborne coking coal market stayed on the sidelines on Friday November 23 amid declining prices for steel and coke in China coupled with a lack of clarity on the country’s import restrictions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845570/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Lingering-pessimism-keeping-market-inactive.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 10:55:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices drop on bearish outlookChina’s hot-rolled coil market resumed its downward trend on Friday November 23 with participants still having a pessimistic outlook.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845566/CHINA-HRC-Prices-drop-on-bearish-outlook.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 10:23:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/11: LME nickel price hits fresh 2018 low; base metals prices dip on weak demand The London Metal Exchange three-month nickel price hit a fresh 2018 low in morning trading on Friday November 23, with the rest of the complex following lower. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845572/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2311-LME-nickel-price-hits-fresh-2018-low-base-metals-prices-dip-on-weak-demand.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 10:15:00 GMTTaiwan scrap prices slip below $300/t on falling downstream pricesAsia ferrous scrap prices are still falling, tracking weak downstream prices in the rebar and billet markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845565/Taiwan-scrap-prices-slip-below-300t-on-falling-downstream-prices.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 10:05:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices tumble amid sharp losses in futures marketChina’s rebar prices declined significantly in both the domestic and export markets on Friday November 23 amid plunging futures.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845561/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-tumble-amid-sharp-losses-in-futures-market.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 09:39:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 23/11: Metals prices under pressure; market awaiting direction from flash PMI dataThe three-month lead price on the London Metal Exchange was slightly firmer this morning, Friday November 23, while the rest of the complex was down by an average of 0.6%. Zinc led the decline with a 1.2% fall, while copper was off by 0.8% at $6,217 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845562/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2311-Metals-prices-under-pressure-market-awaiting-direction-from-flash-PMI-data.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 09:07:00 GMTChina AM: Steel futures fall, raw materials contracts steadyChina’s ferrous futures were mixed during morning trading on Friday November 23 with steel contracts tumbling while those for steelmaking raw materials mostly ended the session close to their opening prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845555/China-AM-Steel-futures-fall-raw-materials-contracts-steady.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 06:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/11: SHFE base metals prices gain on softening dollar; tin, nickel buck the trendBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly up during Asian morning trading on Friday November 23, with the complex benefitting from a slightly weaker dollar. Tin and nickel fell however, with the former coming under pressure from fears over slowing demand and a buildup in exchange stocks.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845556/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2311-SHFE-base-metals-prices-gain-on-softening-dollar-tin-nickel-buck-the-trend.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 05:05:00 GMTITALY HBI: Market weakens on falling HRC prices, low demandThe import price for hot-briquetted iron (HBI) in Italy decreased in the week ended Thursday November 22 due to softer prices for hot-rolled coil and low demand, sources have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845550/ITALY-HBI-Market-weakens-on-falling-HRC-prices-low-demand.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 19:38:00 GMTCIS PIG IRON: Prices fall in line with weak raw materials, HRC marketsThe price of pig iron exports from the Commonwealth of Independent States has fallen over the past seven days due to weak prices both for raw materials and for finished steel products, Fastmarkets heard on Thursday November 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845549/CIS-PIG-IRON-Prices-fall-in-line-with-weak-raw-materials-HRC-markets.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 19:25:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices move down on seasonally limited tradingDomestic prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) in the EU have remained under pressure from slow buying activity in the past week, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday November 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845547/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-move-down-on-seasonally-limited-trading.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 18:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/11: LME nickel price closes below $11,000/t; lead futures remain volatile Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed at the close of trading on Thursday November 22, with quiet trading continuing to keep prices broadly stable. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845546/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2211-LME-nickel-price-closes-below-11000t-lead-futures-remain-volatile.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 17:52:00 GMTFirst Alufer Mining bauxite shipment arrives in China Alufer Mining’s first shipment of bauxite from its Bel Air project in Guinea has arrived in China, the company said on Thursday November 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845543/First-Alufer-Mining-bauxite-shipment-arrives-in-China.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 16:50:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: European cargo trade sends prices down sharplyTurkish steel producers have resumed their deep-sea scrap purchases after getting lower prices from Europe, sources said on Thursday November 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845539/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-European-cargo-trade-sends-prices-down-sharply.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 16:17:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL: Prices fall further on limited demandRebar and wire rod prices in Turkey’s domestic market fell on Thursday November 22, on a stronger lira and poor demand, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845505/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-Prices-fall-further-on-limited-demand.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 16:08:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Prices driven down by negative sentiment, falling scrap costsSteel billet prices in Turkey have softened further this week under the influence of the negative sentiment created by falling prices for scrap and China-origin steel, sources said on Thursday November 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845541/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Prices-driven-down-by-negative-sentiment-falling-scrap-costs.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 16:08:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Prices down on weak demand, falling scrap costsTurkish long steel export prices have gone down sharply on sluggish demand and falling global steel and scrap prices, sources said on Thursday November 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845469/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Prices-down-on-weak-demand-falling-scrap-costs.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 15:05:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Billet prices weaken on lower offers, rebar still steadySteel billet import prices in Egypt have fallen slightly over the past week amid poor demand and lower offer prices, while domestic rebar prices were unchanged despite expectations of lower values, sources said on Thursday November 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845442/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Billet-prices-weaken-on-lower-offers-rebar-still-steady.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 14:30:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Low-priced offers emerge amid paper retreat, mill margin concernsSome physical iron ore sellers made offers on the low side on Thursday November 22 amid losses in paper markets and concerns over shrinking steelmaking margins. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845429/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Low-priced-offers-emerge-amid-paper-retreat-mill-margin-concerns.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 12:32:00 GMTSoutheast Asia steel billet buyers hold out on China's return, prices fall furtherImport prices for steel billet in Southeast Asia edged down again on Thursday November 22 amid lower offers and slow procurement activity, with some buyers staying away after China reappeared in the export market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845422/Southeast-Asia-steel-billet-buyers-hold-out-on-Chinas-return-prices-fall-further.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 11:34:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/11: LME base metals prices consolidate in quiet trading; lead holds above $2,000/t The majority of base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were rangebound during morning trading on Thursday November 22 while overall volumes remain light. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845425/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2211-LME-base-metals-prices-consolidate-in-quiet-trading-lead-holds-above-2000t.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 11:28:00 GMTChinese cobalt sulfate price continues to tumble; producers stop offering to avoid lossesThe price of cobalt sulfate in China continued to fall this week amid slow trades and aggressive buyer bidding. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845415/Chinese-cobalt-sulfate-price-continues-to-tumble-producers-stop-offering-to-avoid-losses.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Market could soften on Chinese buyers' withdrawalThe inactivity in the seaborne coking coal market persisted on Thursday November 22 amid talk that prices are softening following the exit of Chinese buyers due to import restrictions in the country.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845421/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Market-could-soften-on-Chinese-buyers-withdrawal.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 10:58:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices regain some stability on hesitant buyers China’s hot-rolled coil market regained some stability on Thursday November 22 with buyers continuing to hold back from restocking. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845418/CHINA-HRC-Prices-regain-some-stability-on-hesitant-buyers.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices recover slightly on billet gainsChina’s domestic rebar prices experienced a slight rebound on Thursday November 22 following gains in the billet market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845416/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-recover-slightly-on-billet-gains.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 09:34:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 22/11: Metals prices mixed while markets await developmentsThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange continued to give mixed performances this morning, Thursday November 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845414/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2211-Metals-prices-mixed-while-markets-await-developments.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 08:45:00 GMTChina AM: Little movement for ferrous futuresChina’s ferrous futures were largely steady during morning trading on Thursday November 22, with both steel and steelmaking raw materials contracts ending the session little changed from their opening prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845411/China-AM-Little-movement-for-ferrous-futures.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 07:19:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/11: Weakness persists across SHFE base metals complex; copper, aluminium prices show most resistanceBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly down during Asian morning trading on Thursday November 22 despite the recent softness in the dollar; copper and aluminium were little changed with a slight upward bias, while the rest were lower across the board.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845409/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2211-Weakness-persists-across-SHFE-base-metals-complex-copper-aluminium-prices.