Top Storieshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2429©2019 MB60Top StoriesBASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 24/04A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday April 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870639/BASE-METALS-WARRANT-REPORT-2404.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 21:00:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 24/04: Cadmium dips on buyer resistance; indium quietAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870627/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2404-Cadmium-dips-on-buyer-resistance-indium-quiet.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 18:48:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/04: LME base metals prices shrug off dollar surgeBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange consolidated at the close of trading on Wednesday April 24, largely unaffected by a year-to-date high in the US dollar index, while three-month tin futures continued to face downward pressure. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870631/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2404-LME-base-metals-prices-shrug-off-dollar-surge.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 18:15:00 GMTSOUTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Prices stable in subdued Easter marketThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Southern Europe was unchanged over the past week, amid low market activity during the Easter holidays, market participants told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870624/SOUTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-stable-in-subdued-Easter-market.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 17:45:00 GMTMixed outlook for Iran's semi-finished steel after US reaffirms commitment to sanctionsIranian export slab prices have increased on higher offers over the past week, while billet prices and demand both fell in the wake of a renewed focus on sanctions by the United States, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870618/Mixed-outlook-for-Irans-semi-finished-steel-after-US-reaffirms-commitment-to-sanctions.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 17:37:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices stable amid Easter slowdown; demand remains poorThe price of hollow steel sections in both the Northern and Southern European domestic markets has remained stable this week amid heavily subdued market activity caused by the Easter holiday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870620/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-stable-amid-Easter-slowdown-demand-remains-poor.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 17:35:00 GMTNORTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Prices unchanged in quiet Easter marketThe price range for rebar produced and delivered in Northern Europe has remained unchanged week on week on limited market activity, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870577/NORTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-unchanged-in-quiet-Easter-market.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 17:05:00 GMTTITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Supply worries support market pricesKey data from the Wednesday April 24 pricing session in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870578/TITANIUM-SNAPSHOT-Supply-worries-support-market-prices.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 16:55:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: Premiums flat in all regions, Indonesian export uncertainty endures Fastmarkets premiums held in all regions on Tuesday April 23 despite supply uncertainty from Indonesia and stocks held off-exchange. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870581/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-Premiums-flat-in-all-regions-Indonesian-export-uncertainty-endures.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 16:48:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/04: US-China trade resolution hopes boost Comex copper price The Comex copper price inched higher in US morning trading on Wednesday April 24 amid positive signs the United States and China’s trade impasse could be approaching a resolution. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870582/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2404-US-China-trade-resolution-hopes-boost-Comex-copper-price.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 16:28:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills maintain market silence as demand stays lowThe Turkish steel producers have continued to stay away from the deep-sea scrap markets due to weak demand for finished steel, sources said on Wednesday April 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870545/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-maintain-market-silence-as-demand-stays-low.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 16:15:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: European zinc market tumbles to 2009 low; global markets soften A large backwardation in the cash/three-month spread put pressure on global zinc markets in the week to Tuesday April 23 with premiums in Europe at their lowest levels since 2009; while in the United States, market participants are still awaiting a second-quarter boost. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870483/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-European-zinc-market-tumbles-to-2009-low-global-markets-soften.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 16:11:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: EU prices remain stable in quiet marketThe European domestic price for mesh-quality wire rod has remained flat week on week in a quiet market, market participants told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 24. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870580/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-EU-prices-remain-stable-in-quiet-market.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 16:02:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices stable in Easter slowdown but low demand persistsSteel H-beam prices in both Northern and Southern Europe were stable in the week to Wednesday April 24 with market activity down to minimal levels because of the Easter holiday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870547/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-stable-in-Easter-slowdown-but-low-demand-persists.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 15:48:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices slip amid futures, steel declinesIron ore prices retreated on Wednesday April 24 following a downturn in the futures and steel markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870523/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-slip-amid-futures-steel-declines.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 14:07:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Fastmarkets amends copper concentrates TC/RC index specifications Fastmarkets is revising the specifications for its copper concentrates treatment and refining charge (TC/RC) Asia Pacific index after a thorough consultation with a wide range of market participants. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870511/PRICING-NOTICE-Fastmarkets-amends-copper-concentrates-TCRC-index-specifications.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 12:47:00 GMTFAQ: Changes to Fastmarkets’ copper concentrate TC/RC index after base specs revisions Fastmarkets' copper team has compiled the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) from the industry on the change in the benchmark copper concentrate TC/RC index calculation after a revision of the base specifications. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867597/FAQ-Changes-to-Fastmarkets-copper-concentrate-TCRC-index-after-base-specs-revisions.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 12:46:00 GMTEast Asian stainless steel prices fall due to declining nickel costImport prices for stainless steel in East Asia went down in the week ended Wednesday April 24 because market participants delayed purchasing decisions while waiting for more clarity about how the price of nickel would move. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870510/East-Asian-stainless-steel-prices-fall-due-to-declining-nickel-cost.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 12:45:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Chinese buyers wait on the sidelines for clearer cuesParticipants in China were still sitting on the sidelines of the seaborne coking coal spot market on Wednesday April 24 while they waited for a clearer sense of direction in the domestic coke market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870507/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Chinese-buyers-wait-on-the-sidelines-for-clearer-cues.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 11:43:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices continue to move lower amid soft demandChina’s domestic rebar prices maintained their downward trend on Wednesday April 24 as buyers lowered procurement rates. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870497/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-continue-to-move-lower-amid-soft-demand.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 11:37:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices down on supply worriesChina’s hot-rolled coil prices dropped on Wednesday April 24 after mills lowered offers amid weak demand and concerns over rising supply.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870500/CHINA-HRC-Prices-down-on-supply-worries.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 11:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/04: LME base metals mixed; data, dollar-index high buoy economic optimismRecord highs in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite indices, alongside a 2019 dollar-index high of 97.73, (at the close on April 23) boosted economic optimism with some base metals trading up in the morning session on April 24, while others remain marginally suppressed.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870499/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2404-LME-base-metals-mixed-data-dollar-index-high-buoy-economic-optimism.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 10:15:00 GMTMORNING VIEW: LME base metals prices remain under pressure despite record-setting US equitiesTrading across most of the base metals is leading to price weakness – this despite record-setting levels seen in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite on Tuesday. The exception is aluminium, where prices have been edging higher in recent days.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870496/MORNING-VIEW-LME-base-metals-prices-remain-under-pressure-despite-record-setting-US-equities.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 09:37:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Premiums flat across the boardNickel premiums were unchanged across the board on Tuesday April 23, with the markets in the United States and Europe static due to the long Easter holiday weekend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870489/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-Premiums-flat-across-the-board.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 08:26:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Chinese premiums soften on low buying appetite; European rates stable amid ample supplyCopper premiums in Asia softened this week amid a slump in spot inquiries and a continued contango in the metal’s nearby cash/three-month spread on the London Metal Exchange, while continued availability of material in Europe kept premiums there flat. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870450/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Chinese-premiums-soften-on-low-buying-appetite-European-rates-stable-amid-ample.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 06:42:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 24/04: SHFE zinc tumbles 1% on rising availability, firm dollar; rest fallZinc led the rest of the base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange downward during morning trading on Wednesday April 24, with stock inflows and a firm dollar weighing on the galvanizing metal’s prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870492/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2404-SHFE-zinc-tumbles-1-on-rising-availability-firm-dollar-rest-fall.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 05:25:00 GMTRecovery in China’s CRC, HDG export prices expected to stall on stagnant demand, spot supply shortageExport prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil were down slightly during the week to Tuesday April 23 due to limited demand in overseas markets, while export prices for hot-dipped galvanized coil rose amid a lack of availability in spot supply.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870486/Recovery-in-Chinas-CRC-HDG-export-prices-expected-to-stall-on-stagnant-demand-spot-supply-shortage.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 04:35:00 GMTChinese wire rod export prices flat in quiet marketExport prices for wire rod in China were unchanged over the past week amid sparse trading.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870487/Chinese-wire-rod-export-prices-flat-in-quiet-market.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 04:10:00 GMTChina’s export plate prices stable in moderate tradingChinese steel plate export prices were largely stable over the past week in moderate trading. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870485/Chinas-export-plate-prices-stable-in-moderate-trading.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: US Midwest premium falls to 13-month low; premiums elsewhere flat on Easter holiday lullAn abrupt onset of discounting and weaker sentiment in the United States pushed the Midwest premium to a 13-month low, while premiums in the European, South American and Asian markets were flat amid a slowdown in consumption resulting from the Easter holidays.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870462/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-US-Midwest-premium-falls-to-13-month-low-premiums-elsewhere-flat-on-Easter.htmlWed, 24 Apr 2019 03:59:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 23/04A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870404/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-2304.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 22:31:00 GMTRUSSIA FLAT STEEL: Prices to soften on Temirtau’s comeback, weaker export marketThe market for hot-rolled steel sheet may soften in Russia’s Central Federal District around Moscow when flat steel producer ArcelorMittal Temirtau resumes shipments, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870461/RUSSIA-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-to-soften-on-Temirtaus-comeback-weaker-export-market.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 19:53:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: HRC market down on lower prices from UkraineThe market for exports of hot-rolled coil (HRC) from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) fell because of lower prices for Ukraine-origin material during the week ended Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870446/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-HRC-market-down-on-lower-prices-from-Ukraine.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 19:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/04: LME base metals fail to rally in afternoon trading; Ni below $12,500/tEurope’s return to the metals market after the Easter bank holiday has failed to precipitate any significant consumption, while a further slew of weak European and United States economic data destabilized London Metal Exchange three-month contracts by the close on Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870442/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2304-LME-base-metals-fail-to-rally-in-afternoon-trading-Ni-below-12500t.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 17:40:00 GMTUpbeat Ferrexpo expects iron ore pellet premiums to rebound on growing long-term demand, supply constraintsDespite falling to a more than 18-month low point in April, iron ore producer Ferrexpo expects pellet premiums to bounce back this year, with growing long-term demand supported by the need for increased steelmaking efficiency. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870286/Upbeat-Ferrexpo-expects-iron-ore-pellet-premiums-to-rebound-on-growing-long-term-demand-supply.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 17:30:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Ores, alloys prices soften in China prior to expected fall in tender prices Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the period ended Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870441/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Ores-alloys-prices-soften-in-China-prior-to-expected-fall-in-tender-prices.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 17:27:00 GMTCIS LONG STEEL: Wire rod prices down $5 per tonne in slow marketThe price of mesh-quality wire rod exported from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has decreased by $5 per tonne over the past week, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870372/CIS-LONG-STEEL-Wire-rod-prices-down-5-per-tonne-in-slow-market.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 16:10:00 GMTCIS STEEL SLAB: Prices down $5 per tonne on weak Turkish demandThe price for steel slab exported from the Commonwealth of Independent States has softened by $5 per tonne week on week, amid low demand and reduced market activity because of the long Easter holiday weekend, market participants told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870341/CIS-STEEL-SLAB-Prices-down-5-per-tonne-on-weak-Turkish-demand.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/04: Comex copper descends amid dollar surgeComex copper prices were dragged lower on Tuesday April 23 morning in the United States, with a surging dollar and concerns over Chinese growth weighing on the base metals complex.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870340/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2304-Comex-copper-descends-amid-dollar-surge.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 15:50:00 GMTDelays in EV, energy-storage markets reduces demand for cobalt-containing cathodes – UmicoreNegative pressure arising from delays in the electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage markets have reduced the demand for Umicore’s cobalt cathodes materials, Umicore chief executive officer Marc Grynberg said during a conference call on Tuesday April 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870283/Delays-in-EV-energy-storage-markets-reduces-demand-for-cobalt-containing-cathodesUmicore.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 14:05:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Robust trading activity continues on SGX 65% Fe derivativePhysical iron ore prices stayed rangebound on Tuesday April 23 while the 65% Fe derivative on the Singapore Exchange traded actively.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870288/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Robust-trading-activity-continues-on-SGX-65-Fe-derivative.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 13:20:00 GMTChinese scrap importers can apply for quotas from mid-May - CMRAScrap metal importers in China can apply for import quotas starting in mid-May after the government rejected plenty of applications earlier this year, the industry lobby group China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association’s (CMRA) Recycling Metal Branch said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870285/Chinese-scrap-importers-can-apply-for-quotas-from-mid-May-CMRA.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 12:55:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices drop on limited demandPrices for flat steel products imported into the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia dropped over the past week due to limited demand, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870271/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-drop-on-limited-demand.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 12:39:00 GMTLME no longer fast-tracking cobalt for responsible sourcing standardsThe London Metal Exchange has abandoned a planned accelerated timeline for its cobalt contract to meet new responsible sourcing principles, chief executive officer Matthew Chamberlain said on Tuesday April 23. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870284/LME-no-longer-fast-tracking-cobalt-for-responsible-sourcing-standards.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 12:38:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Second-tier product prices pick up strengthThe second-tier segment of the seaborne coking coal market took the spotlight on Tuesday April 23, with a transaction being concluded above prevailing prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870267/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Second-tier-product-prices-pick-up-strength.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 11:30:00 GMTEgyptian re-rollers ask government to rethink billet import duties Rebar producers that re-roll billet in Egypt have appealed to the Egyptian government to reconsider a recently imposed safeguard duty on imports of the semi-finished product.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870233/Egyptian-re-rollers-ask-government-to-rethink-billet-import-duties.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 11:17:00 GMTImprovement in China auto sales could support lead price, ICBC saysLead prices can find support from any improvement of auto sales in China, while the contraction in automotive sales is losing momentum, ICBC Standard Bank said in a research note on April 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870005/Improvement-in-China-auto-sales-could-support-lead-price-ICBC-says.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 10:55:00 GMTGULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Import prices fall, market demand weakThe price for imported billet and rebar in the United Arab Emirates decreased this week amid continuing weak demand, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 23.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870266/GULF-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Import-prices-fall-market-demand-weak.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 10:50:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Falling futures weigh on prices in northern region China’s hot-rolled coil market was largely stable on Tuesday April 23, though domestic prices in the northern part of the country came under pressure from pessimism generated by the falling futures.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870265/CHINA-HRC-Falling-futures-weigh-on-prices-in-northern-region.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 10:44:00 GMTChina’s Greatpower to produce nickel sulfate by end-2019 in anticipation of EV boom Chinese battery producer Greatpower Technology Co plans to produce 30,000 tonnes per year of battery-grade nickel sulfate and cobalt sulfate by the end of 2019. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870263/Chinas-Greatpower-to-produce-nickel-sulfate-by-end-2019-in-anticipation-of-EV-boom.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 10:44:00 GMTNAIS 2019: Egypt to face short-term shortage of DR pelletEgypt, the largest consumer of direct reduced (DR) grade pellets in North Africa, may face a short-term pellet shortage as a result of Vale’s production cuts, Fastmarkets heard at the North Africa Iron & Steel Summit in Cairo on April 16-17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870260/NAIS-2019-Egypt-to-face-short-term-shortage-of-DR-pellet.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 10:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/04: Fresh inflows soften LME zinc price; nickel nears $12,500/t The three-month zinc price on the London Metal Exchange continued to fall during morning trading on Tuesday April 23, with price action dipping below $2,800 per tonne amid continued inflows of material into LME-registered warehouses. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870264/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2304-Fresh-inflows-soften-LME-zinc-price-nickel-nears-12500t.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 10:09:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices retreat amid falling futuresChina’s domestic rebar prices lost their upward momentum on Tuesday April 23 amid inactivity, but export prices were largely flat. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870258/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-retreat-amid-falling-futures.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 09:40:00 GMTChina’s daily crude steel output drops in early AprilChina’s major mills raised their daily output rates for crude steel in early April and their inventories of finished steel also increased.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870259/Chinas-daily-crude-steel-output-drops-in-early-April.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 09:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/04: SHFE base metals prices broadly weak on concerns over China stimulus; Al bucks trendBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly down during morning trading on Tuesday April 23, with participants’ appetite for commodity investment dented by concerns that future stimulus measures in China may be limited for the rest of the year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870243/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2304-SHFE-base-metals-prices-broadly-weak-on-concerns-over-China-stimulus-Al.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 05:50:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: Chinese vanadium prices stabilize; European market continues downtrendThe decline in the Chinese ferro-vanadium export price came to a halt last week after finding support from a firm domestic market and improved sentiment. Meanwhile, the European ferro-vanadium market continued its downward trend amid aggressive competition among sellers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870183/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-Chinese-vanadium-prices-stabilize-European-market-continues-downtrend.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 04:25:00 GMTFERRO-SILICON SNAPSHOT: Chinese, US markets stableThe ferro-silicon markets in China and the United States were stable in the week ended Friday April 19, with both seeing limited trading activity over the period.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870184/FERRO-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-US-markets-stable.htmlTue, 23 Apr 2019 03:45:00 GMTSlab Import prices in Asia fall on weak demand, thin tradingImport prices for steel slab in Southeast Asia and East Asia were down during the past week, with demand remaining muted in the key import market of Indonesia while market participants await the final results of its presidential election. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870189/Slab-Import-prices-in-Asia-fall-on-weak-demand-thin-trading.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 17:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/04: Comex copper prices soften to open new weekThe US copper market began trading in the red on Monday April 22, with market participants bearish despite a softer dollar and growing optimism of a breakthrough in American and Chinese trade talks.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870205/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2204-Comex-copper-prices-soften-to-open-new-week.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 17:04:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices strengthen amid steel, futures gains Physical iron ore prices rebounded on Monday April 22 amid gains in the steel and futures markets, after declining over consecutive days last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870193/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-strengthen-amid-steel-futures-gains.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 12:52:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Steady demand props up domestic pricesChina’s hot-rolled coil prices regained some strength on Monday April 22 on moderate trading activity amid stable demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870187/CHINA-HRC-Steady-demand-props-up-domestic-prices.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 12:13:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Optimism for Chinese demand keeps seaborne prices supported The seaborne coking coal spot market was quiet on Monday April 22 amid thin trading, though bullish sentiment in China kept prices supported.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870190/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Optimism-for-Chinese-demand-keeps-seaborne-prices-supported.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 11:40:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices regain upward momentumChina’s domestic rebar prices posted strong gains on Monday April 22 amid gains in the futures market, though concerns have emerged over an increase in supply. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870186/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-regain-upward-momentum.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 11:12:00 GMTTrades pick up for seaborne iron ore pellets, but concentrate still sluggishTrading activity for iron ore pellets in the seaborne market appeared to pick up last week while that for concentrate remained relatively muted.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870177/Trades-pick-up-for-seaborne-iron-ore-pellets-but-concentrate-still-sluggish.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 08:20:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 19/04: SHFE base metals stocks all decline; lead bucks trend with slight increaseBase metals stocks, barring those for lead, held in Shanghai Futures Exchange warehouses declined in the week ended Friday April 19.