Top Storieshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2429©2020 MB60Top StoriesUS copper scrap market wary of China scrap renamingThe long-term impact of China renaming scrap metal as renewable material remains to be seen, sources said, citing a potential increase in scrap exports from the United States to the Asian nation, although China’s scrap import quota system will continue through 2020.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914685/US-copper-scrap-market-wary-of-China-scrap-renaming.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 22:24:00 GMTALUMINIUM BILLET WRAP: Brazil, Japan premiums slide; Europe, US holdAluminium billet premiums in Brazil and Japan ticked down on Friday January 17 due to weak demand, while premiums in Europe and the United States were steady on unchanged fundamentals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914671/ALUMINIUM-BILLET-WRAP-Brazil-Japan-premiums-slide-Europe-US-hold.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 21:57:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Ore prices continue to recover amid low liquidityKey data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ended Friday January 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914661/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-SNAPSHOT-Ore-prices-continue-to-recover-amid-low-liquidity.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 20:20:00 GMTCobalt price solidifies recent gains at $16 per lb and aboveCobalt prices consolidated at higher levels in the second half of the week ended Friday January 17, with traders continuing to restock and consumers looking for inventory top-ups. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914669/Cobalt-price-solidifies-recent-gains-at-16-per-lb-and-above.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 19:25:00 GMTGlencore poised for Rustenburg restructuring amid deteriorating ferro-chrome marketGlencore plans to restructure its Rustenburg ferro-chrome smelter in South Africa due to deteriorating conditions in the ferro-chrome market and high power costs, the trader-miner announced on Friday January 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914674/Glencore-poised-for-Rustenburg-restructuring-amid-deteriorating-ferro-chrome-market.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 18:53:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/01: LME zinc price notches 1.5% uptick; tin nears $18,000/tThe three-month zinc price on the London Metal Exchange was higher at the close of trading on Friday January 17, with price action settling comfortably above the $2,400-per-tonne support level despite moderately low turnover across the complex, while a steady incline in LME tin saw prices breach nearby resistance. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914665/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1701-LME-zinc-price-notches-15-uptick-tin-nears-18000t.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 18:15:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Prices mostly stable on flat nickel costAustenitic stainless steel scrap prices in Europe were largely stable this week on relatively stable nickel costs, Fastmarkets heard on Friday January 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914662/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Prices-mostly-stable-on-flat-nickel-cost.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 18:04:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Transaction prices expected to rise on lack of competitive importsDomestic hot-rolled coil prices in Northern Europe are expected to rise next week on a lack of competitive import offers and an improvement in demand, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday January 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914658/EUROPE-HRC-Transaction-prices-expected-to-rise-on-lack-of-competitive-imports.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:58:00 GMTIndian secondary billet prices down $10 as long-steel makers hold backIndian domestic prices for secondary steel billet fell by 700 rupees ($10) per tonne in the week ended Friday January 17, with makers of finished steel products reducing their purchases of semi-finished steel in the wake of falling demand for long products such as rebar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914652/Indian-secondary-billet-prices-down-10-as-long-steel-makers-hold-back.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:44:00 GMTBrazilian slab export prices rise on new offers, dealsPrices for Brazilian slab in the export market rose in the week to Friday January 17 on recent deals concluded to North America.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914657/Brazilian-slab-export-prices-rise-on-new-offers-deals.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:42:00 GMTALUMINA ROUND-UP: Benchmark alumina prices static despite liquidity spikeLiquidity was high for alumina on an fob Australia basis during the week ending January 17, but prices failed to find any long-term support above $275 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914643/ALUMINA-ROUND-UP-Benchmark-alumina-prices-static-despite-liquidity-spike.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:38:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON SNAPSHOT: US market narrows down; other markets rangebound Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday January 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914653/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-US-market-narrows-down-other-markets-rangebound.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:37:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Flat nickel trend bodes well for price stabilityThe price of stainless steel in the European domestic market was unchanged this week, with sources expecting this stability to persist into February on a relatively flat price development in the nickel market, Fastmarkets learned on Friday January 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914656/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Flat-nickel-trend-bodes-well-for-price-stability.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:35:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 17/01: Slow demand weighs on antimony; cadmium keeps firming upAn overview of the minor metals markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914649/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1701-Slow-demand-weighs-on-antimony-cadmium-keeps-firming-up.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:25:00 GMTCopper concs TC/RCs extend rises on expectation of higher availability from DongyingFastmarkets copper concentrates treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) continued to increase this week, with smelters and traders now largely squared for the first quarter.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914650/Copper-concs-TCRCs-extend-rises-on-expectation-of-higher-availability-from-Dongying.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:18:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Ore prices rise in China ahead of Lunar New Year; global alloy prices stable to weak Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday January 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914651/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Ore-prices-rise-in-China-ahead-of-Lunar-New-Year-global-alloy-prices-stable-to.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:13:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Market drops in line with Turkish price plungeThe price of ferrous scrap imported into India dropped this week after a sudden sharp fall on the international scrap market had a knock-on effect, sources have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914647/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Market-drops-in-line-with-Turkish-price-plunge.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:12:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 17/01: FeV moves up in active spot market; V2O5 followsAn overview of the noble alloys markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914648/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-1701-FeV-moves-up-in-active-spot-market-V2O5-follows.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 17:05:00 GMTAnnual European zinc premiums decline $10-15/t on demand woesEuropean zinc premiums for 2020 annual contracts have declined by as much as $15 per tonne compared with last year, multiple sources informed Fastmarkets, with market participants citing lackluster demand and persistent backwardations as a key headwind to negotiations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914585/Annual-European-zinc-premiums-decline-10-15t-on-demand-woes.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 16:53:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Light iron market tracks higher monthly settlementsThe inter-merchant spot market for light iron scrap in the UK was up by £5 ($6.53) per tonne in the week ended Friday January 17, tracking higher prices settled for monthly domestic deliveries to British consumers in January while steady export demand buoyed the country’s scrap markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914586/UK-SCRAP-Light-iron-market-tracks-higher-monthly-settlements.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 16:27:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Market awaits more deals to confirm new price levelsThe Turkish deep-sea scrap markets were quiet at the end of the week, as market participants digested the latest sale, which sent prices down by $13 per tonne, sources said on Friday January 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914524/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Market-awaits-more-deals-to-confirm-new-price-levels.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 16:11:00 GMTSouth America steel import markets diverge on tough talks before CNYImport prices of flat-rolled steel in South America made no clear trend for the week while negotiations between sellers and buyers for March shipments intensified and put some markets under pressure ahead of the Chinese New Year break (January 24-30).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914582/South-America-steel-import-markets-diverge-on-tough-talks-before-CNY.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMTCIS PIG IRON: Market firm on low availability but no sales The pig iron export market in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) remained firm on low material availability during the week ended Thursday January 16, although no sales were reported, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914496/CIS-PIG-IRON-Market-firm-on-low-availability-but-no-sales.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 15:50:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 17/01: Electrolytic manganese flake export price keeps rising; indium up on high futures priceAn overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914428/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1701-Electrolytic-manganese-flake-export-price-keeps-rising-indium.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Brazilian fines prices gain amid supply jittersIron ore Carajas (IOCJ) and Brazilian blended fines (BRBF) transactions took place at higher prices on Friday January 17, in anticipation of limited supplies of both brands in February-March, traders told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914456/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Brazilian-fines-prices-gain-amid-supply-jitters.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 12:14:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Lunar New Year production, logistics halts slow Asian market activity All battery-grade lithium compound prices were steady week on week on Thursday January 16, with market activity thinning in Asia ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays while renewed demand supported prices in Europe and the United States. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914427/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Lunar-New-Year-production-logistics-halts-slow-Asian-market-activity.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 12:03:00 GMTASIA FERROUS SCRAP: Asia takes lead in global price decline Asia appears to be setting the trend in the global ferrous scrap market, with prices in Taiwan and Vietnam falling steadily since the start of the year before those in Turkey plunged toward the end of this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914413/ASIA-FERROUS-SCRAP-Asia-takes-lead-in-global-price-decline.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 11:41:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Upcoming Lunar New Year break, potential import controls prompt price dips Seaborne coking coal prices inched down on Friday January 17 because some participants in China have begun their Lunar New Year break early while others were holding off to consider the impact of import restrictions at the country’s ports, talks of which surfaced this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914426/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Upcoming-Lunar-New-Year-break-potential-import-controls-prompt-price-dips.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 10:57:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Traders getting more business from overseas buyers Traders reported a spike in interest for China-origin hot-rolled coil in the export market on Friday January 17 amid limited offers from mills ahead of the Chinese New Year break next week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914421/CHINA-HRC-Traders-getting-more-business-from-overseas-buyers.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 10:42:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/01: LME zinc price climbs above $2,400/t; tin pushes higher The three-month zinc price on the London Metal Exchange rose by 1% during morning trading on Friday January 17, holding above the $2,400 per tonne mark after breaching the mark earlier in the week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914424/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1701-LME-zinc-price-climbs-above-2400t-tin-pushes-higher.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 10:15:00 GMTSoutheast Asia billet import price moves on improving demand despite bearish outlookPrices in Southeast Asia’s steel billet market fluctuated over the week to Friday January 17 amid improving demand from the Philippines, although market participants were bearish on price levels following the decline in ferrous scrap prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914414/Southeast-Asia-billet-import-price-moves-on-improving-demand-despite-bearish-outlook.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 10:10:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Futures rise after release of 2019 data China’s domestic rebar prices remained flat on Friday January 17 amid inactivity, though the futures market gained some strength following the release of economic data for 2019. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914416/CHINA-REBAR-Futures-rise-after-release-of-2019-data.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 09:42:00 GMTChina’s crude steel output rises 8% in 2019Chinese steel production increased in 2019 amid stronger demand from the construction sector, according to data released by China's National Bureau of Statistics on Friday January 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914411/Chinas-crude-steel-output-rises-8-in-2019.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 09:06:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 17/01: SHFE lead stocks fall 32% week on week amid pre-holiday restockingDeliverable lead stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses plunged by 32.3% in the week to Friday January 17 after restocking demand from downstream plants ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays (January 24-30) continued over the period.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914417/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-1701-SHFE-lead-stocks-fall-32-week-on-week-amid-pre-holiday-restocking.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 08:31:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/01: SHFE base metals prices mixed amid trade uncertainty; Ni drops 2.1%Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were on divergent paths at the close of the morning trading session on Friday January 17, with lingering trade uncertainty broadly pressuring the complex. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914412/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1701-SHFE-base-metals-prices-mixed-amid-trade-uncertainty-Ni-drops-21.htmlFri, 17 Jan 2020 05:13:00 GMTUK FERROUS SCRAP: Market buoyed by European exportsUK suppliers of steel scrap to domestic consumers have added a further round of price increases for the latest monthly settlements to be delivered in January, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday January 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914376/UK-FERROUS-SCRAP-Market-buoyed-by-European-exports.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 20:12:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/01: LME nickel price tumbles 3.5%; tin gathers momentumThe three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was lower at the close of trading on Thursday January 16, falling by more than 3.5% to settle below nearby resistance, while a steady upswing in tin’s outright price saw it close at a six-month high. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914378/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1601-LME-nickel-price-tumbles-35-tin-gathers-momentum.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 18:32:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Trading activity revives but still no clarity on price trendTrading activity in the CIS export billet market enlivened by mid-January with new bookings coming to light. But the general trend still lacked clarity because the price range of bookings was wide. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914344/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Trading-activity-revives-but-still-no-clarity-on-price-trend.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 18:12:00 GMTEUROPE HDG: Domestic prices up on positive mood in HRCDomestic prices for hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG) in Europe increased over the past seven days, driven up by rising hot-rolled coil feedstock costs, sources told Fastmarkets this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914263/EUROPE-HDG-Domestic-prices-up-on-positive-mood-in-HRC.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 17:34:00 GMTUS-China rapprochement does little for mineral, minor metals markets [UPDATED]A preliminary trade agreement between the United States and China has done little to change the outlook for industrial minerals and minor metals, with no sign of a reversal for tariffs on Chinese material and no firm commitments on Chinese purchases. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914343/US-China-rapprochement-does-little-for-mineral-minor-metals-markets-[UPDATED].htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 17:11:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices fall sharply in latest US saleTurkish deep-sea scrap import prices have tumbled with news of a fresh sale heard after negative signs emerged in the United States’ export markets, sources said on Thursday January 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914262/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-fall-sharply-in-latest-US-sale.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 17:07:00 GMTSouth32 cuts manganese ore trucking amid lower prices South32 reduced high-cost trucking of manganese ore at its South African operations in the three months to December 31, 2019, in response to lower manganese ore prices, the miner announced on Thursday January 16.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914341/South32-cuts-manganese-ore-trucking-amid-lower-prices.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 16:55:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices stable, prices expected to rise - sourcesDomestic prices in Europe are almost unchanged day on day, but the mood in the market has remained positive, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday January 16.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914259/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-stable-prices-expected-to-rise-sources.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 16:25:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Prices set to fall on weakening scrap valuesTurkish steel billet import prices fell slightly over the past week on the back of weakening scrap costs, and domestic and export billet prices are expected to follow suit soon, sources said on Thursday January 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914260/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Prices-set-to-fall-on-weakening-scrap-values.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 16:07:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL: Firm lira, falling domestic scrap costs drag down pricesDomestic prices for rebar and wire rod in Turkey have inched downward over the past week in line with the falling domestic scrap prices and a stronger lira, sources said on Thursday January 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914258/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-Firm-lira-falling-domestic-scrap-costs-drag-down-prices.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 15:50:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Prices fall, demand weakPrices for steel rebar in Egypt fell again in the week to Thursday January 16, due to weak demand and falling billet prices, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914232/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Prices-fall-demand-weak.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 14:32:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Falling scrap costs, low demand push prices downwardSentiment in the Turkish long steel export markets has turned negative over the past week because of poor demand and signs of weakening scrap costs, sources said on Thursday January 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914224/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Falling-scrap-costs-low-demand-push-prices-downward.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 14:10:00 GMTNew US sanctions slow down trading for Iranian semi-finished steelTrading activity in the Iranian export market for steel billet and slab slowed down in the week ended Wednesday January 15 with the United States tightening its sanctions against a number of the Middle Eastern country’s major steelmakers amid increased tension between the two nations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914223/New-US-sanctions-slow-down-trading-for-Iranian-semi-finished-steel.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 14:05:00 GMTCNMC’s DRC copper smelter starts production with 2020 target of 100kt – sources China Nonferrous Mining Corp’s (CNMC) Lualaba copper smelter has commenced operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with an estimated output of 100,000 tonnes of copper this year, Fastmarkets has learned. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914221/CNMCs-DRC-copper-smelter-starts-production-with-2020-target-of-100ktsources.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 12:47:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices rangebound; low-alumina fines likely to gain interestThe seaborne iron ore index was rangebound on Thursday January 16, likely due to weaker demand from mills, while demand for low-alumina fines seemed robust.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914220/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-rangebound-low-alumina-fines-likely-to-gain-interest.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 12:05:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Import restrictions resurface at Chinese portsCoal import restrictions have emerged at the ports of Jingtang and Caofeidian in China, two key entry points for seaborne coking coal to the country’s steelmaking hub of Tangshan, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday January 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914216/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Import-restrictions-resurface-at-Chinese-ports.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 11:10:00 GMTChina market participants unfazed by US steel exports in wake of trade war truce Market participants in China say they are not worried by the expected increase in steel imports from the United States, even after the two major economic powers signed the phase one economic and trade agreement on Wednesday January 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914203/China-market-participants-unfazed-by-US-steel-exports-in-wake-of-trade-war-truce.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 10:57:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/01: LME lead breaches $2,000/t in 2% price surge; zinc back above $2,400/tThe three-month lead price on the London Metal Exchange was higher during morning trading on Thursday January 16, with price action breaking past the $2,000-per-tonne resistance level against strong volumes, while zinc futures followed higher. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914217/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1601-LME-lead-breaches-2000t-in-2-price-surge-zinc-back-above-2400t.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 10:32:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices steady but cautious outlook emergesChina’s hot-rolled coil prices were largely stable on Thursday January 16 amid thin trading activity, though rising inventory levels have raised concerns over they would trend in the weeks ahead.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914213/CHINA-HRC-Prices-steady-but-cautious-outlook-emerges.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 10:30:00 GMTAT A GLANCE: South32 Hillside, Mozal H1 2020 aluminium output strong despite load shedding South32 has maintained its production guidance for its Hillside and Mozal aluminium smelters for its 2020 financial year, despite the first half being affected by South African power outages. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914215/AT-A-GLANCE-South32-Hillside-Mozal-H1-2020-aluminium-output-strong-despite-load-shedding.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 10:25:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Lower output among EAF mills supporting prices Lower production rates are keeping China’s domestic rebar prices supported amid weakening demand ahead of the Chinese New Year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914211/CHINA-REBAR-Lower-output-among-EAF-mills-supporting-prices.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 10:05:00 GMTDeziwa’s copper production comes online; cobalt output expected in late Q1Copper production at the Deziwa copper-cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has officially come online in January 2020, following successful trial operations in December 2019, sources told Fastmarkets this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914201/Deziwas-copper-production-comes-online-cobalt-output-expected-in-late-Q1.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 09:38:00 GMTCHINA COBALT SNAPSHOT: Sulfate price edges higher as producers hold back from sellingKey data from the Wednesday January 15 pricing session in Shanghai.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914207/CHINA-COBALT-SNAPSHOT-Sulfate-price-edges-higher-as-producers-hold-back-from-selling.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 07:20:00 GMTChinese stainless steel prices dip ahead of Lunar New Year China’s stainless steel prices decreased slightly ahead of the upcoming January 24-30 Chinese New Year holiday amid sluggish trading due to a segment of the market already starting their breaks well in advance. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914206/Chinese-stainless-steel-prices-dip-ahead-of-Lunar-New-Year.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 07:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/01: SHFE base metal prices broadly strengthen after US, China sign trade deal; copper little changedBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly up at the close of the morning trading session on Thursday January 16, with market sentiment buoyed by the signing of a “phase one” trade agreement between China and the United States on Wednesday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914202/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1601-SHFE-base-metal-prices-broadly-strengthen-after-US-China-sign-trade-deal.