Top Storieshttp://www.metalbulletin.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2429©2017 MB60Top StoriesSouth America's coil import prices narrow in volatile marketImport prices for steel coil goods in South America have narrowed this week, amid market volatility, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760730/South-Americas-coil-import-prices-narrow-in-volatile-market.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 14:28:00 GMTPOLAND REBAR: Mills to raise offer prices further on limited availabilityPoland’s mills have almost sold out their October-rolling rebar with prices holding steady, but they will try to push prices upward for November production because of limited supply, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday October 20. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760699/POLAND-REBAR-Mills-to-raise-offer-prices-further-on-limited-availability.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 13:56:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index rebounds to almost $63 per tonneIron ore prices rose above $62 per tonne cfr China on Friday October 20 amid strong gains in China's ferrous futures market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760686/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-rebounds-to-almost-63-per-tonne.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 12:48:00 GMTFutures buoy iron ore prices, but mill restrictions still loom over marketA surge in the ferrous futures market gave some backing to iron ore prices on Friday October 20, but government-imposed production cuts among mills in north China continued to take a toll on demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760636/Futures-buoy-iron-ore-prices-but-mill-restrictions-still-loom-over-market.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 12:17:00 GMTSeaborne coking coal market still weak despite pick-up in tradesThe premium segment of the seaborne coking coal market experienced a pick-up in trading activity this week, according to participants.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760629/Seaborne-coking-coal-market-still-weak-despite-pick-up-in-trades.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 11:49:00 GMTCOMMENT: Why the spread in nickel full plates, briquette premiums is not encouraging Chinese stainless steel mills to switchA free trade agreement between Australia and China has supported higher imports of nickel briquette into China, while nickel full plate premiums have risen dramatically, leading some in the market to believe stainless steel mills will switch to the cheaper material. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760424/COMMENT-Why-the-spread-in-nickel-full-plates-briquette-premiums-is-not-encouraging-Chinese-stainless.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 11:17:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/10: LME nickel price rallies over $400/t; copper back above $7,000/tBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher this morning, Friday October 20, with nickel’s rally leading the pack. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760620/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2010-LME-nickel-price-rallies-over-400t-copper-back-above-7000t.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 11:10:00 GMTChina’s rebar export prices tumble despite domestic reboundChina’s export prices for rebar fell sharply on Friday October 20 despite a recovery in the country’s domestic market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760615/Chinas-rebar-export-prices-tumble-despite-domestic-rebound.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 11:03:00 GMTAurubis maintains record low annual European copper supply premiums with $86/t offer for 2018 European copper smelter Aurubis has maintained its lowest ever annual copper cathode premium offer to European clients, with the level set at $86 per tonne for 2018, on Friday October 20, in line with expectations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760618/Aurubis-maintains-record-low-annual-European-copper-supply-premiums-with-86t-offer-for-2018.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:44:00 GMTChina’s HRC export prices up amid rebound in domestic market China’s hot rolled coil export prices rose on Friday October 20 after the domestic market recovered some lost ground ahead of the weekend.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760611/Chinas-HRC-export-prices-up-amid-rebound-in-domestic-market.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:40:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Volcan commercial chief Paolo Cabrejos leaves company Volcan’s commercial head and London Metal Exchange lead and zinc committee member, Paolo Cabrejos, will leave the Peruvian zinc miner at the end of the month, Metal Bulletin understands. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760614/PEOPLE-MOVES-Volcan-commercial-chief-Paolo-Cabrejos-leaves-company.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:28:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices rebound on surging futures China’s rebar prices rebounded on Friday October 20 following a strong recovery in the futures market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760600/Chinas-rebar-prices-rebound-on-surging-futures.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:20:00 GMTRed Kite sues Barclays for $850 mln over alleged copper market abuseMetals hedge fund Red Kite Management Ltd and six other claimants have filed an $850-million lawsuit against Barclays plc for alleged misuse of confidential information by the bank and market abuse in the copper market from 2010 to 2013.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760595/Red-Kite-sues-Barclays-for-850-mln-over-alleged-copper-market-abuse.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 10:07:00 GMTChina’s domestic HRC prices turn around after three-day declineChina’s hot rolled coil prices recovered some losses on Friday October 20 after the paper market charted a strong recovery during the day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760599/Chinas-domestic-HRC-prices-turn-around-after-three-day-decline.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 09:59:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend fob Tianjin coke assessmentMetal Bulletin is proposing to change the fob Tianjin specification of its weekly 65% CSR coke price assessment to fob China.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759759/PRICING-NOTICE-Proposal-to-amend-fob-Tianjin-coke-assessment.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 09:40:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 20/10: Underlying sentiment seems to remain bullishBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are mostly higher with gains averaging 1.1% this morning, Friday October 20. The exception is tin where prices are off by 0.3%. Nickel prices once again lead the gains with a 2.5% increase to $12,065 per tonne, with lead prices up by 1.6% and copper prices up by 1.3% to $7,060 per tonne. Zinc and aluminium prices are up by 0.9% and 0.6%, respectively.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760598/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2010-Underlying-sentiment-seems-to-remain-bullish.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures up on completion of steel capacity cutsChina’s ferrous futures moved up during morning trading on Friday October 20 after the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology (MIIT) revealed that the country’s steelmaking capacity cuts for this year had been completed ahead of schedule. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760592/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-up-on-completion-of-steel-capacity-cuts.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 07:05:00 GMTChina’s stainless steel prices rise further on nickel gains China’s domestic stainless steel prices continued to strengthen over the past week on the back of gains in the nickel market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760582/Chinas-stainless-steel-prices-rise-further-on-nickel-gains.