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870181/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-1904-SHFE-base-metals-stocks-all-decline-lead-bucks-trend-with-slight-increase.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 08:12:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/04: Al prices strongest of SHFE base metals amid quiet conditionsBase metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange exhibited mixed moves during morning trading on Monday April 22, with volumes limited following the Easter holiday weekend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870176/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2204-Al-prices-strongest-of-SHFE-base-metals-amid-quiet-conditions.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 06:25:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 19/04: Second Fanya auction dents indium price; selenium market softensAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870165/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1904-Second-Fanya-auction-dents-indium-price-selenium-market-softens.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 04:20:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: Concentrate, APT prices in China inch down again; European market awaits further directionTungsten concentrate and ammonium paratungstate (APT) prices in China inched down last week, while ferro-tungsten prices in Europe were unchanged in a quiet market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870161/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-WRAP-Concentrate-APT-prices-in-China-inch-down-again-European-market-awaits-further.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 03:33:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Sentiment negative in most regions on soft demandSteel billet prices were mostly unchanged or went down in most regions in the week ended Thursday April 18, due to thin trading activity amid political elections, public holidays and full order books. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870076/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Sentiment-negative-in-most-regions-on-soft-demand.htmlMon, 22 Apr 2019 00:01:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Sentiment picks up on stronger domestic tradingParticipants expect China’s hot-rolled coil prices to remain high in the days to come following a pickup in domestic trading on Friday April 19.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870164/CHINA-HRC-Sentiment-picks-up-on-stronger-domestic-trading.htmlFri, 19 Apr 2019 09:58:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices flat, but outlook bullishChina’s domestic rebar prices were flat on Friday April 19 amid stable activity, but participants expected prices to pick up next week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870163/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-flat-but-outlook-bullish.htmlFri, 19 Apr 2019 09:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/04: SHFE Cu, Pb prices down; rest little changedCopper and tin were the only base metals on the Shanghai Futures Exchange to dip during morning trading on Friday April 19, depressed by a strong dollar, while the rest of the complex saw limited gains.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870160/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1904-SHFE-Cu-Pb-prices-down-rest-little-changed.htmlFri, 19 Apr 2019 05:10:00 GMTFOCUS: Jokowi’s expected election win likely to boost Indonesia steel marketIncumbent Indonesia president Joko Widodo’s likely victory in the national polls should stimulate a recovery in domestic steel demand, sources in Southeast Asia told Fastmarkets this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869785/FOCUS-Jokowis-expected-election-win-likely-to-boost-Indonesia-steel-market.htmlFri, 19 Apr 2019 02:20:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Global prices up on revival in demand, Asia bucks trendGlobal ferrous scrap prices rebounded in the week to Thursday April 18 on returning demand from Turkish steel mills. Export prices on the United States’ East Coast moved up as a result. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869855/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Global-prices-up-on-revival-in-demand-Asia-bucks-trend.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 20:28:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Bright bar prices edge upward despite pessimism for demandBase prices in Europe for stainless steel grade-304 bright bar edged higher this week because of steel mills’ ambitions to strengthen their margins, traders told Fastmarkets on Thursday April 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870082/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Bright-bar-prices-edge-upward-despite-pessimism-for-demand.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 18:42:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: UK prices up on strong demand despite weaker nickelAustenitic alloy steel scrap prices in the UK increased in the week ended Thursday April 18 because of higher demand this month compared with the first quarter of the year, and despite lower nickel prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870070/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-UK-prices-up-on-strong-demand-despite-weaker-nickel.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 18:22:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices steady on still-limted demandPrices for coated flat steel products in Turkey remained stable in the week ending Thursday April 18, with demand soft in the domestic market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870064/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-steady-on-still-limted-demand.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 17:54:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Most prices down on weak demand, falling material costsMost prices for steel coil products in Turkey decreased again over the week to Thursday April 18, with buying activity remaining subdued. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870035/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Most-prices-down-on-weak-demand-falling-material-costs.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 17:43:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/04: LME base metals prices suppressed while dollar strengthens; only Al gains Bearish sentiment on LME-traded base metals pervaded the market throughout trading on April 18 with the majority of the complex continuing to trade down at the end of the trading day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870072/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1804-LME-base-metals-prices-suppressed-while-dollar-strengthens-only-Al-gains.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 17:39:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Prices fall on Egyptian duties, downturn in scrap costsImported and domestic prices for steel billet in Turkey have gone down slightly over the past week, while export prices were stable, sources said on Thursday April 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870006/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Prices-fall-on-Egyptian-duties-downturn-in-scrap-costs.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 17:28:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese domestic lithium prices hold on stable demand; quiet markets subdue price moves in Europe, US China’s domestic battery-grade lithium spot market held steady week on week on Thursday April 18 on stable demand from downstream cathode producers, while rest-of-world prices continued to stagnate on weak spot consumption and ahead of the Easter holiday starting on Friday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870007/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Chinese-domestic-lithium-prices-hold-on-stable-demand-quiet-markets-subdue-price.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 17:13:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills step back from market amid political wranglesTurkish steel producers have gone through Thursday without making any deep-sea scrap purchases, because the political situation in the country has changed and the value of the country’s lira has become more volatile, sources said on Thursday April 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3870065/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-step-back-from-market-amid-political-wrangles.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 17:12:00 GMTOman’s Jindal Shadeed commissions new billet casterOman’s Jindal Shadeed, part of India’s Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL), has successfully commissioned a new billet caster with a capacity of 2 million tonnes per year at its mill in Sohar in northern Oman, equipment provider SMS Group said on Thursday April 18http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869975/Omans-Jindal-Shadeed-commissions-new-billet-caster.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 17:05:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Prices move up on unforeseen boost from TurkeyThe price of shredded ferrous scrap imported into India moved up this week with deals done at higher levels than last week, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday April 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869972/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Prices-move-up-on-unforeseen-boost-from-Turkey.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 16:55:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Trade blockages limit rebar demandThe Turkish rebar export price has weakened further in line with sluggish demand over the past week, while the export price for wire rod remained stable, sources said on Thursday April 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869891/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Trade-blockages-limit-rebar-demand.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 16:55:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Prices steady following strengthening Turkish marketPrices for light iron steel scrap in the United Kingdom were unchanged for a fifth week on Thursday April 18 following a recovery in Turkish scrap prices, sources told Fastmarkets on the day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869860/UK-SCRAP-Prices-steady-following-strengthening-Turkish-market.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 16:43:00 GMTSouth32 reduces FY19 alumina production guidanceMining-and-metals company South32 has revised its alumina production guidance down due to a de-bottlenecking initiative, it said in its third-quarter financial year report on Thursday April 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869864/South32-reduces-FY19-alumina-production-guidance.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 16:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/04: Comex copper suffers heavy losses amid dollar surgeThe US copper market failed to hold onto Wednesday's gains amid a surging dollar, which weighed on the base metals complex.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869974/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1804-Comex-copper-suffers-heavy-losses-amid-dollar-surge.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 15:59:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Billet price down, rebar moves higherThe import price for steel billet retreated in Egypt in the week ended Thursday April 18, while domestic rebar prices increased, Fastmarkets has heard.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869861/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Billet-price-down-rebar-moves-higher.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 15:40:00 GMT'Favorable' market boosts South32 YTD manganese ore output to record high, production guidance raisedSouth32 has reported record year-to-date manganese ore output in the current ‘favorable’ market and has increased its 2019 annual production guidance by 4% in both Australia and South Africa.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869754/Favorable-market-boosts-South32-YTD-manganese-ore-output-to-record-high-production-guidance-raised.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 15:40:00 GMTINTL ZINC & LEAD CONF: Downward trending LME zinc price could jeopardize project pipeline, BMO says A forecast downtrend in the mid-to-long-term London Metal Exchange cash zinc price could bring about a shortage of zinc mining projects, BMO Capital Markets analyst Kash Kamal said in a presentation at Fastmarkets’ International Lead & Zinc conference on Monday April 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869192/INTL-ZINC-and-LEAD-CONF-Downward-trending-LME-zinc-price-could-jeopardize-project-pipeline-BMO-says.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 15:32:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL: Stronger lira pushes local prices downDomestic rebar prices in the Turkish market went down slightly with the country’s lira strengthening against the dollar this week, sources said on Thursday April 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869973/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-Stronger-lira-pushes-local-prices-down.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 15:30:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Losses continue while futures, steel prices declinePhysical iron ore prices continued to retreat on Thursday April 18 following losses in the futures and steel markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869828/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Losses-continue-while-futures-steel-prices-decline.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 13:55:00 GMTSwedish steel distributor Tibnor completes $68m purchase of Danish distributor SanistålTibnor, the distribution arm of Swedish steelmaker SSAB, has increased its footprint in Denmark, following the completion of its acquisition of Sanistål, Denmark’s second largest steel distributor, it said on Thursday April 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869788/Swedish-steel-distributor-Tibnor-completes-68m-purchase-of-Danish-distributor-Sanistl.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 13:55:00 GMTChina’s Q1 crude steel output up 10% from last year, NBS saysChina’s output of crude steel and finished steel in the first quarter of 2019 both increased significantly year on year on good demand and healthy profits.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869421/Chinas-Q1-crude-steel-output-up-10-from-last-year-NBS-says.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 12:20:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne market quietens down after activity spurtParticipants took a breather from the seaborne coking coal spot market on Thursday April 18 following a flurry of trades earlier this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869777/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-market-quietens-down-after-activity-spurt.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 11:58:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices edge lower amid inactivity on futures losses China’s domestic rebar prices dropped slightly on Thursday April 18 amid weaker demand as futures headed lower.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869787/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-edge-lower-amid-inactivity-on-futures-losses.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 11:53:00 GMTAlcoa’s Q1 revenue down 19%; Spanish plants to remain in restart condition until JuneAlcoa’s revenue for the first quarter of 2019 was $2.7 billion, down 19% from the fourth quarter of 2018, due to lower alumina and aluminium prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869758/Alcoas-Q1-revenue-down-19-Spanish-plants-to-remain-in-restart-condition-until-June.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 11:15:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices soften on futures losses, new capacity concernsChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices dipped on Thursday April 18, following a drop in the futures market, although export prices were little changed amid sparse trading.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869757/CHINA-HRC-Prices-soften-on-futures-losses-new-capacity-concerns.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 10:53:00 GMTChinese indium market participants retreat on announcement of second Fanya auction The Chinese domestic indium price dropped by 4% week on week on Wednesday April 17 in response to news that the Fanya Metal Exchange will again auction 34.64 tonnes of the indium stock it holds in its warehouse, after the first auction in January failed to attract any bidders. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869759/Chinese-indium-market-participants-retreat-on-announcement-of-second-Fanya-auction.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 10:53:00 GMTEuropean steel demand growth to slow on trade uncertainties, Brexit - WorldsteelEuropean demand for finished steel products is forecast to grow by 0.3% year on year in 2019 to 170.2 million tonnes amid a 'deteriorating trade environment and uncertainty over Brexit', according to the World steel association’s (Worldsteel) latest short-range outlook.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869760/European-steel-demand-growth-to-slow-on-trade-uncertainties-Brexit-Worldsteel.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 10:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/04: LME base metals universally suppressed in morning trading; weak EU data overtakes China data optimism Base metals price on the London Metal Exchange were all trading down on Thursday April 18 after the previous day's boost from positive Chinese industrial production and retail data was replaced by bearish sentiment on weak European data, in particular German PMI figures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869756/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1804-LME-base-metals-universally-suppressed-in-morning-trading-weak-EU-data.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 10:02:00 GMTMMG AT A GLANCE: Q1 production results, full-year guidanceA summary of MMG’s production results for the three months ended March 31, 2019, as well as its full-year production guidance.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869748/MMG-AT-A-GLANCE-Q1-production-results-full-year-guidance.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 08:00:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Jeff Gerard appointed Katanga CEO, head of Glencore DRC assetsJeff Gerard has been appointed chief executive officer of Katanga Mining, effective May 2, following the resignation of Danny Callow.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869745/PEOPLE-MOVES-Jeff-Gerard-appointed-Katanga-CEO-head-of-Glencore-DRC-assets.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 06:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/04: SHFE Al, Cu prices buoyed; rest weakerCopper and aluminium were the only base metals on the Shanghai Futures Exchange to record any price gains during morning trading on Thursday April 18, while the rest of the complex declined. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869744/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1804-SHFE-Al-Cu-prices-buoyed-rest-weaker.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 06:00:00 GMTConcord Resources doubles profits in ‘exceptional’ 2018 trading yearConcord Resources made the most of highly volatile physical metal markets in 2018, taking advantage of "an exceptional opportunity", according to chief executive officer Mark Hansen.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869724/Concord-Resources-doubles-profits-in-exceptional-2018-trading-year.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 03:01:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Negative sentiment persists despite steady pricesThe outlook for domestic prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) in Europe remained negative, although they have been largely stable in the week ended Wednesday April 17, sources have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869717/EUROPE-HRC-Negative-sentiment-persists-despite-steady-prices.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 18:55:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/04: High-vol trading pushes LME copper to fresh 2019 highCopper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange climbed above $6,600 per tonne at the close of trading on Wednesday April 17, buoyed by strong GDP figures out of China while a softer dollar index below the psychological level of 97 supported afternoon buying.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869712/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1704-High-vol-trading-pushes-LME-copper-to-fresh-2019-high.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 17:52:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Chinese premiums firm in anticipation of opening import window; bearish sentiment weighs on EU briquette premiumChinese nickel premiums strengthened on Tuesday April 16 due to optimism that the import window will open, while the European nickel briquette premium softened on bearish sentiment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869540/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-Chinese-premiums-firm-in-anticipation-of-opening-import-window-bearish-sentiment.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 17:49:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 17/04: Ferro-vanadium prices continue downtrendAn overview of the noble alloys markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869708/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-1704-Ferro-vanadium-prices-continue-downtrend.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 17:45:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 17/04: Indium price falls 2.5%; antimony standard grade II firmsAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869705/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1704-Indium-price-falls-25-antimony-standard-grade-II-firms.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 17:20:00 GMTSOUTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Domestic price range narrows as mills raise offersThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Southern Europe has narrowed upward by €15 per tonne over the past week with some Italian mills raising their previously low offers, market participants told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869576/SOUTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Domestic-price-range-narrows-as-mills-raise-offers.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Fresh deep-sea cargoes confirm price increasesTurkish steel producers continued their deep-sea scrap purchases for May deliveries, and the prices of the latest cargoes confirmed the upward market direction, sources said on Wednesday April 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869578/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Fresh-deep-sea-cargoes-confirm-price-increases.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 16:45:00 GMTINTL ZINC & LEAD CONF: Lead price could rebound to $2,100/t in 2019 before falling again – Macquarie The lead price could rebound above $2,000 per tonne and even touch $2,100 per tonne in the next six months because it is oversold and supply and demand conditions remain tight this year, Macquarie bank said on Tuesday April 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869574/INTL-ZINC-and-LEAD-CONF-Lead-price-could-rebound-to-2100t-in-2019-before-falling-againMacquarie.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 16:39:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Southern EU prices widen downward on lower mill offersThe price range for domestic mesh-quality wire rod produced and delivered in Southern Europe has widened downward by €10 per tonne week on week, with mills reducing their offers, market participants told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869573/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Southern-EU-prices-widen-downward-on-lower-mill-offers.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 16:38:00 GMTNORTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Prices remain stable in quiet Easter marketThe price range for rebar produced and delivered in Northern Europe has remained unchanged week-on-week ahead of the Easter holidays, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869542/NORTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-remain-stable-in-quiet-Easter-market.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 16:30:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices stable in thin trading conditions; eyes on EC safeguarding quotas Domestic prices for hollow steel sections in both Northern and Southern Europe remained stable this week ahead of the Easter holiday when reduced trading is expected, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869575/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-stable-in-thin-trading-conditions-eyes-on-EC-safeguarding-quotas.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 16:22:00 GMTEUROPE PLATE: Lower slab costs, slow trading drive prices down in southDomestic prices for heavy steel plate in Southern Europe have decreased over the week ended Tuesday April 17, due to slow demand and a fall in slab costs, sources have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869539/EUROPE-PLATE-Lower-slab-costs-slow-trading-drive-prices-down-in-south.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 16:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/04: Comex copper price surges in midweek session The Comex copper market jumped up in US morning trading on Wednesday April 17 amid positive reaction to a combination of better-than-expected Chinese economic news and a softer dollar.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869480/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1704-Comex-copper-price-surges-in-midweek-session.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 15:18:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices widen further on low demand, feedstock costsSteel H-beam prices in Northern Europe widened downward this week on seasonally weaker demand and lower feedstock costs, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869508/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-widen-further-on-low-demand-feedstock-costs.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 15:05:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices fall further as Brucutu mine allowed to restartIron ore prices continued to retreat on Wednesday April 17 following news that Vale was permitted to resume operations at its Brucutu mine in Brazil, with capacity for 30 million tonnes per year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869454/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-fall-further-as-Brucutu-mine-allowed-to-restart.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 14:25:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Extreme backwardation sees zinc delivered into European sheds but global premiums stableZinc and lead premiums were unchanged at low levels globally in a week where forward price spreads for zinc swung to extreme backwardations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869304/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Extreme-backwardation-sees-zinc-delivered-into-European-sheds-but-global.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 12:36:00 GMTINTL LEAD & ZINC CONF: Healthy precious metals prices 'will save zinc-lead miners in global slump' - panelists Precious metals prices would support zinc and lead mining even if the global markets crashed, including those for base metals, panelists said at Fastmarkets’ International Lead & Zinc Conference in London on Tuesday April 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869345/INTL-LEAD-and-ZINC-CONF-Healthy-precious-metals-prices-will-save-zinc-lead-miners-in-global-slump.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 12:14:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Chinese buying boosts seaborne prices Chinese interest continued to drive up the seaborne coking coal market on Wednesday April 17, with sellers issuing higher offers in response to recent transactions being concluded above prevailing levels. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869430/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Chinese-buying-boosts-seaborne-prices.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 12:12:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Pessimism sets in among exporters amid domestic price dipChina’s domestic prices for hot-rolled coil softened on Wednesday April 17, which led to sentiment worsening among exporters of the flat steel product.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869428/CHINA-HRC-Pessimism-sets-in-among-exporters-amid-domestic-price-dip.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 11:18:00 GMTGULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Prices stable, market demand weakPrices for billet and rebar in the United Arab Emirates were stable this week amid continuing weak demand, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 16.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869429/GULF-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Prices-stable-market-demand-weak.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 11:10:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: Europe tin market hesitant before Indonesia elections; premiums staticMarket participants in Europe have their eyes on the election in Indonesia due to tin supply regulation in the future, while tin premiums in China and the United States are steady amid unchanged fundamentals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869414/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-Europe-tin-market-hesitant-before-Indonesia-elections-premiums-static.