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 05:47:00 GMTCarbon-free aluminium premium will emerge later, Alcoa saysFresh off the delivery of its first commercial batch from the Alcoa-Rio Tinto joint-venture Elysis to Apple last month, Alcoa expects the market will soon create a separate premium for less-carbon intensive aluminium, but the producer believes the market is not ready just yet.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914204/Carbon-free-aluminium-premium-will-emerge-later-Alcoa-says.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2020 04:45:00 GMTUS HRC index up on tight supply, but outlooks bearishHot-rolled coil prices in the United States continued to climb due to tightened supply in the domestic market, but buyers - who believed prices were doomed to go down - seemed reluctant to accept the higher prices, according to market participants.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914195/US-HRC-index-up-on-tight-supply-but-outlooks-bearish.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 22:29:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: Strong availability, firm LME price caps Europe premiums; US, China premiums firmGlobal tin premiums remained flat in the week ended Tuesday January 14, with European market participants maintaining lackluster demand against strong availability of ingots across the region, while both the domestic markets in both the United States and China have shown a slow pickup in demand to start the year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914164/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-Strong-availability-firm-LME-price-caps-Europe-premiums-US-China-premiums-firm.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 20:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/01: Strong buying sees LME lead price soar 2.5%; nickel back above $14,000The three-month price of lead on the London Metal Exchange was higher at the close of trading on Wednesday January 15, climbing by more than 2.5% to close at its highest level since November 2019 amid high turnover, while a similar upswing in nickel futures saw the price breach nearby resistance. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914172/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1501-Strong-buying-sees-LME-lead-price-soar-25-nickel-back-above-14000.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMTHOTTER ON METALS: Shining a light on warehouse cancellations The London Metal Exchange will on February 1 introduce a reporting process that will increase transparency into levels of off-warrant stocks. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914169/HOTTER-ON-METALS-Shining-a-light-on-warehouse-cancellations.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 17:31:00 GMTEUROPE REBAR: Prices higher on December scrap gainsThe domestic price of steel rebar in Northern and Southern Europe moved higher this week with mills trying to reflect the price rise in ferrous scrap in early December, which was yet to affect rebar prices, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday January 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914167/EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-higher-on-December-scrap-gains.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 17:20:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 15/01: FeV up over 6% on increased spot activityAn overview of the noble alloys markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914126/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-1501-FeV-up-over-6-on-increased-spot-activity.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 16:55:00 GMTTITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Prices supported by pick-up in trading activity Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in Europe on Wednesday January 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914132/TITANIUM-SNAPSHOT-Prices-supported-by-pick-up-in-trading-activity.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 16:48:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 15/01: Trioxide-grade antimony dips; Europe market stabilizingAn overview of the minor metals markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914127/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1501-Trioxide-grade-antimony-dips-Europe-market-stabilizing.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 16:45:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices up on lack of competitive imports, recovery in demandDomestic prices for hot-rolled coil in Europe increased on Wednesday January 15, supported by a lack of competitive import offers and a seasonal recovery in demand, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913989/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-up-on-lack-of-competitive-imports-recovery-in-demand.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 16:28:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Mills continue to push for price increases The price of steel H-beams across Europe remained unchanged on Wednesday January 15, despite mill attempts to push through increases, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914123/EUROPE-BEAMS-Mills-continue-to-push-for-price-increases.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 16:18:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices move up on producer-led increasesHollow steel sections prices in Europe moved up this week, following increases from producers, market sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday January 15.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914130/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-move-up-on-producer-led-increases.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 16:18:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills closer to achieving lower pricesTurkish steel producers continued to hold back from the deep-sea scrap markets in an attempt to push down prices while they struggled with weak demand and values for finished rebar, sources said on Wednesday January 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914086/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-closer-to-achieving-lower-prices.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMTInvestors turn bullish on lithium companies ahead of China's 2020 NEV policyEquity investors have turned more bullish on lithium miners and processors in 2020 so far, helped by a shift in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) policy. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914131/Investors-turn-bullish-on-lithium-companies-ahead-of-Chinas-2020-NEV-policy.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 15:51:00 GMTEUROPE PLATE: Producers target price rise despite slow demandEuropean producers of heavy steel plate have increased their offer prices despite limited trading activity, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday January 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3914001/EUROPE-PLATE-Producers-target-price-rise-despite-slow-demand.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 15:18:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Indian lead premium rises on a positive arb; Southeast Asia zinc up The lead premium increased in India on Tuesday January 14 with availability of Iranian lead reduced in line with the US-Iran trade tension, while both Southeast Asian and Italian zinc premiums rose for the first time since the first half of 2019. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913976/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Indian-lead-premium-rises-on-a-positive-arb-Southeast-Asia-zinc-up.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 14:35:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Rusal marketing head says lower China aluminium production will maintain market deficit in AsiaLower Chinese production is set to fuel supply deficits in Asian aluminium markets in 2020, according to UC Rusal marketing head Roman Andryushin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913649/INTERVIEW-Rusal-marketing-head-says-lower-China-aluminium-production-will-maintain-market-deficit-in.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 12:18:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: DBCT exports rebound in December Seaborne coking coal prices were steady on Wednesday January 15, with market participants staying on the sidelines. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913983/COKING-COAL-DAILY-DBCT-exports-rebound-in-December.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 11:43:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Steelmakers' tepid demand keeps seaborne prices rangeboundThe seaborne iron ore index was rangebound on Wednesday January 15 amid tepid demand from steelmakers in China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913980/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Steelmakers-tepid-demand-keeps-seaborne-prices-rangebound.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 11:10:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Exporters keep offers high China’s hot-rolled coil exporters kept their offers high on Wednesday January 15 although the domestic market weakened, with most of them having secured sufficient numbers of orders amid a strengthening yuan.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913977/CHINA-HRC-Exporters-keep-offers-high.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 10:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/01: LME lead price climbs 1% in continued uptick; Al unmoved despite 52kt fresh cancelationThe three-month lead price on the London Metal Exchange climbed by 1% during morning trading on Wednesday January 15, building on gains made earlier in the week, while stock volatility failed to influence the aluminium price. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913978/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1501-LME-lead-price-climbs-1-in-continued-uptick-Al-unmoved-despite-52kt-fresh.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 10:14:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: US briquette premium continues upward trajectory; Europe, China quiet [CORRECTED]The nickel briquette premium crept up again in the United States in the week ended Tuesday January 14, while markets in China and Europe remained static. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913973/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-US-briquette-premium-continues-upward-trajectory-Europe-China-quiet-[CORRECTED].htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 09:58:00 GMTCAPACITY WATCH: Henan Luoyang sells crude steel capacity to GuangdongCentral China-based Henan Luoyang Iron & Steel is to sell its 1.04 million tonnes per year of crude steel capacity to a mill in southern China’s Guangdong province, according a notice released by the Henan Industry & Information Technology Department on Tuesday January 14.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913967/CAPACITY-WATCH-Henan-Luoyang-sells-crude-steel-capacity-to-Guangdong.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 09:53:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Strengthening yuan pushes up export pricesChina’s domestic rebar market was flat on Wednesday January 15 amid inactivity, though export prices moved up further on a continued strengthening of the yuan. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913974/CHINA-REBAR-Strengthening-yuan-pushes-up-export-prices.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 09:50:00 GMTSix key focus areas for Chinese steelmakers in 2020, according to CisaThe Chinese steelmaking industry will focus on six key areas in 2020 to maintain its structured and orderly development, China Iron & Steel Association (Cisa) chairman Gao Xiangming said in a speech at a conference last weekend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913773/Six-key-focus-areas-for-Chinese-steelmakers-in-2020-according-to-Cisa.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 08:40:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Shanghai cif premium recovers slightly; US premium ticks up on higher freight rates, strong contangoThe persistent decline seen in the cif Shanghai copper premium came to a halt this past week after participants refused to sell any lower following earlier sell-offs, while others are gradually taking leave of the market ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays, limiting trading activity.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913968/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Shanghai-cif-premium-recovers-slightly-US-premium-ticks-up-on-higher-freight-rates.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 07:25:00 GMTChina's plate export prices flat but offers start to rise Export trading activity for Chinese plate picked up over the past week amid steady prices, though a weakening dollar has led to mills raising their latest offers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913970/Chinas-plate-export-prices-flat-but-offers-start-to-rise.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 06:42:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/01: Most SHFE base metals prices edge higher on trade optimismBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly up at the close of morning trading on Wednesday January 15 amid overall optimism for the signing of a “phase one” trade agreement between China and the United States.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913969/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1501-Most-SHFE-base-metals-prices-edge-higher-on-trade-optimism.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 04:42:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Jeremy Goldwyn leaves Bands FinancialJeremy Goldwyn has left his role as managing director at Hong Kong-based emerging commodity and financial futures broker Bands Financial, he told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913848/PEOPLE-MOVES-Jeremy-Goldwyn-leaves-Bands-Financial.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 04:00:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Rotterdam premiums up on LME contango; MJP, South Korean rates also rise The benchmark duty-unpaid aluminium premium in Rotterdam reached a three-month high during the week, amid spreads in contango on the London Metal Exchange, which also supported an uptrend across Europe and Asia.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913931/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-Rotterdam-premiums-up-on-LME-contango-MJP-South-Korean-rates-also-rise.htmlWed, 15 Jan 2020 03:02:00 GMTFate of US mills’ five hot-rolled coil price increases said in questionAn effort by domestic steelmakers to increase flat-rolled steel prices since late October 2019 has revived the hot-rolled index from multi-year lows, but it is unlikely to help mills to regain the high margins they achieved in 2018, market participants and industry experts told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913960/Fate-of-US-mills-five-hot-rolled-coil-price-increases-said-in-question.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 23:20:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 14/01A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday January 14.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913920/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-1401.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 22:34:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Copper price gains underpinned by favorable long-term prospectsGiven the right impetus, copper has the best long-term prospects among the base metals complex, which was exhibited by the red metal’s price rally in December.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3909301/2020-PREVIEW-Copper-price-gains-underpinned-by-favorable-long-term-prospects.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 22:04:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Static prices, but mood remains positiveDomestic prices for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe remained largely unchanged on Tuesday January 14, but sentiment remains positive, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913924/EUROPE-HRC-Static-prices-but-mood-remains-positive.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 18:58:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue pricing of cif India zinc ingot premiumsFastmarkets proposes to discontinue the pricing of zinc ingot premiums on a cif India basis. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913923/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-discontinue-pricing-of-cif-India-zinc-ingot-premiums.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 18:46:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/01: LME copper price hits 9-mth high; lead up 2%The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange was higher at the close of trading on Tuesday January 14, settling at its highest price since April 2019 against moderate turnover, with lead futures the afternoon's top performer. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913929/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1401-LME-copper-price-hits-9-mth-high-lead-up-2.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 18:20:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: Market strong on low availability The export market for flat rolled products from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) remained strong in the first two weeks of January on low availability, sources told Fastmarkets this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913882/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-Market-strong-on-low-availability.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 18:08:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices increase but buyers hold backFlat steel import prices in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia increased this week on higher offers, but demand remained weak because buyers were waiting to see if the hikes would gain acceptance, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday January 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913877/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-increase-but-buyers-hold-back.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 17:15:00 GMTEurope's charge chrome consumers weigh benefits of low-priced high carbon ferro-chrome Low prices of high-carbon ferro-chrome have attracted consumers of charge chrome in Europe, but adoption has been dampened by technical issues and concern that high-carbon ferro-chrome could reclaim its usual premium. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913916/Europes-charge-chrome-consumers-weigh-benefits-of-low-priced-high-carbon-ferro-chrome.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 17:13:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills stuck between weak rebar markets, firm scrap costsTurkish steel producers continued to hold back from the deep-sea scrap markets on the second day of the working week because of the soft rebar market and firm scrap prices, sources said on Tuesday January 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913881/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-stuck-between-weak-rebar-markets-firm-scrap-costs.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 16:10:00 GMTGULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Prices fall on moderate demand, good stocksDomestic and import prices for steel rebar and billet in the United Arab Emirates have decreased over the past week, while demand was moderate, market sources said on Tuesday January 14. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913876/GULF-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Prices-fall-on-moderate-demand-good-stocks.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 15:35:00 GMTPangang halts some V2O5 output for maintenance – sources China's Pangang Group has paused some vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) production at one of its three blast furnaces to conduct maintenance, a source at the company confirmed to Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913839/Pangang-halts-some-V2O5-output-for-maintenancesources.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 15:22:00 GMTFOCUS: What happens after China renames scrap metal as renewable material?Starting in July this year, and for the first time, millions of tonnes of copper and aluminium scrap will be shipped into China not as waste but as merchandise, after the country announced its timetable for the renaming of high-purity non-ferrous scrap as recyclable materials. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913840/FOCUS-What-happens-after-China-renames-scrap-metal-as-renewable-material.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 14:55:00 GMTFOCUS: LME options spike signals cautious optimism on copperLondon Metal Exchange copper bulls are turning to the options market to make cautious bets that copper's price will continue its rapid rise into March 2020, Fastmarkets learned.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913837/FOCUS-LME-options-spike-signals-cautious-optimism-on-copper.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 12:30:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne iron ore prices jump on yuan appreciation, low shipments Seaborne iron ore prices strengthened further on Tuesday January 14 amid continued appreciation of the yuan against the dollar and lower shipments from Australia and Brazil. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913834/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-iron-ore-prices-jump-on-yuan-appreciation-low-shipments.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 11:39:00 GMTChina’s CRC, HDG export prices rise on stronger yuanExport prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil rose in the week to Tuesday January 14 due to the recent appreciation in the yuan against the US dollar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913798/Chinas-CRC-HDG-export-prices-rise-on-stronger-yuan.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 11:37:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Prices steady on thin trading daySeaborne coking coal prices were stable on Tuesday January 14 while trading activity took a breather. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913832/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Prices-steady-on-thin-trading-day.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 11:24:00 GMTChina starts 2020 NEV subsidy talks in bid to 'build confidence in industry' There will be no significant reduction in China’s new energy vehicles (NEV) subsidies in 2020, Miao Wei, minister of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), revealed in a conference on Saturday January 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913804/China-starts-2020-NEV-subsidy-talks-in-bid-to-build-confidence-in-industry.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 10:23:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/01: LME nickel price sinks 3% on selling pressure; copper holds gains The three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange tumbled 3% during morning trading on Tuesday January 14 after a sell-off of just under $600 brought the price below the $14,000 per tonne psychological support level. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913792/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1401-LME-nickel-price-sinks-3-on-selling-pressure-copper-holds-gains.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 10:18:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Exporters raise offers amid weakening dollarChina’s hot-rolled coil exporters raised their offers on Tuesday January 14 on a weakening dollar, but thin trading kept domestic prices flat. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913779/CHINA-HRC-Exporters-raise-offers-amid-weakening-dollar.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 10:17:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Strong futures fail to give spot prices upward pushRebar prices in eastern China rebar continued to soften on Tuesday January 14 despite a pick-up in the futures market, with demand remaining persistently weak.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913775/CHINA-REBAR-Strong-futures-fail-to-give-spot-prices-upward-push.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 09:40:00 GMTChina’s finished steel exports fall 7% in 2019China's finished steel exports in December tumbled on a year-on-year basis despite being higher compared with a month earlier.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913774/Chinas-finished-steel-exports-fall-7-in-2019.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 08:57:00 GMTChina's auto output, sales tumble in 2019Chinese auto output and sales continued to drop in 2019 despite recoveries in the second half of the year, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913770/Chinas-auto-output-sales-tumble-in-2019.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 07:18:00 GMTCIS STEEL SLAB: Prices rise on steady demand, support from flat steel marketExport steel slab prices from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) rose by $15-20 per tonne in the first half of January 2020 on steady customer interest as well as a surge in the flat steel segment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913727/CIS-STEEL-SLAB-Prices-rise-on-steady-demand-support-from-flat-steel-market.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 06:00:00 GMTCisa expects China's steel consumption to rise 2% in 2020The China Iron & Steel Association (Cisa) expects Chinese steel consumption to rise by 2% to 890 million tonnes in 2020 based on anticipated growth in the construction, home appliance and railway sectors, according to a report it released on Tuesday January 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913769/Cisa-expects-Chinas-steel-consumption-to-rise-2-in-2020.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 05:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/01: Nickel leads SHFE base metals downward; copper up by 0.5%Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly down at the close of morning trading on Tuesday January 14, with the downtrend led by nickel, which is reversing the strength seen on Monday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913771/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1401-Nickel-leads-SHFE-base-metals-downward-copper-up-by-05.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 05:20:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Ferroglobe appoints Marco Levi as chief executiveSilicon and bulk alloys producer Ferroglobe has appointed Marco Levi as its chief executive officer, replacing Pedro Larrea, who leaves the company to seek new professional challenges, according to a company statement on Monday January 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913756/PEOPLE-MOVES-Ferroglobe-appoints-Marco-Levi-as-chief-executive.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 04:23:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: UG2 chrome ore prices rise on renewed interest, boosting China’s domestic alloy marketSouth African miners reported a fresh wave of buying interest for chrome ore, prompting higher prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913647/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-UG2-chrome-ore-prices-rise-on-renewed-interest-boosting-Chinas-domestic-alloy.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 03:50:00 GMTFERRO-SILICON SNAPSHOT: Chinese export price firmer on strengthening yuanKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ended Friday January 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913765/FERRO-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-export-price-firmer-on-strengthening-yuan.htmlTue, 14 Jan 2020 02:57:00 GMTUS HRC price climbs; mills less flexible on deals Hot-rolled coil prices in the United States rose on Monday January 13, with buyers accepting a greater amount of the combined five price increases domestic mills have announced since October.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913764/US-HRC-price-climbs-mills-less-flexible-on-deals.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 23:21:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/01: LME copper nears $6,300/t in 1.3% uptick; outflows fail to bolster AlThe three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange was higher at the close of trading on Monday January 13, settling at a nine-month high against moderate volumes traded, while aluminium futures stagnated despite tumbling exchange stocks.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913741/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1301-LME-copper-nears-6300t-in-13-uptick-outflows-fail-to-bolster-Al.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 17:45:00 GMTLower-grade manganese ore prices get stronger, higher grade dipsSeaborne manganese ore prices in China moved in opposing directions for different grades in the week ending Friday January 10, with low-grade ore showing further minor rises, while high-grade ore softened amid falls in portside prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913678/Lower-grade-manganese-ore-prices-get-stronger-higher-grade-dips.