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 04:02:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: Premiums flat across the board, contracts in focusTin premiums maintained a steady footing in Europe amid long-term supply contract negotiations on Wednesday November 21, while premiums elsewhere were also flat ahead of a US holiday and with a closed arbitrage window in Asia.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845353/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-Premiums-flat-across-the-board-contracts-in-focus.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 01:45:00 GMTEuropean ferro-molybdenum market drops amid slow demandThe European ferro-molybdenum market has dropped this week because of slow demand from consumers in the steel sector and from traders, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday November 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845393/European-ferro-molybdenum-market-drops-amid-slow-demand.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 19:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/11: LME lead price rallies 2.2% in mixed London closeBase metals price changes on the London Metal Exchange were mixed at the close of trading on Wednesday November 21, with positive moves in copper, lead and zinc futures contrary to the continued slide in nickel, while the complex remained broadly impervious to continued strength in the US dollar index. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845388/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2111-LME-lead-price-rallies-22-in-mixed-London-close.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 18:07:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 21/11: Antimony reaches lowest level since Aug; gallium continues downtrendAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845384/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2111-Antimony-reaches-lowest-level-since-Aug-gallium-continues-downtrend.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 17:42:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Cost-driven price push stalls as import quota fills rapidlyEuropean prices for mesh-quality wire rod were flat across the Northern and Southern parts of the continent on Wednesday November 21, while concerns over the import quotas imposed by the European Commission (EC) continued to grow. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845382/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Cost-driven-price-push-stalls-as-import-quota-fills-rapidly.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 17:35:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Wider LME backwardation deters zinc spot trading; Taiwan lead premium falls Zinc premiums narrowed in Southeast Asia but were stable elsewhere in the week ended Tuesday November 20 after zinc forward price spreads became the most widely backwardated since at least 2004. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845190/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Wider-LME-backwardation-deters-zinc-spot-trading-Taiwan-lead-premium-falls.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 17:27:00 GMTSOUTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Prices up but quotas limiting deal volumesThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Southern Europe widened slightly on Wednesday November 21, although consumers remained unwilling to buy large volumes because questions persist about the European Commission’s import quotas. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845352/SOUTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-up-but-quotas-limiting-deal-volumes.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 16:52:00 GMTNORTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Prices may fall with consumers wary of market uneaseThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Northern Europe stayed flat on Wednesday November 21, with consumers not willing to commit to purchases during a time of uncertainty in the markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845349/NORTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-may-fall-with-consumers-wary-of-market-unease.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 16:38:00 GMTANTAIKE CHINA ALUMINIUM: China’s reliance on bauxite imports increasing; imports at five-year high – Jinjiang China continues to rely heavily on imported bauxite, with imports set to reach a five-year high of 70 million tonnes this year, Pi Jianqing, deputy manager of the non-ferrous department of Hanzhou Jinjiang Group, said last week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845030/ANTAIKE-CHINA-ALUMINIUM-Chinas-reliance-on-bauxite-imports-increasing-imports-at-five-year.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 16:34:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Rebar price weakness keeps Turkish mills away from scrap marketsThe Turkish steel producers have extended their absence from the deep-sea scrap markets due to sluggish demand for their finished steel products, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday November 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845261/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Rebar-price-weakness-keeps-Turkish-mills-away-from-scrap-markets.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 16:15:00 GMTTITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Ferro-titanium market halts downtrend on supplier resistance Key data from the Wednesday November 21 pricing session in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845346/TITANIUM-SNAPSHOT-Ferro-titanium-market-halts-downtrend-on-supplier-resistance.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 16:10:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices steady despite lower material costsDomestic prices for steel beams in Europe were stable this week, although feedstock costs have started to fall, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday November 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845318/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-steady-despite-lower-material-costs.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 15:55:00 GMTTrafigura strengthens grip on Nyrstar's Port Pirie with liquidity bridging loan deal Trafigura’s rescue package for Nyrstar comes at a price, with the trader taking greater ownership of one of the world’s largest zinc smelter's prized assets in return for helping it bridge a nine-day liquidity crunch. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845289/Trafigura-strengthens-grip-on-Nyrstars-Port-Pirie-with-liquidity-bridging-loan-deal.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 15:53:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices stable but feedstock costs downPrices for hollow steel sections in Northern Europe remained unchanged this week, even while feedstock prices continued to fall, Fastmarkets heard on Wednesday November 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845260/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-stable-but-feedstock-costs-down.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 15:35:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/11: Comex copper stages modest recovery ahead of ThanksgivingComex copper prices bounced back during the midweek trading session with a softer dollar and technical support boosting the red metal.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845230/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2111-Comex-copper-stages-modest-recovery-ahead-of-Thanksgiving.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 14:45:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018 - INTERVIEW: China’s Belt and Road Initiative expected to generate 6.5mln tonnes of copper demand over next decade – consultancy firm execChina’s Belt and Road Initiative is expected to generate around 6.5 million tonnes of copper demand across more than 60 Asian and European countries over 2018-2027, according to new research from MarchWin Consulting as commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA). http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844936/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-INTERVIEW-Chinas-Belt-and-Road-Initiative-expected-to-generate-65mln-tonnes-of.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 14:08:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: LME to launch lithium contract in H2 2019 [CORRECTED]The London Metal Exchange is planning to launch a lithium contract in the second half of 2019 to meet growing demand from the electric vehicle industry, Fastmarkets learned during Asia Copper Week in Shanghai. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844793/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-LME-to-launch-lithium-contract-in-H2-2019-[CORRECTED].htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 13:39:00 GMTStrong EV numbers bode well for battery raw materials demandElectric vehicle (EV) sales continue to see robust growth - the latest data from China shows NEV sales of 138,000 in October - up 50% from October 2017, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845215/Strong-EV-numbers-bode-well-for-battery-raw-materials-demand.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 12:44:00 GMTSouth Korea’s PPS seeks 1,000 tonnes of high-grade zincSouth Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) is seeking to procure 1,000 tonnes of special high-grade zinc, according to a notice posted on the state-owned stockpiling agency’s website on Tuesday November 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845188/South-Koreas-PPS-seeks-1000-tonnes-of-high-grade-zinc.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 12:06:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Market cautious amid choppy paper trading, steel plungeIron ore market participants took caution on Wednesday November 21 amid volatility in paper markets and continued drops in steel prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845207/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Market-cautious-amid-choppy-paper-trading-steel-plunge.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 11:55:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/11: LME base metals prices gather momentum despite US-Sino trade rift; Al pushes higher on 10,000t rewarrantingBase metals on the London Metal Exchange were all higher during morning trading on Wednesday November 21, with risk-averse investors capitalizing on lower prices earlier in the week amid a slight downturn in the US dollar and continued uncertainty over US-China trade relations.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845201/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2111-LME-base-metals-prices-gather-momentum-despite-US-Sino-trade-rift-Al-pushes.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 11:15:00 GMTTrafigura grants Nyrstar $650mln committed working capital facility Nyrstar will receive a $650 million committed working capital facility from its main shareholder, trading house Trafigura, the company said on Wednesday November 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845202/Trafigura-grants-Nyrstar-650mln-committed-working-capital-facility.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 11:09:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne market still quiet amid growing pessimism among Chinese buyersThe lull in the seaborne coking coal market persisted on Wednesday November 21 with Chinese end users maintaining a bearish outlook amid a drop in domestic coke prices in China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845204/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-market-still-quiet-amid-growing-pessimism-among-Chinese-buyers.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 11:07:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to increase frequency of assessments of manganese ore inventories at Chinese ports of Tianjin and Qinzhou Fastmarkets MB proposes to increase the frequency of the assessment for manganese ore inventories at the main Chinese ports of Tianjin and Qinzhou to weekly. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845029/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-increase-frequency-of-assessments-of-manganese-ore-inventories-at-Chinese.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 10:37:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices plunge on dim economic outlookChina’s hot-rolled coil prices continued to fall on Wednesday November 21, breaking away from last week’s stability, amid pessimism over the country’s economic and industrial growth.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845195/CHINA-HRC-Prices-plunge-on-dim-economic-outlook.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 10:10:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Activity picks up in European market; spot MJP premium trends downward amid low buying interestVolatility in the London Metal Exchange’s forward spreads had varying effects on global aluminium markets in the week ended Tuesday November 20, with premiums in the Dutch port of Rotterdam boosted by an uptick in trading activity – spurred by a narrowing backwardation in the exchange’s December-January spread.