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices soften on selling pressureChina’s domestic rebar prices dipped on Wednesday April 17 amid higher selling interest among traders. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869420/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-soften-on-selling-pressure.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 10:46:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/04: LME copper above $6,500/t amid high vols traded; zinc fails to recover lossesCopper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange was trading above $6,500 per tonne during morning trading on Wednesday April 17, supported by a slight dip in the US dollar index while zinc futures remain in negative territory. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869426/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1704-LME-copper-above-6500t-amid-high-vols-traded-zinc-fails-to-recover-losses.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 10:15:00 GMTBHP cuts 2019 production guidance amid operation disruptions BHP has lowered its iron ore production guidance and raised costs expectations for the 2019 financial year amid disruption to operations caused by a cyclone that hit the west coast of Australia last month.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869417/BHP-cuts-2019-production-guidance-amid-operation-disruptions.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 09:47:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: Eight things we learned in Shanghai Fastmarkets’ battery raw materials team summarizes eight key takeaways from last week’s Battery Materials Conference in Shanghai. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869138/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-Eight-things-we-learned-in-Shanghai.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 09:32:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Asian, European premiums flat but outlook bearish; US market stable amid healthy demandCopper premiums in Asia were unchanged over the past week but concerns over a top Chinese importer’s liquidation continues to weigh on demand and sentiment in the cif Shanghai market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869390/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Asian-European-premiums-flat-but-outlook-bearish-US-market-stable-amid-healthy.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 09:00:00 GMTVale maintains iron ore sales guidance despite green light for Brucutu mineA court decision has paved the way for Vale to completely resume operations at its 30-million-tonnes-per-year Brucutu mine, in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869413/Vale-maintains-iron-ore-sales-guidance-despite-green-light-for-Brucutu-mine.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 08:18:00 GMTChina’s robust domestic plate market pushes export prices upChinese steel plate export prices rose in the week ended Tuesday April 16 with mills increasing their offer prices after domestic gains. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869299/Chinas-robust-domestic-plate-market-pushes-export-prices-up.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 06:42:00 GMTChinese wire rod export prices rise on domestic gainsExport prices for wire rod in China increased over the past week on domestic gains, though trading activity remained weak. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869410/Chinese-wire-rod-export-prices-rise-on-domestic-gains.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 06:35:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/04: SHFE zinc price drops 1.3%, healthy China data fails to provide support Zinc prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were down again during morning trading on Wednesday April 17, following further inflows of the metal into London Metal Exchange sheds on Tuesday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869415/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1704-SHFE-zinc-price-drops-13-healthy-China-data-fails-to-provide-support.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 06:15:00 GMTFOCUS: Why have Chinese vanadium prices fallen so sharply after Lunar New Year?Chinese vanadium prices have dropped significantly since this year’s week-long Lunar New Year holiday (February 4-10) amid falling international prices and weak demand in both the domestic and international markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869243/FOCUS-Why-have-Chinese-vanadium-prices-fallen-so-sharply-after-Lunar-New-Year.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 05:10:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: MJP, Rotterdam duty-unpaid premiums fall; Brazil boosted by new activityA slightly narrower contango and weaker demand pushed aluminium premiums in Rotterdam and the main Japanese ports (MJP) downward in the week ended Tuesday April 16, but premiums in Brazil bucked the trend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869341/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-MJP-Rotterdam-duty-unpaid-premiums-fall-Brazil-boosted-by-new-activity.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 04:01:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Low-priced Asian imports sink Chinese export offersFerro-silicon prices in the Chinese domestic market held steady last week despite elevated April tender prices from steel mills, while export offers in the country sank due to an influx of imported material into Asian markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869406/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Low-priced-Asian-imports-sink-Chinese-export-offers.htmlWed, 17 Apr 2019 03:01:00 GMTBrazilian court suspends decision that kept Vale's Brucutu mine haltedThe state court of Minas Gerais (TJMG), in Brazil's southeastern region, partially suspended on Tuesday April 16 a previous injunction that was keeping Vale’s Brucutu iron ore mine halted.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869401/Brazilian-court-suspends-decision-that-kept-Vales-Brucutu-mine-halted.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 23:48:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 16/04A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday April 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869344/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-1604.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 21:22:00 GMTINTL LEAD & ZINC CONF: Fastmarkets research bullish on lead; market surplus unexpected until 2020Fastmarkets research led a bullish charge on the London Metal Exchange lead cash price, projecting it to rise as high as $2,200 per tonne in the fourth quarter of 2019 at the International Lead & Zinc Conference on Tuesday April 16, 2019.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869375/INTL-LEAD-and-ZINC-CONF-Fastmarkets-research-bullish-on-lead-market-surplus-unexpected-until-2020.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 18:35:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/04: LME zinc sheds 3%, traded volumes hit one-month highThe three-month zinc price on the London Metal Exchange fell by more than 3% at the close of trading on Tuesday April 16, settling just above $2,800 per tonne while fresh inflows did little to narrow a wide backwardation in the metal’s nearby spreads. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869374/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1604-LME-zinc-sheds-3-traded-volumes-hit-one-month-high.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 17:52:00 GMTFNV to take legal action against Tata Steel selling HDG line in BelgiumDutch trade union FNV is preparing to take legal action to fight Tata Steel Europe against the sale of the Segal hot-dipped galvanizing (HDG) line in Belgium, which was proposed as part of Tata’s move to form a joint venture with ThyssenKrupp, the union told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 16.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869303/FNV-to-take-legal-action-against-Tata-Steel-selling-HDG-line-in-Belgium.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 16:45:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: European cargo pushes prices up but market direction still unclearTurkish steel producers resumed their deep-sea scrap purchases on Tuesday April 16 at slightly higher prices, but it was still unclear in which direction the market was moving, sources said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869301/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-European-cargo-pushes-prices-up-but-market-direction-still-unclear.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 16:24:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: HRC market soft on lower workable price in key outlets The market for hot-rolled coil (HRC) exports from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) remained soft during the week ended Monday April 15 on low bids in the key outlets, while cold-rolled coil (CRC) was almost unchanged on lower availability.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869263/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-HRC-market-soft-on-lower-workable-price-in-key-outlets.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 16:05:00 GMTALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Index plummets 11.3% week on week; Alunorte restart expectedFastmarkets’ alumina index fob Australia fell to its lowest in over two months on April 16 due to continued extra cargoes in the market and positive news surrounding Alunorte’s restart.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869294/ALUMINA-SNAPSHOT-Index-plummets-113-week-on-week-Alunorte-restart-expected.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices stable on low, steady demandPrices for flat steel products imported into the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have remained stable over the past week, with levels of demand low but consistent, Fastmarkets heard on Tuesday April 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869264/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-stable-on-low-steady-demand.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 15:28:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/04: Comex copper price notches up minor upside, struggles for direction The Comex copper price staged a modest rebound in US morning trading on Tuesday April 16 with the market waiting for a new catalyst to sustain solid price direction. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869293/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1604-Comex-copper-price-notches-up-minor-upside-struggles-for-direction.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 15:23:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices continue to adjust down, futures plunge [CORRECTED]Seaborne iron ore prices continued to follow the downward trend on Tuesday April 16, while the seaborne spot market remained thin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869247/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-continue-to-adjust-down-futures-plunge-[CORRECTED].htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 13:15:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Weakening demand weighs on ores, alloys in Asia, Europe The UG2 chrome ore price fell again on Friday April 12 after activity lessened due to market participants waiting for Chinese mills' next ferro-chrome tender releases; meanwhile falling demand pushed down the high-carbon ferro-chrome assessment in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869244/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Weakening-demand-weighs-on-ores-alloys-in-Asia-Europe.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 12:06:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: Natural graphite to become new trend in EV sectors in the future; flake graphite price attracts attentionIncreasing demand for graphite cathode for new energy vehicles (EV) and its cheaper price compared with synthetic graphite, is turning the attention of the market to the price of flake graphite, delegates at Fastmarkets’ Battery Materials Conference in Shanghai heard last week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869179/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-Natural-graphite-to-become-new-trend-in-EV-sectors-in-the-future-flake.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 11:44:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Premium product prices riseThe cfr China segment of the seaborne premium hard coking coal market picked up some strength on Tuesday April 16 after a steelmaker snapped up several available cargoes. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869242/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Premium-product-prices-rise.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 11:42:00 GMTCIS STEEL SLAB: Prices slide on weak finished flat-steel marketThe Commonwealth of Independent States export slab price slid by mid-April on pressure from the weakening finished flat-steel market in both the CIS and the global market due to subdued buying activity, Fastmarkets learned.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869209/CIS-STEEL-SLAB-Prices-slide-on-weak-finished-flat-steel-market.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMTFOCUS: Chinese steel mills snub export market on bullish April domestic outlookChinese steel mills are ignoring low bids from overseas buyers on expectations of continued strength in China’s domestic market over the remainder of April, sources told Fastmarkets MB this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869205/FOCUS-Chinese-steel-mills-snub-export-market-on-bullish-April-domestic-outlook.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 10:55:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Spot prices mixed amid declining futures China’s domestic rebar market participants had mixed reactions toward futures losses on Tuesday April 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869225/CHINA-REBAR-Spot-prices-mixed-amid-declining-futures.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 10:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/04: LME zinc falls 2% amid 10kt inflow; Nickel above $13k/t Zinc’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange was down by more than 2% during morning trading on Tuesday April 16, with its price action under pressure after more than 14,000 tonnes of zinc was delivered into LME-registered European warehouses this week, the largest inflow since August 2018.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869239/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1604-LME-zinc-falls-2-amid-10kt-inflow-Nickel-above-13kt.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 10:15:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Exporters raise offers on recent domestic gainsChinese mills raised their export offers for hot-rolled coil on Tuesday April 16 following a recent strengthening of the domestic market, though prices in the latter were mixed during the day due to trading activity thinning and supply tightening. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869240/CHINA-HRC-Exporters-raise-offers-on-recent-domestic-gains.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 10:13:00 GMTMORNING VIEW: LME metals tread water; economic data in focus while market awaits trade deal Trading across most of the metals is relatively quiet in early morning on Tuesday April 16 and the market seems to be waiting for fresh direction, which we think means the market is waiting for a US/China trade deal. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869227/MORNING-VIEW-LME-metals-tread-water-economic-data-in-focus-while-market-awaits-trade-deal.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 10:09:00 GMTRio Tinto lowers 2019 iron ore guidance by 2% amid earlier supply disruptionsAustralian miner Rio Tinto has reduced its 2019 iron ore production guidance to 333-343 million tonnes, from 338-350 million tonnes, 100% basis, as estimated at the end of fourth quarter of 2018.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869208/Rio-Tinto-lowers-2019-iron-ore-guidance-by-2-amid-earlier-supply-disruptions.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 09:45:00 GMTRIO TINTO AT A GLANCE: Q1 production results, full-year guidanceA summary of Rio Tinto’s production results for the three months ended March 31, 2019, as well as its full-year production guidance.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869206/RIO-TINTO-AT-A-GLANCE-Q1-production-results-full-year-guidance.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 08:17:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/04: SHFE base metals prices broadly rangebound; Zn slides 1.4%Zinc prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gave a decidedly negative performance during morning trading on Tuesday April 16, while the rest of the complex was largely rangebound amid a firmer US dollar and hopes of an imminent US-China trade deal.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869204/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1604-SHFE-base-metals-prices-broadly-rangebound-Zn-slides-14.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 06:05:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: European, Chinese ferro-vanadium prices fall again; V2O5 prices followFerro-vanadium prices in China and Europe continued to fall in the week ended Friday April 15, with vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) prices following the downtrend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869141/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-European-Chinese-ferro-vanadium-prices-fall-again-V2O5-prices-follow.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 04:47:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Buyers accept higher offers for high-grade ore, low grade slips amid poor demandThe spread between 37% and 44% manganese ore widened after some buyers conceded higher offer prices for the higher grade material.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869202/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Buyers-accept-higher-offers-for-high-grade-ore-low-grade-slips-amid-poor-demand.htmlTue, 16 Apr 2019 03:42:00 GMTUS threatens high tariffs to counter EU aircraft subsidiesThe US government has proposed new import duties of up to 100% on a wide range of products from the European Union, as a countermeasure for sales lost by the US aerospace industry due to EU subsidies paid to Airbus, the US Trade Representative said in a notice published in the Federal Register on Friday April 12.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869191/US-threatens-high-tariffs-to-counter-EU-aircraft-subsidies.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 22:59:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: Chinese, European prices find support from production stoppagesThe price of antimony in China ticked upward in the latest assessment on Wednesday April 10, after the country’s producers raised their offer prices in response to production stoppages in Lengshuijiang. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869180/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-Chinese-European-prices-find-support-from-production-stoppages.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 20:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/04: LME base metals prices rangebound in low-volume tradingMovements in base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed at the close of trading on Monday April 15, with continued weakness in the US dollar index doing little to spur buying activity while low volumes continued to indicate risk-aversion. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869171/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1504-LME-base-metals-prices-rangebound-in-low-volume-trading.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 18:22:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: Chinese prices unchanged on thin trading; European prices continue to fallKey data from the pricing session in London on Friday April 12.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869168/GLOBAL-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-prices-unchanged-on-thin-trading-European-prices-continue-to-fall.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 17:27:00 GMTPeru's Las Bambas mine resumes copper exports, MMG says Peruvian copper mine Las Bambas restarted concentrates transportation to the Matarani port on April 13 after operations normalized following the end of a two-month roadblock, major shareholder MMG said on Monday April 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869166/Perus-Las-Bambas-mine-resumes-copper-exports-MMG-says.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 17:17:00 GMTINTL LEAD & ZINC CONF: Kazakhstan mine capacity tops prospective world zinc production ex-China – ILZSG Zinc mining output in Kazakhstan is expected to augment the world’s production figures ex-China in 2019 and beyond, a representative from the International Lead & Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) said on Monday April 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869127/INTL-LEAD-and-ZINC-CONF-Kazakhstan-mine-capacity-tops-prospective-world-zinc-production-ex-ChinaILZSG.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 16:50:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills continue negotiating for May cargoesTurkish steel mills had a quiet start to the week in the deep-sea scrap markets, but market participants are expecting more bookings for May deliveries, sources said on Monday April 15.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869139/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-continue-negotiating-for-May-cargoes.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 16:45:00 GMTGlencore's Katanga restarts limited exports of cobalt hydroxide Sales and exports of cobalt hydroxide produced at Glencore's Katanga Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo have restarted at a limited rate. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868481/Glencores-Katanga-restarts-limited-exports-of-cobalt-hydroxide.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 16:43:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Domestic auto bundle prices up; ship scrap values down on weak liraTurkish domestic auto bundle scrap prices have increased over the past week, while domestic ship scrap prices moved downwards on a weak lira, sources said on Monday April 15.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869137/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Domestic-auto-bundle-prices-up-ship-scrap-values-down-on-weak-lira.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 16:27:00 GMTLundin buys Yamana's Chapada copper, gold mine for up to $1.03 bnLundin Mining has signed an agreement with Yamana Gold to buy the open-pit copper and gold Chapada mine in the Brazilian Midwest state of Goiás for up to $1.03 billion, the miners said on Monday April 15.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869075/Lundin-buys-Yamanas-Chapada-copper-gold-mine-for-up-to-103-bn.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 15:35:00 GMTMMTA CONF: Gloomy minor metal market sentiment on heightened Fanya stock release fears One concern at this year’s Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) conference overshadowed all other bearish factors affecting minor metals prices this year: the potential release of metal stocks held by the failed Fanya Metal Exchange. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869054/MMTA-CONF-Gloomy-minor-metal-market-sentiment-on-heightened-Fanya-stock-release-fears.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 15:14:00 GMTITALY FERROUS SCRAP: Domestic prices down on poor demandDomestic prices for ferrous scrap in Italy have decreased over the past month, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday April 15. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869098/ITALY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Domestic-prices-down-on-poor-demand.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 14:48:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: Concentrate price down again; Europe APT price rangeboundThe tungsten concentrate price in China moved down again last week following the value-added tax (VAT) cut, while the Chinese ammonium paratungstate (APT) price followed the downtrend, yet prices in Europe were unchanged in a quiet market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869060/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-WRAP-Concentrate-price-down-again-Europe-APT-price-rangebound.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 14:25:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices correct, but high-grade ore still strongSeaborne iron ore prices went through corrections on Monday April 15, while prices for high-grade products remained robust, Fastmarkets has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869062/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-correct-but-high-grade-ore-still-strong.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 14:22:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic prices rebound, push export offers upwardChina’s hot-rolled coil prices bounced back on Monday April 15, with domestic gains continuing to encourage steelmakers to raise their export offers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869047/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-prices-rebound-push-export-offers-upward.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 12:30:00 GMTEurope Al-226 ingot price at almost five-month low; scrap followsSecondary aluminium ingot prices in Europe fell to their lowest level since November 23, 2018 on April 12 and European scrap prices, having previously held relatively firm, finally fell in line.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869051/Europe-Al-226-ingot-price-at-almost-five-month-low-scrap-follows.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 12:14:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: cfr China PCI price strengthensThe cfr China low-vol pulverized coal injection (PCI) segment of the seaborne coking coal market picked up some strength on Monday April 15 after an end user with an urgent need of materials paid a slightly higher-than-expected price for a cargo.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869053/COKING-COAL-DAILY-cfr-China-PCI-price-strengthens.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 11:55:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: Cobalt hydroxide price to be representative benchmark for cobalt marketCobalt hydroxide prices reflect the true fundamentals of the cobalt market, and are likely to be one of the market’s most important benchmarks, delegates who attended Fastmarkets’ Battery Materials Conference in Shanghai heard last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869027/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-Cobalt-hydroxide-price-to-be-representative-benchmark-for-cobalt-market.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 10:40:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore pellet, concentrate buying improves amid high-grade recoveryThe transaction prices and volumes of seaborne iron ore pellets and concentrate picked up in the week to Friday April 12 due to recovering demand for high-grade materials from Chinese steelmakers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869040/Seaborne-iron-ore-pellet-concentrate-buying-improves-amid-high-grade-recovery.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 10:40:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices rise amid improved outlookChina’s rebar prices rebounded on Monday April 15 after market participants’ outlook for demand in the next few months improved following the release of the latest data from the property sector. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869044/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-rise-amid-improved-outlook.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 10:38:00 GMTMMTA CONF: Molybdenum market to stay volatile in 2019 - Shaanxi Head-MolyThe molybdenum market is set to remain volatile in 2019, Jessica Young, sales director at Shaanxi Head-Moly, said during the annual Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869024/MMTA-CONF-Molybdenum-market-to-stay-volatile-in-2019-Shaanxi-Head-Moly.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 10:25:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: Cobalt stockpiling drives recent spot buying; price vulnerable to backswing The uptick in cobalt metal spot buying in the past two to three weeks has been attributed to stockpiling rather than consumption, delegates heard at Fastmarkets’ Battery Materials Conference in Shanghai last week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869026/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-Cobalt-stockpiling-drives-recent-spot-buying-price-vulnerable-to-backswing.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 10:07:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/04: Base metals prices consolidate in low-volume LME trading; Zinc-lead switch nears $1,000/tBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange consolidated during morning trading on Monday April 15, with prices broadly rangebound amid low volumes while a price difference of nearly $1,000 per tonne continues to separate zinc and lead futures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869045/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1504-Base-metals-prices-consolidate-in-low-volume-LME-trading-Zinc-lead-switch.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMTMMTA CONF: Fanya stocks to remain a worry for indium market – Zhuzhou Keneng New MaterialStocks on the failed Fanya Metal Exchange will remain a concern for indium market participants with the questions of how investors will be compensated and how the stocks will be dealt with continuing to loom over the market, according to Zhuzhou Keneng New Material’s product director, Mandy Yin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869025/MMTA-CONF-Fanya-stocks-to-remain-a-worry-for-indium-marketZhuzhou-Keneng-New-Material.