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 17:27:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: US price continues downtrend; European prices rise but could be near peakKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ended January 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913643/GLOBAL-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-US-price-continues-downtrend-European-prices-rise-but-could-be-near-peak.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 17:13:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Northern European producers increase offer pricesNorthern European flat steel producers increased their official hot-rolled coil offer prices on Monday January 13 and transaction prices are also expected to rise, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913730/EUROPE-HRC-Northern-European-producers-increase-offer-prices.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 16:39:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills remain silent in deep-sea market on weak rebar demand, tight scrap supplyTurkish steel mills continued to hold back from deep-sea scrap purchases on Monday January 13, due to weak rebar markets and firm scrap prices, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913667/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-remain-silent-in-deep-sea-market-on-weak-rebar-demand-tight-scrap-supply.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 16:24:00 GMTManganese alloys prices up but rally seen limitedManganese alloys prices in Europe and India increased in the week to Friday January 10 against steady increases in manganese ore markets since early December, although industry sources believe further increases will be limited due to relatively soft consumer demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913666/Manganese-alloys-prices-up-but-rally-seen-limited.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 15:50:00 GMTUkraine’s DMKD restarts No12 blast furnace, increases pig iron outputUkrainian steel billet producer Dneprovskiy Dzerzhinsky Metallurgical Plant (DMKD) has restarted its 900,000-tonnes-per-year No12 blast furnace at its steelmaking facility in the port city of Kamianske on the Dneiper river. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913648/Ukraines-DMKD-restarts-No12-blast-furnace-increases-pig-iron-output.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 15:45:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Global prices stumble on weaker demand, but India remains strong [CORRECTED]Ferrous scrap prices in most global markets dipped on weaker demand during the week ended Friday January 10, but the Indian market remained strong.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913589/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Global-prices-stumble-on-weaker-demand-but-India-remains-strong-[CORRECTED].htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 15:19:00 GMTEurope ferro-vanadium up on more spot market activity; V2O5 followsThe European ferro-vanadium market moved higher in the week to Friday January 10 amid increased spot market activity, with the vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) market price following the uptrend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913655/Europe-ferro-vanadium-up-on-more-spot-market-activity-V2O5-follows.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Falling domestic long steel prices push down local scrap valuesSentiment in the Turkish domestic scrap market turned negative over the past week due to weakening local finished long steel prices, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday January 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913650/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Falling-domestic-long-steel-prices-push-down-local-scrap-values.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 14:03:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: China price flat on firm offers; Europe finds room to declineKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday January 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913582/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-SNAPSHOT-China-price-flat-on-firm-offers-Europe-finds-room-to-decline.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 12:50:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices rise on Australian cyclone concerns Seaborne iron ore prices rose on Monday January 13 amid concerns that shipments from Australia would be disrupted by another cyclone. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913614/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-rise-on-Australian-cyclone-concerns.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 12:15:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN SNAPSHOT: Tight concentrate supply supports APT, ferro-tungsten pricesKey data from the pricing sessions in London and Shanghai in the week ended Friday January 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913585/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-SNAPSHOT-Tight-concentrate-supply-supports-APT-ferro-tungsten-prices.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 11:15:00 GMTFOCUS: China to resume billet imports after Chinese New YearChina may continue importing steel billet after the Chinese New Year holiday (January 25-30) due to the expected pick-up in seasonal downstream demand and prices post-holiday, market sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913566/FOCUS-China-to-resume-billet-imports-after-Chinese-New-Year.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 10:45:00 GMTFOCUS: Chinese cobalt sulfate price underpinned despite near-term EV demand uncertaintyDespite uncertainty surrounding downstream demand, the price of cobalt sulfate in China has jumped by more than 12% so far this year, with suppliers either offering the material at aggressively high levels or holding back from sales.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913561/FOCUS-Chinese-cobalt-sulfate-price-underpinned-despite-near-term-EV-demand-uncertainty.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 10:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/01: LME nickel price pushes higher amid fresh cancelation; Al weak despite outflows The three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange improved during morning trading on Monday January 13, with upward momentum supported by a fresh cancelation of some 4,434 tonnes, while continued outflows did little to move a steady aluminium price. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913581/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1301-LME-nickel-price-pushes-higher-amid-fresh-cancelation-Al-weak-despite.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 10:31:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Prices surge amid Chinese buying activity, Curragh mine suspensionOperations at Australia’s Curragh coal mine have been suspended following a fatal accident over the weekend, the miner said on Monday January 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913574/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Prices-surge-amid-Chinese-buying-activity-Curragh-mine-suspension.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 10:14:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic market subdued but weaker dollar supporting export pricesChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil market remained subdued on Monday January 13, although a weakening dollar appeared to give some support to export prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913576/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-market-subdued-but-weaker-dollar-supporting-export-prices.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 09:58:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: China to rename certain copper, aluminium scrap products in JulyChina's new policy to rename certain copper scrap, brass scrap and aluminium scrap as “recyclable raw materials” will take effect in July 2020, according to an official document seen by Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913580/NEWSBREAK-China-to-rename-certain-copper-aluminium-scrap-products-in-July.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 09:46:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Eastern region prices down on weak demandEastern China’s rebar prices fell further on Monday January 13 on softening demand, though those in the northern region held up amid a lack of selling pressure. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913573/CHINA-REBAR-Eastern-region-prices-down-on-weak-demand.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 09:30:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Prices hold steady amid bearish scrap outlookSteel billet prices in most major markets around the world were mostly stable in the week to Friday January 10, amid steady prices in the upstream ferrous scrap market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913570/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Prices-hold-steady-amid-bearish-scrap-outlook.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 09:28:00 GMTIncreased global demand turns secondary aluminium scrap market into ‘gold rush’ for sellersAn increase in demand for secondary aluminium from both Europe and abroad has fueled a jump in European scrap prices, according to markets sources.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913375/Increased-global-demand-turns-secondary-aluminium-scrap-market-into-gold-rush-for-sellers.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/01: SHFE base metals prices subdued; Al slumps 1.2%, Ni rises 1%With the exception of aluminium and nickel, base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were little changed at the close of morning trading on Monday January 13.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913565/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1301-SHFE-base-metals-prices-subdued-Al-slumps-12-Ni-rises-1.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 05:41:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore pellet prices roll ahead, concentrate premiums weakenSeaborne iron ore pellet price gains overshadowed those in other segments of the steelmaking raw material last week, while premiums for magnetite concentrate weakened. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913562/Seaborne-iron-ore-pellet-prices-roll-ahead-concentrate-premiums-weaken.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 05:34:00 GMTChina's Shagang cuts long steel prices for mid-JanuaryEastern China’s Shagang has cut the prices for its long steel products booked over the January 11-20 period, according to a company announcement on Saturday January 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913557/Chinas-Shagang-cuts-long-steel-prices-for-mid-January.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 02:45:00 GMTUS HRC index still above $30/cwt; staying power hazyHot-rolled coil prices in the United States remained above $30 per hundredweight on Friday January 10, with domestic flat-rolled steel mills holding firm on higher prices after their fifth increase since late October of last year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913551/US-HRC-index-still-above-30cwt-staying-power-hazy.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 23:32:00 GMTALUMINIUM FOUNDRY WRAP: Premiums flat in illiquid world market Premiums for primary foundry alloy in the United States and Europe were unchanged on Friday January 10 in an illiquid global market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913501/ALUMINIUM-FOUNDRY-WRAP-Premiums-flat-in-illiquid-world-market.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 20:39:00 GMTBrazilian slab export prices up on revived demandThe price of steel slab exports from Brazil increased in the first full week of January 2020 with higher demand from North American buyers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913530/Brazilian-slab-export-prices-up-on-revived-demand.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 19:22:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/01: LME base metals consolidate higher on low turnover; Al stays above $1,800Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange consolidated higher at the close of trading on Friday January 10, edging slightly upward on moderately low turnover, while volatility in the aluminium complex saw strong stock moves make little change to its outright price. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913528/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1001-LME-base-metals-consolidate-higher-on-low-turnover-Al-stays-above-1800.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 18:35:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Trading activity thaws, but market lacks clarityTrading activity in the export market for CIS steel billet recovered somewhat in the second week of January with several cargoes reported sold to Africa. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913526/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Trading-activity-thaws-but-market-lacks-clarity.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 18:14:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 10/01: Indium weakens ahead of Fanya auction; manganese flake gains supportAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913509/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1001-Indium-weakens-ahead-of-Fanya-auction-manganese-flake-gains-support.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 17:54:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 10/01: Cobalt prices track higher on strong buyingAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913519/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-1001-Cobalt-prices-track-higher-on-strong-buying.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 17:45:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Europe alloys gain strength on ore market recoveryKey data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ending Friday January 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913518/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-SNAPSHOT-Europe-alloys-gain-strength-on-ore-market-recovery.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 17:29:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Light iron market stable ahead of January monthliesThe inter-merchant spot market for light iron scrap in the UK was unmoved in the week ended Friday January 10, while there was an increase in business from Europe to traditional export markets in Turkey and the Indian subcontinent. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913507/UK-SCRAP-Light-iron-market-stable-ahead-of-January-monthlies.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 17:17:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: UG2 chrome ore, domestic ferro-chrome prices rise in China Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday January 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913512/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-UG2-chrome-ore-domestic-ferro-chrome-prices-rise-in-China.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 17:15:00 GMTChina’s manganese ore imports climb 22.5% over Jan-Nov 2019China’s imports of manganese ore were around 30.68 million tonnes in the first 11 months of 2019, registering an increase of around 22.5% from 25.04 million tonnes in the corresponding period of 2018, according to official but unconfirmed data from Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913508/Chinas-manganese-ore-imports-climb-225-over-Jan-Nov-2019.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 17:05:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Positive sentiment pushes up trading activity and pricesThe price of ferrous scrap imported into India increased again this week thanks to positive sentiment in the market that continues to boost trading activity, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913467/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Positive-sentiment-pushes-up-trading-activity-and-prices.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 16:57:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Prices up slightly on improved demand, sentimentThe price of austenitic alloy steel scrap in Europe has moved up slightly over the past week on an uptick in demand for January tonnages and improved market sentiment, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday January 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913504/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Prices-up-slightly-on-improved-demand-sentiment.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 16:52:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 10/01: FeV up on increased spot interest; V2O5 follows higher An overview of the noble alloys markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913503/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-1001-FeV-up-on-increased-spot-interest-V2O5-follows-higher.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 16:42:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills keep deep-sea purchases slow amid weak rebar marketTurkish steel producers ended the week with only one deep-sea cargo for February shipment, leaving prices fairly stable, sources said on Friday January 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913193/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-keep-deep-sea-purchases-slow-amid-weak-rebar-market.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 16:37:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Northern European index stays on uptrendFastmarkets’ index for domestic hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe increased on Friday January 10, with sources expecting prices to continue to rise. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913192/EUROPE-HRC-Northern-European-index-stays-on-uptrend.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 16:25:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Prices decrease on lower alloy surchargesThe price of stainless steel in Europe decreased this week on lower monthly alloy surcharges for January, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday January 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913405/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Prices-decrease-on-lower-alloy-surcharges.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 16:25:00 GMTLME aluminium cancellations extend queue time at Port Klang warehousesThe waiting time for aluminium at Istim’s warehouse in Port Klang, Malaysia, rose to more than a month at the end of December 2019 compared with 11 days at the end of November, according to the latest LME queue report. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913191/LME-aluminium-cancellations-extend-queue-time-at-Port-Klang-warehouses.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 16:13:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Prices increase amid weak market activityFlat steel prices in Turkey increased during the week ended Friday January 10, even as trading activity remained weak, market sources said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913126/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-increase-amid-weak-market-activity.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 14:43:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices largely steady on weak demandTurkish prices for hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG) and color-coated coil, or pre-painted galvanized iron (PPGI), showed only small changes in the week to Friday January 10 with demand being weak, sources have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913128/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-largely-steady-on-weak-demand.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 14:35:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 10/01: Indium slides ahead of second Fanya stock auctionAn overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913088/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1001-Indium-slides-ahead-of-second-Fanya-stock-auction.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Seaborne Asian hydroxide price falls; European, US prices tumble but 'close to bottom' Previous weakness in the Chinese battery-grade lithium markets travelled through into the seaborne lithium hydroxide market which fell by 4.7% week on week on Thursday January 9, while the delivered, duty-paid Europe and United States compound prices both fell on the availability of cheaper spot material. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913090/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Seaborne-Asian-hydroxide-price-falls-European-US-prices-tumble-but-close-to.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 12:15:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Fixed-price seaborne deals indicate better sentimentIron ore prices were rangebound on Friday January 10, although two fixed-price deals implied better risk appetite in the market, sources said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913098/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Fixed-price-seaborne-deals-indicate-better-sentiment.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Fob Australia prices cross $150 per tonne Seaborne coking coal prices moved up sharply on Friday January 10 as Chinese participants continued to drive buying activity.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913095/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Fob-Australia-prices-cross-150-per-tonne.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 11:40:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 10/01: Mixed movements in stocksStocks of base metals in Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses were divided into two camps in the week to Friday January 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913083/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-1001-Mixed-movements-in-stocks.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 11:05:00 GMTBangladesh bulk scrap buying halted by bloated stocks, higher Japan export scrap pricesBulk scrap purchasing in the Bangladesh import market is under pressure, largely due to inflated inventories of material and high offer prices, market sources told Fastmarkets on January 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913078/Bangladesh-bulk-scrap-buying-halted-by-bloated-stocks-higher-Japan-export-scrap-prices.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 10:50:00 GMTSoutheast Asian billet import prices hold steady amid expectations for cheaper scrapPrices in Southeast Asia’s steel billet market remained stable on Friday January 10 as buyers mostly stayed away from the spot market in anticipation of softer scrap charges, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913077/Southeast-Asian-billet-import-prices-hold-steady-amid-expectations-for-cheaper-scrap.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 10:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/01: Stock volatility fails to bolster LME Al; tin leads gains in low-vol tradeThe three-month aluminium price on the London Metal Exchange was little moved during morning trading on Friday January 10 and consolidated around $1,800 per tonne despite a fresh cancelation of some 17,650 tonnes. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913079/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1001-Stock-volatility-fails-to-bolster-LME-Al-tin-leads-gains-in-low-vol-trade.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 10:42:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices weaken on thinner tradingChina’s hot-rolled coil prices weakened on Friday January 10 after trading activity dropped amid weakening demand before the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913053/CHINA-HRC-Prices-weaken-on-thinner-trading.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 10:10:00 GMTASIA FERROUS SCRAP: Higher Kanto auction price bolsters Vietnamese sentimentHigher Kanto Tetsugen auction prices have bolstered sentiment in Asia for Japanese scrap, but demand for deep-sea cargoes from the United States' West Coast has faltered in both Vietnam and Taiwan.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912864/ASIA-FERROUS-SCRAP-Higher-Kanto-auction-price-bolsters-Vietnamese-sentiment.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 09:40:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Market quiet as more participants exit market ahead of Chinese New YearChina’s domestic rebar prices edged down on Friday January 10 due to weakening demand as more participants prepared to exit the market ahead of the week-long Chinese New Year holiday later this month. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913052/CHINA-REBAR-Market-quiet-as-more-participants-exit-market-ahead-of-Chinese-New-Year.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 09:29:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/01: SHFE base metals prices consolidate as focus turns to US jobs reportBase metals on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed but confined to narrow ranges during morning trading on Friday January 10, with participants staying fairly cautious ahead of key employment data out of the United States later.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913048/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1001-SHFE-base-metals-prices-consolidate-as-focus-turns-to-US-jobs-report.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 04:50:00 GMTVietnam's Formosa Ha Tinh raises HRC, wire rod offers for MarchMajor Vietnamese integrated steel producer Formosa Ha Tinh Steel has raised the offer prices for its hot-rolled coil products for March shipment and delivery by $35 per tonne, in light of the recent continual increases in HRC prices in Asia.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913047/Vietnams-Formosa-Ha-Tinh-raises-HRC-wire-rod-offers-for-March.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 04:11:00 GMTANALYSIS: Zinc cargoes diverted to Southeast Asia on low Chinese demandZinc was thinly traded in most of Asia in 2019, but in December many deliveries were diverted to warehouses in Singapore, raising many eyebrows. Fastmarkets investigates the changing trend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912872/ANALYSIS-Zinc-cargoes-diverted-to-Southeast-Asia-on-low-Chinese-demand.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 03:35:00 GMTChina grants CMOC tungsten export license for 2020-2021China has allowed China Molybdenum Co (CMOC), the winner of the recent auction of ammonium paratungstate (APT) stocks held by the defunct Fanya Metal Exchange, to export tungsten in 2020-2021, according to the Ministry of Commerce.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913013/China-grants-CMOC-tungsten-export-license-for-2020-2021.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2020 02:53:00 GMTSome US flat-roll import prices follow domestic market upThe flat-rolled steel import market was mixed on Wednesday January 8, with some products rising sharply due to gains in the domestic market while others were quiet following no immediate improvement in steel demand after the December holiday lull, market participants said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913040/Some-US-flat-roll-import-prices-follow-domestic-market-up.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 23:05:00 GMTUS HRC index holds; mill increase sustainability unclearHot-rolled coil prices in the United States have remained solidly above $30 per hundredweight ($600 per short ton) following a fifth round of mill price increases.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913039/US-HRC-index-holds-mill-increase-sustainability-unclear.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 22:54:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/01: Stock inflow tempers LME zinc under $2,400/t; Al consolidatesThe three-month zinc price on the London Metal Exchange had declined at the close of trading on Thursday January 9, dipping below nearby support levels after a fresh inflow of 1,500 tonnes into Singapore capped momentum gained earlier in the week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3913018/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0901-Stock-inflow-tempers-LME-zinc-under-2400t-Al-consolidates.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 18:10:00 GMTMorocco violated anti-dumping rules on HRC imports from Turkey, WTO saysThe World Trade Organization has made a final ruling that the Moroccan authorities violated parts of the WTO's Anti-Dumping Agreement in its imposition of tariffs on hot-rolled coil imports from Turkey. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912893/Morocco-violated-anti-dumping-rules-on-HRC-imports-from-Turkey-WTO-says.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 17:48:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Fresh European cargo keeps prices steadyTurkish steel producers have broken their silence in the deep-sea scrap markets after a mill in the Marmara region bought a European cargo, sources said on Thursday January 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912930/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Fresh-European-cargo-keeps-prices-steady.