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845187/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-Activity-picks-up-in-European-market-spot-MJP-premium-trends-downward-amid-low.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 10:05:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: China premiums rise on open import window; Europe market flat Shanghai-bonded nickel premiums in China rose in the week to Tuesday November 20 on import arbitrage opportunities, while the nickel briquette market in the United States dipped week on week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845181/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-China-premiums-rise-on-open-import-window-Europe-market-flat.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 10:05:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Chinese premiums weaken further; European, US markets stable with participants focused on long-term contract talksCopper cathode premiums in China continued to decline in the week ended Tuesday November 20 amid wide import losses and a sustained backwardation in London Metal Exchange forward spreads. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845152/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Chinese-premiums-weaken-further-European-US-markets-stable-with-participants.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 09:42:00 GMTKorea Zinc supplies 500 tonnes of lead to country's Public Procurement ServiceKorea Zinc has won a public tender to supply South Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) with 500 tonnes of London Metal Exchange-registered high-grade primary lead ingot at the LME price plus a premium of $135 per tonne cif Busan.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845186/Korea-Zinc-supplies-500-tonnes-of-lead-to-countrys-Public-Procurement-Service.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 09:38:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Price plunge deepens amid bearish sentimentChina’s rebar prices continued to experience sharp falls on Wednesday November 21 in both the domestic and export markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845191/CHINA-REBAR-Price-plunge-deepens-amid-bearish-sentiment.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 09:28:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 21/11: Metals prices firmer after shaking off broader market weaknessThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were up across the board by an average of 0.4% this morning, Wednesday November 21.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845192/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2111-Metals-prices-firmer-after-shaking-off-broader-market-weakness.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 08:55:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures post mid-week recoveryChina’s ferrous futures increased during morning trading on Wednesday November 21, with sentiment improving, especially when it came to steel contracts. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845180/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-post-mid-week-recovery.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 07:40:00 GMTChina’s export plate prices plunge further on sparse tradingChina’s plate exporters lowered their offers further over the past week in response to the inactivity in the market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845182/Chinas-export-plate-prices-plunge-further-on-sparse-trading.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 06:58:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/11: SHFE base metals prices under pressure from rising risk-off sentimentBase metal prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly lower during Asian morning trading on Wednesday November 21 amid a rise in risk-off sentiment stemming from weakness in global equity markets and a collapse in oil prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845176/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2111-SHFE-base-metals-prices-under-pressure-from-rising-risk-off-sentiment.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 03:00:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 20/11A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday November 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845149/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-2011.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 21:46:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: European FeV market breaks through to new record highsSupply constraints continued to drive European ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide prices to new heights, with both markets reaching record highs while the Chinese export market remained dormant.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845142/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-European-FeV-market-breaks-through-to-new-record-highs.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 18:28:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/11: LME base metals prices drift lower amid crude oil slumpBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Tuesday November 20, with broad risk-off sentiment emerging across global commodity markets amid continued trade tensions and a fresh one-year low in oil futures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845150/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2011-LME-base-metals-prices-drift-lower-amid-crude-oil-slump.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 18:12:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: UG2, charge chrome prices sink on thin trading, bearish sentiment Chrome ore and alloy prices continued to trend lower in China on Friday November 16 on thin market activities and lingering weak sentiment, while the European and US markets continued to suffer from increased seller competition amid subdued demand conditions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845080/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-UG2-charge-chrome-prices-sink-on-thin-trading-bearish-sentiment.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 17:10:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Possible product surge from China keeps Turkish mills out of marketTurkish steel mills have continued to hold back from making deep-sea scrap purchases due to fear of product outflow from China, sources said on Tuesday November 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845077/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Possible-product-surge-from-China-keeps-Turkish-mills-out-of-market.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 16:27:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/11: Comex copper price extends downturn amid dollar riseThe Comex copper price continued lower in in the US morning on Tuesday November 20, with the rising dollar pressuring the entire commodities sector.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845079/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2011-Comex-copper-price-extends-downturn-amid-dollar-rise.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 16:22:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Focus turns to Trump-Xi G20 talks for copper price outlook - Citi Group Copper prices will recover if the trade war between the United States and China does not escalate at next week’s G20 summit, the head of China commodities strategy from Citi Group said during a panel discussion at Asia Copper Week on November 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844983/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-Focus-turns-to-Trump-Xi-G20-talks-for-copper-price-outlook-Citi-Group.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 16:16:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices down $20-55 per tonne on weak marketsFlat steel import prices in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have tumbled over the past seven days by $20-55 per tonne due to weak demand and lower offer and deal prices, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday November 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845069/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-down-20-55-per-tonne-on-weak-markets.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 15:55:00 GMTSterlite tenders 15kt copper concentrates parcel from accrued stocks Vedanta unit Sterlite Copper intends to ship a portion of its copper concentrate inventories accrued before it declared force majeure in April, sources with knowledge of the situation told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845038/Sterlite-tenders-15kt-copper-concentrates-parcel-from-accrued-stocks.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 14:41:00 GMTGULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Domestic rebar prices down but imports stableDomestic rebar producers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced new prices for December production, although imported rebar prices remained stable over the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845042/GULF-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Domestic-rebar-prices-down-but-imports-stable.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 14:30:00 GMTCopper concentrate TC/RCs drop as traders bid down Q1, market falls behind Anto-Jiangxi benchmark Spot copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) dropped in mid-November, with traders starting to purchase units for the first quarter of 2019 at lower numbers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845039/Copper-concentrate-TCRCs-drop-as-traders-bid-down-Q1-market-falls-behind-Anto-Jiangxi-benchmark.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 14:25:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Bob Morris to retire from Vale's base metals sales role Robert Morris, Vale’s sales and marketing director for the base metals business, is retiring from the company at the end of 2018, according to an internal note from the miner to its managers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845021/PEOPLE-MOVES-Bob-Morris-to-retire-from-Vales-base-metals-sales-role.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 14:02:00 GMTCopper smelters target loose 2019 concentrates market with large-scale maintenance plansAt least nine major copper smelters globally are planning plant maintenance in the first half of 2019, leading to an increase in the availability of copper concentrates in an already well-supplied market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844994/Copper-smelters-target-loose-2019-concentrates-market-with-large-scale-maintenance-plans.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMTNorilsk Nickel plans to expand nickel production to meet growing EV demand Russian copper and nickel producer Norilsk Nickel unveiled plans to expand its nickel and copper production by 15% over seven years in a presentation to investors in London on Monday November 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844953/Norilsk-Nickel-plans-to-expand-nickel-production-to-meet-growing-EV-demand.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 12:11:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Steel, futures tumble weigh on pricesSeaborne iron ore prices retreated on Tuesday November 20 amid weakness in the steel and ferrous futures markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3845001/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Steel-futures-tumble-weigh-on-prices.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 11:50:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne market quiet amid low liquidityBuyers and sellers in the seaborne coking coal market remained on the sidelines on Tuesday November 20 to monitor the effects of Chinese import restrictions that came to the fore last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844996/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-market-quiet-amid-low-liquidity.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 11:17:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/11: LME base metals prices consolidate lower; Al holds on 10kt rewarrantingBase metals on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly lower during morning trading on Tuesday November 20, with most metals trading in narrow ranges while global trade tensions and depleting LME stocks deter investors. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844997/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2011-LME-base-metals-prices-consolidate-lower-Al-holds-on-10kt-rewarranting.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 10:40:00 GMTFOCUS: 7 reasons why Asia’s steel price downtrend may continue in 2019Steel traders in Asia have been feverishly short-selling their cargoes in recent weeks due to the bearish sentiment in the Asian market, with back-to-back offers for steel products often accompanied by short-selling offers at a wide discount to mill cargoes.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844808/FOCUS-7-reasons-why-Asias-steel-price-downtrend-may-continue-in-2019.