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 09:38:00 GMTMMTA CONF: Uncertain outlook for antimony demand growth – CampineThe demand growth outlook for antimony metal remains uncertain, Hans Vercammen, division director of specialty chemicals at Campine, said at the annual Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869023/MMTA-CONF-Uncertain-outlook-for-antimony-demand-growthCampine.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 09:05:00 GMTTrafigura takes Nyrstar private in UK debt restructuringTrafigura will become a major zinc and lead smelter, taking global producer Nyrstar NV effectively private after reaching an agreement with other debtors, both companies said on Monday April 15.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869041/Trafigura-takes-Nyrstar-private-in-UK-debt-restructuring.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 09:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/04: Improvement in risk appetite supports SHFE base metals prices; Cu up 0.7%Base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were all up during morning trading on Monday April 15, supported by an improvement in risk appetite following better-than-expected monetary data from China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869034/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1504-Improvement-in-risk-appetite-supports-SHFE-base-metals-prices-Cu-up-07.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 05:12:00 GMTHydro, Brazilian federal prosecutors file joint petition to remove restrictions on AlunorteNorwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro has taken a step closer to resuming normal operations at its Alunorte alumina refinery after the company and the Brazilian federal prosecutors’ office (MPF) decided to file a joint petition to remove the restrictions on production at the site.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3869031/Hydro-Brazilian-federal-prosecutors-file-joint-petition-to-remove-restrictions-on-Alunorte.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 04:02:00 GMTFOCUS: Nickel battery industry set to integrate furtherThe collaboration and integration among nickel miners and battery makers in the electric vehicle (EV) sector will continue to expand, driven by higher margins, according to panelists at Fastmarkets’ Battery Materials Conference in Shanghai on Thursday April 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868647/FOCUS-Nickel-battery-industry-set-to-integrate-further.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 03:35:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Prices slip again on low demand, weak scrap sectorBillet prices in the major global markets continued to soften over the week ended Friday April 12 due to the lack of demand and the continuing falls in the price of scrap, notably in Turkey. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868950/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Prices-slip-again-on-low-demand-weak-scrap-sector.htmlMon, 15 Apr 2019 00:01:00 GMTALUMINIUM FOUNDRY WRAP: Market continues to ease in Germany, US; Eastern Europe remains firmAluminium foundry premiums in Western Europe and the United States continued to slide on Friday April 12 following sustained concerns about the automotive industry. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868906/ALUMINIUM-FOUNDRY-WRAP-Market-continues-to-ease-in-Germany-US-Eastern-Europe-remains-firm.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 22:34:00 GMTALUMINIUM BILLET WRAP: Spanish billet premium drops; offers from Argentina push up Brazilian premium Aluminium billet premiums worldwide were mostly static on Friday April 12, although the premium in Brazil bucked the trend in moving to its highest level since June 15 of last year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868907/ALUMINIUM-BILLET-WRAP-Spanish-billet-premium-drops-offers-from-Argentina-push-up-Brazilian-premium.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 22:14:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Delayed publication of India domestic, export, import steel pricesFastmarkets published its India domestic, export and import prices later than scheduled on Friday April 12, because of a technical issue. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868952/PRICING-NOTICE-Delayed-publication-of-India-domestic-export-import-steel-prices.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 21:47:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Mills seek opportunities in Asia as sentiment weakens in westBillet producers in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have started to seek sales opportunities in Asia, considering the weak sentiment in their traditional markets in the Middle East-North Africa (Mena) region. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868868/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Mills-seek-opportunities-in-Asia-as-sentiment-weakens-in-west.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 19:53:00 GMTSouth America's coil import prices mostly stable on weak demandSouth American import prices for flat steel were almost unchanged this week because of the low levels of demand, but rumors of price increases for specific materials were heard among buyers and traders. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868939/South-Americas-coil-import-prices-mostly-stable-on-weak-demand.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 19:15:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Prices stable as buyers resist mills' attempted increasesTransaction prices for grade-304 stainless steel cold-rolled (CR) sheet in Europe remained static in the week ended Friday April 12 despite some mills continuing to offer material at inflated levels. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868941/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Prices-stable-as-buyers-resist-mills-attempted-increases.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 18:57:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Global scrap prices slide on thin demandGlobal ferrous scrap prices were on a downward trend this week due to thin demand from steel mills, which expected spot prices to continue to fall in the near term. Spot prices in Vietnam bucked the trend, stable despite limited offers for HMS 1&2 (80:20) materials. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868861/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Global-scrap-prices-slide-on-thin-demand.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 18:37:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/04: LME zinc price climbs 1.6% on low stocks; zinc-lead switch breaches $1,000/t The three-month zinc price on the London Metal Exchange moved above $2,900 per tonne at the close of trading on Friday April 12, while volumes traded reached their highest level since March 15 at 12,000 lots exchanged.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868938/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1204-LME-zinc-price-climbs-16-on-low-stocks-zinc-lead-switch-breaches-1000t.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 17:53:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 12/04: Cobalt continues to rise on restocking, cut cathode tightnessAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868778/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-1204-Cobalt-continues-to-rise-on-restocking-cut-cathode-tightness.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 17:50:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Correction to European aluminium scrap pricesFastmarkets MB has corrected its aluminium scrap cast and mixed turnings prices in Europe, which were published incorrectly on April 12 due to an error.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868904/PRICING-NOTICE-Correction-to-European-aluminium-scrap-prices.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 17:35:00 GMTPOLAND REBAR: Domestic prices stable, supported by good demandDomestic prices for rebar in Poland have been stable over the week supported by good demand, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday April 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868867/POLAND-REBAR-Domestic-prices-stable-supported-by-good-demand.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 17:14:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Domestic traders priced out of grade-316 market by Asian demandEuropean traders have complained of being priced out of the market for domestic grade-316 stainless steel scrap because of high demand from Asian importers, Fastmarkets heard on Friday April 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868866/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Domestic-traders-priced-out-of-grade-316-market-by-Asian-demand.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 16:52:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills end the week in silenceTurkish steel mills ended the week in silence on Friday April 12, booking no new deep-sea cargoes, while market participants awaited fresh bookings to get an idea of the market direction, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868869/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-end-the-week-in-silence.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 16:47:00 GMTCESCO: Bearish mood for copper outlook dominates on Chinese demand fears Sentiment was unusually bearish at this year's Cesco week in Santiago, Chile, with copper market participants increasingly concerned that sluggish demand in China will limit the upside potential of the red metal price. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868767/CESCO-Bearish-mood-for-copper-outlook-dominates-on-Chinese-demand-fears.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 16:45:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Ores, alloys fall amid weak demand in Asia, EuropeKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ended Friday April 12.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868860/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Ores-alloys-fall-amid-weak-demand-in-Asia-Europe.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 16:45:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 12/04: Ferro-vanadium, V2O5 continue fallAn overview of the noble alloys markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868862/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-1204-Ferro-vanadium-V2O5-continue-fall.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 16:35:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 12/04: Markets quiet after MMTA conference; tellurium slightly upAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868623/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1204-Markets-quiet-after-MMTA-conference-tellurium-slightly-up.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 16:10:00 GMTFOCUS: Steel market warns against protracted uncertainty after Brexit extension UK and European steel market participants renewed calls for the European Union and the United Kingdom to reach an agreement and avoid continued market uncertainty after the UK was granted a six-month extension to delay Brexit until Thursday October 31. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868762/FOCUS-Steel-market-warns-against-protracted-uncertainty-after-Brexit-extension.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 16:03:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Fourth week of 5C price stability following rollover of monthly settlements Prices for light iron steel scrap in the United Kingdom were rolled over for a fourth week on Friday April 12, supported by the rollover of the monthly ferrous prices, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868774/UK-SCRAP-Fourth-week-of-5C-price-stability-following-rollover-of-monthly-settlements.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 15:59:00 GMTCHINA MINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 12/04: Production halts in Lengshuijiang city push antimony up; indium faces potential dipAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868859/CHINA-MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-1204-Production-halts-in-Lengshuijiang-city-push-antimony-up-indium.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 15:55:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices down but demand still limited after electionsPrices for coated-steel products in Turkey decreased in the seven days to Friday April 12, with demand weak in the domestic market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868805/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-down-but-demand-still-limited-after-elections.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 15:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/04: Upbeat sentiment from Cesco gathering drives Comex price recovery The Comex copper price surged in the US morning session on Friday April 12 amid a falling dollar and upbeat sentiment from Cesco Copper Week in Santiago, Chile. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868777/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1204-Upbeat-sentiment-from-Cesco-gathering-drives-Comex-price-recovery.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 15:42:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Most prices down on weak demand, falling material costsMost prices for steel coil products in Turkey decreased over the week ended Friday April 12, with buying activity remaining subdued. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868776/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Most-prices-down-on-weak-demand-falling-material-costs.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 15:32:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices rise further, high grades do bestSeaborne iron ore prices continued to rise on Friday April 12, with high-grade materials such as Iron Ore Carajas (IOCJ) continuing to outperform other grades. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868709/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-rise-further-high-grades-do-best.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 14:30:00 GMTSHFE STOCKS REPORT 12/04: Copper stocks drop 5% on tightening suppliesCopper stocks held in Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses dropped by 5% week on week as of Friday April 12 on tightening supplies.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868702/SHFE-STOCKS-REPORT-1204-Copper-stocks-drop-5-on-tightening-supplies.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 13:52:00 GMTEgypt safeguarding probe into billet, rebar imports could lead to lower prices, CIS producers to take biggest hitA safeguarding investigation into imports of semi-finished iron products, non-alloy steel and steel rebar by Egypt’s Ministry of Trade & Industry could lead to a fall in billet, rebar and scrap prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868646/Egypt-safeguarding-probe-into-billet-rebar-imports-could-lead-to-lower-prices-CIS-producers-to-take.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 12:47:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices strengthen unexpectedlyThe seaborne coking coal market picked up some strength on Friday April 12 with transactions being concluded at higher-than-expected prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868684/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-strengthen-unexpectedly.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 12:12:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Domestic prices 'still high' despite slight dipChina’s domestic hot-rolled coil prices lost what little upward momentum they had on Friday April 12, though they remain relatively high enough for producers to ignore the export market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868657/CHINA-HRC-Domestic-prices-still-high-despite-slight-dip.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 11:38:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices dip on declining futures China’s domestic rebar prices decreased slightly on Friday April 12 amid retreating futures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868648/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-dip-on-declining-futures.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 11:10:00 GMTASIA FERROUS SCRAP: More price slides predicted on weak downstream sales, lower Kanto tenderA combination of weak demand, poor downstream sales, a lower Kanto Tetsugen tender price and electricity rationing have limited any upward price moves this week, with more declines expected near term for the Asia ferrous scrap market, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868645/ASIA-FERROUS-SCRAP-More-price-slides-predicted-on-weak-downstream-sales-lower-Kanto-tender.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 10:55:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: UG2 chrome ore prices weaken in China on sufficient stock; US market falls on aggressive bids [CORRECTION]UG2 chrome ore prices broke a seven-week upward trend on Friday April 5 due to weaker demand after consumers cited sufficient stock, while alloy prices in the United States weakened and were subdued in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868110/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-UG2-chrome-ore-prices-weaken-in-China-on-sufficient-stock-US-market-falls-on.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 10:54:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade hydroxide price drifts lower in well-supplied market; carbonate market consolidates last week’s price dip China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate market stabilized on Thursday April 11 after a slight decrease last week following a cut to the country’s value-added tax (VAT) on April 1, while the battery-grade lithium hydroxide price edged down due to deals reported at lower prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868656/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Chinese-battery-grade-hydroxide-price-drifts-lower-in-well-supplied-market.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 10:37:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/04: LME copper price finds support amid softer US dollar; lead slidesCopper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange was higher during morning trading on Friday April 12, gaining 1.2% and trading around $6,500 per tonne while a softer US dollar – below the psychological level of 97 – prompted moderate buying. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868655/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1204-LME-copper-price-finds-support-amid-softer-US-dollar-lead-slides.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 10:18:00 GMTCESCO: Antofagasta running projects to lower carbon footprint, CEO saysAntofagasta is running a series of projects to help the company achieve its targeted reduction in emissions over the next few years, a move that will both lower its carbon footprint and cut costs, the company’s chief executive officer said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868616/CESCO-Antofagasta-running-projects-to-lower-carbon-footprint-CEO-says.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 07:10:00 GMTCESCO: Antofagasta will not decide on Centinela expansion until 2021, CEO saysAntofagasta will not make an investment decision on building a new concentrator at its Centinela operations in Chile until at least 2021, the company’s chief executive officer has said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868615/CESCO-Antofagasta-will-not-decide-on-Centinela-expansion-until-2021-CEO-says.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 07:05:00 GMTCESCO: Copper heading for deficit as producers stay disciplined, Antofagasta CEO saysCopper is expected to move into deficit in the next year or so, rather than further in the future, with producers continuing to show discipline in their planned investments, according to the chief executive officer of Chilean mining company Antofagasta. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868603/CESCO-Copper-heading-for-deficit-as-producers-stay-disciplined-Antofagasta-CEO-says.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/04: SHFE nickel prices slide on risk-averse sentiment; Al most resilientNickel gave the worst performance of the base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange during morning trading on Friday April 12, with a firm US dollar and uncertainty over US-China trade talks continuing to deter commodity investment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868640/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1204-SHFE-nickel-prices-slide-on-risk-averse-sentiment-Al-most-resilient.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 05:10:00 GMTBrazilian bauxite exports up 33% in Q1, alumina shipments down 27% - MDICBrazilian bauxite exports increased by 33.2% year on year in the first quarter of 2019, while alumina shipments decreased by 27.4% over the same comparison, data from the country’s foreign trade ministry, MDIC, showed.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868634/Brazilian-bauxite-exports-up-33-in-Q1-alumina-shipments-down-27-MDIC.htmlFri, 12 Apr 2019 03:05:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL: Domestic rebar prices increase on weak LiraPrices for domestic rebar in Turkey increased over the past seven days because of the Turkish lira weakening, with demand remaining low, sources said on Thursday April 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868625/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-Domestic-rebar-prices-increase-on-weak-Lira.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 22:49:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 10/04: Ferro-vanadium continues downtrend; ferro-tungsten prices firm An overview of the noble alloys markets and the reasons for any price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868621/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-1004-Ferro-vanadium-continues-downtrend-ferro-tungsten-prices-firm.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 20:45:00 GMTGLOBAL SLAB OUTLOOK: Markets expected to remain flat amid weak demand, low availabilityExpectations for steel slab prices remained weak in most regions of the world in the week ended Thursday April 11, despite low availability of material from producers in the CIS. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868619/GLOBAL-SLAB-OUTLOOK-Markets-expected-to-remain-flat-amid-weak-demand-low-availability.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 20:28:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/04: LME copper price sinks in low-volume tradingCopper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange drifted lower at the close of trading on Thursday April 11, capped by low-volume trading amid international trade tensions, while positive unemployment figures from the United States in the afternoon did little to boost investor confidence. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868613/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1104-LME-copper-price-sinks-in-low-volume-trading.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 18:15:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Prices soften in slow marketThe Turkish billet import market was quiet this week, with demand for imported material still soft and the export and domestic markets remaining slow, sources said on Thursday April 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868610/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Prices-soften-in-slow-market.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 17:54:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: China’s EV policy will support nickel-rich Li-ion battery demand in medium-long term The halving of China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) subsidies will have a positive impact on the production of lithium-ion phosphate (LFP) batteries in the short term, but nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) lithium-ion battery development will benefit in the long run, delegates heard at Fastmarkets’ Battery Materials conference in Shanghai on Thursday April 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868606/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-Chinas-EV-policy-will-support-nickel-rich-Li-ion-battery-demand-in-medium-long.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 17:32:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices move up on new bookingsTurkish steel mills made a booking for scrap from the United States at a higher price compared with earlier this week, while another cargo transaction heard earlier today has since been disputed by the seller, sources said on Thursday April 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868602/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-move-up-on-new-bookings.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 17:25:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Prices dip on lower offers, driven by falling scrap costsTurkish rebar export prices have decreased over the past week because offer prices have been pushed down by lower scrap costs, sources said on Thursday April 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868605/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Prices-dip-on-lower-offers-driven-by-falling-scrap-costs.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 17:25:00 GMTDAVIES ON ORES: Manganese oversupply kept at bay but record SA ore exports may disrupt balance Low-grade manganese ore prices have held relatively steady since rebounding from this year’s lows in January, when market participants toned down fears of oversupply in the alloy market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868600/DAVIES-ON-ORES-Manganese-oversupply-kept-at-bay-but-record-SA-ore-exports-may-disrupt-balance.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 17:11:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/04: Comex copper extends downturn; dollar risesComex copper prices tumbled in morning trading on Thursday April 11 in the United States amid weak trading volumes and a stronger dollar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868599/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1104-Comex-copper-extends-downturn-dollar-rises.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 16:38:00 GMTAlumina price drops below $390/t on sudden increased cargo availability Benchmark alumina prices continued to decline on Thursday March 11 due the sudden arrival of surplus cargoes into the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868527/Alumina-price-drops-below-390t-on-sudden-increased-cargo-availability.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 16:07:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Billet price down as safeguard probe beginsThe import price for steel billet went down in Egypt in the week ended Thursday April 11, with demand remaining weak, Fastmarkets has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868537/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Billet-price-down-as-safeguard-probe-begins.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 15:00:00 GMTCESCO: Codelco's Chuquicamata to ramp up in May, market expects June-July Chilean state-owned copper producer Codelco believes restarting operations at its Chuquicamata smelter in late April is still feasible with ramp-up happening in the second half of May, although market participants are expecting it to resume in June or July. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868528/CESCO-Codelcos-Chuquicamata-to-ramp-up-in-May-market-expects-June-July.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 14:41:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Shipment drop, mill profits boost high-grade Carajas finesBrazilian iron ore fines traded at higher prices on Thursday April 11, especially for the 65% Fe Iron Ore Carajas (IOCJ), amid a drop in shipments from the country and a rise in steelmaking margins in China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868525/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Shipment-drop-mill-profits-boost-high-grade-Carajas-fines.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 14:10:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Correction to UG2 chrome ore South Africa concentrates indexFastmarkets MB has corrected its chrome ore South Africa UG2 concentrates index, basis 42% cif China, which was published incorrectly on April 5 due to an error. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868502/PRICING-NOTICE-Correction-to-UG2-chrome-ore-South-Africa-concentrates-index.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 12:05:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Buyers hold out for clearer cuesThe seaborne coking coal market remained muted on Thursday April 11 with participants still holding out for clearer cues to emerge. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868494/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Buyers-hold-out-for-clearer-cues.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 12:00:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Gloomy market sentiment on slow buying activityThe domestic prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) in Europe have moved down slightly over the week although market sentiment is largely negative, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868483/EUROPE-HRC-Gloomy-market-sentiment-on-slow-buying-activity.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 11:55:00 GMTCHILEAN COPPER OUTPUT AT A GLANCE: 2019 Feb production resultsA summary of the monthly copper output from different mines in the major production hub of Chile for February, 2019, as well as the month-on-month and year-on-year differences.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868492/CHILEAN-COPPER-OUTPUT-AT-A-GLANCE-2019-Feb-production-results.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 11:50:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: Strong demand growth, falling exchange levels a boon for nickel outlook Healthy growth in nickel demand from the stainless steel and battery sectors and shrinking inventories on the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metals Exchange bodes well for nickel prices, according to Macquarie Capital senior commodities consultant Jim Lennon. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868486/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-Strong-demand-growth-falling-exchange-levels-a-boon-for-nickel-outlook.