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 17:15:00 GMTLiberty Steel announces 355 job cuts to UK staff due to ‘challenging market conditions’ [UPDATED]Liberty Steel Group will cut 355 jobs at its UK steelworks in Stockbridge, South Yorkshire and Newport, South Wales due to “challenging market conditions”, the company said on Thursday January 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912881/Liberty-Steel-announces-355-job-cuts-to-UK-staff-due-to-challenging-market-conditions-[UPDATED].htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 17:09:00 GMTAL PREMIUM SNAPSHOT: Rotterdam premium at 3-mnth high on tight Europe Al marketKey data from the price assessment on Thursday January 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912981/AL-PREMIUM-SNAPSHOT-Rotterdam-premium-at-3-mnth-high-on-tight-Europe-Al-market.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 16:45:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Northern European index edges up, further rises expectedFastmarkets' index for domestic hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe inched up on Thursday January 9, with sources expecting prices to continue rising. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912923/EUROPE-HRC-Northern-European-index-edges-up-further-rises-expected.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 16:06:00 GMTFREE WEB SEMINAR: Cobalt pricing - volatility, spot volumes and increasing frequency Fastmarkets will publish its price assessments for standard and alloy-grade cobalt, in-whs Rotterdam, on a daily basis from Monday February 3, 2020.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3906922/FREE-WEB-SEMINAR-Cobalt-pricing-volatility-spot-volumes-and-increasing-frequency.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 16:04:00 GMTALUMINA ROUND-UP: Fob Australia price well supported by continued Chinese demandThere has been a flurry of buying activity in the Chinese alumina market at the start of January, supporting the benchmark alumina price above $270 per tonne. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912975/ALUMINA-ROUND-UP-Fob-Australia-price-well-supported-by-continued-Chinese-demand.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 15:58:00 GMTFOCUS: Excess supply to limit China alumina market recovery - sourcesThe Chinese alumina price recently reached a floor and began entering into a rebound on the spot market, however, excess market supply has limited the uptrend, market participants said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911943/FOCUS-Excess-supply-to-limit-China-alumina-market-recovery-sources.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 15:45:00 GMTMitsui ends South Korean blending ops as arsenic levels ebb at key copper mines Mining and trading company Mitsui is ceasing copper concentrate blending in South Korea, an indication that grades and arsenic levels are improving at copper mines where it holds stakes, Fastmarkets understands. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912874/Mitsui-ends-South-Korean-blending-ops-as-arsenic-levels-ebb-at-key-copper-mines.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 15:40:00 GMTActive spot buying, China rally spurs increase in benchmark cobalt prices Trader and consumer restocking sent prices for cobalt metal higher on Wednesday January 8, with firmer Chinese equity markets, salts prices and raw material payables also underpinning sentiment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912897/Active-spot-buying-China-rally-spurs-increase-in-benchmark-cobalt-prices.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 15:36:00 GMTFREE WEB SEMINAR: What's next for minor metals after Fanya?Join Fastmarkets' web seminar on what could be in store for the minor metals markets now most stocks formerly held by the Fanya Metal Exchange in China have been sold off in auctions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912896/FREE-WEB-SEMINAR-Whats-next-for-minor-metals-after-Fanya.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 15:32:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL: Prices reduced on stronger liraDomestic prices for long steel products in the Turkish market have gone down slightly due to a recent strengthening of the country’s lira against the US dollar, sources said on Thursday January 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912890/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-Prices-reduced-on-stronger-lira.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 15:25:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Steady scrap costs keep prices unchangedTurkish steel billet prices have remained stable over the past week thanks to steady imported scrap values, sources said on Thursday January 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912891/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Steady-scrap-costs-keep-prices-unchanged.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 14:50:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Prices decrease because of weak demandPrices of steel billet and rebar in Egypt decreased in the week to Thursday January 9 because of weak demand, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912895/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Prices-decrease-because-of-weak-demand.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 14:39:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Mills keep offers unchanged amid steady scrap costsRebar and wire rod export prices in Turkey have remained stable over the past week in line with steady ferrous scrap costs, sources said on Thursday January 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912892/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Mills-keep-offers-unchanged-amid-steady-scrap-costs.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 14:25:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices sink on faded restocking, steel inventory jumpPhysical iron ore prices fell on Thursday January 9 following derivatives losses amid paused restocking from Chinese mills and a big increase in steel inventories.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912880/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-sink-on-faded-restocking-steel-inventory-jump.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 12:55:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices maintain upward momentum The seaborne coking coal price fob DBCT rose again on Thursday January 9, although trading activity has waned from a day earlier. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912878/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-maintain-upward-momentum.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 11:51:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Overseas buyers warming up to higher pricesOverseas buyers have become more willing to pay for Chinese hot-rolled coil, although China’s domestic market experienced some weakness on Thursday January 9.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912873/CHINA-HRC-Overseas-buyers-warming-up-to-higher-prices.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 10:34:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/01: LME aluminium price holds below $1,800/t despite 120kt fresh cancelation; nickel rallies above $14k/tThe three-month aluminium price on the London Metal Exchange was little moved during morning trading on Thursday January 9, with price action largely unaffected by a fresh cancelation of some 119,675 tonnes out of LME-registered warehouses in Asia. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912875/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0901-LME-aluminium-price-holds-below-1800t-despite-120kt-fresh-cancelation-nickel.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 10:32:00 GMTChina issues 3,180 tonnes of ferrous scrap import quotas China has granted allowances for 3,180 tonnes of ferrous scrap imports in the second round of import quotas issued by the China Solid Waste & Chemicals Management Center on Wednesday January 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912869/China-issues-3180-tonnes-of-ferrous-scrap-import-quotas.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 09:45:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Rising yuan pushes up export pricesExport prices for Chinese rebar picked up slightly on Thursday January 9 on an appreciating yuan, while the domestic market was flat amid inactivity.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912871/CHINA-REBAR-Rising-yuan-pushes-up-export-prices.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 09:30:00 GMT2020 EQ copper cathode supply contracts in China settle slightly above 2019 levels, sources sayNegotiations for annual supply of equivalent-grade (EQ) copper cathode in China for 2020 have recently concluded, with this year’s premiums slightly above those for 2019, market sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912653/2020-EQ-copper-cathode-supply-contracts-in-China-settle-slightly-above-2019-levels-sources-say.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 09:23:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: Second auction for Fanya indium stocks scheduled for January 17A second auction for the 3,609.5 tonnes of indium once held by the defunct Fanya Metal Exchange has been scheduled for January 17, according to an official notice published via the Alibaba judicial online platform on Thursday January 9.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912870/NEWSBREAK-Second-auction-for-Fanya-indium-stocks-scheduled-for-January-17.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 08:38:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: US HRC-scrap gap could prove perilous for steelIf you ask an executive at your local mill in the United States which way prices will go in 2020, they will probably tell you nowhere but up.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3909309/2020-PREVIEW-US-HRC-scrap-gap-could-prove-perilous-for-steel.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMTCOBALT HYDROXIDE SNAPSHOT: Rising downstream sulfate prices, benchmark metal prices boost spot demandKey data from Wednesday January 8 pricing session in Shanghai and London. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912865/COBALT-HYDROXIDE-SNAPSHOT-Rising-downstream-sulfate-prices-benchmark-metal-prices-boost-spot-demand.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 05:44:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/01: SHFE base metals prices mixed amid easing US-Iran tensionsBase metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were on divergent paths at the close of morning trading on Thursday January 9, with easing tensions between Iran and the United States providing a slight boost to risk sentiment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912866/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0901-SHFE-base-metals-prices-mixed-amid-easing-US-Iran-tensions.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2020 05:08:00 GMTUS HRC index above $610 per ton; mills announce new price increasesUS hot-rolled coil prices moved above the $30.50-per-hundredweight ($610-per-short-ton) threshold for the first time since May 2019 on Wednesday January 8, while mills announced a new round of price increases and market participants shared mixed demand outlooks.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912857/US-HRC-index-above-610-per-ton-mills-announce-new-price-increases.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 22:48:00 GMTBASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 08/01A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday January 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912758/BASE-METALS-WARRANT-REPORT-0801.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 20:40:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Sentiment in the market improves, further rises likelyThe domestic price for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe inched up on Wednesday January 8, and prices were expected to rise further, sources have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912830/EUROPE-HRC-Sentiment-in-the-market-improves-further-rises-likely.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 18:48:00 GMTTshipi studying 50% manganese-ore output expansionJupiter Mines is starting a feasibility study into an expansion project that aims to increase manganese ore output from Tshipi Borwa by 50% to 4.5 million tonnes per year over three years, the company announced on Tuesday January 7. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912833/Tshipi-studying-50-manganese-ore-output-expansion.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 18:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/01: LME zinc surpasses $2,400/t in rally; turnover hits 4-mth highThe three-month zinc price on the London Metal Exchange settled at a two-month high at the close of trading on Wednesday January 8, climbing by just under 2% and breaching the $2,400-per-tonne resistance level against the highest daily trading volumes since September 2019.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912835/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0801-LME-zinc-surpasses-2400t-in-rally-turnover-hits-4-mth-high.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Market awaits more clarity after long holidays, customers’ mood pessimisticUncertainty was weighing on the CIS export market for steel billet in the week ended Wednesday January 8, with market participants returning from their year-end holidays and waiting for mills to announce offers of February-rolling material. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912827/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Market-awaits-more-clarity-after-long-holidays-customers-mood-pessimistic.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 17:57:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Prices flat in quiet conditions, flat scrap marketThe price of steel mesh-quality wire rod was unchanged week on week in Europe with activity still slow after the Christmas and New Year holiday period, Fastmarkets heard on Wednesday January 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912831/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Prices-flat-in-quiet-conditions-flat-scrap-market.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 17:45:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 08/01: Antimony down on low demand; manganese flake supportedAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912823/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-0801-Antimony-down-on-low-demand-manganese-flake-supported.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 17:35:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: US briquette premium edges higher; other markets quiet to start the year In what some market participants called a short-term move, the nickel briquette premium crept up in the United States on Tuesday January 7, while all other regions had a slow return to business after year-end holidays. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912825/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-US-briquette-premium-edges-higher-other-markets-quiet-to-start-the-year.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 17:26:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 08/01: Molybdenum's incline continues on increased Asia activityAn overview of the noble alloys markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912826/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-0801-Molybdenums-incline-continues-on-increased-Asia-activity.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 17:05:00 GMTEUROPE REBAR: Post-holiday prices stable as market waits for scrap cost movesThe price of steel rebar in Europe was unchanged this week with the market beginning to emerge from the Christmas and New Year holiday period, Fastmarkets heard on Wednesday January 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912824/EUROPE-REBAR-Post-holiday-prices-stable-as-market-waits-for-scrap-cost-moves.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 16:55:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills continue to negotiate February cargoesTurkish deep-sea scrap import markets remained silent on Wednesday January 8, with mills still in negotiations for cargoes to be shipped in February, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912727/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-continue-to-negotiate-February-cargoes.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 16:01:00 GMTBrazil's Atlantic Nickel to reach full capacity by Q2, ceo saysBrazil’s Atlantic Nickel started producing around three months ahead of schedule, and expectations of achieving full capacity have also been brought forward to the second quarter this year, chief executive officer Paulo Castellari told Fastmarkets in an interview on Tuesday January 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912730/Brazils-Atlantic-Nickel-to-reach-full-capacity-by-Q2-ceo-says.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 15:46:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Public holiday keeps trading at low levelThe price of steel H-beams across Europe remained unchanged on Wednesday January 8 with a public holiday at the start of the week keeping trading activity low, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912759/EUROPE-BEAMS-Public-holiday-keeps-trading-at-low-level.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 15:40:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Market remains subdued on further public holidaysHollow steel sections prices in Europe were unchanged over the past week, with trading activity remaining subdued after the year-end public holidays across Europe, market sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday January 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912729/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Market-remains-subdued-on-further-public-holidays.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 15:20:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL PIPE EXPORTS: Rising raw material costs push up prices despite limited demandTurkish steel pipe export prices have increased slightly over the past month amid rising raw material costs, market sources said on Wednesday January 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912699/TURKEY-STEEL-PIPE-EXPORTS-Rising-raw-material-costs-push-up-prices-despite-limited-demand.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 14:44:00 GMTLivent 'reviews expansion plans' on falling lithium prices, lowers revenue guidanceNorth American lithium producer Livent has revised down its financial guidance for fourth-quarter as well as full-year revenues, and is reviewing potential changes to its planned capacity expansion road map, it said on Tuesday January 7. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912697/Livent-reviews-expansion-plans-on-falling-lithium-prices-lowers-revenue-guidance.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 13:36:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Mill restocking supports seaborne price risesSeaborne iron ore index increased on Wednesday January 8, after steelmakers in China started restocking activities. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912680/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Mill-restocking-supports-seaborne-price-rises.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 12:35:00 GMTHebei province to cut 14 million tpy of steel capacity in 2020China’s Hebei province, the country’s largest steel production hub, will reduce steel capacity by 14 million tonnes per year in 2020 as part of efforts to transform and upgrade the industry, according to a report from state-owned news agency Xinhua on Tuesday January 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912656/Hebei-province-to-cut-14-million-tpy-of-steel-capacity-in-2020.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 12:13:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Shanghai copper premium close to three-year low; minimal spot activity seen in Europe, US [CORRECTED]Limited buying interest ahead of national holidays has dragged the Shanghai copper premium to its lowest level in almost three years, while copper premiums are stable in Europe and the United States with minimal spot activity for the first week of 2020. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912668/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Shanghai-copper-premium-close-to-three-year-low-minimal-spot-activity-seen-in.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 11:38:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices rise to highest in two monthsSeaborne coking coal prices were driven upward by Chinese buying activity on Wednesday January 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912666/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-rise-to-highest-in-two-months.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 11:15:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: US-Iran tensions yet to move Asian lead premiums The new year began with a dramatic escalation in US-Iran political tensions, leading market participants to express increased risk aversion in trading lead from Iran - a major lead ingot producer, sources told Fastmarkets in the week to Tuesday January 7. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912628/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-US-Iran-tensions-yet-to-move-Asian-lead-premiums.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 10:26:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/01: Fresh 4.6kt inflow tempers LME nickel price; Al dips despite outflows The three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was lower during morning trading on Wednesday January 8, with prices retreating below the $14,000-per-tonne threshold, while further outflows failed to support aluminium’s outright price.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912658/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0801-Fresh-46kt-inflow-tempers-LME-nickel-price-Al-dips-despite-outflows.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 10:24:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Rising futures boost spot pricesChina’s hot-rolled coil prices edged up on Wednesday January 8 on rising futures, with exporters sticking to their offers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912657/CHINA-HRC-Rising-futures-boost-spot-prices.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 10:04:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Futures up, but spot prices still flat China’s domestic rebar prices did not budge despite further gains in the futures market on Wednesday January 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912655/CHINA-REBAR-Futures-up-but-spot-prices-still-flat.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 08:58:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/01: SHFE base metals prices hold up well despite flare-up in US-Iran tensionsMost of the base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange ended the morning trading session on Wednesday January 8 in positive territory despite tensions in the Middle East flaring again after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two bases in Iraq that house United States troops.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912654/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0801-SHFE-base-metals-prices-hold-up-well-despite-flare-up-in-US-Iran-tensions.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 07:38:00 GMTFOCUS: Heightened US-Iran tensions fail to dampen Asian buyers’ appetite for Iranian steelEscalating tensions between the United States and Iran have not affected appetite in Southeast Asia for Iranian steel products, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912460/FOCUS-Heightened-US-Iran-tensions-fail-to-dampen-Asian-buyers-appetite-for-Iranian-steel.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 06:30:00 GMTLiquidity spikes for SGX 65% Fe iron ore contract The Singapore Exchange’s (SGX’s) 65% Fe iron ore futures experiencing a surge in interest, with 10,430 lots - or 1.043 million tonnes - of the contract being cleared by Tuesday January 7. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912652/Liquidity-spikes-for-SGX-65-Fe-iron-ore-contract.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 06:12:00 GMTBid-offer gap keeps export trading thin for Chinese plate Export trading activity for Chinese plate was thin over the past week amid a $5-per-tonne gap between bids and offers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912651/Bid-offer-gap-keeps-export-trading-thin-for-Chinese-plate.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 05:30:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Codelco’s Roberto Ecclefield to leaveRoberto Ecclefield, chief commercial officer at Chilean copper producer Codelco, is to leave the company, Fastmarkets understands.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912643/PEOPLE-MOVES-Codelcos-Roberto-Ecclefield-to-leave.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 02:02:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Rotterdam premium inches up on tighter supply, LME contango spreadsThe duty-unpaid aluminium premium in Rotterdam edged up on Tuesday January 7 on tighter supply and supportive spreads on the London Metal Exchange. Premiums outside Europe held their ranges, with markets quiet in the United States and Asia.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912618/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-Rotterdam-premium-inches-up-on-tighter-supply-LME-contango-spreads.htmlWed, 08 Jan 2020 01:40:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 07/01A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday January 7.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912621/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-0701.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 21:16:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 07/01: LME zinc price gains top complex in thin trading day; Al closes above $1,800/t The three-month zinc price on the London Metal Exchange climbed by 1.3% by the close of trading on Tuesday January 7, topping gains in the complex amid moderately low turnover across the board, while the aluminium price shed 1% of over the afternoon. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912623/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0701-LME-zinc-price-gains-top-complex-in-thin-trading-day-Al-closes-above-1800t.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 18:02:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills still struggling with firm scrap costs, weak rebar pricesThe Turkish deep-sea scrap import markets were relatively quiet on the second day of the working week, with the mills still in negotiations for February cargoes, sources said on Tuesday January 7. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912619/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-still-struggling-with-firm-scrap-costs-weak-rebar-prices.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 17:45:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: 65% Fe index up in anticipation of firm demand from steel mills [CORRECTED]The high-grade seaborne iron ore index rose to $107.30 per tonne cfr on Tuesday January 7, with market participants attributing the increase to healthy demand from steelmakers in China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912479/IRON-ORE-DAILY-65-Fe-index-up-in-anticipation-of-firm-demand-from-steel-mills-[CORRECTED].htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 15:23:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Price rises limited in slow marketSome flat steel import prices in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia increased this week on higher offers, but demand was still weak because of the continuing New Year holidays in global markets, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday January 7. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912494/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Price-rises-limited-in-slow-market.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 14:42:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL WRAP: Price rises continue in December, demand improves on restockingDemand for flat steel products in Turkey was strong in December 2019 because of restocking purchase activity as well as globally increasing prices, market participants told Fastmarkets on Tuesday January 7. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912491/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-WRAP-Price-rises-continue-in-December-demand-improves-on-restocking.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 14:27:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Garry Jones becomes Perfect Channel CEOFormer London Metal Exchange chief executive Garry Jones has been appointed chief executive officer of technology provider Perfect Channel, effective January 1, the company said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912490/PEOPLE-MOVES-Garry-Jones-becomes-Perfect-Channel-CEO.