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 10:35:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 20/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelArbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Tuesday November 20 *http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844995/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-2011-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 10:30:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices fall on bearish financial marketsChina’s hot-rolled coil prices fell on Tuesday November 20 amid tumbles across financial markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844990/CHINA-HRC-Prices-fall-on-bearish-financial-markets.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 10:01:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices plunge further amid weak demandChina’s rebar prices tumbled further on Tuesday November 20 amid persistently weak demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844987/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-plunge-further-amid-weak-demand.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 20/11: Metals prices mixed, but weaker dollar helping to offset influence from weak equitiesJittery stock markets and ongoing disappointment over United States/China trade developments continued to put either a cap on the base metals – the exception being tin that broke higher at the start of this week – or keep them under pressure, in the likes of nickel and aluminium.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844986/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2011Metals-prices-mixed-but-weaker-dollar-helping-to-offset-influence-from-weak.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 08:30:00 GMTChinese smelters meet to discuss silico-manganese tender pricesRepresentatives from Chinese manganese alloy smelters will meet this week to discuss silico-manganese tender prices, market sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844982/Chinese-smelters-meet-to-discuss-silico-manganese-tender-prices.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 07:43:00 GMTSpecifications of SGX MB Iron Ore cfr China 65% Fe swaps, futures contractsThe Singapore Exchange (SGX) will launch high-grade iron ore swaps and futures contracts on December 3. Here is a summary of the contracts' specifications:http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844979/Specifications-of-SGX-MB-Iron-Ore-cfr-China-65-Fe-swaps-futures-contracts.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 06:25:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures fall across the boardChina’s ferrous futures fell during morning trading on Tuesday November 20 amid bearish sentiment that had spilled over into the physical steel markets in recent weeks, sending domestic prices downward. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844980/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-fall-across-the-board.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/11: SHFE base metals prices mostly down on renewed trade concerns; lead buoyed by tightening supplyBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly little changed to weaker during Asian morning trading on Tuesday November 20, with the complex stymied by renewed concerns surrounding the United States-China trade spat.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844978/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2011-SHFE-base-metals-prices-mostly-down-on-renewed-trade-concerns-lead-buoyed-by.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 05:25:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Cif-based ore prices edge higher in China amid restockingManganese ore prices ticked up in China on a cif basis in the week ended Friday November 16 due to year-end restocking.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844971/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Cif-based-ore-prices-edge-higher-in-China-amid-restocking.htmlTue, 20 Nov 2018 02:40:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Chinese market steady, European prices fall, US shifts focusThe Chinese ferro-silicon market was stable in the week ended Friday November 16, extending a steady trend in line with supply and demand, while the European price moved downward because the quiet market encouraged lower offer prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844851/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-market-steady-European-prices-fall-US-shifts-focus.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 18:44:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/11: LME nickel price falls 1.6% amid trade jitters; tin hits 3-month highNickel futures on the London Metal Exchange continue to trade at their lowest level since December 2017 while supply disruptions from Indonesia are helping boost tin back towards $20,000 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844948/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1911-LME-nickel-price-falls-16-amid-trade-jitters-tin-hits-3-month-high.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 18:25:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: Chinese export price drops amid weak market; US silicon continues downtrendKey data from the pricing sessions in Shanghai, New York and London in the week ending on Friday November 16.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844847/GLOBAL-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-export-price-drops-amid-weak-market-US-silicon-continues-downtrend.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 18:20:00 GMTRUSSIA FLAT STEEL: Market stays weak despite Temirtau’s absence The market for hot-rolled and cold-rolled steel sheet in Russia’s Central Federal District around Moscow has remained weak despite mill expectations of an improvement in demand after an explosion at Kazakhstan’s ArcelorMittal Temirtau. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844941/RUSSIA-FLAT-STEEL-Market-stays-weak-despite-Temirtaus-absence.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 18:12:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: Prices fall on low demand, weak Chinese marketExport prices for flat steel products from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) moved lower in the week ended Monday November 19 because demand remained weak and the downtrend in China put pressure on the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844939/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-fall-on-low-demand-weak-Chinese-market.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 17:52:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills hold back on fear of products surge from ChinaTurkish steel producers continued to hold back from the deep-sea scrap market on Monday November 19, because they expect more supplies from China to hit the market in the next few weeks. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844883/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-hold-back-on-fear-of-products-surge-from-China.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 16:11:00 GMTCIS STEEL SLAB: Prices slump on weakening finished steel marketCIS export slab prices continued to decline in the week ended Monday November 19, spurred by the weakening in the finished flat steel sectors both in the CIS and in the global markets, Southeast Asia in particular. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844937/CIS-STEEL-SLAB-Prices-slump-on-weakening-finished-steel-market.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 15:54:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: Price gains strength on rising production costs in China but European market weakens Antimony prices edged up in China in the week ended Friday November 16 on rising production costs, while prices in Europe continued their downward trend on weak consumer demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844885/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-Price-gains-strength-on-rising-production-costs-in-China-but-European-market.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 15:35:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Local prices weaken on rising stocksTurkish domestic scrap prices have softened over the past week with some mills reducing their buy prices because of high stock levels, sources said on Monday November 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844881/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Local-prices-weaken-on-rising-stocks.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 15:35:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Lower offers, bids drag market further downwardCIS export billet prices continued to soften on Monday November 19 with lower bids and offers starting to be heard in the market, after the weakening of prices for imported scrap and exports of finished long steel in Turkey and the CIS. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844888/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Lower-offers-bids-drag-market-further-downward.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 15:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/11: Comex copper price dips amid trade worriesComex copper prices eased lower in morning trading on Monday November 19 in the United States amid early warning signs of a continuing impasse between that country and China ahead of the meeting of the G20 developed nations later this month. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844886/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1911-Comex-copper-price-dips-amid-trade-worries.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 15:15:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Antofagasta targets record 2019 output, expects market to swing to deficit – ceoAntofagasta will target record copper output in 2019 while expecting the market to head into a small deficit next year, boosting copper prices, its chief executive officer Ivan Arriagada said in an interview with Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844848/INTERVIEW-Antofagasta-targets-record-2019-output-expects-market-to-swing-to-deficitceo.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 12:45:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Spread between 65% and 62% Fe indices narrows furtherIron ore prices largely picked up on Monday November 19, apart from those for higher grades, leading to a further narrowing of the spread between 65% Fe and 62% Fe indices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844846/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Spread-between-65-and-62-Fe-indices-narrows-further.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 12:22:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: Concentrate price continues to move down; APT market remains slow The black tungsten concentrate price in China continued to fall in the week to Friday November 16 amid weak demand, while the ammonium paratungstate (APT) market remained slow with participants awaiting further direction. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844840/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-WRAP-Concentrate-price-continues-to-move-down-APT-market-remains-slow.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 12:09:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Ex-Kyen Resources trader Ross Miles joins Viant Commodities Ross Miles has joined Viant Commodities as a trader based in London after leaving Kyen Resources following the latter's recent financial troubles. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844843/PEOPLE-MOVES-Ex-Kyen-Resources-trader-Ross-Miles-joins-Viant-Commodities.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 11:51:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: End-user import restrictions in China keep seaborne market quiet despite firm demandTrading activity in the seaborne coking coal market remained muted on Monday November 19 on end-user import restrictions, despite some participants expressing a bullish outlook on prices amid supply concerns and firm Chinese demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844837/COKING-COAL-DAILY-End-user-import-restrictions-in-China-keep-seaborne-market-quiet-despite-firm.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 11:25:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018 - INTERVIEW: Shanghai copper premium to be supported in H1 2019 – Awin ResourcesUnwavering demand for refined copper, following China’s ban of category 7 copper scrap imports, and tighter refined copper cathodes supply from overseas may lead to higher spot copper premiums cif Shanghai in the first half of 2019, Awin Resources’ deputy general manager Danny Ju told Fastmarkets in a recent interview. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844794/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-INTERVIEW-Shanghai-copper-premium-to-be-supported-in-H1-2019Awin-Resources.