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 11:47:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Gruber to become technical director of Voestalpine steel divisionHelmut Gruber has been appointed as the new technical director of the steel division of Voestalpine, the Austrian company said late on Wednesday April 10.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868490/PEOPLE-MOVES-Gruber-to-become-technical-director-of-Voestalpine-steel-division.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 11:40:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices rebound amid declining inventories China’s domestic and export prices for rebar rebounded on Thursday April 11 amid declining inventory levels in the spot market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868482/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-rebound-amid-declining-inventories.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 11:29:00 GMTGlobal lithium supply developing at accelerating pace on growing demandGrowing demand for lithium compounds used in lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries such as lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide over the past three years has prompted lithium producers to expand total production while diversifying their investments in different lithium operations to ramp up production faster and diminish asset risk. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868440/Global-lithium-supply-developing-at-accelerating-pace-on-growing-demand.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Steady demand keeps domestic prices from falling furtherChina’s hot-rolled coil prices stopped retreating on Thursday April 11 - and even rebounded in the eastern region - amid steady demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868488/CHINA-HRC-Steady-demand-keeps-domestic-prices-from-falling-further.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 10:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/04: LME base metals prices subdued amid trade uncertainty; aluminium price shrugs off 24,800t fresh cancelation Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Thursday April 11, with copper futures edging back to a low of $6,429.50 per tonne, while a fresh cancelation of just under 25,000 tonnes of aluminium did little to move the metal’s stagnant price. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868487/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1104-LME-base-metals-prices-subdued-amid-trade-uncertainty-aluminium-price-shrugs.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 10:24:00 GMTEU ministers approve granting of free carbon allowances to steel, other metal sectors until 2030The European Union Council of Ministers has accepted a proposal that steel, iron and non-ferrous metal producers should be allocated free carbon allowances under the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) until 2030. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868471/EU-ministers-approve-granting-of-free-carbon-allowances-to-steel-other-metal-sectors-until-2030.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 09:55:00 GMTChina's rebar producers seeing wider margins despite costlier iron oreChinese rebar producers are seeing their profit margins rise to nearly 700 yuan ($104) per tonne despite recent price increases in the iron ore market, sources told Fastmarkets MB this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868474/Chinas-rebar-producers-seeing-wider-margins-despite-costlier-iron-ore.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 08:18:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/04: Mixed economic outlook, firm dollar cap SHFE base metals prices; Pb slides 1.2%Lead prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange retreated during morning trading on Thursday April 11, tracking the weakness seen on the London Metal Exchange at the close of trade on Wednesday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868475/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1104-Mixed-economic-outlook-firm-dollar-cap-SHFE-base-metals-prices-Pb-slides-12.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 05:31:00 GMTChina’s daily crude steel output drops in late MarchChina’s major mills cut their daily output rates for crude steel in late March and their inventories of finished steel also dropped.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868470/Chinas-daily-crude-steel-output-drops-in-late-March.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 04:41:00 GMTChina’s stainless steel prices flat, but outlook bearishChina’s stainless steel prices were stable over the past week, but participants said they expect prices will drop soon.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868469/Chinas-stainless-steel-prices-flat-but-outlook-bearish.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 04:25:00 GMTCobalt consumers look to increase contractual tonnages; spot prices rise againCobalt prices rose again on Wednesday April 10 as buyers have continued to restock while encountering newfound metal tightness into the second quarter of this year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868472/Cobalt-consumers-look-to-increase-contractual-tonnages-spot-prices-rise-again.htmlThu, 11 Apr 2019 03:51:00 GMTSOUTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Domestic price dips on weak demand; stability expectedThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Southern Europe has narrowed downward by €5 per tonne over the past week amid poor demand, market participants told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868443/SOUTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Domestic-price-dips-on-weak-demand-stability-expected.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 18:18:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/04: LME base metals soften amid global growth jitters; lead price drifts to $1,950/t Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Wednesday April 10, with three-month lead prices down by 1.5% while zinc was the only metal trading in positive territory. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868445/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1004-LME-base-metals-soften-amid-global-growth-jitters-lead-price-drifts-to-1950t.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 18:15:00 GMTBASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 10/04A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday April 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868434/BASE-METALS-WARRANT-REPORT-1004.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 18:10:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices stabilize but feedstock costs fall againDomestic prices for hollow steel sections in both Northern and Southern Europe remained stable this week although feedstock prices continued to go down, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868436/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-stabilize-but-feedstock-costs-fall-again.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 17:50:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: High demand boosts US, Europe premiums; China premiums stable on closed import windowA pick up in demand has effected universal upward pressure on nickel premiums in the United States, with increased liquidity in the European full-plate market pushing premiums up, while all Chinese premiums were trading flat amid the closed import window.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868332/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-High-demand-boosts-US-Europe-premiums-China-premiums-stable-on-closed-import.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 17:25:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Prices expected to be stable through AprilThe European domestic price of mesh-quality wire rod remained flat week on week on Wednesday April 10, with continued price stability expected over the coming weeks, market participants told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868435/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Prices-expected-to-be-stable-through-April.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 17:20:00 GMTBATTERY MATERIALS CONF: EVs will progress to solid-state batteries in 10-15 years, pending manufacturing developments Electric vehicles will shift to using solid-state batteries using lithium metal in the long term, but requisite developments in the manufacturing process mean batteries with liquid electrodes will remain in use until at least the late 2020s, according to Emily Hersch, managing partner of DCDB Group. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868437/BATTERY-MATERIALS-CONF-EVs-will-progress-to-solid-state-batteries-in-10-15-years-pending.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 17:12:00 GMTIranian semi-finished export prices fall, but severe floods could lead to increasesIranian steel billet and slab export prices fell in the week to Wednesday April 10 with new deals reported, but prices could soon rise in the wake of widespread flooding across the country.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868312/Iranian-semi-finished-export-prices-fall-but-severe-floods-could-lead-to-increases.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 17:04:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices continue to move down on high stocks, falling feedstock costs Steel H-beam prices in Northern and Southern Europe dropped in the past week on the back of falling feedstock costs and weaker trading conditions, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868398/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-continue-to-move-down-on-high-stocks-falling-feedstock-costs.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 16:48:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL PIPE EXPORTS: EU quotas put further pressure on export pricesTurkish pipe export prices have continued to slip because of the increased supply available as a result of safeguarding import quotas imposed by Europe, sources said on Wednesday April 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868397/TURKEY-STEEL-PIPE-EXPORTS-EU-quotas-put-further-pressure-on-export-prices.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 16:45:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices down further in latest US dealTurkish steel mills continued to make deep-sea scrap purchases at a slow pace this week, while prices were going down, sources said on Wednesday April 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868367/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-down-further-in-latest-US-deal.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 16:28:00 GMTALUMINA SNAPSHOT: Index drops 2% following deal concluded just below $400/t Fastmarkets’ alumina index fob Australia dropped 2% on April 10 from the previous day, due to a slight easing of tightness in the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868396/ALUMINA-SNAPSHOT-Index-drops-2-following-deal-concluded-just-below-400t.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 16:25:00 GMTNORTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Prices stable amid cautious end-user buyingThe price range for rebar produced and delivered in Northern Europe has remained unchanged week on week amid continued cautious buying activity among end-users, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868363/NORTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-stable-amid-cautious-end-user-buying.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 16:18:00 GMTTITANIUM SNAPSHOT: Firm fundamentals boost pricesKey data from the Wednesday April 10 pricing session in Europe.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868362/TITANIUM-SNAPSHOT-Firm-fundamentals-boost-prices.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 15:55:00 GMTSupreme Court rules Zambian villagers can sue Vedanta in UK over copper mine pollution Zambian villagers will be able to pursue mining giant Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom in a case involving lost income due to water pollution, the UK Supreme Court decided in a ruling on Wednesday April 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868361/Supreme-Court-rules-Zambian-villagers-can-sue-Vedanta-in-UK-over-copper-mine-pollution.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 15:54:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/04: Comex copper price dips on lack of fresh macro stimulus The Comex copper price inched lower in morning trading on Wednesday April 10 with a stronger dollar and lack of fresh data weighing on the base metals complex. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868364/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1004-Comex-copper-price-dips-on-lack-of-fresh-macro-stimulus.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 15:37:00 GMTAluminium queue at Istim LME warehouses in Port Klang shortens to 121 days The queue for aluminium at London Metal Exchange-approved warehouses in Port Klang, Malaysia, operated by Istim has almost halved over the past month to 121 days as of the end of March. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868360/Aluminium-queue-at-Istim-LME-warehouses-in-Port-Klang-shortens-to-121-days.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 15:26:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: Premiums hold steady in Europe despite mixed sentiment; US, Asian premiums flat Tin premiums in Europe held firm in the week ended Tuesday April 9, with participants in the market unsure of the status of Indonesian exports, while both US and Asian premiums were unchanged amid steady demand and a closed import window respectively. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868326/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-Premiums-hold-steady-in-Europe-despite-mixed-sentiment-US-Asian-premiums-flat.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 14:24:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Marketing materials VP Vicky Binns to leave BHP in SeptThe vice president for marketing materials at BHP, Vicky Binns, has decided to leave the company after 10 years, industry sources said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868329/PEOPLE-MOVES-Marketing-materials-VP-Vicky-Binns-to-leave-BHP-in-Sept.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 14:15:00 GMTChinese antimony price pushed up by production halts in LengshuijiangChinese domestic prices for antimony gained some momentum late last week when all the private antimony producers in Lengshuijiang, in China’s central province of Hunan, were required to halt production for safety checks, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868324/Chinese-antimony-price-pushed-up-by-production-halts-in-Lengshuijiang.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 14:07:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices continue to trend down, interest in iron ore lump growsSeaborne iron ore prices continued to slide on Wednesday April 10, while the seaborne spot market remained subdued with no open tenders being issued by the major miners. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868311/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-continue-to-trend-down-interest-in-iron-ore-lump-grows.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 13:46:00 GMTIREPAS BARCELONA: Global rebar consumption’s outlook positive despite tough market conditionsGlobal rebar consumption reached 383 million tonnes in 2018, up by 1.8% against 2017 and reaching the highest level of consumption in the last 10 years, according to Celsa Group.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868278/IREPAS-BARCELONA-Global-rebar-consumptions-outlook-positive-despite-tough-market-conditions.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices adjust slightly; demand still weakSome of the prices for flat steel products imported into the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have changed slightly over the past week, with levels of demand remaining low but consistent, Fastmarkets heard on Tuesday April 9.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868295/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-adjust-slightly-demand-still-weak.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 12:45:00 GMTIREPAS BARCELONA: Emerging economies drive global growth, steel demand The second decade of the 21st century has been marked by a drastic shift of powers in the global economy, which is opening new opportunities for business, professor Nuria Mas, head of economics department at IESE Business School, said at the 80th meeting of the International Rebar Producers & Exporters Association (Irepas) in Barcelona on Monday April 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868279/IREPAS-BARCELONA-Emerging-economies-drive-global-growth-steel-demand.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 12:19:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Zinc premiums unchanged globally; Southeast Asia lead dips Zinc premiums in China, Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia all remained stable over the past week, with only the US showing solid demand, but lead premiums in Southeast Asia began to slide. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868251/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Zinc-premiums-unchanged-globally-Southeast-Asia-lead-dips.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 12:15:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Wide offer-bid gap keeps market uncertainUncertainties continue to linger in the seaborne coking coal spot market, with most participants still keeping away from the premium hard coking coal segment due to a divergence between offers and bids.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868293/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Wide-offer-bid-gap-keeps-market-uncertain.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 12:05:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices lose upward momentum China’s domestic rebar prices dropped slightly on Wednesday April 10 due to softer demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868275/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-lose-upward-momentum.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 11:26:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Premiums soften in China; European, US markets stableCopper premiums in China and other Asian regions softened over the past week after a top Chinese importer sold off cargoes at below market levels. Meanwhile, the US and European copper markets were stable.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868255/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Premiums-soften-in-China-European-US-markets-stable.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 11:21:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Wide LME contangos buoy Rotterdam, US Midwest premiums; Italy market liquidity upStrong LME spreads bolstered aluminium premiums in both the US Midwest and Europe in the week ended on Tuesday April 9, while increased metal availability in Trieste helped increase market liquidity in Italy and main Japanese port (MJP) premiums held firm amid active trading despite short supply.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868238/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-Wide-LME-contangos-buoy-Rotterdam-US-Midwest-premiums-Italy-market-liquidity-up.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 11:15:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Prices withdraw on lower trading activityChina’s hot-rolled coil prices retreated on Wednesday April 10 with trading activity in the domestic market said to be at moderate levels.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868276/CHINA-HRC-Prices-withdraw-on-lower-trading-activity.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 11:05:00 GMTProduction starts at EGA’s alumina refinery; alumina prices fall Production has begun at EGA’s new Al Taweelah alumina refinery, in Abu Dhabi, casting more bearish sentiment on alumina prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868277/Production-starts-at-EGAs-alumina-refinery-alumina-prices-fall.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 10:26:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/04: LME base metals prices consolidate in lackluster European trading while fresh tariffs loom Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange consolidated during morning trading on Wednesday April 10, with most metals trading in narrow ranges and buying appetite in Europe subdued. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868280/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1004-LME-base-metals-prices-consolidate-in-lackluster-European-trading-while.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 10:09:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 10/04: LME base metals prices on defensive after global risk sentiment soursGlobal risk sentiment soured overnight following news that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its global growth outlook for 2019 to 3.3% from 3.5% previously. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867682/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1004-LME-base-metals-prices-on-defensive-after-global-risk-sentiment-sours.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: Hanzhong Smelter part-restarts operation line early; tailings disposal plant still being built Major Chinese zinc producer Hanzhong Smelter has restarted half of an operation line that was halted last year, which is expected to bring an additional 4,000 tonnes of metal back into production in April, sources familiar with the matter told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868273/NEWSBREAK-Hanzhong-Smelter-part-restarts-operation-line-early-tailings-disposal-plant-still-being.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 09:25:00 GMTCESCO – INTERVIEW: Chile's Enami to increase copper production by 7.7% in 2019Chilean copper producer Empresa Nacional de Minería (Enami) expects to produce 140,000 tonnes of copper in 2019, an increase of 7.7% over 2018, sales manager Pedro Pablo Lavin told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 9.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868246/CESCOINTERVIEW-Chiles-Enami-to-increase-copper-production-by-77-in-2019.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 05:47:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/04: Firm US dollar, economic growth concerns send most SHFE base metals prices down; Pb declines 0.9%Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly down during morning trading on Wednesday April 10, with lead giving the worst performance of its peers, while the complex contends with a firm US dollar and concerns over slowing global economic growth.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868245/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1004-Firm-US-dollar-economic-growth-concerns-send-most-SHFE-base-metals-prices.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 05:08:00 GMTCESCO: Minera Chinalco Perú to target M&A in strategic plan, exec saysMinera Chinalco Perú SA is planning to target mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as part of its future strategic plan for growth, a company executive said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868240/CESCO-Minera-Chinalco-Per-to-target-M-A-in-strategic-plan-exec-says.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 02:36:00 GMTCESCO: Teck’s QB2 could see further expansion to become top five copper producer, CEO saysThe Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) project will be a top 20 copper producer and a future third phase expansion would put it in the top five, the chief executive officer of Teck Resources Ltd said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868239/CESCO-Tecks-QB2-could-see-further-expansion-to-become-top-five-copper-producer-CEO-says.htmlWed, 10 Apr 2019 02:14:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 04/09A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday April 9.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868210/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-0409.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 22:11:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/04: LME base metals prices drift lower despite softer dollar; zinc sinks below $2,900/t Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Tuesday April 9, with a dip in the dollar index below the psychological level of 97 doing little to prompt rallies, while stock inflows continue push prices lower. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868215/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0904-LME-base-metals-prices-drift-lower-despite-softer-dollar-zinc-sinks-below.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 17:55:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: UK cargo sends prices down, overall demand limitedThe Turkish steel mills continued to show minimal interest in deep-sea scrap purchasing on Tuesday April 9, with only one transaction heard so far this week, sources said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868152/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-UK-cargo-sends-prices-down-overall-demand-limited.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 16:51:00 GMTGULF STEEL BILLET, REBAR: New billet deals push prices up, rebar stablePrices for imported steel billet in the United Arab Emirates increased this week in the latest deals heard, while rebar prices remained stable, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868123/GULF-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-New-billet-deals-push-prices-up-rebar-stable.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 15:27:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: SocGen closes prop, OTC commodities business, remains LME ring dealer via NewedgeSociété Generale will close its proprietary and over-the-counter (OTC) commodities business including its metals trading, as part of a global cost cutting exercise involving 1,600 job losses, the company said on April 9.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868121/NEWSBREAK-SocGen-closes-prop-OTC-commodities-business-remains-LME-ring-dealer-via-Newedge.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 15:10:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices rangebound; tighter supply raises alloys in Europe Manganese ore prices were hovering around recent levels amid low liquidity in the week to Friday April 5, while load shedding in South Africa continued to be supportive of alloy prices in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868122/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Ore-prices-rangebound-tighter-supply-raises-alloys-in-Europe.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 15:07:00 GMTTata Steel India achieves record output after Bhushan acquisition; European operations struggleTata Steel India achieved its highest-ever crude steel output in the last quarter of its financial year ending March 31, 2019.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868042/Tata-Steel-India-achieves-record-output-after-Bhushan-acquisition-European-operations-struggle.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 13:50:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices dip after rising above $95 per tonneSeaborne iron ore prices corrected down slightly on Tuesday April 9 after surging past $95 per tonne cfr China on Monday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868116/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-dip-after-rising-above-95-per-tonne.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 13:42:00 GMTGuangxi Nanguo to start up second phase of 600,000-tpy copper projectGuangxi Nanguo Copper Industry is to start up its 300,000-tonnes-per-year, Phase II project in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of southern China on April 10, an official at the company told Fastmarkets this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868112/Guangxi-Nanguo-to-start-up-second-phase-of-600000-tpy-copper-project.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 13:07:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Waiting game persists in seaborne marketAn absence of firm offers and bids kept participants in the seaborne coking coal market on the sidelines on Tuesday April 9, with buyers in particular waiting for prices to bottom out.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868090/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Waiting-game-persists-in-seaborne-market.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 11:30:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices surge further in eastern region Rebar prices in eastern China surged further on Tuesday April 9 on an optimistic outlook among sellers for demand to strengthen over the rest of this month. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868083/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-surge-further-in-eastern-region.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 10:55:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore concentrate, pellet trading still inactiveThe seaborne iron ore concentrate and pellet markets remained muted in the week ended on Friday April 5 despite the surges in iron-ore fines prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868080/Seaborne-iron-ore-concentrate-pellet-trading-still-inactive.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 10:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/04: LME copper, lead prices top complex gains in mixed morning’s trading The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange continued its uptrend during morning trading on Tuesday April 9, trading firmly above $6,500 per tonne amid easing trade tensions and a marked slowdown in the dollar index surge. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868084/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0904-LME-copper-lead-prices-top-complex-gains-in-mixed-mornings-trading.