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 14:20:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: US M&A activity to mirror 2019This year could look similar to 2019 on the merger and acquisitions front in the United States steel industry, with long products likely to be busier than flat products, according to analysts.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3908968/2020-PREVIEW-US-M-A-activity-to-mirror-2019.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 12:45:00 GMTCitic Metal maintains Q1 2020 ferro-niobium priceCitic Metal, the exclusive sales agent in China for ferro-niobium from Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM), kept its first-quarter 2020 contract price for ferro-niobium unchanged at 205,000-225,000 yuan ($29,387-32,254) per tonne, market sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912488/Citic-Metal-maintains-Q1-2020-ferro-niobium-price.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 12:35:00 GMTChina’s ferro-niobium imports hit 10-month high in NovemberChinese imports of ferro-niobium hit a 10-month high in November 2019, registering an increase of 75.4% month on month and 99.1% year on year, according to official but unconfirmed data seen by Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912456/Chinas-ferro-niobium-imports-hit-10-month-high-in-November.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 12:27:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Prices steady, Aurizon says ops unaffected by bushfiresSeaborne coking coal prices were stable on Tuesday January 7 amid sustained optimism for demand for the steelmaking raw material and with supply in Australia appearing to be unaffected by bushfires affecting the country. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912478/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Prices-steady-Aurizon-says-ops-unaffected-by-bushfires.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 11:20:00 GMTJapan to divert more ferrous scrap exports to Vietnam, Bangladesh in 2020 Japan is expected to divert more of its ferrous scrap export supply to Vietnam and Bangladesh in 2020 due to weaker demand from neighbor South Korea, market sources in Japan told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912452/Japan-to-divert-more-ferrous-scrap-exports-to-Vietnam-Bangladesh-in-2020.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 11:16:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Mexican scrap market cautiously optimistic amid expectations of gradual economic recoverySteel-consuming sectors in Mexico should receive a boost from a gradual recovery in the Mexican economy this year, with optimism among participants in the scrap market slowly growing as a result.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910219/2020-PREVIEW-Mexican-scrap-market-cautiously-optimistic-amid-expectations-of-gradual-economic.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 11:00:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices flat amid weakening demand China’s domestic rebar prices were stable on Tuesday January 7 despite a pick-up in the futures market, with downstream demand remaining soft. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912457/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-flat-amid-weakening-demand.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 10:40:00 GMTTRADE CASE MONITOR: Around the global steel markets in December 2019As competition in the global steel markets remains fierce, Fastmarkets provides an update on the new, progressing and closed trade cases from around the world in December 2019.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912455/TRADE-CASE-MONITOR-Around-the-global-steel-markets-in-December-2019.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 10:35:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Exporters stand by offers on domestic stabilityChina’s hot-rolled coil exporters largely kept their offers high on Tuesday January 6 despite sparse trading activity, amid stability in the domestic market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912458/CHINA-HRC-Exporters-stand-by-offers-on-domestic-stability.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 10:22:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 07/01: LME nickel nears $14k/t in steady uptick; zinc holdsThe three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange increased during morning trading on Tuesday January 7, with price action ignoring continued inflows of registered material after another 2,136-tonne delivery this morning. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912459/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0701-LME-nickel-nears-14kt-in-steady-uptick-zinc-holds.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 10:15:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch five Asian ferrous scrap prices Fastmarkets proposes to launch five new ferrous scrap prices for material originating in Japan. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912454/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-launch-five-Asian-ferrous-scrap-prices.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 10:02:00 GMTChina’s CRC, HDG export prices rise amid stable domestic marketExport prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil experienced an uptick during the week to Tuesday January 7 after steelmakers issued higher offers amid stable domestic prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912453/Chinas-CRC-HDG-export-prices-rise-amid-stable-domestic-market.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 08:32:00 GMTINTERVIEW: ‘I am going to transform our company’ – Severstal CEOAlexander Shevelev, chief executive officer of Russian steelmaker Severstal, says that the company has changed its culture quite quickly and substantially to focus on being a solutions provider.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911973/INTERVIEW-I-am-going-to-transform-our-companySeverstal-CEO.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 07/01: SHFE base metals prices broadly up, geopolitical tensions cap gainsBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly up at the close of morning trading on Tuesday January 7, but continued geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran limited the upward momentum.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912450/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0701-SHFE-base-metals-prices-broadly-up-geopolitical-tensions-cap-gains.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 05:35:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: UG2 chrome ore prices tick up in China, domestic ferro-chrome stallsUG2 chrome ore producers achieve higher sales prices amid improved sentiment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912320/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-UG2-chrome-ore-prices-tick-up-in-China-domestic-ferro-chrome-stalls.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 19:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/01: LME Al price hits 6-mth high despite 30kt rewarranting; C/3M widensThe three-month aluminium price on the London Metal Exchange led gains at the close of trading on Monday January 6, closing firmly above the $1,800-per-tonne support level despite just under 30,000 tonnes of rewarranting this morning, while the light metal's forward spreads widened over the day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912426/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0601-LME-Al-price-hits-6-mth-high-despite-30kt-rewarranting-C3M-widens.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 17:54:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Mood bearish on poor demand, weakening long steel pricesIn the first week of January the mood in some of the world’s major steel billet markets turned bearish because of a lack of demand and weakening prices for finished long steel products. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912420/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Mood-bearish-on-poor-demand-weakening-long-steel-prices.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 17:45:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices stable in slow marketThe domestic price for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe was stable on Monday January 6, due to limited trading activity after the holidays across Europe, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912368/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-stable-in-slow-market.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 17:32:00 GMTLimited supply for February delivery supports seaborne manganese ore indices Seaborne manganese ore prices in China rose in the week ended Friday January 3 on support from reduced availability of material and improved sentiment after Hebei Steel increased its silico-manganese tender price by more than expected. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912366/Limited-supply-for-February-delivery-supports-seaborne-manganese-ore-indices.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 17:16:00 GMTCopper concentrates TC/RC index supported; traders' buying terms inch up Fastmarkets copper concentrates treatment and refining charges (TC/RC) index was largely stable week on week due to quiet trading ahead of Lunar New Year on January 25.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912363/Copper-concentrates-TCRC-index-supported-traders-buying-terms-inch-up.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 16:36:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills resume deep-sea bookings after two-week breakTurkish steel producers have returned to the deep-sea scrap markets for February cargoes with prices remaining largely stable, sources said on Monday January 6.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912351/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-resume-deep-sea-bookings-after-two-week-break.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 16:02:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Global ferrous scrap prices mostly flat; bright spots emerge in Indian, US markets [CORRECTED]Ferrous scrap prices in most global markets were stable in the week ended Friday January 3 amid an absence of significant spot trading activity due to the year-end festivities.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912271/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Global-ferrous-scrap-prices-mostly-flat-bright-spots-emerge-in-Indian-US-markets.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 15:49:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Another year of slowing finished steel demand, falling prices before next year’s revival The global finished steel market in 2020 is set to be weighed down by a continuation of last year’s weaker end-consumption rates, but there are bright spots coming in the longer term, Fastmarkets analysts forecast. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912360/2020-PREVIEW-Another-year-of-slowing-finished-steel-demand-falling-prices-before-next-years-revival.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 15:30:00 GMTANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: Europe prices pressured under slow demand; little liquidity caps big fallsKey data from the pricing session in London in the week to Friday January 3.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912319/ANTIMONY-SNAPSHOT-Europe-prices-pressured-under-slow-demand-little-liquidity-caps-big-falls.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 15:18:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Local prices stable on steady import costsTurkish scrap prices have remained largely stable over the past week with the costs for imported scrap remaining similarly steady, sources said on Monday January 6. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912321/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Local-prices-stable-on-steady-import-costs.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 14:45:00 GMTTurkish flat steel exports down 46.11% y-o-y in NovTurkish exports of flat steel products fell by 46.11% year on year to 406,321 tonnes in November 2019, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912323/Turkish-flat-steel-exports-down-4611-y-o-y-in-Nov.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 14:35:00 GMTWeak buying interest slows vanadium spot trading China’s export price for ferro-vanadium was stable for the third consecutive week in the latest assessment period ended Thursday January 2, amid relatively low liquidity in both the domestic and European markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912322/Weak-buying-interest-slows-vanadium-spot-trading.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 14:29:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Profitability to continue driving feedstock procurement strategies of Chinese steel mills Despite environmental issues being on the agenda, including the announced switch from the basic oxygen furnace (BOF)- to electric arc furnace (EAF)-based steelmaking process, profitability has been and will likely remain the key driver for Chinese steelmakers when it comes to choosing steelmaking raw materials, Fastmarkets analysts forecast. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912324/2020-PREVIEW-Profitability-to-continue-driving-feedstock-procurement-strategies-of-Chinese-steel.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 13:45:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: China, Europe prices flat in quiet tradingKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday January 3.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912311/GLOBAL-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-China-Europe-prices-flat-in-quiet-trading.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 12:35:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Mid-grade seaborne index crosses $95/t - first since mid-SeptThe mid-grade seaborne iron ore index rose past $95 per tonne on Monday January 6 for the first time since September 18 when it stood at $96.42 per tonne cfr China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912310/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Mid-grade-seaborne-index-crosses-95t-first-since-mid-Sept.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 12:10:00 GMTSlab import prices in Asia surge amid widening spread with HRCImport prices for steel slab in Southeast Asia and East Asia have increased over the past week amid a widening spread with regional hot-rolled coil prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912305/Slab-import-prices-in-Asia-surge-amid-widening-spread-with-HRC.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 11:32:00 GMTMJP aluminium stocks inch up in November Primary aluminium stocks at the three main Japanese ports (MJP) of Osaka, Nagoya and Yokohama rose by 0.9% month on month in November 2019, according to data released by major Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912304/MJP-aluminium-stocks-inch-up-in-November.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 11:22:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices rise on improving sentiment Seaborne coking coal prices moved up on Monday January 6 with sentiment among steel mills in China and the rest of Asia reported to be positive.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912306/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-rise-on-improving-sentiment.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 11:00:00 GMTStock market rally, pre-holiday restocking pushes China’s cobalt metal price upwardCobalt metal prices in China have risen steadily since late December due to a combination of restocking activity ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday (January 24-30) and a recent rally in share prices of domestic cobalt-focused companies.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912275/Stock-market-rally-pre-holiday-restocking-pushes-Chinas-cobalt-metal-price-upward.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 10:37:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/01: Fresh inflows pressure LME nickel price lower; zinc holds gainsThe three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange moved lower during morning trading on Monday January 6 despite low turnover, with price action pressured by a fresh inflow of more than 3,000 tonnes, while the LME zinc price was the most resilient over the morning period. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912303/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0601-Fresh-inflows-pressure-LME-nickel-price-lower-zinc-holds-gains.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 10:33:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Exporters maintain high offers on steady domestic marketChina’s hot-rolled coil exporters kept their offers high on Monday January 6 amid a largely stable domestic market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912280/CHINA-HRC-Exporters-maintain-high-offers-on-steady-domestic-market.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 10:17:00 GMTASIA HRC: Deal at $510 per tonne cfr Vietnam boosts sentimentHot-rolled coil prices in Asia continued on an upward trend amid steady demand from buyers, with a confirmed transaction at $510 per tonne cfr Vietnam boosting sentiment in the key import market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912269/ASIA-HRC-Deal-at-510-per-tonne-cfr-Vietnam-boosts-sentiment.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 09:45:00 GMTRebar import prices in Singapore rise amid high offersImport prices for rebar in Singapore increased further over the past week after sellers kept their offers high. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912270/Rebar-import-prices-in-Singapore-rise-amid-high-offers.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 09:30:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Spot prices down on weak demand despite futures gainsChina’s domestic and export prices for rebar dropped slightly on Monday January 6 on weakening demand, though the futures market for the long steel product registered some gains amid optimism linked to a truce in the country’s trade war with the United States. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912278/CHINA-REBAR-Spot-prices-down-on-weak-demand-despite-futures-gains.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 09:29:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Reduced long-term contract volumes to increase spot ferro-alloys tradingConsumers are committing to lower volumes in long-term ferro-alloys contracts for 2020 compared with last year, according to market sources, creating the conditions for a busier spot market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3908934/2020-PREVIEW-Reduced-long-term-contract-volumes-to-increase-spot-ferro-alloys-trading.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 07:30:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore concentrate, pellet prices up amid strong demand for high gradesSeaborne iron ore concentrate and pellet prices strengthened last week in line with gains in the wider market for the steelmaking raw material, especially the high-grade segment, amid strong demand from Chinese mills coupled with restrictions on sintering.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912274/Seaborne-iron-ore-concentrate-pellet-prices-up-amid-strong-demand-for-high-grades.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 06:21:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/01: SHFE base metals display mild strength as participants return to market; zinc climbs 1.3%Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly up at the close of the morning trading session on Monday January 6, with the complex partly buoyed by the return of participants following year-end holidays and positive trade headlines.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912273/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0601-SHFE-base-metals-display-mild-strength-as-participants-return-to-market-zinc.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2020 05:23:00 GMTUS steel import licenses surge in December; true volumes lower?US imports of steel products might have surged in December 2019, according to an advance indicator of offshore arrivals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912245/US-steel-import-licenses-surge-in-December-true-volumes-lower.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 23:09:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 03/01: Weak start for bismuth; competitive prices for seleniumAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912165/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-0301-Weak-start-for-bismuth-competitive-prices-for-selenium.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 19:02:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/01: LME nickel price tumbles 3.3% in downtrend; tin follows lowerThe three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was lower at the close of trading on Friday January 3, settling at its lowest level since December 10 last year amid a steady uptick in inventories, while tin futures also suffered over the afternoon to close at a monthly low. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912222/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0301-LME-nickel-price-tumbles-33-in-downtrend-tin-follows-lower.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 18:40:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SURCHARGE: January values drop on lower nickel costThe monthly European alloy steel surcharges have moved downward for January, driven by lower costs for nickel, Fastmarkets heard on Friday January 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912212/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SURCHARGE-January-values-drop-on-lower-nickel-cost.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 18:30:00 GMTIndian steel mills raise January domestic HRC prices by $21 per tonneIndian steel mills have increased their domestic prices for hot-rolled coil for sales in January 2020 by 1,500 rupees ($21) per tonne on the back of rising international prices for the commodity. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912209/Indian-steel-mills-raise-January-domestic-HRC-prices-by-21-per-tonne.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 17:45:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Reduced availability of ore continues to support market Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ending Friday January 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912214/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-SNAPSHOT-Reduced-availability-of-ore-continues-to-support-market.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 17:38:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices remain largely stable, market expected to recover by mid-JanuaryThe domestic price for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe was largely stable on Friday January 3, due to limited trading activity after holidays in the European Union, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912206/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-remain-largely-stable-market-expected-to-recover-by-mid-January.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 17:37:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Alloy price decline stalls in China; Europe, US markets make gainsKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday January 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912168/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Alloy-price-decline-stalls-in-China-Europe-US-markets-make-gains.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 17:20:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Market quiet with traders yet to return after holidayThe inter-merchant spot price for light iron scrap in the United Kingdom was unchanged on Friday January 3 because many traders have not yet returned to work after the year-end holiday period, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912202/UK-SCRAP-Market-quiet-with-traders-yet-to-return-after-holiday.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 17:07:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Prices rise; market activity starts to pick up after year-end pauseThe price of ferrous scrap imported into India rose this week in response to positive sentiment on the return of traders to the market after the Christmas and New Year holidays, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912164/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Prices-rise-market-activity-starts-to-pick-up-after-year-end-pause.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 17:06:00 GMTCif Shanghai copper premiums drop to 2017-low; cif, in-warehouse premium gap widest on record Shanghai copper premiums have dropped to their lowest level in almost three years on slack spot demand for imported cathodes ahead of Lunar New Year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912171/Cif-Shanghai-copper-premiums-drop-to-2017-low-cif-in-warehouse-premium-gap-widest-on-record.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 17:01:00 GMTWorld Mn ore supply up 10% in November - IMnIWorld manganese ore supply rose 10.1% year on year in November, driven by production increases in Africa and the Americas, according to the latest data from the International Manganese Institute. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912204/World-Mn-ore-supply-up-10-in-November-IMnI.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 17:00:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Sentiment dips on second week with no tradesThe Turkish steel producers have now seen a second week with no deep-sea scrap import bookings because of the year-end holiday periods, which traditionally slow down market activity, sources said on Friday January 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912102/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Sentiment-dips-on-second-week-with-no-trades.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 16:33:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 03/01: Ferro-tungsten edges up on tightening concentrate supplyAn overview of the noble alloys markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912169/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-0301-Ferro-tungsten-edges-up-on-tightening-concentrate-supply.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 16:21:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 03/01: China cobalt market buoyed by pre-Lunar New Year restockingAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912133/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-0301-China-cobalt-market-buoyed-by-pre-Lunar-New-Year-restocking.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 16:19:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Factors driving the US hot-rolled coil marketFastmarkets takes a look at what to watch out for in the hot-rolled coil market in the United States in 2020 after another year of volatility and surprises in 2019.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3908468/2020-PREVIEW-Factors-driving-the-US-hot-rolled-coil-market.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 15:50:00 GMTSQM faces fresh legal setback in Atacama lithium expansionA Chilean court has upheld an environmental complaint by local indigenous communities against a major expansion by lithium producer SQM. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3912163/SQM-faces-fresh-legal-setback-in-Atacama-lithium-expansion.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 15:25:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 3/1: Worsening sentiment drags on bismuth priceAn overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for their latest price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911944/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-31-Worsening-sentiment-drags-on-bismuth-price.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 15:05:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Prices stable on slow year-end marketsFlat steel trading was weak again in Turkey during the week ended Friday January 3, with prices remaining stable. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911979/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-stable-on-slow-year-end-markets.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 13:45:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: China premium hard coking index passes $150 per tonne Seaborne coking coal prices were resilient on Friday January 3, with the cfr China premium hard coking coal index passing $150 per tonne and a premium mid-vol cargo changing hands at just under $140 per tonne fob Australia. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911972/COKING-COAL-DAILY-China-premium-hard-coking-index-passes-150-per-tonne.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 13:37:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Holiday demand slump keeps prices steadyTurkish prices for hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG) and color-coated coil, or pre-painted galvanized iron (PPGI), were stable in the week to Friday January 3, with demand soft, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911980/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Holiday-demand-slump-keeps-prices-steady.