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 11:16:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/11: LME base metals prices push higher amid softer dollar; copper, zinc in positive territoryBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher during morning trading on Monday November 19 despite hawkish rhetoric on the US-China trade relations while a softer dollar index continues to support investment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844838/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1911-LME-base-metals-prices-push-higher-amid-softer-dollar-copper-zinc-in.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 11:14:00 GMTAsian slab market softens on sustained downstream weakness, lower offersImport prices for steel slab in Southeast Asia and East Asia fell in the week to Monday November 19, on lower offers from suppliers and persistently low demand as a result of sluggish domestic hot-rolled coil sales.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844839/Asian-slab-market-softens-on-sustained-downstream-weakness-lower-offers.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 10:55:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore pellet prices drop for 6th week on lack of demand from ChinaLimited demand and a muted spot market in China have led to the sixth consecutive monthly fall in iron ore pellet prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844810/Seaborne-iron-ore-pellet-prices-drop-for-6th-week-on-lack-of-demand-from-China.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 10:05:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Most prices see slight drops despite stable domestic demandChina’s hot-rolled coil prices were flat or slightly lower on Monday November 19 despite stable domestic demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844816/CHINA-HRC-Most-prices-see-slight-drops-despite-stable-domestic-demand.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 09:25:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices keep dropping amid inactivityChina’s rebar prices kept moving lower in both the domestic and the export markets on Monday November 19 amid sparse trading. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844813/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-keep-dropping-amid-inactivity.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 08:45:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 19/11: Metals disappointed by lack of trade progress, but most prices hold up wellDisappointment that United States/China trade talks are not making progress has once again dampened sentiment in the London Metal Exchange's three-month base metals prices to the extent there has been little follow through to the strength seen at the end of last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844812/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1911-Metals-disappointed-by-lack-of-trade-progress-but-most-prices-hold-up-well.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 08:45:00 GMT2018 ICDA CONF: Five things we learned in BaotouFastmarkets summarizes five key points we learned from the 2018 International Chromium Development Association Conference in Baotou, China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, over November 6-8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844796/2018-ICDA-CONF-Five-things-we-learned-in-Baotou.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 07:49:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Adoption of NCM 811 batteries in EV sector progressing slowly, Beijing Easpring exec saysNickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) 811 batteries are penetrating the electric vehicle (EV) battery market slowly, according to Wang Xiaoming, vice general manager for international sales and purchases at Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844150/INTERVIEW-Adoption-of-NCM-811-batteries-in-EV-sector-progressing-slowly-Beijing-Easpring-exec-says.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 06:15:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures strengthen in morning trading, coke bucks trendChina’s ferrous futures strengthened in the morning of Monday November 19 on bullish sentiment after the weekend. Coke futures bucked the trend, slipping slightly while other steelmaking raw materials contracts increased.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844803/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-strengthen-in-morning-trading-coke-bucks-trend.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 05:46:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/11: Dollar retreat supporting SHFE base metals pricesBase metal prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up across the board during Asian morning trading on Monday November 19, supported by a retreat in the dollar following dovish rhetoric from the United States Federal Reserve at the end of last week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844801/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1911-Dollar-retreat-supporting-SHFE-base-metals-prices.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 04:15:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Prices soften on cheaper scrap, weak Chinese sentimentPrices for steel billet in most of the major global markets softened in the week ended Friday November 16, amid a downturn in scrap import costs, pessimism created by China’s plummeting steel prices, and sluggish downstream sectors. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844435/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Prices-soften-on-cheaper-scrap-weak-Chinese-sentiment.htmlMon, 19 Nov 2018 00:01:00 GMTNespresso to use responsibly-sourced aluminium from Rio Tinto in coffee capsulesNespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium, provided by Rio Tinto, to produce its coffee capsules, marking yet another signal of customer-driven demand for sustainable products. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844237/Nespresso-to-use-responsibly-sourced-aluminium-from-Rio-Tinto-in-coffee-capsules.htmlSun, 18 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMTSouth Brazil's pig iron exporters raise offer prices for JanuaryPig iron exporters in the south of Brazil have sold out of material for shipment this year and have increased their offer prices for material for January deliveries. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844778/South-Brazils-pig-iron-exporters-raise-offer-prices-for-January.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 20:50:00 GMTUS PIG IRON: Previous restocking keeps US buyers out of marketBuyers avoided making new deals in the United States pig iron market during the week ended Friday November 16 because they had restocked earlier in the month, Fastmarkets was told. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844776/US-PIG-IRON-Previous-restocking-keeps-US-buyers-out-of-market.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 20:08:00 GMTBrazilian slab export prices stable, demand expectations improveBrazilian slab export prices were almost unchanged during the week ended Friday November 16 because of low activity, but producers and traders expected a recovery in the next few months because of planned stoppages and growth in demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844772/Brazilian-slab-export-prices-stable-demand-expectations-improve.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 19:33:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: India escapes global pressure on scrap prices from weak demandGlobal ferrous scrap prices surrendered to the downward pressure created by weak mill demand and tepid finished steel sales during the working week from Monday November 12 to Friday November 16, with the exception of those in India. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844762/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-India-escapes-global-pressure-on-scrap-prices-from-weak-demand.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 19:20:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Prices fall further as bearish outlook persistsAustenitic steel scrap prices fell further this week with the negative market factors that have developed in recent weeks remaining in place. The pressure on prices came from poor demand, decreasing nickel prices and a lack of confidence that the market will pick up early in 2019. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844764/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Prices-fall-further-as-bearish-outlook-persists.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 18:50:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices fall on limited demandDomestic prices for coated steel coil products in Turkey have moved down over the past week due to slow trading conditions, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844760/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-fall-on-limited-demand.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 18:26:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: LME lead price up 3% in dollar downturn; zinc stabilizesBase metals futures on the London Metal Exchange rebounded at the close of trading on Friday November 16, led by a strong performance in the three-month lead price while a marked downturn in the US dollar index prompted follow-up buying. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844757/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1611-LME-lead-price-up-3-in-dollar-downturn-zinc-stabilizes.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMTMINOR METALS REPORT 16/11: Manganese flake price drops 6.5%; antimony stabilizesAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844759/MINOR-METALS-REPORT-1611-Manganese-flake-price-drops-65-antimony-stabilizes.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 17:55:00 GMTChile's Cochilco lowers copper price estimates for 2018, 2019Chile’s Copper Commission, or Cochilco, has lowered its copper price estimates for 2018 and 2019, while expecting an increase in prices for 2020, the state-run board said on Thursday November 15.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844538/Chiles-Cochilco-lowers-copper-price-estimates-for-2018-2019.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 17:45:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Domestic prices to move down on slow tradingDomestic prices for steel coil products in Turkey were expected to move down due to limited demand, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday November 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844756/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Domestic-prices-to-move-down-on-slow-trading.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 17:40:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 16/11: Cobalt prices show weakness on thin trading, ailing Chinese marketAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844755/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-1611-Cobalt-prices-show-weakness-on-thin-trading-ailing-Chinese.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 17:35:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Prices depressed but stable amid excess supplyThe European stainless steel market was stable this week, but with prices remaining depressed because of competition among sellers, Fastmarkets heard on Friday November 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844753/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Prices-depressed-but-stable-amid-excess-supply.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 17:21:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Bearish sentiment in China, Europe, US, South Korea; ores, alloys imports fall in ChinaKey data for the pricing session for the week ending November 16.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844752/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Bearish-sentiment-in-China-Europe-US-South-Korea-ores-alloys-imports-fall-in.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 17:20:00 GMTIndian domestic billet prices fall on weak post-Diwali demandDomestic Indian prices for steel billet fell this week by at least 400 rupees ($6) per tonne, with demand for semi-finished products remaining weak on account of subdued sales of finished products such as rebar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844690/Indian-domestic-billet-prices-fall-on-weak-post-Diwali-demand.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 16:30:00 GMTINTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Eight things we learned in LisbonFastmarkets MB presents the key things we learned when the ferro-alloys community gathered for a busy week of meetings and contract negotiations in Lisbon at the 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference on November 11-13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844114/INTL-FERRO-ALLOYS-CONF-Eight-things-we-learned-in-Lisbon.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 16:14:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Indices stable as Turkish mills fall quiet againThe Turkish steel mills resumed a watchful position in the deep-sea scrap markets on Friday November 16, with no bookings made and prices remaining unchanged, Fastmarkets was told. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844596/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Indices-stable-as-Turkish-mills-fall-quiet-again.