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 09:52:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 09/04: Slow start to trading as metals prices wait for further clarity The London Metal Exchange three-month base metals prices are generally subdued this morning, averaging up 0.2% while trading volume is considerably lower at 5,790 lots as of 06:23am London time on Tuesday April 9. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867683/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0904-Slow-start-to-trading-as-metals-prices-wait-for-further-clarity.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 08:31:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/04: SHFE base metals broadly lower on trade uncertainties; Cu bucks the trendBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly lower during morning trading on Tuesday April 9, with investors taking a risk-averse stance amid the uncertainties over trade negotiations between the United States and China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868071/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0904-SHFE-base-metals-broadly-lower-on-trade-uncertainties-Cu-bucks-the-trend.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2019 04:50:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Europe price drops further on trader pressureThe European market for ferro-silicon has fallen again with traders reducing their offer prices both on an inter-merchant basis and to consumers in the steel sector, while the market in the United States has stalled on a lack of buying activity. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867942/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Europe-price-drops-further-on-trader-pressure.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 18:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/04: LME copper price up1.5%; zinc stages recoveryCopper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange had gone up by the close of trading on Monday April 8, once again trading at more than $6,500 per tonne over the afternoon, while a marginal dip in the US dollar index helped zinc’s three-month price recover to more than $2,900 per tonne. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868043/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0804-LME-copper-price-up15-zinc-stages-recovery.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 18:16:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: European ferro-vanadium price fall slows; Chinese market continues to weaken The earlier sharp fall in the European ferro-vanadium price slowed in the week ended Friday April 5 amid stabilizing market sentiment, while the price in China continued to decline on weak demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867971/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-European-ferro-vanadium-price-fall-slows-Chinese-market-continues-to-weaken.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 17:38:00 GMTCIS LONG STEEL: Export prices move down in slow market The price of steel rebar and wire rod exported from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) decreased by $5 per tonne over the week, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday April 8.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868012/CIS-LONG-STEEL-Export-prices-move-down-in-slow-market.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 17:08:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: No early recovery expected in Turkish scrap marketThe Turkish steel mills continued to stay away from the deep-sea scrap markets at the beginning of this week due to poor demand for finished steel and expectations of further prices decreases, sources said on Monday April 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868006/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-No-early-recovery-expected-in-Turkish-scrap-market.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 16:46:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: Suppliers cut output in China on severe losses; cheap prices find no resistance in Europe The Chinese antimony price, despite dropping for the sixth consecutive week, has slowed its pace of descent in the latest assessment period ended Wednesday April 3 after suppliers resisted cutting prices and halted production instead to avoid further losses. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868010/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-Suppliers-cut-output-in-China-on-severe-losses-cheap-prices-find-no-resistance.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 16:29:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: Market remains slow, prices stableThe market for flat steel exports from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) remained slow over the past week, with no change in prices, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday April 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867974/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-Market-remains-slow-prices-stable.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 15:45:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Domestic prices down on falling import valuesTurkish domestic scrap prices have gone down slightly over the past seven days in line with falling imported scrap values, sources said on Monday April 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3868003/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Domestic-prices-down-on-falling-import-values.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 15:34:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: Concentrate price edges down on VAT cut; APT prices largely rangebound The tungsten concentrate price moved down in China last week following the implementation of a value-added tax (VAT) cut, while ammonium paratungstate (APT) prices were mostly steady in China and Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867973/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-WRAP-Concentrate-price-edges-down-on-VAT-cut-APT-prices-largely-rangebound.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 15:30:00 GMTSILICON SNAPSHOT: European price slips on low demand; consumers well-covered by earlier Brexit stockpilingKey data from the pricing session in London on Friday April 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867972/SILICON-SNAPSHOT-European-price-slips-on-low-demand-consumers-well-covered-by-earlier-Brexit.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 14:55:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices jump above $95 per tonne cfr on futures spikePhysical iron ore prices increased further on Monday April 8, with Fastmarkets' MB 62% Fe Iron Ore Index jumping above $95 per tonne cfr China following surges in the derivatives markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867939/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-jump-above-95-per-tonne-cfr-on-futures-spike.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 13:54:00 GMTCESCO - INTERVIEW: Vale tragedy a reminder of need for strict controls, says Anglo exec The deadly breach of one of Vale’s tailings dams in Brazil this year was a harsh reminder for the mining sector that it needs to consistently operate within the parameters of strict controls and stay alert to potentially tragic risks, according to the chief executive officer of Anglo American’s copper business. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867938/CESCO-INTERVIEW-Vale-tragedy-a-reminder-of-need-for-strict-controls-says-Anglo-exec.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 13:39:00 GMTCESCO - INTERVIEW: Geopolitics add uncertainty but copper outlook solid, Anglo copper CEO saysCurrent global geopolitics add an element of uncertainty to the copper sector but the market’s solid fundamentals have prevented a strong reaction in the metal’s price, according to Hennie Faul, the chief executive officer of Anglo American’s copper business.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867937/CESCO-INTERVIEW-Geopolitics-add-uncertainty-but-copper-outlook-solid-Anglo-copper-CEO-says.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices surge amid Beijing's renewed urbanization pushChina’s domestic and export prices for rebar increased sharply on Monday April 8 following gains in the billet and futures markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867931/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-surge-amid-Beijings-renewed-urbanization-push.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 12:22:00 GMTFREE WEB SEMINAR: Introducing the new Fastmarkets-settled LME cobalt contract – catch-up Fastmarkets hosted a free web seminar with the London Metal Exchange on Monday April 8 to introduce the new LME cobalt contract, cash-settled against Fastmarkets’ benchmark cobalt price. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867935/FREE-WEB-SEMINAR-Introducing-the-new-Fastmarkets-settled-LME-cobalt-contractcatch-up.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 12:02:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Price surge surprises overseas buyers China’s domestic and export prices for hot-rolled coil surged on Monday April 8 on improved sentiment, which took many overseas buyers by surprise. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867930/CHINA-HRC-Price-surge-surprises-overseas-buyers.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 11:55:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne prices stable amid thin tradingSeaborne coking coal prices were largely stable on Monday April 8 amid thin trading.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867928/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-stable-amid-thin-trading.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 11:30:00 GMTMMG resumes operations at Las Bambas copper mine The mining, production and concentrate transport at MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine in Peru is expected to progressively return to normal operations, the mining company said on Monday April 8 in a notice to the Hong Kong Exchange. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867927/MMG-resumes-operations-at-Las-Bambas-copper-mine.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 11:26:00 GMTCOBALT MONTHLY REVIEW – MARCH: Month-end restocking prompts sudden turnaround in metal pricesThe benchmark standard-grade cobalt price rebounded in the last week of March, after having been under pressure during the previous five months, when traders and consumers returned to the spot market to restock following a rundown in inventories.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867910/COBALT-MONTHLY-REVIEWMARCH-Month-end-restocking-prompts-sudden-turnaround-in-metal-prices.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 10:57:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/04: LME base metals prices mixed; Zinc below $2,900/tBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed during morning trading on Monday April 8, with the strength in the US dollar index capping prospective gains while low LME stocks fuel upward price momentum. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867926/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0804-LME-base-metals-prices-mixed-Zinc-below-2900t.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 10:15:00 GMTVEDANTA AT A GLANCE: 2019 fiscal year production resultsA summary of Vedanta’s production results for the fiscal year ended on March 31, 2019.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867923/VEDANTA-AT-A-GLANCE-2019-fiscal-year-production-results.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 10:05:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 08/04: Metal prices enjoy follow-through buying on positive sentiment Progress in US-China trade negotiations over the weekend helped push up base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange in early morning trading on Monday April 8. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867681/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0804-Metal-prices-enjoy-follow-through-buying-on-positive-sentiment.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 09:55:00 GMTChinese ferro-chrome production so far unaffected by power shortages in Inner Mongolia, market wary of possible disruption from mid-AprilElectricity constraints in Inner Mongolia, one of China's major ferro-chrome production hubs, have to date not been as severe as expected and their potential negative effect on ferro-chrome production will likely only be felt from mid-April onwards, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867917/Chinese-ferro-chrome-production-so-far-unaffected-by-power-shortages-in-Inner-Mongolia-market-wary-of.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 09:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/04: SHFE zinc prices continue to move higher amid weaker dollar, supply concerns; Cu, tin fallZinc prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange continued their uptrend during morning trading on Monday April 8, amid a weaker dollar index and positive fundamentals. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867915/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0804-SHFE-zinc-prices-continue-to-move-higher-amid-weaker-dollar-supply-concerns.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 05:25:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Prices fall on weak demand in slow marketsSteel billet prices fell slightly in most regions in the week ended Friday April 5, due to sluggish trading activity, public holidays and upcoming general elections. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867727/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Prices-fall-on-weak-demand-in-slow-markets.htmlMon, 08 Apr 2019 00:01:00 GMTBrazilian domestic flat steel prices rise, follow uptrend in import pricesDomestic prices of flat steel products in Brazil increased in April as producers have been pushing for a readjustment after prices of imported material soared in the first quarter of the year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867898/Brazilian-domestic-flat-steel-prices-rise-follow-uptrend-in-import-prices.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 21:59:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 05/04: Cobalt extends recovery; consumers, traders continue restockAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867884/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-MARKET-REPORT-0504-Cobalt-extends-recovery-consumers-traders-continue-restock.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 18:30:00 GMTLME receives application to list Norilsk grade-I cobalt brandThe London Metal Exchange has received an application to list grade-I cobalt cut cathodes produced by Norilsk, it specified in a note to members on Friday April 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867877/LME-receives-application-to-list-Norilsk-grade-I-cobalt-brand.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 18:30:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Austenitic prices up, mills pay more for nickel componentAustenitic steel scrap prices in the UK and Europe increased in the week ended Friday April 5, with mills agreeing to increase what they will pay for the nickel component in the material, traders have told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867883/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Austenitic-prices-up-mills-pay-more-for-nickel-component.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 18:27:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/04: LME copper price falls to $6,400/t in lackluster trading; Zinc-lead switch up to $1,000Copper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange depreciated at the close of trading on Friday April 5, falling by just under 2% over the week and dipping below $6,400 per tonne during the afternoon session amid low volumes and a surging US dollar index. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867882/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0504-LME-copper-price-falls-to-6400t-in-lackluster-trading-Zinc-lead-switch-up-to.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 18:15:00 GMTVolkswagen, Ganfeng sign lithium supply MoUVolkswagen Group has reached a memorandum of understanding with lithium producer Ganfeng Lithium for long-term lithium supply.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867888/Volkswagen-Ganfeng-sign-lithium-supply-MoU.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 18:15:00 GMTIndian mills keep domestic HRC prices stable under import pressureIndian mills have kept their domestic hot-rolled coil (HRC) prices stable for April sales while cheaper imported material continued to put pressure on domestic product, Fastmarkets heard on Friday April 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867878/Indian-mills-keep-domestic-HRC-prices-stable-under-import-pressure.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 18:07:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Competitive bids pressure US alloy price; UG2 ore into China fallsKey data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ended Friday April 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867875/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Competitive-bids-pressure-US-alloy-price-UG2-ore-into-China-falls.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 17:51:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Global prices continue to slip on poor demandGlobal steel scrap prices continued to move downward in the week ending Friday April 5, with the exception that prices in the US market remained unchanged on a lack of trading, and with prices in India bucking the downtrend by $0.07 per tonne. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867843/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Global-prices-continue-to-slip-on-poor-demand.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 17:42:00 GMTSigma Lithium signs $30 mln pre-payment with Mitsui & CoCanada-based miner Sigma Lithium Resources has signed a deal with Mitsui & Co. to raise a significant amount of the capital expenditures it needs to construct the concentration plant at its spodumene operations in Brazil, the company said on Friday April 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867876/Sigma-Lithium-signs-30-mln-pre-payment-with-Mitsui-and-Co.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 17:20:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Reichmann appointed new British Steel CEOGerald Reichmann has been appointed the new chief executive officer of British Steel, the UK long steel producer said on Friday April 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867873/PEOPLE-MOVES-Reichmann-appointed-new-British-Steel-CEO.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 05/04: Antimony under pressure from slow demandAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867844/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-0504-Antimony-under-pressure-from-slow-demand.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 16:48:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Mills target grade-304 sheet price rises on reduced import competitionEuropean stainless steel mills were pushing for increases to the price of grade-304 cold-rolled (CR) sheet and were likely to be successful because of reduced competition from imported tonnages out of Asia, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday April 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867842/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Mills-target-grade-304-sheet-price-rises-on-reduced-import-competition.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 16:45:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Prices flat in stagnant market ahead of general electionThe price of shredded ferrous scrap imported into India was stable this week, with deals done at similar levels to the previous week, sources said on Friday April 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867780/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Prices-flat-in-stagnant-market-ahead-of-general-election.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 16:25:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Sole European cargo sends prices downTurkish steel producers largely stayed away from the deep-sea scrap markets this week, with only one cargo sold so far, according to market participants. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867748/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Sole-European-cargo-sends-prices-down.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 16:21:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 05/04: Ferro-tungsten up on tight availability; V2O5 dips againAn overview of the noble alloys markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867782/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-0504-Ferro-tungsten-up-on-tight-availability-V2O5-dips-again.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 16:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/04: Comex copper prices dip in final sessionThe price of copper in the United States was in negative territory in morning trading on Friday April 5 because of reservations about the China-US trade talks. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867746/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0504-Comex-copper-prices-dip-in-final-session.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 15:38:00 GMTTURKEY COATED FLAT STEEL: Prices decrease, demand limited after electionsPrices for coated-steel products in Turkey decreased in the seven days to Friday April 5, with demand weak in both the domestic and export markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867742/TURKEY-COATED-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-decrease-demand-limited-after-elections.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 15:12:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL: Prices mostly steady as post-election uncertainty continuesMost prices for steel coil products in Turkey were stable over the week ended Friday April 5, with buying activity remaining subdued. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867741/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-Prices-mostly-steady-as-post-election-uncertainty-continues.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 15:08:00 GMTPOLAND REBAR: Mills to seek price rise on seasonally better demandPolish steelmakers were expected to increase their domestic offer prices for rebar, supported by strong demand in the construction industry, sources told Fastmarkets on Friday April 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867721/POLAND-REBAR-Mills-to-seek-price-rise-on-seasonally-better-demand.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 14:55:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Market extends steady trend, April talks persistPrices for light iron steel scrap in the United Kingdom were rolled over for a third week on Friday April 5, with relatively tight availability against firm demand among major shredders supporting prices, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867732/UK-SCRAP-Market-extends-steady-trend-April-talks-persist.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 14:50:00 GMTCESCO: Mild copper price recovery feeds bullish sentiment but softer premiums weigh The atmosphere at the Cesco copper industry gathering in Santiago, Chile, next week is expected to be lifted by a bullish outlook for the red metal. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867704/CESCO-Mild-copper-price-recovery-feeds-bullish-sentiment-but-softer-premiums-weigh.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 14:25:00 GMTNew Alunorte court date set for April 12; judge considers third-party assessments The federal court in Belém, in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, has scheduled a second conciliatory hearing on April 12 to discuss the production embargo of Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867725/New-Alunorte-court-date-set-for-April-12-judge-considers-third-party-assessments.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 13:55:00 GMTCIS PIG IRON: Prices hold steady in slow marketThe market for pig iron exports from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has been in wait-and-see mode over the past week, with market participants expecting clarity to emerge in the price trend by the middle of April. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867729/CIS-PIG-IRON-Prices-hold-steady-in-slow-market.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 13:20:00 GMTGLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s lithium carbonate prices down after VAT cutChina’s domestic lithium carbonate spot market moved down this week after the lower value added tax (VAT) that came into effect on April 1 alongside the Tomb Sweeping holiday in China, while lithium prices in other global markets were stable week on week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867728/GLOBAL-LITHIUM-WRAP-Chinas-lithium-carbonate-prices-down-after-VAT-cut.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 12:45:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices flat amid public holiday in ChinaSeaborne iron ore prices remained flat on Friday April 5, with trading activity limited by a public holiday in China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867687/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-flat-amid-public-holiday-in-China.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 12:23:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Miner, Japanese mill agree Q2 semisoft contract priceThe absence of Chinese market participants due to a public holiday kept seaborne coking coal prices largely stable on Friday April 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867689/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Miner-Japanese-mill-agree-Q2-semisoft-contract-price.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 12:05:00 GMTSydvaranger targets 2020 iron ore concs shipments after Norwegian government go-aheadThe Norwegian government has granted a mining concession for the Sydvaranger Iron Ore Project, paving the way for concentrates shipments to recommence in 2020. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3864865/Sydvaranger-targets-2020-iron-ore-concs-shipments-after-Norwegian-government-go-ahead.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 10:52:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/04: LME base metals prices consolidate in low-volume trading; zinc holds above $2,900/tBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly rangebound during morning trading on Friday April 5, with a national holiday in China prompting quiet Asian trading while continued strength in the US dollar above the psychological level of 97 was also limiting commodity investment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867685/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0504-LME-base-metals-prices-consolidate-in-low-volume-trading-zinc-holds-above.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 10:20:00 GMTMMTA CONF: Key talking points ahead of the minor metals industry gathering in Edinburgh As the minor metals industry prepares to gather in Edinburgh, Scotland, for the annual Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) conference on April 9-11, Fastmarkets outlines some of the key topics likely to dominate discussions this year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867100/MMTA-CONF-Key-talking-points-ahead-of-the-minor-metals-industry-gathering-in-Edinburgh.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 10:07:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 05/04: Slow start to trading with China on holiday; all eyes on Cu stocks, US employment reportThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed during morning trading on Friday April 5, while trading has been quiet due to a public holiday in China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867680/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0504-Slow-start-to-trading-with-China-on-holiday-all-eyes-on-Cu-stocks-US.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 09:15:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Kevin Song to join ThyssenKrupp Kevin Song will join ThyssenKrupp on May 2 as its head of base metals trading on the company's new Asian desk, he told Fastmarkets MB.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867090/PEOPLE-MOVES-Kevin-Song-to-join-ThyssenKrupp.htmlFri, 05 Apr 2019 04:04:00 GMTAntofagasta secures $1.3 bln for Los Pelambres expansionAntofagasta Minerals, a subsidiary of London-headquartered Antofagasta plc, has secured $1.3 billion in financing for the expansion of its Los Pelambres refined copper unit, 300km north of Santiago in Chile.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867592/Antofagasta-secures-13-bln-for-Los-Pelambres-expansion.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 19:18:00 GMTEU LONG STEEL OUTLOOK: Market hopes for April price stability despite low demandParticipants in the long steel market in the European Union were hoping for price stability through April after recent sluggish demand and cautious buying activity, sources within the sector told Fastmarkets this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867640/EU-LONG-STEEL-OUTLOOK-Market-hopes-for-April-price-stability-despite-low-demand.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 18:55:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Export prices slide on slow tradingExport prices for CIS-origin billet dipped on Tuesday April 4, due to limited trading activity in outlet markets, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867642/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Export-prices-slide-on-slow-trading.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 18:37:00 GMTTURKEY LONG STEEL EXPORTS: Prices dip on lower bids from cautious buyersTurkish rebar export prices have decreased over the past week because of the lower bids put forward by prospective buyers, sources said on Thursday April 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867639/TURKEY-LONG-STEEL-EXPORTS-Prices-dip-on-lower-bids-from-cautious-buyers.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 17:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/04: LME base metals prices depreciate amid dollar surge; nickel falls 2% Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were lower across the board at the close of trading on Thursday April 4, with an uptick in the dollar index capping upward moves while a marginal uptick in LME stocks this morning also provided a headwind to price action. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867637/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0404-LME-base-metals-prices-depreciate-amid-dollar-surge-nickel-falls-2.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 17:35:00 GMTTURKEY STEEL BILLET: Prices soften in slow marketThe Turkish billet import market was very quiet this week, with demand for imported material still soft and the export and domestic markets also slow, sources said on Thursday April 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867635/TURKEY-STEEL-BILLET-Prices-soften-in-slow-market.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 17:25:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills remain silent in uncertain marketTurkish steel producers remained silent in the scrap market for a third day on Thursday April 4, making no purchases of deep-sea cargoes while continuing to look for political clarity, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867598/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-remain-silent-in-uncertain-market.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 16:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/04: Comex copper prices dip on stronger dollarComex copper prices failed to hold onto Wednesday's increase with a stronger US dollar weighing on the base metals complex on Thursday April 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867596/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0404-Comex-copper-prices-dip-on-stronger-dollar.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 16:11:00 GMTEGYPT STEEL BILLET, REBAR: Billet price down, safeguard investigation into billet imports startsThe steel billet import price narrowed down in Egypt in the week ended on Thursday April 4, while demand remained weak and the Egypt Ministry of Trade and Industry started a safeguard investigation into billet imports, Fastmarkets heard.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867590/EGYPT-STEEL-BILLET-REBAR-Billet-price-down-safeguard-investigation-into-billet-imports-starts.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 15:40:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Fastmarkets launches 7 new aluminium price assessments, from calcined pet coke to extrusionFastmarkets is launching seven new aluminium price assessments today, Thursday April 4 - including calcined pet coke, extrusion and flat-rolled products - to expand our coverage of the aluminium market from upstream to downstream.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867512/PRICING-NOTICE-Fastmarkets-launches-7-new-aluminium-price-assessments-from-calcined-pet-coke-to.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 15:37:00 GMTMMTA CONF: Global uncertainty, trade fears slow minor metals’ price momentum With the annual Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) conference kicking off on Tuesday April 9 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Fastmarkets looks at the price moves in the minor metals complex since last year’s conference. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867591/MMTA-CONF-Global-uncertainty-trade-fears-slow-minor-metals-price-momentum.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 15:22:00 GMTFMG to ship 67% Fe concentrate from Iron Bridge by H1 2022Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) plans to ship its first cargo of the high-grade iron ore concentrate product from its Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Western Australia by mid-2022.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867270/FMG-to-ship-67-Fe-concentrate-from-Iron-Bridge-by-H1-2022.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 13:47:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices correct after surging in lead-up to China holidayPhysical iron ore prices were range-bound on Thursday April 4 after spikes earlier in the week, with China entering a long weekend from Friday to Sunday for the Tomb Sweeping Festival. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867515/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-correct-after-surging-in-lead-up-to-China-holiday.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 13:40:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation to amend the frequency, specification of copper concentrate TC/RC indexFastmarkets is extending the consultation period for its proposal to revise the frequency and specification of its copper concentrate treatment & refining charges (TC/RC) index until April 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867487/PRICING-NOTICE-Extension-of-consultation-to-amend-the-frequency-specification-of-copper-concentrate.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 12:51:00 GMTSpanish crude steel production falls amid 2018 import surge, Unesid saysSpanish crude steel production fell to 14.3 million tonnes in 2018, marginally down from 14.4 million tonnes in 2017, according to Unesid, the country’s steel association.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867499/Spanish-crude-steel-production-falls-amid-2018-import-surge-Unesid-says.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 12:45:00 GMTFOCUS: Rebound in cobalt prices likely to deter Chinese SRB stockpilingCobalt market participants have been keeping an eye out for potential non-industrial buying, such as stockpiling from China’s State Reserve Bureau (SRB), since global metal prices slid to two-year lows at the beginning of this year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866880/FOCUS-Rebound-in-cobalt-prices-likely-to-deter-Chinese-SRB-stockpiling.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 12:05:00 GMTEUROPE PLATE: Southern European re-rollers keep prices stable despite lower slab costsDomestic prices for heavy steel plate in Southern Europe have been stable over the past week despite decline of slab prices and low demand, sources told Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867473/EUROPE-PLATE-Southern-European-re-rollers-keep-prices-stable-despite-lower-slab-costs.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 11:59:00 GMTEU authorities move decision on ThyssenKrupp, Tata Steel JV to June 5Competition regulators in the European Union have rescheduled their decision in the creation of a 50:50 European flat-steel joint venture between ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel Europe to June 5 this year, the European Commission (EC) said on April 1.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867474/EU-authorities-move-decision-on-ThyssenKrupp-Tata-Steel-JV-to-June-5.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 11:55:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Seaborne market stable ahead of Chinese holiday Seaborne coking coal prices were steady on Thursday April 4 ahead of a holiday in China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867484/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Seaborne-market-stable-ahead-of-Chinese-holiday.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 11:52:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Amendment of specifications for Japan, South Korea high-carbon ferro-chrome price assessments Fastmarkets has refined the specifications for its high-carbon ferro-chrome price assessments for Japan and South Korea, with effect from Thursday April 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866065/PRICING-NOTICE-Amendment-of-specifications-for-Japan-South-Korea-high-carbon-ferro-chrome-price.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 11:37:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Exporters keep prices high on domestic gainsChina’s hot-rolled coil exporters maintained their offers amid domestic price gains on Thursday April 4, despite low demand among overseas buyers.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867480/CHINA-HRC-Exporters-keep-prices-high-on-domestic-gains.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 11:10:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices largely steady despite poor demandThe domestic prices for hot-rolled coil (HRC) in Europe have been largely stable over the past week amid a slow market, sources told Fastmarkets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867472/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-largely-steady-despite-poor-demand.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 10:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/04: LME base metals soften amid German industrial weakness; 30,000t copper inflow cools price surge Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange edged lower during morning trading on Thursday April 4, hindered by poor risk appetite among European investors while a slump in German industrial production continues to indicate economic uncertainty. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867479/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0404-LME-base-metals-soften-amid-German-industrial-weakness-30000t-copper-inflow.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 10:14:00 GMTFOCUS: Iron ore market braces for changing seaborne supply, Chinese demandThe official end of the winter heating season in China – the world’s largest iron ore consumer – a few days ago has coincided with a pick-up in market interest in the price spreads between different grades of the steelmaking raw material. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867292/FOCUS-Iron-ore-market-braces-for-changing-seaborne-supply-Chinese-demand.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 08:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/04: SHFE zinc prices outperform amid trade optimism, healthy fundamentalsZinc prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange outperformed with an increase of 1.1% during morning trading on Thursday April 4 amid optimism over US-China trade talks and the metal’s solid fundamentals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867468/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0404-SHFE-zinc-prices-outperform-amid-trade-optimism-healthy-fundamentals.htmlThu, 04 Apr 2019 06:40:00 GMTNORTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Price range widens down on sluggish demandThe price range for rebar produced and delivered in Northern Europe widened downward by €5 per tonne amid sluggish demand and cautious buying activity, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 3.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867436/NORTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Price-range-widens-down-on-sluggish-demand.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 18:38:00 GMTSOUTHERN EUROPE REBAR: Domestic prices down on weaker demandThe price for rebar produced and delivered in Southern Europe has fallen by €5-30 per tonne over the past week due to softer demand, market participants told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867441/SOUTHERN-EUROPE-REBAR-Domestic-prices-down-on-weaker-demand.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 18:34:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/04: LME zinc price rises 1.5% on dwindling stocks; copper supported near $6,500/t A crimp in London Metal Exchange zinc supply continues to fuel price action above $2,900 per tonne on Wednesday April 3, while a small contango in the copper nearby spread is contributing to increased buying. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867437/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0304-LME-zinc-price-rises-15-on-dwindling-stocks-copper-supported-near-6500t.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 18:24:00 GMTIranian export billet, slab markets turn quiet during holidaysTrading activity was subdued in Iran in the week ended Wednesday April 3, due to national and religious holidays in the country to celebrate the Iranian new year on March 21. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867330/Iranian-export-billet-slab-markets-turn-quiet-during-holidays.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 18:22:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Importers raise quota-system concerns; domestic prices stableThe European domestic price of mesh-quality wire rod remained flat week on week, while European imports prices held steady amid concerns regarding tariff-quota monitoring, market participants told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 3.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867430/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Importers-raise-quota-system-concerns-domestic-prices-stable.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 18:15:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices inch down on low demand, high stocksSteel H-beam prices in Southern Europe went down over the past week due to weaker demand, higher stock levels and falling feedstock costs, sources told Fastmarkets on April 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867381/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-inch-down-on-low-demand-high-stocks.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 17:45:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 03/04: Gemanium dips for first time in 2019; indium slips downAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867426/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-0304-Gemanium-dips-for-first-time-in-2019-indium-slips-down.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 17:45:00 GMTALUMINIUM ARB INDICATOR: US arbitrage narrows on higher barge rates, weaker US market; participants eye Asia opportunities instead The estimated arbitrage for shipping aluminium from warehouses in Asia to the United States narrowed in March following a large rise in US river barge prices and slightly softer aluminium premiums in the region. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867373/ALUMINIUM-ARB-INDICATOR-US-arbitrage-narrows-on-higher-barge-rates-weaker-US-market-participants-eye.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 17:32:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 03/04: Molybdenum market up; ferro-vanadium falls againAn overview of the noble alloys markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867379/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-0304-Molybdenum-market-up-ferro-vanadium-falls-again.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 17:26:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills quiet, prices stable amid political uncertaintyTurkish steel producers continued to stay away from the deep-sea scrap markets due to domestic political instability and weak demand for finished steel, sources said on Wednesday April 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867371/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-quiet-prices-stable-amid-political-uncertainty.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 17:15:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices fall when demand boost fails to materialiseDomestic prices for hollow steel sections in both Northern and Southern Europe moved down this week, with feedstock prices continuing to fall and an expected seasonal pickup in demand failing to arrive, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867372/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-fall-when-demand-boost-fails-to-materialise.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 16:52:00 GMTGLOBAL TIN WRAP: Premiums drop notably in Europe, slightly in US, weak demand keeps Asian premiums unchanged Weak demand pushed European premiums down in the week ended Tuesday April 2 even though restored Indonesian supply is less than before; meanwhile, overseas firms sold aggressively into the United States bringing down the premiums there and China’s tin market saw no change. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867339/GLOBAL-TIN-WRAP-Premiums-drop-notably-in-Europe-slightly-in-US-weak-demand-keeps-Asian-premiums.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 16:32:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL WRAP: Most prices down in March, demand remains lowDemand for flat steel in Turkey failed to improve in March and most prices went downward, with demand unlikely to improve significantly in April, market participants told Fastmarkets on Wednesday April 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867302/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-WRAP-Most-prices-down-in-March-demand-remains-low.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 15:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/04: US-China trade deal optimism boosts Comex copper price The US copper price rebounded during midweek trading on Wednesday April 3 with optimism of a resolution to the US-China trade conflict boosting the base metals complex. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867342/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0304-US-China-trade-deal-optimism-boosts-Comex-copper-price.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 15:39:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices surge to $93 per tonne cfrPhysical iron ore prices shot up further above the $90-per-tonne-cfr mark on Wednesday April 3 amid bullish sentiment reflected in derivatives markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867300/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Seaborne-prices-surge-to-93-per-tonne-cfr.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 14:42:00 GMTCESCO: The Santiago scene - What’s on and where?Starting this Sunday, some 2,000 copper industry participants will gather in Santiago, Chile, for the annual Cesco Copper Week, looking into market dynamics and future development along the red metal supply chain. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867282/CESCO-The-Santiago-scene-Whats-on-and-where.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 13:10:00 GMTGLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Price rebound, backwardation limit European zinc market activity; China VAT cut fails to attract buying European zinc premiums were unchanged in the week to Tuesday April 2 with a widening backwardation muting buying interest, while in China, the lowering of the value-add tax did not boost the zinc premium there against market expectation. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867248/GLOBAL-ZINC-and-LEAD-WRAP-Price-rebound-backwardation-limit-European-zinc-market-activity-China-VAT.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 12:30:00 GMTGLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Weak demand weighs on all premiums; import loss pulls China premium lowerMuted demand and a closed import window put downward pressure on the Shanghai cif premium for nickel cathode on Tuesday April 2, while the nickel briquette premium in the United States also slid on weak demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867269/GLOBAL-NICKEL-WRAP-Weak-demand-weighs-on-all-premiums-import-loss-pulls-China-premium-lower.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 12:23:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Miner, Japanese mill agree $138.50 for Q2 PCI shipmentsThe seaborne coking coal spot market weakened again on Wednesday April 3, and ample supply is expected to weigh on prices further.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867283/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Miner-Japanese-mill-agree-13850-for-Q2-PCI-shipments.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 11:50:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Low demand, high domestic prices divide export marketChina’s hot-rolled coil market was largely steady on Wednesday April 3, though exporters have started to adopt different strategies amid domestic prices gains and weak demand from abroad.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867279/CHINA-HRC-Low-demand-high-domestic-prices-divide-export-market.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 11:14:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Prices rise on impending iron ore supply drop China’s rebar prices moved up on Wednesday April 3 in both its domestic and export markets in response to heightened expectations of a drop in iron ore supply upstream.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867274/CHINA-REBAR-Prices-rise-on-impending-iron-ore-supply-drop.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 11:08:00 GMTEast Asian stainless steel prices inch down on weak demandImport prices for stainless steel in East Asia softened slightly over the past week due to weak regional demand, despite the recovery in the London Metal Exchange nickel price.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867281/East-Asian-stainless-steel-prices-inch-down-on-weak-demand.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 11:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/04: LME base metals prices rebound despite dollar strength; nickel climbs 1.5%Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly higher during morning trading on Wednesday April 3, improving on continued progress emanating from recent US-Chinese trade talks while persistent strength in the US dollar fails to deter buying momentum. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867278/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0304-LME-base-metals-prices-rebound-despite-dollar-strength-nickel-climbs-15.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 10:30:00 GMTGLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Tight supply in Asia, wide LME contangoes support Rotterdam, MJP premiumsGlobal aluminium markets took divergent paths in the week ended Tuesday April 2, with premiums in the Dutch port of Rotterdam and Asia edging upward after gaining support from wide contangoes in London Metal Exchange aluminium price spreads and tightening spot supply of refined metal in Asia.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867264/GLOBAL-ALUMINIUM-WRAP-Tight-supply-in-Asia-wide-LME-contangoes-support-Rotterdam-MJP-premiums.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 09:55:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 03/04: LME base metals prices buoyant on further evidence of uptick in China's economic activityThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were firmer during morning trading on Wednesday April 2, up by an average of 0.4% – further evidence of a recovery in China's economy seems to be providing support.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867273/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0304-LME-base-metals-prices-buoyant-on-further-evidence-of-uptick-in-Chinas.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 08:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/04: SHFE base metals prices broadly weak; zinc down 0.9%Zinc was the worst performer of the base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange during morning trading on Wednesday April 3, with the metal’s prices coming under pressure from macroeconomic headwinds and concerns over a softening concentrate market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867265/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0304-SHFE-base-metals-prices-broadly-weak-zinc-down-09.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 05:42:00 GMTGLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Premiums in China, Germany dropCopper premiums dropped in China and Europe this past week after weak demand and abundant supply of standard quality cathode led those holding metal to offer at lower levels.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867109/GLOBAL-COPPER-WRAP-Premiums-in-China-Germany-drop.htmlWed, 03 Apr 2019 03:15:00 GMTRusal resuming shipments to United States and Europe, CEO saysRussian aluminium producer Rusal is again shipping fresh primary aluminium to the United States and Europe following the removal of sanctions against the company in January, according to chief executive Evgenii Nikitin, Rusal’s press office told Fastmarkets on Tuesday April 2.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867247/Rusal-resuming-shipments-to-United-States-and-Europe-CEO-says.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 22:53:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/04: Most metal prices fall on macroeconomic headwindsNickel was the standout performer among base metals in trading on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday April 2, with an increase of $35 per tonne making it the only base metal not to show a fall. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867236/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0204-Most-metal-prices-fall-on-macroeconomic-headwinds.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 18:55:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Correction to aluminium P1020 premium, fca South KoreaFastmarkets has corrected its assessment of the premium for aluminium P1020, fca South Korea, duty-free, which was published incorrectly on Tuesday April 2 due to an error. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867233/PRICING-NOTICE-Correction-to-aluminium-P1020-premium-fca-South-Korea.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 18:05:00 GMTGULF FLAT STEEL IMPORTS: Prices up on higher offers; demand still weakThe prices for flat steel products imported into the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have increased over the past week, with levels of demand remaining low but consistent, Fastmarkets heard on Tuesday April 2.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867232/GULF-FLAT-STEEL-IMPORTS-Prices-up-on-higher-offers-demand-still-weak.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 17:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/04: Comex copper fails to maintain momentumComex copper prices dipped on Tuesday April 2 morning in the United States amid a stronger dollar, weak domestic data and a lack of follow-through buying from the weekend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867197/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0204-Comex-copper-fails-to-maintain-momentum.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 16:15:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices down on news of deals from late last weekTurkish deep-sea scrap import prices fell sharply after confirmation of transactions done late last week, sources said on Tuesday April 2. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867168/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-down-on-news-of-deals-from-late-last-week.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 16:08:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch electrolytic manganese flake export priceBased on initial research and a consultation among market participants, Fastmarkets proposes to launch a weekly assessment of electrolytic manganese flake, 99.7% basis, fob China, $/tonne. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867091/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-launch-electrolytic-manganese-flake-export-price.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 15:20:00 GMTStrong cobalt prices in 2018 boost Vale revenues despite lower sales volumes Brazilian miner Vale’s revenue from its cobalt business rose in 2018 despite reduced sales thanks to high cobalt prices, according to its production results released on Wednesday March 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867011/Strong-cobalt-prices-in-2018-boost-Vale-revenues-despite-lower-sales-volumes.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 15:02:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices close to $90 per tonne cfr on further supply delaysPhysical iron ore prices continued to rise on Tuesday April 2, closing in on $90 per tonne with yet more seaborne supply disruptions reported. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867110/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-close-to-90-per-tonne-cfr-on-further-supply-delays.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 13:57:00 GMTDR pellet market unstable after Vale’s accident, premium increaseThe global market for direct reduced (DR) grade pellets continues to suffer from a shortage after being aggravated by Vale’s dam collapse in late January, which has pushed the DR pellet premium up further, Fastmarkets has learned.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867106/DR-pellet-market-unstable-after-Vales-accident-premium-increase.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 13:12:00 GMTChina’s CRC, HDG export prices little changed amid weak demand in quiet marketExport prices for Chinese cold-rolled coil (CRC) and hot-dipped galvanized coil (HDG) were largely stable again during the week to Tuesday April 2 amid thin trading due to low selling interest and weak overseas demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867095/Chinas-CRC-HDG-export-prices-little-changed-amid-weak-demand-in-quiet-market.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 12:15:00 GMTFREE WEB SEMINAR: Introducing the new Fastmarkets-settled LME cobalt contract Fastmarkets will host a free web seminar on Monday April 8 at 9.30am London time to introduce the new Fastmarkets-settled London Metal Exchange cash-settled cobalt contract. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3863553/FREE-WEB-SEMINAR-Introducing-the-new-Fastmarkets-settled-LME-cobalt-contract.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 11:39:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Lower offer on trading platform drags down marketThe seaborne coking coal market weakened further on Tuesday April 2 after a lower offer emerged on the Global Coal trading platform.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867089/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Lower-offer-on-trading-platform-drags-down-market.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 11:30:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Lower export offers emerge amid domestic gainsA few Chinese hot-rolled coil exporters lowered their prices on Tuesday April 2 to stimulate trading activity despite gains in the domestic market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867087/CHINA-HRC-Lower-export-offers-emerge-amid-domestic-gains.