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 13:37:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices close in on $95/t; Australia braced for potential cyclone in westSeaborne iron ore prices advanced toward $95 per tonne cfr China on Friday January 3, with several deals concluded amid concerns over potential shipment disruptions in Australia as a result of a potential cyclone near the west coast.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911974/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-close-in-on-95t-Australia-braced-for-potential-cyclone-in-west.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 12:56:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Battery-grade lithium markets have a quiet start to 2020 Global lithium prices were stable in the week to Thursday January 2 due to thin trading because many market participants are still away for the New Year holiday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911945/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Battery-grade-lithium-markets-have-a-quiet-start-to-2020.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 11:44:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/01: LME nickel price dips below $14,000/t after 3,000t inflow; tin suffersThe three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was lower across morning trading on Friday January 3, with price action falling against a fresh inflow of just over 3,000 tonnes, while tin futures similarly lost ground. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911942/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0301-LME-nickel-price-dips-below-14000t-after-3000t-inflow-tin-suffers.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 10:24:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue China cobalt sulfate, exw standard-grade adjustment Fastmarkets is proposing to discontinue the calculation and publication of its China cobalt sulfate, Co 20.5% min, ex-works, adjustment to the low-grade cobalt low-end price. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910947/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-discontinue-China-cobalt-sulfate-exw-standard-grade-adjustment.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 10:03:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic prices steady amid inactivity China’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices were largely steady on Friday January 3 amid an inactive market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911937/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-prices-steady-amid-inactivity.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 09:55:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 03/01: Stocks for all base metals but nickel riseWith the exception of nickel, base metals stocks in Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses rose in the week to Friday January 3.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911938/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-0301-Stocks-for-all-base-metals-but-nickel-rise.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 09:52:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Supply pressure forces prices downward in eastern region China’s domestic rebar market was mixed on Friday January 3, with prices in the eastern region falling on supply pressure while those in the northern gained some strength in the absence of that factor. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911935/CHINA-REBAR-Supply-pressure-forces-prices-downward-in-eastern-region.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 09:30:00 GMTIndonesian floods likely to cause logistical issues for local steel industryFlooding in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta that has killed at least 43 people and displaced approximately 400,000 others is also likely to cause transportation delays for steelmakers in the country, industry sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911934/Indonesian-floods-likely-to-cause-logistical-issues-for-local-steel-industry.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 07:21:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: China’s steel import opportunities this yearChina is expected to import semi-finished steel, finished steel and some raw materials besides iron ore in 2020, with domestic prices in the country likely to remain higher than in other regions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3902804/2020-PREVIEW-Chinas-steel-import-opportunities-this-year.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 06:00:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Lackluster stainless steel, EV growth may keep nickel bulls at bayAn already-volatile nickel market will continue to face uncertainty in 2020 while demand wanes and stocks rise amid slowed growth expectations from both the stainless steel and electric battery sectors, market participants predicted.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3909208/2020-PREVIEW-Lackluster-stainless-steel-EV-growth-may-keep-nickel-bulls-at-bay.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 05:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/01: SHFE base metals prices mostly down; Ni retreats 1.8%With the exception of tin and zinc that were little changed, base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were down at the close of the morning trading session on Friday January 3.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911933/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0301-SHFE-base-metals-prices-mostly-down-Ni-retreats-18.htmlFri, 03 Jan 2020 04:46:00 GMTDR pellet premium stable in December, but set to fall for Q1 2020Buyers and sellers have agreed the premium to be applied to fourth-quarter shipments of direct-reduced (DR) iron pellet, while negotiations for shipments in the first quarter of 2020 have continued but at lower levels, sources told Fastmarkets in late December. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911900/DR-pellet-premium-stable-in-December-but-set-to-fall-for-Q1-2020.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/01: LME zinc price breaks above $2,300; copper fails to close above $6,200The three-month price of zinc on the London Metal Exchange had made the greatest gains at the close of trading on Thursday January 2, with the price breaching nearby resistance levels, but copper futures failed to close above the $6,200 per tonne threshold despite an afternoon spike. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911907/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0201-LME-zinc-price-breaks-above-2300-copper-fails-to-close-above-6200.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 18:03:00 GMT2020 blister copper contract RCs down significantly; First Quantum, Jiangxi Copper sign at $130/t The majority of Chinese annual blister copper supply contracts for 2020 have settled at significantly lower refining charges (RC) on expected tight supply of the intermediate product. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911904/2020-blister-copper-contract-RCs-down-significantly-First-Quantum-Jiangxi-Copper-sign-at-130t.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 17:52:00 GMTEUROPE REBAR: Trading activity subdued on holiday absencesThe price of steel rebar in both the Northern and Southern European markets was unchanged this week, with trading activity not yet resumed after the year-end holidays, Fastmarkets heard on Thursday January 2. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911865/EUROPE-REBAR-Trading-activity-subdued-on-holiday-absences.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 17:25:00 GMTBASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 02/01A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Thursday January 2. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911830/BASE-METALS-WARRANT-REPORT-0201.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 17:08:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Trading activity yet to resume after year-end holidaysThe price of steel mesh-quality wire rod in the Northern and Southern European markets was unchanged in the week to Thursday January 2 due to the lack of trading activity resulting from year-end holidays. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911833/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Trading-activity-yet-to-resume-after-year-end-holidays.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 17:04:00 GMTNew minor metal exchange opens in GanzhouThe Chinese city of Ganzhou has launched an exchange for physical trading of rare earths and other minor metals. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911903/New-minor-metal-exchange-opens-in-Ganzhou.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 16:51:00 GMTALUMINIUM ARB INDICATOR: Static US Midwest premium continues to limit import opportunities A consistently low US Midwest aluminium premium continued to deter participants from any sort of arbitrage activity between London Metal Exchange sheds in Asia and the United States. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911867/ALUMINIUM-ARB-INDICATOR-Static-US-Midwest-premium-continues-to-limit-import-opportunities.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 16:32:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Sentiment turns negative on poor finished steel demandTurkish steel mills remained quiet in the deep-sea scrap import market on Thursday January 2, with most suppliers staying out of the market due to the year-end holidays, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911767/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Sentiment-turns-negative-on-poor-finished-steel-demand.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 16:05:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: US aluminium scrap market foresees bleak year aheadThe outlook for US aluminium scrap prices in 2020 appears gloomy on the surface while the market in the United States remains plagued by oversupply, market sources say.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3908945/2020-PREVIEW-US-aluminium-scrap-market-foresees-bleak-year-ahead.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices flat in trading hiatus The price of steel H-beams across Europe remained unchanged on Thursday January 2, with many market participants not yet returning to work after Christmas, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911796/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-flat-in-trading-hiatus.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 15:25:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices largely unchanged in slow marketThe domestic price for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe was largely unchanged on Thursday January 2, due to slow trading activity, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911794/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-largely-unchanged-in-slow-market.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 14:53:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Prices stable, demand weakPrices for steel billet and rebar in Egypt remained stable in the week to Thursday January 2 amid weak demand, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911766/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Prices-stable-demand-weak.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 14:33:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Weak demand, falling long steel prices weigh on billet Turkish billet prices have weakened over the past week in line with falling rebar and wire rod offers as well as poor demand, sources said on Thursday January 2. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911764/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Weak-demand-falling-long-steel-prices-weigh-on-billet.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 14:33:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL: Limited demand sends prices downDomestic rebar and wire rod prices in Turkey fell over the past seven days due to weaker local demand in the winter months when poor weather hampers construction activity, sources said on Thursday January 2. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911763/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-Limited-demand-sends-prices-down.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 14:18:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Prices down on limited demandLong steel export prices out of Turkey have softened over the past week on poor demand during the winter and year-end holiday periods, sources said on Thursday January 2. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911760/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Prices-down-on-limited-demand.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 14:07:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Brazilian rebar market participants anticipate demand recoveryDemand for rebar is set to recover in Brazil this year, market participants say - and mills have already announced a first round of price increases.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3909320/2020-PREVIEW-Brazilian-rebar-market-participants-anticipate-demand-recovery.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 13:41:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices rise despite rebar downturn, Tangshan restrictionsIron ore prices advanced on Thursday January 2 despite a downturn in rebar and further production restrictions in China’s steel hub of Tangshan. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911751/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-rise-despite-rebar-downturn-Tangshan-restrictions.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 13:05:00 GMTFANYA AUCTIONS ROLLING REPORT: Track the results of minor metals salesThe whereabouts of minor metal stocks held by the now defunct Fanya Metals Exchange has been a weight on the outlook of minor metals prices and contract negotiations since the exchange collapsed in 2015. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3899362/FANYA-AUCTIONS-ROLLING-REPORT-Track-the-results-of-minor-metals-sales.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 12:23:00 GMTShanghai bonded zinc, nickel, copper stocks all fall in December on year-end destocking; aluminium inventories rise Destocking activity in Shanghai bonded warehouses led to a near 10% month-on-month drop in zinc and nickel inventories in December, while copper also edged down and aluminium stocks saw a “normal fluctuation upward,” market participants told Fastmarkets at the start of January. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911750/Shanghai-bonded-zinc-nickel-copper-stocks-all-fall-in-December-on-year-end-destocking-aluminium.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 12:14:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Prices start 2020 steadySeaborne coking coal prices were steady on Thursday January 2, with market participants still on the sidelines.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911745/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Prices-start-2020-steady.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 11:10:00 GMTChina stainless steel prices dip amid pre-Lunar New Year destockingChinese stainless steel prices declined over the past week because of producer plans to reduce their inventories ahead of the January 24-30 Lunar New Year holiday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911740/China-stainless-steel-prices-dip-amid-pre-Lunar-New-Year-destocking.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 10:32:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/01: LME copper price breaches $6,200/t amid high turnover; zinc nears $2,300/t The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange was higher across morning trading on the first working day of the year on Thursday January 2, breaching nearby resistance amid high trading volumes, with zinc futures following higher.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911743/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0201-LME-copper-price-breaches-6200t-amid-high-turnover-zinc-nears-2300t.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 10:08:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic prices flat despite Tangshan’s steelmaking curbsChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices were flat on Thursday January 2 although Tangshan announced short-term steelmaking restrictions to improve air quality. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911739/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-prices-flat-despite-Tangshans-steelmaking-curbs.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 09:30:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices down amid rising spot inventoriesChina’s domestic rebar prices moved down slightly on Thursday January 2 amid pressure from increased availability of material in the spot market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911738/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-down-amid-rising-spot-inventories.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Shifts in cobalt hydroxide procurement preferences leave door open to Asia spot trading hubCobalt hydroxide consumers will continue to have exposure to the spot market this year, with some of their requirements likely to be topped up from producer stocks held in Asian warehouses, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3908969/2020-PREVIEW-Shifts-in-cobalt-hydroxide-procurement-preferences-leave-door-open-to-Asia-spot-trading.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 07:55:00 GMTIRON ORE MONTHLY: 65% Fe prices breach $100-per-tonne level again as 2019 endsPrices for 62% Fe iron ore experienced a gradual recovery as 2019 came to an end, rising to the $90-per-tonne level, while the high-grade 65% Fe segment even breached $100 per tonne. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911735/IRON-ORE-MONTHLY-65-Fe-prices-breach-100-per-tonne-level-again-as-2019-ends.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 07:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/01: Subdued start to new year for SHFE base metals; Cu outperforms with 0.2% riseThe base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange had a subdued start to the new year, with the complex on divergent paths at the close of the morning trading session on Thursday January 2.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911736/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0201-Subdued-start-to-new-year-for-SHFE-base-metals-Cu-outperforms-with-02-rise.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 05:10:00 GMTCAPACITY WATCH: Vietnam’s Tan Viet Quang begins construction on 240,000-tpy stainless steel plantTan Viet Quang Co Ltd began construction of a stainless steel plant in central Vietnam’s Quang Tri province in late December. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911733/CAPACITY-WATCH-Vietnams-Tan-Viet-Quang-begins-construction-on-240000-tpy-stainless-steel-plant.htmlThu, 02 Jan 2020 03:46:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 31/12A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday December 31. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911619/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-3112.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 18:44:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: Base metals complex largely lower on last day of 2019; only tin bucks trendSmall losses were seen across most of the London Metal Exchange base metals complex on the last trading day of 2019, with only tin bucking the trend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911705/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3112-Base-metals-complex-largely-lower-on-last-day-of-2019-only-tin-bucks-trend.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 17:46:00 GMTChile's copper output down 6.7% in November amid protestsChilean copper output fell by 6.7% year on year in November due to a combination of nationwide protests and operational problems, the country's national statistics institute INE said on Tuesday December 31. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911647/Chiles-copper-output-down-67-in-November-amid-protests.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 17:05:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Market stays silent ahead of New Year celebrationsThe Turkish deep-sea scrap import market continued to stay quiet ahead of the New Year celebrations, sources said on Tuesday December 31. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911591/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Market-stays-silent-ahead-of-New-Year-celebrations.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 16:30:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices steady in slow marketThe domestic price for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe was unchanged on Tuesday December 31 due to limited trading activity, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911590/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-steady-in-slow-market.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 16:11:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices strengthen amid derivative gainsSeaborne iron ore prices rose on Tuesday December 31 amid advances in derivatives markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911588/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-strengthen-amid-derivative-gains.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 11:55:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Prices end the year higherSeaborne coking coal prices ended the year higher on Tuesday December 31, with a premium low-vol cargo fetching more than $140 per tonne fob Australia. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911585/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Prices-end-the-year-higher.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 10:34:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices move up despite slow marketFlat steel import offer prices in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia increased this week, despite demand being weak in the run up to the end of the year, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday December 31. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911584/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-move-up-despite-slow-market.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 10:20:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Busy stockists help to push up pricesChina’s rebar prices rose in the east on Tuesday December 31, bolstered by restocking activity by stockists in expectation of price increases in January. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911581/CHINA-REBAR-Busy-stockists-help-to-push-up-prices.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 10:01:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: LME base metals all lower; more cancellations for aliBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were lower across the board during morning trading on Tuesday December 31, failing to find support. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911582/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3112-LME-base-metals-all-lower-more-cancellations-for-ali.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 09:58:00 GMTHebei Steel raises silico-manganese purchase price by $93/t for January [CORRECTED]Hebei Steel, China’s second largest steel mill, released its purchase price for silico-manganese at 6,600 yuan ($944) per tonne for January delivery, up by 650 yuan per tonne from its December tender price, market participants told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911570/Hebei-Steel-raises-silico-manganese-purchase-price-by-93t-for-January-[CORRECTED].htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 09:56:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Export trading active on higher global pricesChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices remained firm on Tuesday December 31 despite thin trading, while exporters enjoyed active trading amid a rise in prices globally.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911580/CHINA-HRC-Export-trading-active-on-higher-global-prices.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 09:35:00 GMTChina’s CRC, HDG export prices mostly stable in quiet year-end tradingExport prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil were mostly unchanged during the week to Tuesday December 31 amid a slowdown in trading activity over the Christmas and New Year holidays.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911579/Chinas-CRC-HDG-export-prices-mostly-stable-in-quiet-year-end-trading.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 08:59:00 GMTSlab import prices in Asia stable during year-end festive seasonImport prices for steel slab in Southeast Asia and East Asia were stable over the past week amid limited trading activity during the year-end festive season.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911571/Slab-import-prices-in-Asia-stable-during-year-end-festive-season.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 06:35:00 GMTChinese spot ferro-chrome price slides to April 2016 lowTender price cuts from major Chinese stainless steel mills last week, though broadly expected in the market, have caused the domestic spot ferro-chrome price in the country to fall to a 44-month low.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911574/Chinese-spot-ferro-chrome-price-slides-to-April-2016-low.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 05:42:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 31/12: SHFE base metals prices largely negative following lackluster Chinese dataA combination of slow year-end trading activity and uninspiring Chinese economic data saw most of the base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange end the morning trading session in negative territory on Tuesday December 31.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911575/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3112-SHFE-base-metals-prices-largely-negative-following-lackluster-Chinese-data.htmlTue, 31 Dec 2019 05:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: LME base metals lack fresh direction; nickel price ignores rising stocks The benchmark three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was the standout of the base metals complex, continuing to edge higher at the close on Monday December 30 and ignoring rising stock levels. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911560/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3012-LME-base-metals-lack-fresh-direction-nickel-price-ignores-rising-stocks.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 17:15:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Festive period keeps markets inactiveThe Turkish deep-sea scrap import markets remained silent at the beginning of the week due to the year-end holidays, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday December 30.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911436/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Festive-period-keeps-markets-inactive.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 16:45:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Most markets retreat for festive break Trading activity in the major global billet markets was reduced in the week ended Friday December 27 due to participants being away for the Christmas and New Year festive season. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911447/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Most-markets-retreat-for-festive-break.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 16:10:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices unchanged on market lullThe domestic price of hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe was stable on Monday December 30 due to limited trading activity, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911442/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-unchanged-on-market-lull.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 16:05:00 GMTCopper scrap discount narrows for China after consumers return with Q1 2020 quotas The discount for copper scrap imported into China has narrowed in December because Chinese consumers returned to the spot market to fill quotas granted for the first quarter of 2020. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911474/Copper-scrap-discount-narrows-for-China-after-consumers-return-with-Q1-2020-quotas.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 15:44:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Ferrous scrap prices continue to rise at year-end Ferrous scrap prices in most global markets continued to increase in the week ended Friday December 27 despite the traditional slowdown in trading during the festive periods. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911445/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Ferrous-scrap-prices-continue-to-rise-at-year-end.