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 16:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: Comex copper rally reaches fourth dayComex copper prices hit a multi-week high in morning tradingin the United States on Friday November 16, amid improving macroeconomic fundamentals and with trade talks to be held between the US and China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844685/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1611-Comex-copper-rally-reaches-fourth-day.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 16:04:00 GMTUS government asked to investigate aluminium market irregularities, including warehousingThe US Beer Institute has called on the United States government to scrutinize aluminium price irregularities and distortions, referring to speculative activity to warehouse and withhold metal as being among the reasons for high premiums. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844407/US-government-asked-to-investigate-aluminium-market-irregularities-including-warehousing.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 16/11: Higher output costs push indium prices up; weak demand continues to plague gallium priceAn overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844393/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1611-Higher-output-costs-push-indium-prices-up-weak-demand-continues.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 14:26:00 GMTCIS PIG IRON: Market settles after active sales earlier in NovTrading activity in the export market for pig iron from the Commonwealth of Independent States faded after active sales to the United States earlier this month.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844387/CIS-PIG-IRON-Market-settles-after-active-sales-earlier-in-Nov.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 14:25:00 GMTAsia ferrous scrap prices continue fall on weak demand; more downside expectedAsia ferrous scrap prices are still falling this because because of weak demand from steel mills and ample supply from various origins.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844380/Asia-ferrous-scrap-prices-continue-fall-on-weak-demand-more-downside-expected.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 13:39:00 GMTINTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF - POLL: How will ferro-alloys prices move in 2019? At Fastmarkets MB’s 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference in Lisbon this week, we polled delegates about their expectations for the ferro-alloys markets in 2019. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844359/INTL-FERRO-ALLOYS-CONF-POLL-How-will-ferro-alloys-prices-move-in-2019.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 13:38:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: Positive opening for LME base metals boosted by dollar dip; lead, nickel prices climb 1%Base metals on the London Metal Exchange had a mixed start in morning trading on Friday November 16, with investor sentiment improving amid easing US-China trade tensions and a slight downturn in the US dollar index. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844397/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1611-Positive-opening-for-LME-base-metals-boosted-by-dollar-dip-lead-nickel.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 11:49:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices up amid shortage of Australian finesSeaborne iron ore prices rose on Friday November 16, amid a likely shortage in the supply of Australian fines.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844401/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-up-amid-shortage-of-Australian-fines.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 11:48:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium prices stable on reduced stocks near year-end The weekly Chinese domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate price was unchanged on Thursday November 15 with most major buyers concluding their final deals before the end of the year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844398/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Chinese-battery-grade-lithium-prices-stable-on-reduced-stocks-near-year-end.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 11:35:00 GMTSoutheast Asia billet market slumps on lower offers, pessimismThe import price for steel billet in Southeast Asia fell on Friday November 16 after suppliers offered cheaper cargoes, while negative sentiment intensified on China’s possible return to the export market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844394/Southeast-Asia-billet-market-slumps-on-lower-offers-pessimism.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 11:25:00 GMTSGX's high-grade iron ore derivatives set for Dec 3 launchThe Singapore Exchange (SGX) will launch high-grade iron ore derivatives settled against the daily MB 65% Fe Iron Ore Index published by Fastmarkets MB in the first week of December.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844385/SGXs-high-grade-iron-ore-derivatives-set-for-Dec-3-launch.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 10:55:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: China's import restrictions cloud outlookUncertainties have emerged in the seaborne coking coal market with import restrictions in China coming to the fore. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844390/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Chinas-import-restrictions-cloud-outlook.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 10:30:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices largely stable on weekend restocking China’s hot-rolled coil prices were largely stable on Friday November 16, with buyers doing their usual rounds of restocking ahead of the weekend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844388/CHINA-HRC-Prices-largely-stable-on-weekend-restocking.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 09:40:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 16/11: Metals prices mixed while trade uncertainty dominatesThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were either little changed or stronger on the morning of Friday November 16.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844383/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1611-Metals-prices-mixed-while-trade-uncertainty-dominates.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 08:55:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices drop on bearish sentimentChina’s rebar prices decreased in both the domestic and export markets on Friday November 16 amid bearish sentiment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844382/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-drop-on-bearish-sentiment.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 08:32:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: SHFE zinc prices continue to move up on tight supply; nickel weakensBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed during Asian morning trading on Friday November 16, with zinc, copper and tin registering gains while the rest of the complex weakened.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844378/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1611-SHFE-zinc-prices-continue-to-move-up-on-tight-supply-nickel-weakens.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 05:20:00 GMTChina AM: Steel futures fall amid spot market pessimismChina’s steel futures declined during morning trading on Friday November 16 amid pessimistic sentiment in the physical market, while the steelmaking raw materials contracts were largely stable.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844379/China-AM-Steel-futures-fall-amid-spot-market-pessimism.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 05:05:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: China’s supply of copper scrap in 2019 not a cause for concern – sourcesThe availability of copper scrap units in China should improve next year despite the forthcoming ban on category-7 imports, market sources said at Asia Copper Week on Thursday November 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844162/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-Chinas-supply-of-copper-scrap-in-2019-not-a-cause-for-concernsources.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 02:56:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/11: LME zinc rallies 3% in mixed LME close; nickel, lead lose gainsZinc futures on the London Metal Exchange rallied 3% at the close on Thursday November 15, ending a weeklong downtrend and supported by a decade-low downdraft in total LME inventories.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844351/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1511-LME-zinc-rallies-3-in-mixed-LME-close-nickel-lead-lose-gains.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 18:47:00 GMTSwiss investment bank UBS Group applies for LME Category II membershipSwiss multinational investment bank, UBS Group, has applied for Category II membership on the London Metal Exchange, according to a note released by the exchange on Thursday November 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844345/Swiss-investment-bank-UBS-Group-applies-for-LME-Category-II-membership.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 17:16:00 GMTJiangxi Copper takes lead in 2019 TC/RC benchmark negotiations, agrees deal with Antofagasta at $80.80/t [UPDATE][updating with detail and comment throughout]http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844171/Jiangxi-Copper-takes-lead-in-2019-TCRC-benchmark-negotiations-agrees-deal-with-Antofagasta-at-8080t.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 16:51:00 GMTAlumina index moves closer to $400/t on high-liquidity day Liquidity in the Pacific alumina market picked up on Thursday November 15 with prices on a fob Australia basis hitting a fresh eight-month low. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844328/Alumina-index-moves-closer-to-400t-on-high-liquidity-day.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 16:50:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices down on fresh transactionsTurkish steel producers resumed their deep-sea scrap purchasing on Thursday November 15, following a downturn in prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844326/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-down-on-fresh-transactions.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 16:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/11: Comex copper price jumps up on positive macroeconomicsThe Comex copper price moved higher on Thursday November 15 amid a broad-based increase due to a solid macroeconomic backdrop ahead of the end of year holiday season .http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844335/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1511-Comex-copper-price-jumps-up-on-positive-macroeconomics.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 16:18:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Import prices weaken with poor demand but local, export values steadyTurkish imported billet prices have weakened slightly over the past week on limited demand and a downturn in steel prices in China, while domestic and export billet prices were unchanged, sources said on Thursday November 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844293/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Import-prices-weaken-with-poor-demand-but-local-export-values-steady.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 16:05:00 GMTEUROPE CRC: Domestic prices slip downward in slow marketDomestic prices for cold-rolled coil (CRC) have moved down slightly over the past week in Europe on slow trading, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday November 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844239/EUROPE-CRC-Domestic-prices-slip-downward-in-slow-market.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 15:50:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Prices down on low sentiment, lack of supportCIS export billet prices fell slightly in the middle of this week with negative sentiment starting to spread due to the likely return of Chinese suppliers to the export market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844240/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Prices-down-on-low-sentiment-lack-of-support.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 15:25:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL: Domestic prices rise with weaker liraTurkish long steel prices have continued to move in line with the lira-dollar exchange rate over the past week, sources said on Thursday November 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844238/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-Domestic-prices-rise-with-weaker-lira.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 15:08:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Limited demand, weaker Chinese market drag prices downTurkish long steel export prices have fallen over the past week amid limited demand and weakening steel prices in China, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday November 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844213/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Limited-demand-weaker-Chinese-market-drag-prices-down.