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 10:58:00 GMTShanghai-bonded Cu stocks hit 20-month high in March; Zn inventories record another steady gainCopper stocks in Shanghai-bonded warehouses rose for a fifth consecutive month in March, hitting a 20-month high by the end of the month, after Chinese smelters continued to deliver cargoes into the bonded zone to take advantage of an export arbitrage that has been in place since mid-February.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867049/Shanghai-bonded-Cu-stocks-hit-20-month-high-in-March-Zn-inventories-record-another-steady-gain.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 10:53:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/04: LME market sells into bull rally, Citi calls for zinc producers to hedge ‘second chance’ London Metal Exchange base metal prices fell on morning trading on Wednesday April 2 due to longs continuing to sell into yesterday’s China-PMI based rally.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867088/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0204-LME-market-sells-into-bull-rally-Citi-calls-for-zinc-producers-to-hedge.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 10:32:00 GMTCHINA REBAR: Domestic prices rise, but export market dips China’s domestic rebar prices picked up some strength on Tuesday April 2 on gains in the futures market and good demand, though export offers fell with mills attempting to secure more orders from abroad. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867061/CHINA-REBAR-Domestic-prices-rise-but-export-market-dips.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 10:31:00 GMTFOCUS: What’s the impact of China’s 2019 EV subsidy policy?The threshold for electric vehicles (EVs) to receive subsidies in 2019 has been increased again while the value of subsidies has been cut sharply, which was expected by the majority of market participants who are now cautiously checking the resulting impact on the battery supply chain.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866890/FOCUS-Whats-the-impact-of-Chinas-2019-EV-subsidy-policy.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 09:57:00 GMTRotterdam duty-unpaid P1020 premium hits highest since June 2018 on firm LME contangoesStable contangoes on the London Metal Exchange helped push the Rotterdam duty-unpaid aluminium premium to its highest since June 28, 2018.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867000/Rotterdam-duty-unpaid-P1020-premium-hits-highest-since-June-2018-on-firm-LME-contangoes.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 09:35:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 02/04: Base metal prices capped after rallies run into sellingThree-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were slightly firmer during morning trading on Tuesday April 2, up by an average of 0.2% but still down from Monday's highs.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867058/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0204-Base-metal-prices-capped-after-rallies-run-into-selling.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 09:30:00 GMTBHP estimates production loss of up to 8mln tonnes of iron ore in aftermath of cycloneBHP has estimated an initial production reduction of 6-8 million tonnes of iron ore on a full-capacity basis due to damage caused by a cyclone that hit Western Australia last month. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867053/BHP-estimates-production-loss-of-up-to-8mln-tonnes-of-iron-ore-in-aftermath-of-cyclone.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 08:41:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/04: Firm dollar pressures SHFE base metals; zinc down 1.3% on profit-takingBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were all down during morning trading on Tuesday April 2, with a firm US dollar weighing on the complex.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867052/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0204-Firm-dollar-pressures-SHFE-base-metals-zinc-down-13-on-profit-taking.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 05:40:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices diverge by grade, high-grade market strengthensManganese ore prices have diverged according to grade, increasing the gap between 37% and 44% ore after buyers complained about the cost of the low-grade material.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867034/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Ore-prices-diverge-by-grade-high-grade-market-strengthens.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 04:38:00 GMTSpot zinc TCs continue upward surge, annual contracts begin to be signedTreatment charges (TCs) for spot zinc concentrate continued to rise in March with deals over the $300-per-tonne mark made for clean cargoes.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867029/Spot-zinc-TCs-continue-upward-surge-annual-contracts-begin-to-be-signed.htmlTue, 02 Apr 2019 03:00:00 GMTRUSSIA FLAT STEEL: Market strong on seasonally better demandThe market for hot-rolled (HR) and cold-rolled (CR) steel sheet in Russia’s Central Federal District around Moscow was strong during the week ended Monday April 1, on seasonally good demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867016/RUSSIA-FLAT-STEEL-Market-strong-on-seasonally-better-demand.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 20:20:00 GMTCIS FLAT STEEL: Market softens on more availability of May-rolled materialThe market for flat steel exports from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has softened on improved availability of May-rolling products, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday April 1. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867002/CIS-FLAT-STEEL-Market-softens-on-more-availability-of-May-rolled-material.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 20:05:00 GMTCIS LONG STEEL: Rebar price weakens, gap to wire rod price widensCIS export rebar prices dropped by $10 per tonne week on week on Monday April 1 on subdued demand and a weakening of the Turkish import scrap market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867003/CIS-LONG-STEEL-Rebar-price-weakens-gap-to-wire-rod-price-widens.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 19:50:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SURCHARGE: Increases reflect high costs of nickel, molybdenum, ferro-chromeMonthly European alloy surcharges for stainless steel products have increased for April because of higher component costs, including those for nickel, molybdenum and ferro-chrome, Fastmarkets heard on Monday April 1. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866998/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SURCHARGE-Increases-reflect-high-costs-of-nickel-molybdenum-ferro-chrome.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 19:24:00 GMTFORECAST: Recovery in buying unlikely to send cobalt prices straight back to $40/lb - sourcesTrader and consumer buying returned to the cobalt market in earnest last week for the first time in the best part of a year, but the restocking does not signal the beginning of a return to 2018’s multi-year highs, according to market participants spoken to by Fastmarkets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3865725/FORECAST-Recovery-in-buying-unlikely-to-send-cobalt-prices-straight-back-to-40lb-sources.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 19:11:00 GMTFOCUS: Chinese spot cobalt metal buying resumes but large-tonnage, long-term commitments still in check With the international cobalt metal market falling rapidly between December 2018 and February this year, the arbitrage between the international and Chinese cobalt metal price has gradually turned in favor of Chinese imports. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866085/FOCUS-Chinese-spot-cobalt-metal-buying-resumes-but-large-tonnage-long-term-commitments-still-in-check.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 18:27:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 01/04: Strong US, Chinese manufacturing data bolsters LME base metalsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly higher at the close of trading on Monday April 1, supported by strength in both the Chinese and United States' manufacturing data despite continued market concerns over the health of the global economy. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867009/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0104-Strong-US-Chinese-manufacturing-data-bolsters-LME-base-metals.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 18:12:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Chinese domestic alloy price dips amid fall in downstream steel price The price of domestic ferro-chrome in China fell in the week ended Friday March 29 on lower offers from suppliers trying to tempt stainless steel consumers to buy, while the price of imported alloy was stable due to supply concerns. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866918/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Chinese-domestic-alloy-price-dips-amid-fall-in-downstream-steel-price.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 18:07:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: US FeV prices plunge, global vanadium prices maintain decline [CORRECTED]Ferro-vanadium prices continued to fall in China and Europe last week ending on March 29 amid sluggish demand, while the market in the United States followed the downtrend and dropped more than 18%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866963/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-US-FeV-prices-plunge-global-vanadium-prices-maintain-decline-[CORRECTED].htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 18:00:00 GMTTURKEY FERROUS SCRAP: Mill change makes slip in ship scrap prices, auto bundle steadyPrices for shipbreaing scrap prices in Turkey have gone down slightly this week with one steel mill reducing its buying prices, but auto bundle scrap prices remained stable over the past week, sources said on Monday April 1. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866995/TURKEY-FERROUS-SCRAP-Mill-change-makes-slip-in-ship-scrap-prices-auto-bundle-steady.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 17:42:00 GMTUS asks for delay to EU cancer classification for TiO2, cobaltThe United States has challenged European Union proposals to label titanium dioxide and cobalt as carcinogens on free-trade grounds. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3867008/US-asks-for-delay-to-EU-cancer-classification-for-TiO2-cobalt.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 17:35:00 GMTCIS STEEL SLAB: Fresh booking pushes prices downA sale of CIS-origin slab to Italy was heard agreed last week at a price lower than in other recent deals, sending the CIS export slab price assessment downward on Monday April 1. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866994/CIS-STEEL-SLAB-Fresh-booking-pushes-prices-down.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 17:34:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills look for political stability before resuming bookingsTurkish steel mills continued to hold back from the deep-sea scrap markets to watch which way the market moves after the mayoral elections held across the country yesterday, sources said on Monday April 1. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866993/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-look-for-political-stability-before-resuming-bookings.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 17:14:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: Chinese exporters cut offers on fierce competition; European prices under pressure Key data from the pricing sessions in London and Shanghai in the week ended Friday March 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866967/GLOBAL-SILICON-SNAPSHOT-Chinese-exporters-cut-offers-on-fierce-competition-European-prices-under.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 16:42:00 GMTSouth Korea opposes China anti-dumping probe on stainless steelSouth Korea’s government and major steelmaker Posco both oppose China’s ongoing stainless steel anti-dumping investigation and claim that no trade measures should be imposed because Korean exports do not damage the Chinese domestic industry.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866909/South-Korea-opposes-China-anti-dumping-probe-on-stainless-steel.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 16:40:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Chinese market higher, awaits new tenders; European price drops again The Chinese ferro-silicon price moved up in the past week in line with upstream costs while suppliers look to new consumer tenders expected in the coming days; new quarterly settlements have weighed on the spot market in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866912/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-market-higher-awaits-new-tenders-European-price-drops-again.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 16:21:00 GMTTurkish flat steel exports up 38% in Feb but demand weakensTurkey’s flat steel exports increased by 38.12% year on year in February 2019 amid increased demand in Europe, according to the latest figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866925/Turkish-flat-steel-exports-up-38-in-Feb-but-demand-weakens.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 16:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 01/04: Positive Chinese data supports Comex copper price at start of the month The US copper price built on Friday's momentum with the base metals complex receiving a boost from strong Chinese manufacturing data on Monday April 1.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866957/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0104-Positive-Chinese-data-supports-Comex-copper-price-at-start-of-the-month.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 16:01:00 GMTCopper TC/RCs drop to one-year low in late Mar; eyes on low bids for Q2 tenders Copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for Asia Pacific continued to drop in the second half of March in the absence of Las Bambas output, while Chinese smelters are prepared to accept significantly lower spot TCs for the second quarter this year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866920/Copper-TCRCs-drop-to-one-year-low-in-late-Mar-eyes-on-low-bids-for-Q2-tenders.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 15:45:00 GMTGLOBAL TUNGSTEN WRAP: Conc tightness continues to lend support to APT prices; ferro-tungsten prices still firm on limited prompt availabilityTightness in concentrates in China continued to lend support to the ammonium paratungstate (APT) price last week but further upside is unlikely given forthcoming safety inspections in Jiangxi province. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866905/GLOBAL-TUNGSTEN-WRAP-Conc-tightness-continues-to-lend-support-to-APT-prices-ferro-tungsten-prices.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 14:47:00 GMTIRON ORE DAILY: Prices rise further on supply issuesIron ore prices continued to strengthen on Monday April 1 on more news about supply disruptions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866915/IRON-ORE-DAILY-Prices-rise-further-on-supply-issues.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 14:27:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: Thin demand weighs on antimony markets; buyers hold off for China VAT cut Antimony prices in China and Europe fell across the board in the week ended Friday March 29, with consumers putting off procurement until after the April 1 when the Chinese manufacturing sector will have their value-added tax rate cut to 13%, leading to lower costs, sources said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866910/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-Thin-demand-weighs-on-antimony-markets-buyers-hold-off-for-China-VAT-cut.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 13:42:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend publication date of manganese ore inventories assessments at Chinese ports of Tianjin and Qinzhou Fastmarkets MB proposes to amend the publication date of the assessment of manganese ore inventories at the main Chinese ports of Tianjin and Qinzhou from every Wednesday to every Monday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866907/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-amend-publication-date-of-manganese-ore-inventories-assessments-at-Chinese.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 13:14:00 GMTCobalt prices rise for first time in five months Cobalt prices rose for the first time since late October 2018 at the end of March with traders and consumers restocking. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866904/Cobalt-prices-rise-for-first-time-in-five-months.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 12:23:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore concentrate, pellet prices mixed amid thin tradingSeaborne iron ore concentrate prices softened further and pellet prices strengthened a bit in the week ended Friday March 29. Trading remained inactive for both. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866895/Seaborne-iron-ore-concentrate-pellet-prices-mixed-amid-thin-trading.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 11:51:00 GMTCOKING COAL DAILY: Weakness persists in seaborne market The weakness in the seaborne coking coal spot market persisted on Monday April 1 with participants anticipating further price decreases.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866902/COKING-COAL-DAILY-Weakness-persists-in-seaborne-market.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 11:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 01/04: LME base metals climb amid Chinese manufacturing strength; nickel price up 1.8%Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were all higher during morning trading on Monday April 1 after being boosted by forecast-beating manufacturing data from China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866898/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0104-LME-base-metals-climb-amid-Chinese-manufacturing-strength-nickel-price-up-18.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 11:04:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Amendment of China cobalt sulfate, ex-works standard-grade adjustment calculation Fastmarkets has amended its formula for calculating the China cobalt sulfate, Co 20.5% min, ex-works adjustment to the standard-grade cobalt low-end price after the country’s value-added tax (VAT) rate was lowered. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866899/PRICING-NOTICE-Amendment-of-China-cobalt-sulfate-ex-works-standard-grade-adjustment-calculation.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 10:51:00 GMTCHINA HRC: Lower prices boost trading activityChina’s hot-rolled coil prices dropped slightly on Monday April 1 but trading activity was higher than in previous days. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866896/CHINA-HRC-Lower-prices-boost-trading-activity.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 10:49:00 GMTChina’s long steel market picks up in March China’s long steel market recovered in March because of seasonal factors, with domestic demand picking up after the Chinese New Year in February amid improved weather conditions, boosting prices and output.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866881/Chinas-long-steel-market-picks-up-in-March.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 10:02:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 01/04: Better Chinese PMI data gives base metals prices a boostBetter Chinese manufacturing data has surprised the market and boosted three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange by an average of 1% this morning, Monday April 1.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866892/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0104-Better-Chinese-PMI-data-gives-base-metals-prices-a-boost.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 09:52:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Fastmarkets discontinues daily publication of SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage, data still updated in price bookFastmarkets will cease the daily publication of its physical arbitrage for imports of copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel into China from April 1, 2019. The data will still appear in Fastmarkets’ price book on a daily basis as usual, however.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866889/PRICING-NOTICE-Fastmarkets-discontinues-daily-publication-of-SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-data.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 09:15:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Amendment of SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage calculation for copper, aluminium, zinc, nickelFastmarkets has amended its formula for calculating the daily physical arbitrage for imports of copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel into China in response to the country lowering its value-added tax (VAT) rate.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866878/PRICING-NOTICE-Amendment-of-SHFE-vs-LME-physical-arbitrage-calculation-for-copper-aluminium-zinc.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 09:00:00 GMTRio Tinto flags 14mln tonnes of iron ore output loss due to Cyclone VeronicaRio Tinto has issued a warning over a possible iron ore output loss of 14 million tonnes due to disruptions to its production in Australia caused by a cyclone that hit the country’s west coast last month.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866875/Rio-Tinto-flags-14mln-tonnes-of-iron-ore-output-loss-due-to-Cyclone-Veronica.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 08:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 01/04: Progress in US-China trade talks, healthy data boosts SHFE base metals prices; copper up 1.1%Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly up during morning trading on Monday April 1, with investor appetite for riskier assets improving amid continued progress in US-China trade talks and following the release of better than expected Chinese manufacturing data.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866876/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0104-Progress-in-US-China-trade-talks-healthy-data-boosts-SHFE-base-metals-prices.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 05:56:00 GMTEC releases vetting procedure for conflict mineral due diligence agenciesThe European Commission (EC) has published a secondary regulation that lays down how it will assess and authorize conflict mineral due diligence schemes. The schemes can be used by European Union metal importers to demonstrate they have not sourced product from mines and smelters associated with human rights abuses.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866860/EC-releases-vetting-procedure-for-conflict-mineral-due-diligence-agencies.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 02:45:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Major markets start giving negative signalsThe global steel billet markets started to give negative signals, with prices in the major regions falling or just holding steady on softer demand during the working week from Monday March 25 to Friday March 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866757/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Major-markets-start-giving-negative-signals.htmlMon, 01 Apr 2019 00:01:00 GMTBATTERY RAW MATERIALS REPORT: China cobalt price up on rising local futuresAn overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866849/BATTERY-RAW-MATERIALS-REPORT-China-cobalt-price-up-on-rising-local-futures.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 22:43:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: US bucks trend as most global prices fallGlobal scrap prices mostly fell in the week from Monday March 25 to Friday March 29, with only prices for exports from the United States rising on steady demand from the key import market of Turkey. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866675/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-US-bucks-trend-as-most-global-prices-fall.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 20:40:00 GMTBrazilian export pig iron price rises as mills sell outThe export price for pig iron from Brazil has improved because of the long lead times for the material, Fastmarkets learnt during the week ended Friday March 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866851/Brazilian-export-pig-iron-price-rises-as-mills-sell-out.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 19:08:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Chrome steel prices rise on higher ferro-chrome benchmarkChrome steel prices in the UK edged higher in the week ended Friday March 29 on an increase in the quarterly European ferro-chrome benchmark price, Fastmarkets has learnt. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866846/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Chrome-steel-prices-rise-on-higher-ferro-chrome-benchmark.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 18:44:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Transaction prices up as mills apply higher alloy surchargesStainless steel transaction prices in Europe increased in the week ended Friday March 29 while mills continued to incrementally apply higher alloy surcharges to their sales prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866835/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Transaction-prices-up-as-mills-apply-higher-alloy-surcharges.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:58:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/03: LME base metals prices improve on continued trade optimism; Zinc closes above $2,900/tBase metals price on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close of trading on Friday March 29, with copper and zinc outperforming.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866848/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2903-LME-base-metals-prices-improve-on-continued-trade-optimism-Zinc-closes-above.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:40:00 GMTCIS STEEL BILLET: Market weakens as customers push harder for lower pricesCIS billet prices started to decline in the last week of March, with the market under pressure from lower customers’ bids, falling scrap prices in Turkey, and growing competition from Turkish billet suppliers because of the lira weakening against the US dollar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866792/CIS-STEEL-BILLET-Market-weakens-as-customers-push-harder-for-lower-prices.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:35:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Domestic alloy price in China falls on lower offers Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ended Friday March 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866840/GLOBAL-CHROME-SNAPSHOT-Domestic-alloy-price-in-China-falls-on-lower-offers.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:27:00 GMTBrazilian slab export prices stable as buyers resist higher offersExport prices for steel slab products of Brazilian origin remained unchanged in the week ended Friday March 29, on a flat steel market in the United States and weak demand in Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866791/Brazilian-slab-export-prices-stable-as-buyers-resist-higher-offers.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:26:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend base price for DR-grade iron ore pellet premium to 65% Fe indexFastmarkets proposes to use its 65% Fe Brazilian Fines Index, cfr Qingdao (MBIOI-65-BZ) as the base price for its Direct Reduced (DR)-grade Iron Ore Pellet Premium Middle East reference. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866684/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-amend-base-price-for-DR-grade-iron-ore-pellet-premium-to-65-Fe-index.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:22:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MARKET REPORT 29/03: Ferro-vanadium continues downtrend; vanadium pentoxide tumbles 9%An overview of the noble alloys markets and the reasons for any price moves. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866804/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MARKET-REPORT-2903-Ferro-vanadium-continues-downtrend-vanadium-pentoxide-tumbles-9.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:17:00 GMTIndian secondary billet prices fall on reduced buyingIndian domestic secondary steel billet prices have fallen by about 100 rupees ($1) per tonne this week because there have been fewer inquiries and minimal buying by makers of finished products such as rebar mills, Fastmarkets heard on Friday March 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866790/Indian-secondary-billet-prices-fall-on-reduced-buying.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:05:00 GMTMINOR METALS MARKET REPORT 29/03: Antimony tumbles with no resistance to lower prices; manganese falls on thin demandAn overview of the minor metals markets and the reasons for any price moves.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866795/MINOR-METALS-MARKET-REPORT-2903-Antimony-tumbles-with-no-resistance-to-lower-prices-manganese-falls.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:04:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Mills seek political stability before booking more scrapTurkish steel mills continued to remain out of the deep-sea scrap market at the end of the week due to the uncertain political situation in the country, sources said on Friday March 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866685/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Mills-seek-political-stability-before-booking-more-scrap.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 17:02:00 GMTIndian importers turn down HRC imports on cheaper domestic pricesIndian importers have rejected the latest offer prices for imports of hot-rolled coil (HRC), citing falling prices for the commodity in the domestic market, Fastmarkets heard on Friday March 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3866759/Indian-importers-turn-down-HRC-imports-on-cheaper-domestic-prices.htmlFri, 29 Mar 2019 16:52:00 GMT