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 15:21:00 GMTLead concentrate TCs pare gains in December; zinc conc terms rise The spot lead concentrate treatment charge (TC) dropped in December in the first downward movement for six months.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911443/Lead-concentrate-TCs-pare-gains-in-December-zinc-conc-terms-rise.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 14:43:00 GMT2019 REVIEW: Over 470kt of steel hollow sections imported under EU safeguard quotas in H2Fastmarkets reviews how much of the EU safeguarding import quota allowances for hollow sections has been used and by who, with an estimation of when they will be exhausted country by country at the current usage rates. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911434/2019-REVIEW-Over-470kt-of-steel-hollow-sections-imported-under-EU-safeguard-quotas-in-H2.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 12:11:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices rangebound, low-alumina ore outperformsPhysical iron ore prices were generally rangebound on Monday December 30, with low-alumina fines continuing to outperform. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911433/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-rangebound-low-alumina-ore-outperforms.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 12:05:00 GMTSILICON SNAPSHOT: Tight supply in China supports higher export price Key data from the pricing session in Shanghai in the week to Friday December 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911405/SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Tight-supply-in-China-supports-higher-export-price.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 11:46:00 GMTTUNGSTEN SNAPSHOT: China concentrate price gains momentum on tight supply Key data from the pricing sessions in Shanghai in the week ended Friday December 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911404/TUNGSTEN-SNAPSHOT-China-concentrate-price-gains-momentum-on-tight-supply.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 11:11:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Market awaits new drivers Seaborne coking coal prices were stable on Monday December 30, with the result of a miner’s tender not confirmed at the time of writing. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911396/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Market-awaits-new-drivers.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 10:37:00 GMTMarket eyes growing NPI supply as ferro-nickel discount deepens to historical low The assessment for ferro-nickel with 26-32% nickel content in China fell to a discount of $1,100-1,300 per tonne on Monday December 30, its lowest level on Fastmarkets records and down 71.4% from last month. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911400/Market-eyes-growing-NPI-supply-as-ferro-nickel-discount-deepens-to-historical-low.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 10:31:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices gain in moderate tradingChina’s rebar prices continued to gain on Monday December 30 following a rise in the futures market, which boosted trading in the east of the country.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911401/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-gain-in-moderate-trading.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 10:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: LME nickel pushes higher; trading volumes remain thinBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly little changed on Monday December 30, due to continued quiet market conditions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911403/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3012-LME-nickel-pushes-higher-trading-volumes-remain-thin.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 09:50:00 GMTFanya indium auction fails to attract bids An auction for 3,609.5 tonnes of indium once held by China’s defunct Fanya Metal Exchange has failed to attract any bids, according to an official notice published via the Alibaba judicial online platform on Monday December 30.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911397/Fanya-indium-auction-fails-to-attract-bids.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 09:45:00 GMTSingapore rebar import prices unchanged amid year-end holiday seasonImport prices for rebar in Singapore were unchanged over the past week amid limited trading activity due to the year-end holiday season. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911388/Singapore-rebar-import-prices-unchanged-amid-year-end-holiday-season.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 09:44:00 GMTASIA HRC: Prices break above $500/t on stable demandHot-rolled coil prices in Asia have continued upward this past week to surpass $500 per tonne cfr Vietnam amid stable demand and increases in offers from sellers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911387/ASIA-HRC-Prices-break-above-500t-on-stable-demand.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 09:42:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic trading picks up on lower mill offersChina’s hot-rolled coil prices were largely stable on Monday December 30, but trading picked up domestically after mills in the north of the country lowered their offers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911399/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-trading-picks-up-on-lower-mill-offers.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 09:30:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: European ferro-chrome benchmark drops 1 cent to $1.01 per lb for Q1 2020The European charge and high carbon ferro-chrome benchmark has dropped 1 cent to $1.01 per lb for the first quarter of 2020.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911398/NEWSBREAK-European-ferro-chrome-benchmark-drops-1-cent-to-101-per-lb-for-Q1-2020.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 08:45:00 GMTChina’s chrome ore imports up by 10% in Jan-NovChina imported 14.3 million tonnes of chome from January to November 2019, up 10% from the 13.1 million tonnes imported in the same period of the previous year, according to official but unconfirmed data seen by Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911394/Chinas-chrome-ore-imports-up-by-10-in-Jan-Nov.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 07:45:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: Q1 2020 MJP aluminium premium settles 14.4% lower at $83/tThe benchmark premium paid for the supply of aluminium to main Japanese ports (MJP) in the first quarter of 2020 has settled at $83 per tonne on a cif basis over the London Metal Exchange cash price.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911395/NEWSBREAK-Q1-2020-MJP-aluminium-premium-settles-144-lower-at-83t.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 07:30:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore concentrate prices soften, pellets firmSeaborne iron ore concentrate prices weakened last week with the wider market, while pellet pricing held ground.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911392/Seaborne-iron-ore-concentrate-prices-soften-pellets-firm.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 06:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: SHFE nickel price climbs 1.6%, tin drops 1.2% in mixed morning sessionBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed at the close of the morning trading session on Monday December 30, but movements were largely limited amid the year-end slowdown.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911393/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-3012-SHFE-nickel-price-climbs-16-tin-drops-12-in-mixed-morning-session.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 06:12:00 GMTHydro's Paragominas bauxite mine resumes ops; Alunorte ramps upProduction at Norsk Hydro’s Paragominas bauxite mine in the Brazilian state of Pará has resumed following the repair of an overturned transmission tower, allowing the Alunorte alumina refinery to ramp up, the Norwegian company said on Saturday December 28.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911386/Hydros-Paragominas-bauxite-mine-resumes-ops-Alunorte-ramps-up.htmlMon, 30 Dec 2019 03:12:00 GMTCIS PIG IRON: Market finishes 2019 on uptrend The uptrend in the Commonwealth of Independent States' export pig iron market continued during the last full week of 2019 on sales to key outlets at higher prices and expectations for further growth in early 2020, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911383/CIS-PIG-IRON-Market-finishes-2019-on-uptrend.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 18:59:00 GMTIndian steel billet prices rise by $23 per tonneDomestic steel billet prices in India increased by 1,600 rupees ($23) per tonne in the week ended Friday December 27 due to a sharp rise in finished steel product prices and increased buying of semi-finished goods by rolling mills.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911294/Indian-steel-billet-prices-rise-by-23-per-tonne.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 16:59:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Seaborne ore prices rise further on higher spot sales and portside ore pricesKey data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ending Friday December 27.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910986/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-SNAPSHOT-Seaborne-ore-prices-rise-further-on-higher-spot-sales-and-portside-ore.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 16:05:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Chinese alloy prices tumble alongside January tender pricesKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday December 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910983/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-alloy-prices-tumble-alongside-January-tender-prices.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 16:04:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Prices play catch-up with global increasesThe price of ferrous scrap imported into India increased this week due to the upswing in global ferrous scrap markets, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910973/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Prices-play-catch-up-with-global-increases.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 16:04:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 27/12: Cobalt sulfate producers raise offers amid demand uptickAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910974/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-2712-Cobalt-sulfate-producers-raise-offers-amid-demand-uptick.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 15:48:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices decrease, demand moderateTurkish prices for hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG) and color-coated coil or pre-painted galvanized iron (PPGI) decreased in the week to Friday December 27, a reflection of typically modest demand around the end of the year, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911124/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-decrease-demand-moderate.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 14:28:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 27/12: Bearish sentiment continues to pressure bismuth price; indium price slides amid lower offersAn overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910988/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2712-Bearish-sentiment-continues-to-pressure-bismuth-price-indium.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 14:02:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: HRC price increases continue although market activity weakSome Turkish hot-rolled coil producers increased their prices again during the week ended Friday December 27 but market activity was subdued because of the usual year-end slowdown.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911123/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-HRC-price-increases-continue-although-market-activity-weak.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 13:59:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices climb in active tradingSeaborne iron ore prices rose on Friday December 27 because of trades heard at higher levels.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3911041/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-climb-in-active-trading.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 12:35:00 GMTChinese alumina price rebounds slightly on production cut newsThe price of alumina in China edged higher this week, breaking a run of 14 consecutive weekly declines, on reports of substantial production cuts in the country.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910978/Chinese-alumina-price-rebounds-slightly-on-production-cut-news.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 11:27:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Trading activity buzzing despite holiday seasonTrading activity in the seaborne coking coal market was robust this week despite it being the end of the year, with over 800,000 tonnes of premium products changing hands. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910970/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Trading-activity-buzzing-despite-holiday-season.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 10:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/12: LME nickel price drops 1.8% but copper up 0.5%Nickel and tin dipped in the morning trading session on the London Metal Exchange on Friday December 27 but the rest of the base metals were firm after the Christmas breakhttp://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910979/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2712LME-nickel-price-drops-18-but-copper-up-05.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 10:05:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Some mills conceding lower export prices amid quiet marketChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil market was largely stable on Friday December 27, though some mills have started to take export orders at lower prices amid thin trading. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910977/CHINA-HRC-Some-mills-conceding-lower-export-prices-amid-quiet-market.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 10:00:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices rise on weekend restockingChina’s domestic rebar prices increased on Friday December 27 on a pick-up in demand ahead of the weekend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910976/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-rise-on-weekend-restocking.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 09:31:00 GMTSoutheast Asian billet import prices unchanged amid year-end lullPrices in Southeast Asia’s steel billet market remained stable on Friday December 27 amid limited trading activity in the region during the year-end Christmas and New Year festive season. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910975/Southeast-Asian-billet-import-prices-unchanged-amid-year-end-lull.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 09:30:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Lithium prices flat amid year-end festive seasonPrices for lithium in markets around the world held steady over the past week due to inactivity as a result of the year-end festive season, when many countries observe holidays for the Christmas and New Year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910971/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Lithium-prices-flat-amid-year-end-festive-season.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 07:00:00 GMTMalaysia slaps anti-dumping duties on CRC from China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam Malaysia will impose anti-dumping tariffs of up to 26.39% on cold-rolled coil imported from China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910969/Malaysia-slaps-anti-dumping-duties-on-CRC-from-China-Japan-South-Korea-Vietnam.htmlFri, 27 Dec 2019 06:32:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: January cargoes of PB products trade at discountSeaborne iron ore prices weakened further on Thursday December 26 with late-January-loading cargoes of Pilbara Blend materials traded at discounts to indices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910959/IRON-ORE-DAILY-January-cargoes-of-PB-products-trade-at-discount.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 11:10:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: China still buying amid year-end festive seasonSeaborne coking coal prices were steady on Thursday December 26, with Chinese market participants driving trading activity in the absence of buyers from other parts of the world due to the year-end festive season.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910956/COKING-COAL-DAILY-China-still-buying-amid-year-end-festive-season.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 10:30:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Mills keep export offers high on stable domestic marketChina’s hot-rolled coil producers kept their export offers high on Thursday December 26 amid stability in the domestic market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910955/CHINA-HRC-Mills-keep-export-offers-high-on-stable-domestic-market.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 09:58:00 GMTTrade log December 2019: Lithium Trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3907741/Trade-log-December-2019-Lithium.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 09:43:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices experience early-hour losses China’s domestic rebar prices dropped further in the morning of Thursday December 26 on weak demand, though they recovered in the latter part of the day due to rising futures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910954/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-experience-early-hour-losses.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 09:30:00 GMTChina’s top copper smelters raise Q1 TCs purchase price by $1/tThe China Smelters Purchase Team (CSPT) has set its treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) purchase price floor for the first quarter of 2020 at $67 per tonne and 6.7 cents per lb, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday December 26.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910951/Chinas-top-copper-smelters-raise-Q1-TCs-purchase-price-by-1t.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 09:20:00 GMTCAPACITY WATCH: China’s Puyang Steel to add new capacity by 2021Northern China’s Puyang Iron & Steel (Puyang Steel) plans to add 1.37 million tonnes per year of iron-making capacity and 1.52 million tpy of crude steel capacity in December 2021, according to Hebei Provincial Industry & Technology Information Department. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910952/CAPACITY-WATCH-Chinas-Puyang-Steel-to-add-new-capacity-by-2021.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 09:18:00 GMTCAPACITY WATCH: Northern Chinese mills sell capacity to southern regionTwo steel mills in northern China have sold 2.21 million tonnes per year of iron-making capacity and 1.52 million tpy of crude steel capacity to mills in the southern region, according to local government notices released earlier this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910953/CAPACITY-WATCH-Northern-Chinese-mills-sell-capacity-to-southern-region.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 08:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/12: SHFE base metals prices mixed amid limited activityBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed at the close of the morning trading session on Thursday December 26, with activity remaining limited ahead of year-end holidays.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910948/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2612-SHFE-base-metals-prices-mixed-amid-limited-activity.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 05:20:00 GMTShanghai cif Cu premium falls to 7½-month low; EQ annual talks ongoingCopper cathode premiums in China fell this week amid year-end destocking, a lack of significant spot demand and a persistently closed import arbitrage window between Shanghai and London.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910946/Shanghai-cif-Cu-premium-falls-to-7-month-low-EQ-annual-talks-ongoing.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 04:45:00 GMTCHINA COBALT SNAPSHOT: Sulfate prices rebound amid demand uptickKey data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in China on Wednesday December 25.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910944/CHINA-COBALT-SNAPSHOT-Sulfate-prices-rebound-amid-demand-uptick.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 03:12:00 GMTCHINA ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: Market stabilizes after weeks of declineKey data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session in China on Wednesday December 25http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910939/CHINA-ANTIMONY-SNAPSHOT-Market-stabilizes-after-weeks-of-decline.htmlThu, 26 Dec 2019 02:43:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/12: SHFE base metals split; Pb outperformsBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange diverged during the morning trading session on Wednesday December 25, with lead outperforming the rest of the complex with a 0.7% gain.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910938/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2512-SHFE-base-metals-split-Pb-outperforms.htmlWed, 25 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 24/12A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday December 24.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910792/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-2412.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 19:24:00 GMTIranian mills target higher billet prices despite market doubtsIranian billet producers set high targets for a new round of export sales this week, seeking $405-407 per tonne fob, spurred on by last week's higher sales prices, sources told Fastmarkets on December 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910839/Iranian-mills-target-higher-billet-prices-despite-market-doubts.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 18:34:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices stable on seasonal market slowdownThe domestic price for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe has been stable day on day due to limited market activity, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday December 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910930/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-stable-on-seasonal-market-slowdown.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 17:51:00 GMTMexican steel scrap prices continue gradual uptrend amid weak tradingFerrous scrap prices in Mexico maintained their upward trend this week, with sellers gradually applying price changes in response to a stronger market in the United States. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910926/Mexican-steel-scrap-prices-continue-gradual-uptrend-amid-weak-trading.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 17:43:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/12: LME copper price hits fresh 7-month high on potential Chinese output cutsCopper hit a fresh seven-month high today on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday December 4 while Chinese smelters were preparing for a meeting at which potential cuts to refined supply will be a talking point.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910927/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2412-LME-copper-price-hits-fresh-7-month-high-on-potential-Chinese-output-cuts.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 17:28:00 GMTFERRO-SILICON SNAPSHOT: Market stable as year-end draws nearKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for week ended Friday December 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910770/FERRO-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Market-stable-as-year-end-draws-near.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 17:14:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Market silent during festive periodThe Turkish deep-sea scrap import market was quiet on Tuesday December 24 due to the Christmas holiday period in Europe and the United States, market sources said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910834/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Market-silent-during-festive-period.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 16:00:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices move up on higher offers but buyers seek discounts Flat steel import prices in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia increased this week on higher offers although there were no bookings because buyers sought discounts before placing new orders, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday December 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910832/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-move-up-on-higher-offers-but-buyers-seek-discounts.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 14:57:00 GMTGULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Rebar prices increase, demand moderateDomestic and import prices for steel rebar in the United Arab Emirates increased slightly over the past week amid moderate demand, market sources said on Tuesday December 24.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910803/GULF-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Rebar-prices-increase-demand-moderate.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 14:44:00 GMTSpot South Korea aluminium premiums jump on higher offers, improved demandAluminium premiums in South Korea rose in the week ending Tuesday December 24, while the main Japanese ports (MJP) spot premium was steady following last week's increase. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910786/Spot-South-Korea-aluminium-premiums-jump-on-higher-offers-improved-demand.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 13:50:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne market weakens amid muted buying, lower port pricesSeaborne iron ore prices largely softened on Tuesday December 24 amid low buying interest, given cheaper alternatives in the port market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910791/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-market-weakens-amid-muted-buying-lower-port-prices.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 11:50:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Base metals pricing over holiday periodOver the Christmas holiday period, Fastmarkets will continue to price physical base metal markets in accordance with our pricing schedule. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910785/PRICING-NOTICE-Base-metals-pricing-over-holiday-period.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 10:23:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Prices stay above $130 per tonne fob Australia as participants begin year-end holiday Trading activity continued in the seaborne coking coal market on Christmas eve, with prices staying above $130 per tonne fob Australia basis for premium quality materials.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910783/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Prices-stay-above-130-per-tonne-fob-Australia-as-participants-begin-year-end.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 10:20:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Exporters achieve higher prices even as domestic market weakensChina’s hot-rolled coil exporters achieved higher prices on Tuesday December 24, bolstered by overseas buyers’ willingness to pay more for material, even as weakness prevailed in the domestic market, sources said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910782/CHINA-HRC-Exporters-achieve-higher-prices-even-as-domestic-market-weakens.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 10:06:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices fall on expected rate cutChina’s domestic rebar prices and futures dropped on Tuesday December 24 amid heightened expectations of some form of financial stimulus to be implemented by the Chinese government soon. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910781/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-fall-on-expected-rate-cut.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 09:43:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/12: LME aluminium on-warrant stocks fall below 1mln tonnes on 270kt cancellationAluminium was in the spotlight again during London Metal Exchange morning trading on Tuesday December 24, with 270,525 tonnes freshly canceled at LME sheds. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910784/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2412-LME-aluminium-on-warrant-stocks-fall-below-1mln-tonnes-on-270kt-cancellation.