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Billet prices weaken on soft demand, rebar still steadySteel billet import prices in Egypt have fallen slightly over the past week amid poor demand, while domestic rebar prices were unchanged despite expectations of lower values, sources said on Thursday November 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844189/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Billet-prices-weaken-on-soft-demand-rebar-still-steady.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 14:50:00 GMTTITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Ferro-titanium price losses persist but floor seen Key data from the Wednesday November 14 pricing session in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844180/TITANIUM-SNAPSHOT-Ferro-titanium-price-losses-persist-but-floor-seen.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 14:23:00 GMTUK FERROUS SCRAP: November prices rolled over for second monthUK ferrous scrap prices for deliveries in November have been rolled over due to steady business and a small increase in European export prices to the key destination of Turkey, which meant there has been no support for changes to British domestic scrap prices, trade sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday November 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844075/UK-FERROUS-SCRAP-November-prices-rolled-over-for-second-month.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 13:27:00 GMTChinese cobalt metal price down, traditional brands lose market shareThe cobalt metal price in China edged lower mid-week, pressured by the overall bearish sentiment toward the cobalt market’s outlook following an industry event last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844157/Chinese-cobalt-metal-price-down-traditional-brands-lose-market-share.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 12:48:00 GMTAntofagasta to boost copper capacity by 70,000 tpy via $1.3bln Los Pelambres expansionAntofagasta aims to increase copper capacity by 70,000 tonnes per year of via a rebuild of its Los Pelambres mine in Chile at a cost of $1.3 billion, the Chilean copper producer said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844173/Antofagasta-to-boost-copper-capacity-by-70000-tpy-via-13bln-Los-Pelambres-expansion.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 12:43:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices weaken on first day of winter steelmaking restrictions in ChinaIron ore prices weakened on Thursday November 15, marking the start of the winter heating season in north China and the accompanying steelmaking restrictions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844175/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-weaken-on-first-day-of-winter-steelmaking-restrictions-in-China.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 12:27:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Chinese presence in copper futures market ‘is growing’China’s presence and influence in the copper futures market is growing, reflected in the significant increase in the number of copper transactions conducted by Chinese participants across major exchanges over the past two years, representatives of major bourses told delegates at Asia Copper Week in Shanghai.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843906/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-Chinese-presence-in-copper-futures-market-is-growing.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 12:05:00 GMTUK secondary aluminium price slide prompts consideration of production cutsSecondary aluminium producers in the UK are considering production cuts following a nine-week slide in ingot prices, which is cutting into profit margins.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844166/UK-secondary-aluminium-price-slide-prompts-consideration-of-production-cuts.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 11:44:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/11: LME zinc price climbs 3% amid 11,000t fresh cancelation; complex follows higherBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange rallied against a high dollar index during morning trading on Thursday November 15, recovering losses made at Wednesday’s close and topped by strong gains in zinc and nickel futures.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844168/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1511-LME-zinc-price-climbs-3-amid-11000t-fresh-cancelation-complex-follows-higher.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 11:07:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Sellers not budging from offers despite little buying interestSellers in the seaborne coking coal market maintained their offers on Thursday November 15 despite inactivity, with supply of the steelmaking raw material tightening amid steady demand from downstream sectors. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844164/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Sellers-not-budging-from-offers-despite-little-buying-interest.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 10:59:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices stable but market sources expect more downsideChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices were stable on Thursday November 15, but market participants are expecting an imminent drop on worsening demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844161/CHINA-HRC-Prices-stable-but-market-sources-expect-more-downside.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 10:29:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Retreating futures send domestic prices lowerChina’s domestic rebar prices moved down again on Thursday November 15 after the futures market retreated during the day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844158/CHINA-REBAR-Retreating-futures-send-domestic-prices-lower.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 09:55:00 GMT2018 ICDA CONF: Oversupply to haunt chrome industry in the short termExpansions in chrome capacity over the next five years will lead to a global oversupply in the short term, Fastmarkets learned at the 2018 International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) Conference in Baotou, China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on November 6-8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843907/2018-ICDA-CONF-Oversupply-to-haunt-chrome-industry-in-the-short-term.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 09:10:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 15/11: Metals prices rebound after dollar pulls backThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were up across the board by an average of 0.7% on the morning of Thursday November 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844156/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1511-Metals-prices-rebound-after-dollar-pulls-back.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 08:15:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: India to import more refined copper in 2019 on rising demand, Tuticorin shutdown – Birla Copper CEOMore refined copper will be shipped to India next year on burgeoning demand and stagnant domestic supply following the closure of the country’s massive Tuticorin smelter, according to JC Laddha, chief executive officer of Birla Copper.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844151/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-India-to-import-more-refined-copper-in-2019-on-rising-demand-Tuticorin.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures prices shed upward momentumChina’s ferrous futures, particularly the steel and coke contracts, tumbled during morning trading on Thursday November 15 on profit-taking after across-the-board gains a day earlier. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844154/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-prices-shed-upward-momentum.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 06:06:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Copper prices set to rise in Q1 2019 – ECTPA global shortage of refined copper and an improved macroeconomic backdrop are likely to boost copper prices in the first quarter of 2019, according to Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners’ (ECTP) head of metal and mine research, Xiaohong Wang.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844076/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-Copper-prices-set-to-rise-in-Q1-2019ECTP.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 05:37:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/11: SHFE base metals prices recover after Wednesday’s weakness; zinc leads on the upsideBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up across the board during Asian morning trading on Thursday November 15, reversing the previous day’s losses on a weaker dollar and easing trade tensions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844152/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1511-SHFE-base-metals-prices-recover-after-Wednesdays-weakness-zinc-leads-on-the.htmlThu, 15 Nov 2018 05:17:00 GMTMJP aluminium stocks down 1% in October vs September, Marubeni saysPrimary aluminium stocks at the three main Japanese ports (MJP) of Osaka, Nagoya and Yokohama slipped 1% month on month in October, according to the latest data from major Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844109/MJP-aluminium-stocks-down-1-in-October-vs-September-Marubeni-says.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 19:14:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices slide in south on weak demand UPDATEDDomestic prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) are down over the past week in Southern Europe, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday November 14.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844113/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-slide-in-south-on-weak-demand-UPDATED.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 18:39:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Market starts to rise as import quota becomes a factorEuropean prices for mesh-quality wire rod rose across the Northern and Southern parts of the continent on Wednesday November 14, with the volume available in the EU’s import quota continuing to go down. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844110/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Market-starts-to-rise-as-import-quota-becomes-a-factor.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 18:18:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Nickel premiums flat worldwideNickel premiums in China, the United States and Europe remained unchanged over the week amid limited activity, an unstable import window in Shanghai and participants’ absence from the market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844011/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-Nickel-premiums-flat-worldwide.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 18:12:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: Most LME base metals prices appreciate amid crude oil reboundBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly higher at the close of trading on Wednesday November 14, boosted by a steady rebound in global benchmark crude oil futures and a marginal retreat in the dollar index.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844117/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1411-Most-LME-base-metals-prices-appreciate-amid-crude-oil-rebound.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 18:09:00 GMTFOCUS: First deals point to drop in 2019 European zinc premiums but Nyrstar's troubles cast uncertaintyThe first deals for special high-grade zinc supply in 2019 in Europe point to a decline in annual zinc premiums compared with this year's levels, but Nyrstar's financial troubles are complicating negotiations and raising concerns that supply may turn out to be tighter than anticipated.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843926/FOCUS-First-deals-point-to-drop-in-2019-European-zinc-premiums-but-Nyrstars-troubles-cast-uncertainty.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 17:54:00 GMT MINOR METALS REPORT 14/11: Manganese flake price falls 2.1%; indium slightly firmerAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844107/MINOR-METALS-REPORT-1411-Manganese-flake-price-falls-21-indium-slightly-firmer.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 17:47:00 GMTSOUTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Low end of price range rises again as sellers push offersThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Southern Europe pushed slowly upward again on Wednesday November 14, with sellers offering higher prices due to high costs but consumers so far unwilling to commit to large-volume deals. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844111/SOUTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Low-end-of-price-range-rises-again-as-sellers-push-offers.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 17:24:00 GMTNORTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Buyers resist producers' attempts to raise prices on higher costsThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Northern Europe stayed flat on Wednesday November 14, with producers remaining firm on their offer prices despite higher production and raw material costs. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844072/NORTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Buyers-resist-producers-attempts-to-raise-prices-on-higher-costs.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 17:15:00 GMTINTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Manganese ore price fall more likely than silico-manganese rally Manganese ore prices are overheated compared with production costs and manganese alloy prices, making them prone to a decline next year, panelists said at Fastmarkets’ 34th International Ferro-alloys conference in Lisbon this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844071/INTL-FERRO-ALLOYS-CONF-Manganese-ore-price-fall-more-likely-than-silico-manganese-rally.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 17:14:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices flat despite threat of mill increasesPrices for hollow steel sections in Northern Europe were flat this week amid stable market conditions, Fastmarkets heard on Wednesday November 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844073/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-flat-despite-threat-of-mill-increases.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 17:02:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: European premiums market lacks direction; Global markets stable, premiums flatThe tin premium in Europe remains at a 21-month high amid continued uncertainty over Indonesian supply, while thin spot activity and a closed import arbitrage window kept premiums firm in the United States and China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843983/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-European-premiums-market-lacks-direction-Global-markets-stable-premiums-flat.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 16:50:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices flat but mills pushing for risesSteel mills have begun pushing for an increase in the domestic price for steel beams in Europe, despite market conditions and feedstock costs remaining stable, but prices did not show any change this week, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday November 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3844070/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-flat-but-mills-pushing-for-rises.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 16:28:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Weak rebar prices, increasing scrap supply keep mills out of marketThe Turkish steel mills continued their silence in the deep-sea scrap markets for another day on Wednesday November 14, because of a softening rebar market and increasing scrap supply in Europe, Fastmarkets was told. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843954/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Weak-rebar-prices-increasing-scrap-supply-keep-mills-out-of-market.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 16:12:00 GMTTURKEY PIPE EXPORTS: Weak demand sends prices downTurkish steel pipe export prices continued to weaken amid limited interest for the material in the country’s major export markets, sources said on Wednesday November 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843945/TURKEY-PIPE-EXPORTS-Weak-demand-sends-prices-down.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 15:33:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: Comex copper price sustains momentum through midweek session Comex copper prices moved higher on Wednesday November 14 despite a stronger dollar due to growing optimism that a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and China could be reached in the next few months. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843948/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1411-Comex-copper-price-sustains-momentum-through-midweek-session.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 15:21:00 GMTHydro's Alunorte permits are irregular, Brazilian representatives say Brazilian alumina refinery Alunorte’s solid waste deposit (DRS2) had irregular environmental permits and could be built on ecological reserves, a local House of Representatives report concluded on Tuesday November 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843930/Hydros-Alunorte-permits-are-irregular-Brazilian-representatives-say.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 13:54:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Market mixed amid tightness of seaborne Australian cargoesIron ore prices were mixed on Wednesday November 14 with supply tightness and higher premiums reported for December-arrival Pilbara Blend fines. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843927/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Market-mixed-amid-tightness-of-seaborne-Australian-cargoes.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 12:41:00 GMTGlobal trade conflicts pressure Voestalpine's H1 earnings down 11%Special steelmaker Voestalpine attributed an 11% fall in its earnings for the first half of 2018 to continuing global trade conflicts, it said late last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843695/Global-trade-conflicts-pressure-Voestalpines-H1-earnings-down-11.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 12:15:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Copper execs see limited impact to copper inflows from Chinese scrap restrictionsA series of Chinese policies aimed at restricting imports of copper scrap is not expected to significantly alter the supply/demand balance in the world’s largest copper consuming country, industry executives said during a panel discussion at Asia Copper Week in Shanghai. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843900/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-Copper-execs-see-limited-impact-to-copper-inflows-from-Chinese-scrap.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 12:09:00 GMTINTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Vanadium rally must turn, but prices will settle at higher base Vanadium prices will find a much higher base than their 2015 lows when they inevitably fall, due to a structural shift in the global vanadium market, according to Amy Bennett, principal consultant at Fastmarkets MB. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843890/INTL-FERRO-ALLOYS-CONF-Vanadium-rally-must-turn-but-prices-will-settle-at-higher-base.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 11:51:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: LME base metals drift lower amid crude oil sell-off; nickel price under pressureBase metals on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Wednesday November 14, with prices weakened by a prolonged sell-off in crude oil markets while continued strength in the US dollar index increased downward pressure. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843921/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1411-LME-base-metals-drift-lower-amid-crude-oil-sell-off-nickel-price-under.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 11:30:00 GMTVietnam buys some 30,000 tonnes of Japanese H2 scrap Vietnam, a major consumer of scrap in Asia, has purchased at least 30,000 tonnes of Japanese H2 materials this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843908/Vietnam-buys-some-30000-tonnes-of-Japanese-H2-scrap.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 11:22:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne market flat amid stable offersThe seaborne coking coal market remained steady on Wednesday November 14 with offers being issued at prevailing levels.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843918/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-market-flat-amid-stable-offers.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 10:51:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Trading activity set to pick up in export market The gap between export offers and bids for hot-rolled coil in China narrowed on Wednesday November 14, raising expectations of the Chinese product finding favor among overseas buyers again. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843914/CHINA-HRC-Trading-activity-set-to-pick-up-in-export-market.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 10:15:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Tight supply keeps most global zinc premiums stable; elevated freight costs support US lead premiumsMost special high-grade (SHG) zinc premiums were unchanged in the week to Tuesday November 13 despite the downward pressure stemming from limited spot demand and a wide backwardation in the London Metal Exchange’s cash/three-month spread, with lingering tightened spot availability providing support.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843904/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Tight-supply-keeps-most-global-zinc-premiums-stable-elevated-freight-costs.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 10:03:00 GMTSHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 14/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel [CORRECTED]Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Wednesday November 14 *http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843916/SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-1411-Copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel-[CORRECTED].htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMTASIA COPPER WEEK 2018: Chinese copper smelter Xiangguang seeks mine shareholdings, offtakes to secure unitsChina’s largest private copper smelter Yanggu Xiangguang Copper is looking for equity shareholdings in mines around the world while it looks to secure its long-term concentrate supply, the company’s executive vice president told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843905/ASIA-COPPER-WEEK-2018-Chinese-copper-smelter-Xiangguang-seeks-mine-shareholdings-offtakes-to-secure.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 08:52:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices tumble on despite rising futures China’s domestic rebar market maintained its downward trend on Wednesday November 14 despite rising futures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843910/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-tumble-on-despite-rising-futures.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 08:30:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 14/11: Metals prices, sentiment remain gloomyThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly weaker on the morning of Wednesday November 14, with the three-month copper price down by 0.1% at $6,040 per tonne. This after Tuesday’s energetic start that saw the red metal reach $6,181 per tonne at one point. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843909/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1411-Metals-prices-sentiment-remain-gloomy.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 08:20:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures post mid-week surge China’s ferrous futures rose across the board during morning trading on Wednesday November 14, following the release of data showing higher-than-expected industrial output in October.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843899/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-post-mid-week-surge.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 07:12:00 GMTShort-sellers putting pressure on Chinese plate producers China’s plate mills have come under pressure to lower their offers after traders started short-selling in the market amid weak demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843903/Short-sellers-putting-pressure-on-Chinese-plate-producers.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 06:41:00 GMTChina’s CRC, HDG export prices slide further amid growing pessimismSubdued trading and sustained domestic losses dragged down Chinese export prices for cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil further over the past week, making it the eighth consecutive week of decline for both products.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843898/Chinas-CRC-HDG-export-prices-slide-further-amid-growing-pessimism.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 06:02:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: SHFE base metals prices all down following lackluster China data; nickel leads the declineBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange weakened during Asian morning trading on Wednesday November 14, with the release of lackluster Chinese data failing to offset the downward pressure being exerted by a strong dollar.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3843902/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1411-SHFE-base-metals-prices-all-down-following-lackluster-China-data-nickel.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 05:40:00 GMT