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 09:30:00 GMTChina’s CRC, HDG export prices climb amid stable domestic marketExport prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil and hot-dipped galvanized coil continued on an upward trend during the week to Tuesday December 24 amid stable domestic prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910780/Chinas-CRC-HDG-export-prices-climb-amid-stable-domestic-market.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 09:09:00 GMTAsian slab import prices edge up on strengthening flat steel segmentImport prices for steel slab in Southeast Asia and East Asia experienced an uptick over the past week amid rebounding flat steel prices in the region.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910777/Asian-slab-import-prices-edge-up-on-strengthening-flat-steel-segment.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 07:25:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Stainless steel strength caps Chinese spot ferro-chrome price downtrendThe recent downtrend in spot ferro-chrome prices in China was capped by strength in the domestic stainless steel market, while the European and US markets were flat ahead of the Christmas holiday break. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910597/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Stainless-steel-strength-caps-Chinese-spot-ferro-chrome-price-downtrend.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 06:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/12: SHFE base metals mixed; lead takes the leadThere were no clear trends for base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) during the morning trading session on Tuesday December 24, with lead’s 0.8% increase making it the best performer of the lot. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910776/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2412-SHFE-base-metals-mixed-lead-takes-the-lead.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2019 05:32:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Prices remain strong in most regions despite limited tradingPrices for steel billet increased in many buying regions and remained steady in most other regions due to continued strength in ferrous scrap prices, although billet buying activity started to diminish last week ahead of year-end holidays and few trades were made.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910762/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Prices-remain-strong-in-most-regions-despite-limited-trading.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 20:33:00 GMTEU safeguard measure for HDG destined for auto sector to be reviewed againThe European Commission (EC) is planning to again review its safeguard measures for hot-dipped galvanized (HDG) flat steel destined for the automotive sector, market sources told Fastmarkets this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910712/EU-safeguard-measure-for-HDG-destined-for-auto-sector-to-be-reviewed-again.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 18:22:00 GMTChina allocates 275,000-tonne quota in first round of aluminium scrap imports for 2020 The China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Bureau will allow up to 275,465 tonnes of aluminium scrap shipments into the country in the first batch of import quotas for 2020. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910747/China-allocates-275000-tonne-quota-in-first-round-of-aluminium-scrap-imports-for-2020.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 17:44:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: Market strong before holidays The export market for hot-rolled coil and cold-rolled coil from the Commonwealth of Independent States was strong ahead of the holiday period, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday December 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910748/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-Market-strong-before-holidays.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 17:43:00 GMT CIS STEEL BILLET: Splash of demand in Saudi; other markets quietBillet exporters in the Commonwealth of Independent States saw a splash of demand from Saudi Arabia this week, with several cargoes heard booked, while most other markets remained quiet, market participants said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910741/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Splash-of-demand-in-Saudi-other-markets-quiet.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 17:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/12: LME zinc price drops 2%; low trading volumes for base metals Zinc was the worst performer at the London Metal Exchange 5pm close on Monday December 23, while the other base metals consolidated in quiet market conditions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910749/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2312-LME-zinc-price-drops-2-low-trading-volumes-for-base-metals.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 17:11:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: European producers continue to seize positive momentum; Chinese market softens Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday December 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910653/GLOBAL-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-European-producers-continue-to-seize-positive-momentum-Chinese-market-softens.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 16:54:00 GMTCIS STEEL SLAB: Customers in Italy accept higher prices amid rising flat steel assessments Improving sentiment in the European domestic and import flat steel market in recent weeks spurred Italian customers to accept higher prices for CIS slabs, supporting Fastmarkets’ assessment range in the week to Monday December 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910715/CIS-STEEL-SLAB-Customers-in-Italy-accept-higher-prices-amid-rising-flat-steel-assessments.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 16:40:00 GMTMEIS 2019: Governments should approve justified investments to avoid overcapacity, Ankur Dana saysOvercapacity in the global steel sector has been an issue for many years, but has intensified in the recent years, according to Ankur Dana, chief executive officer of Dubai-based multinational Dana Group .http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910660/MEIS-2019-Governments-should-approve-justified-investments-to-avoid-overcapacity-Ankur-Dana-says.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 16:33:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: More stability looming for US ferrous scrap market?The ferrous scrap market in the United States might be calmer in 2020, with metals recyclers potentially facing less volatility and price declines than in 2019, which could present a unique set of opportunities for buyers and sellers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3908315/2020-PREVIEW-More-stability-looming-for-US-ferrous-scrap-market.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 16:15:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Auto bundle scrap prices follow increase in import valuesTurkish domestic auto bundle scrap prices continued to push up this week in line with rising imported scrap values, sources said on Monday December 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910709/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Auto-bundle-scrap-prices-follow-increase-in-import-values.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 16:15:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills book more cargoes for February shipments, prices inch upTurkish steel mills booked one more deep-sea cargo for February shipment, with prices inching up further, market sources said on Monday December 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910710/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-book-more-cargoes-for-February-shipments-prices-inch-up.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 16:07:00 GMTMEIS 2019: Middle East needs protection to avoid becoming a dumping ground, says Abu Bucker HusainOne of the main challenges facing the Middle East steel sector is a lack of protection in an industry where protectionism is increasing, according to Abu Bucker Husain, chief executive officer of United Arab Emirates-based galvanized coil producer Al Ghurair Iron and Steel.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910659/MEIS-2019-Middle-East-needs-protection-to-avoid-becoming-a-dumping-ground-says-Abu-Bucker-Husain.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 16:02:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices unchanged in slow marketThe domestic price for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe remained unchanged day on day on Monday December 23, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910657/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-unchanged-in-slow-market.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 16:01:00 GMTUS backpedals on Section 232 tariffs on Brazilian steel, aluminium - Bolsonaro United States President Donald Trump has decided not to go ahead with tariffs on steel products from Brazil under Section 232, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday December 20 following a call to his US counterpart. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910714/US-backpedals-on-Section-232-tariffs-on-Brazilian-steel-aluminium-Bolsonaro.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 15:50:00 GMTTrade log December 2019: Ferro-vanadium, V2O5The latest ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) transactions, bids, offers and assessments in Europe and China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3907512/Trade-log-December-2019-Ferro-vanadium-V2O5.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 15:35:00 GMTFerro-vanadium prices under pressure; Chinese V2O5 price dips again The European ferro-vanadium price edged down last week in the midweek assessment before steadying in a quiet spot market to end the week at $21.95-22.50 per kg with some market participants still negotiating long-term contracts.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910658/Ferro-vanadium-prices-under-pressure-Chinese-V2O5-price-dips-again.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 15:28:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: Chinese, European markets close year with falls, erasing previous gainsKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday December 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910644/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-European-markets-close-year-with-falls-erasing-previous-gains.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 13:57:00 GMTBattling debt deadlines, Recylex says Weser-Metall lead smelter up for sale Recylex has placed three companies including German primary smelter Weser-Metall up for sale, with the European lead producer forced to offload assets to reduce outstanding debts of €200 million ($221.4 million).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910645/Battling-debt-deadlines-Recylex-says-Weser-Metall-lead-smelter-up-for-sale.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 12:36:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: High-grade seaborne price bucks downward trend amid limited supply; further pollution curbs emerge in TangshanHigh-grade seaborne iron ore prices rose on Monday December 23 amid limited supply of the raw material, while those of mid-grade fines were slightly lower.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910639/IRON-ORE-DAILY-High-grade-seaborne-price-bucks-downward-trend-amid-limited-supply-further-pollution.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 12:25:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Unresolved Fanya stocks continue to cast shadow on indium marketThe fate of indium stocks once held by the failed Fanya Metal Exchange and due to be auctioned this week will remain a major concern for indium market participants going into 2020.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3908947/2020-PREVIEW-Unresolved-Fanya-stocks-continue-to-cast-shadow-on-indium-market.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 12:12:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Prices still rangebound, PCI expected to weakenSeaborne coking coal prices stayed largely rangebound on Monday December 23, while market expectations for PCI prices were softer. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910641/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Prices-still-rangebound-PCI-expected-to-weaken.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 11:54:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN SNAPSHOT: Tight concentrate supply in China supports higher APT prices Key data from the pricing sessions in London and Shanghai in the week ended Friday December 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910632/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-SNAPSHOT-Tight-concentrate-supply-in-China-supports-higher-APT-prices.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 11:07:00 GMTChina's alumina imports total 210,000 tonnes in NovemberChina imported 210,000 tonnes of alumina from the seaborne market in November, down from 240,000 tonnes in October, but considerably higher than the 150,000 tonnes shipped in September when the import arbitrage window opened, according to Chinese customs data released on Monday December 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910631/Chinas-alumina-imports-total-210000-tonnes-in-November.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 10:56:00 GMTCHINA HRC: A mill exports at low price, but higher values expectedChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices gained on Monday December 23 as supply remained short in the east of the country, but a mill based in northern China exported material at a low level despite high offers, market participants said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910607/CHINA-HRC-A-mill-exports-at-low-price-but-higher-values-expected.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 10:46:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/12: LME aluminium price flat despite more than 100kt canceled The London Metal Exchange aluminium price was relatively steady during morning trading on Monday December 23, shrugging off a large cancellation of 107,125 tonnes from LME warehouses. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910633/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2312-LME-aluminium-price-flat-despite-more-than-100kt-canceled.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 10:38:00 GMTASIA HRC: Vietnamese appetite for imports remainsVietnamese buyers continued to be in the market for hot-rolled coil in the past week, purchasing materials from China and India at $485-490 per tonne cfr.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910591/ASIA-HRC-Vietnamese-appetite-for-imports-remains.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 09:30:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices mixed on divided sentimentChina’s rebar prices were mixed on Monday December 23, with market participants divided in their outlook for the market in January.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910606/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-mixed-on-divided-sentiment.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 09:10:00 GMTSeaborne manganese ore prices find support from strengthening portside marketSeaborne prices of both high- and low-grade manganese ore in China continued to trend upward in the week ended December 20 in response to the continued rises seen in the portside ore market in recent weeks.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910605/Seaborne-manganese-ore-prices-find-support-from-strengthening-portside-market.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 08:25:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore concentrate prices soften, but pellet market steadyPrices for seaborne iron ore concentrate dipped last week amid a wider retreat in the market for the steelmaking raw material, though those for pellets fended off the downward pressure.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910601/Seaborne-iron-ore-concentrate-prices-soften-but-pellet-market-steady.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 06:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/12: Nickel bucks downtrending SHFE base metals Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange mostly softened during morning trading on Monday December 23, with the exception of the most-traded nickel contract, which bucked the trend with a 1.6% increase. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910599/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2312-Nickel-bucks-downtrending-SHFE-base-metals.htmlMon, 23 Dec 2019 05:38:00 GMTUS PIG IRON: Market improves on restocking The pig iron import market in the United States has improved with several new deals heard, sources told Fastmarkets in Friday December 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910564/US-PIG-IRON-Market-improves-on-restocking.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 22:07:00 GMTBrazilian slab export price stable amid steady buying activityBrazilian slab export prices remained stable in the week to Friday December 20 amid continued strong demand and prices in most buying regions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910577/Brazilian-slab-export-price-stable-amid-steady-buying-activity.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 21:46:00 GMTUS structural tubing prices up after mill increases advance furtherPrices for domestically produced structural tubing in the United States strengthened after a persistently higher Fastmarkets daily hot-rolled coil index convinced more buyers that tube mill price increases were legitimate. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910578/US-structural-tubing-prices-up-after-mill-increases-advance-further.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 21:05:00 GMTALUMINIUM BILLET WRAP: German premium hits fresh low; premiums outside Europe unchangedAluminium billet premiums remained under pressure in the week ended Friday December 20 despite low liquidity ahead of the holiday break. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910475/ALUMINIUM-BILLET-WRAP-German-premium-hits-fresh-low-premiums-outside-Europe-unchanged.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 20:52:00 GMTSouth America flat steel import prices rise on settlement of February-shipment dealsSouth American flat-steel import prices continued to rise in line with the global uptrend this week, but mainly because most February-shipment deals have now been settled, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910556/South-America-flat-steel-import-prices-rise-on-settlement-of-February-shipment-deals.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 19:20:00 GMTUptrend in Brazilian pig iron export market continues on new salesPig iron export prices from Brazil continue to increase amid new sales, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday December 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910555/Uptrend-in-Brazilian-pig-iron-export-market-continues-on-new-sales.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 18:55:00 GMTIndian local secondary billet prices rise by $20 per tonne in a week on high feedstock prices Indian domestic secondary billet prices rose by 1,400 rupees ($20) per tonne in the week ending December 20 on the rising cost of directly reduced iron (DRI), the main raw material used by Indian secondary billet makers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910554/Indian-local-secondary-billet-prices-rise-by-20-per-tonne-in-a-week-on-high-feedstock-prices.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 18:47:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 20/12: Germanium weakness follows falls in China; antimony under pressureAn overview of the minor metals markets and their latest price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910544/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2012-Germanium-weakness-follows-falls-in-China-antimony-under-pressure.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 18:38:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Scrap prices up ahead of year-end holidaysGlobal scrap prices trended upward in the week to Friday December 20 on higher offer prices and limited supplies.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910551/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Scrap-prices-up-ahead-of-year-end-holidays.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 18:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/12: LME nickel price rallies 2.3% on positive China data Base metals on the London Metal Exchange broadly closed down in the afternoon on Friday December 20, once more capped by a stronger US dollar index, trading up 0.29% at 97.69 this afternoon, ignoring better-than-expected economic indicators from China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910553/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2012-LME-nickel-price-rallies-23-on-positive-China-data.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 18:02:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 20/12: Lithium sellers cut offers to boost year-end salesAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910547/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-2012-Lithium-sellers-cut-offers-to-boost-year-end-sales.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 17:24:00 GMTCopper concentrate TC/RCs rise as cargoes diverted from smelters including Fangyuan Fastmarkets’ copper concentrates treatment and refining charges (TC/RC) index rose for the second straight week on Friday December 20, with the spot market firming slightly after cargoes from Dongying Fangyuan and some other smelters were diverted, leading to higher availability.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910543/Copper-concentrate-TCRCs-rise-as-cargoes-diverted-from-smelters-including-Fangyuan.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 17:24:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Light iron market stable, consolidates gainsThe inter-merchant spot price for light iron scrap in the United Kingdom was steady in the week ended Friday December 20, consolidating gains of £15 per tonne made over the month.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910542/UK-SCRAP-Light-iron-market-stable-consolidates-gains.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 17:18:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE SNAPSHOT: Seaborne ore prices follow portside ore and Chinese alloy prices higher Key data from the pricing sessions in Europe, Asia and the United States for the week ending Friday December 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910511/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-SNAPSHOT-Seaborne-ore-prices-follow-portside-ore-and-Chinese-alloy-prices-higher.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 16:47:00 GMTDrop in Europe’s high-carbon ferro-chrome demand pressures prices lower, triggers fall in importsFerro-chrome volumes imported into Europe fell by around one-third in July 2019 year on year in response to a sharp fall in chrome prices and may have halted softening in prices despite weak demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910053/Drop-in-Europes-high-carbon-ferro-chrome-demand-pressures-prices-lower-triggers-fall-in-imports.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 16:45:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Market turns quiet as holidays approachThe CIS export billet market was rather quiet in the week ended Friday December 20, reflecting the approaching holiday period.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910478/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Market-turns-quiet-as-holidays-approach.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 16:31:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Chinese domestic alloy price pauses decline on stronger steel market Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Friday December 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910479/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-domestic-alloy-price-pauses-decline-on-stronger-steel-market.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 16:30:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Prices move up on short supplyThe price of ferrous scrap imported into India increased this week as traders hold on to their material in the hope of achieving higher sales in January, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday December 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910477/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Prices-move-up-on-short-supply.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 16:24:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices stable on Friday after rise during the weekDomestic prices for hot-rolled coil in Northern Europe have been largely stable day on day on Friday December 20, following a substantial increase over the week, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910472/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-stable-on-Friday-after-rise-during-the-week.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 16:01:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills remain quiet in the deep-sea markets, prices stableTurkish steel producers have continued to stay out of deep-sea scrap markets at the end of the week to focus on finished steel sales, sources said on Friday December 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910415/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-remain-quiet-in-the-deep-sea-markets-prices-stable.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 16:00:00 GMT2020 PREVIEW: Five themes looming in the manganese ore marketThe manganese ore market, after a sustained period of historically high prices, retreated to two-and-a-half year lows in the fourth quarter of 2019 amid oversupply and deteriorating downstream demand; these and other lingering themes continue to hang over the market into 2020. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3909237/2020-PREVIEW-Five-themes-looming-in-the-manganese-ore-market.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 15:55:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices stable, demand moderateTurkish prices for hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG), and color-coated coil or pre-painted galvanized iron (PPGI), were stable in the week to Friday December 20 amid moderate demand, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910355/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-stable-demand-moderate.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 15:21:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Price increases continue, demand moderateSome Turkish flat steel producers increased their prices again during the week ended Friday December 20, and demand was moderate as the year-end approached.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910354/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Price-increases-continue-demand-moderate.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 14:50:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 20/12: Bearish sentiment weighs on bismuth price; indium price dips ahead of Fanya auctionAn overview of the Chinese minor metals markets and the reasons for their latest price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910277/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2012-Bearish-sentiment-weighs-on-bismuth-price-indium-price-dips.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 14:00:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Asian markets soften as producers cut carbonate prices; European, US markets stagnantA lack of trading activity in the lithium market led Chinese producers to lower their sales prices ahead of the year-end break, and China’s domestic lithium carbonate market dropped by 4% on Thursday December 19, while in Europe and the United States prices were unchanged. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910278/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Asian-markets-soften-as-producers-cut-carbonate-prices-European-US-markets.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 13:55:00 GMTArcelorMittal signs non-binding agreement with Ilva commissionersAM InvestCo, the consortium led by ArcelorMittal, has signed a non-binding agreement with the government-appointed commissioners of Italian plant Ilva, ArcelorMittal said on Friday December 20.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910295/ArcelorMittal-signs-non-binding-agreement-with-Ilva-commissioners.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 13:29:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices buckle as pollution curbs imposedSeaborne iron ore prices fell across the board on Friday December 20 amid fresh emergency pollution curbs imposed in the steelmaking hub of Tangshan.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3910280/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-buckle-as-pollution-curbs-imposed.htmlFri, 20 Dec 2019 12:11:00 GMT