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 06:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/10: SHFE aluminium prices supported by lower production data; copper up slightlyAluminium prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) inched higher during Asian morning trading on Friday October 20, supported by lower production data out of China and increased buying interest from downstream participants.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760583/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2010-SHFE-aluminium-prices-supported-by-lower-production-data-copper-up-slightly.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 05:30:00 GMTHOTTER ON METALS: LME OTC booking fee may be a game changerThe London Metal Exchange is hoping that an over-the-counter (OTC) booking fee will help stem the flow of business to off-exchange platforms. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760560/HOTTER-ON-METALS-LME-OTC-booking-fee-may-be-a-game-changer.htmlFri, 20 Oct 2017 03:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: Base metals dip slightly on close; copper on three-day losing streakBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange dipped across the board on Thursday October 19, unmoved by generally sound Chinese economic data.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760510/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-Base-metals-dip-slightly-on-close-copper-on-three-day-losing-streak.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 18:09:00 GMTAlumina prices strengthen again; spot tightness persistsBenchmark alumina prices jumped to fresh multi-year highs this week, with sellers commanding higher prices from buyers sitting on low inventories.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760502/Alumina-prices-strengthen-again-spot-tightness-persists.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 17:03:00 GMTTurkish domestic wire rod prices slide, rebar stableTurkish domestic wire rod prices have fallen in line with weaker billet and imported scrap prices, while rebar prices in the country’s local market have remained stable. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760467/Turkish-domestic-wire-rod-prices-slide-rebar-stable.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 16:22:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish import prices inch up on European cargo tradeTurkish steel mills broke their silence in the deep-sea scrap markets with the purchase of a European cargo on Thursday October 19, and prices inched up with this latest transaction. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760460/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-import-prices-inch-up-on-European-cargo-trade.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 16:10:00 GMTLower scrap costs push down Turkish domestic billet pricesTurkish domestic steel billet prices have inched down in line with the recent decrease in imported scrap prices, while import and export billet prices have remained comparatively steady, sources said on Thursday October 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760462/Lower-scrap-costs-push-down-Turkish-domestic-billet-prices.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 16:08:00 GMTTurkish rebar offer prices rises after several cargoes sell for exportTurkish long steel producers have raised their rebar offer prices since selling a number of such cargoes early in the week, sources said on Thursday October 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760453/Turkish-rebar-offer-prices-rises-after-several-cargoes-sell-for-export.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 15:20:00 GMTVale planning to sell stake at nickel operation in New Caledonia Brazilian miner Vale is looking for a partner to its loss-making nickel operations in New Caledonia (VNC), while the company carries out a wider review of its low performing assets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760421/Vale-planning-to-sell-stake-at-nickel-operation-in-New-Caledonia.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 15:17:00 GMTCHINA COPPER CONF: Jiangxi Copper sees overcapacity risks in China’s smelting industryThe Chinese copper smelting industry is increasingly vulnerable to overcapacity due to rapid growth during the country’s 12th Five-Year Plan as well as new and forthcoming projects, Jiangxi Copper vice president Wu Yuneng warned delegates at the China Copper Conference in Nanchang on Thursday October 19.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760362/CHINA-COPPER-CONF-Jiangxi-Copper-sees-overcapacity-risks-in-Chinas-smelting-industry.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 14:02:00 GMTFerroglobe seeks shorter-term pricing commitments for 2018 silicon metal contractsFerroglobe, the world’s leading silicon metal producer, is moving towards shorter-term pricing commitments for its 2018 contracts because it sees room for further upside in the US spot market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760265/Ferroglobe-seeks-shorter-term-pricing-commitments-for-2018-silicon-metal-contracts.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index falls below $61 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices fell below $61 per tonne cfr China on Thursday October 19 amid big drops in China's steel and futures markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760348/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-falls-below-61-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 12:20:00 GMTOutlook still bearish for seaborne coking coal market The seaborne coking coal spot market is not showing any signs of picking up with participants still not anticipating any price rise on the horizon. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760321/Outlook-still-bearish-for-seaborne-coking-coal-market.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 12:14:00 GMTIron ore prices drop amid slump in China's steel, futures marketsPhysical iron ore prices tumbled on Thursday October 19 amid slack trading, with the futures and steel markets posting big losses during the day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760332/Iron-ore-prices-drop-amid-slump-in-Chinas-steel-futures-markets.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 12:02:00 GMTChina’s export prices for rebar descend furtherChina’s export prices for rebar decreased further on Thursday October 19. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760316/Chinas-export-prices-for-rebar-descend-further.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 11:16:00 GMTChina’s HRC export prices soften as domestic market plungesChina’s HRC export prices have retreated with some Chinese mills accepting orders from overseas buyers at lower levels amid a slump in the country’s domestic market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760313/Chinas-HRC-export-prices-soften-as-domestic-market-plunges.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:38:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices retreat further as pessimism growsChina’s rebar prices tumbled further on Thursday October 19 amid bearish sentiment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760306/Chinas-rebar-prices-retreat-further-as-pessimism-grows.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: LME nickel price recovers; Al supported by winter capacity cut news Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange recovered over $100 on Thursday October 19, while aluminium traded slightly higher on strong sentiment for the light metal. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760309/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-LME-nickel-price-recovers-Al-supported-by-winter-capacity-cut-news.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 09:50:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 19/10: Metals prices continue to consolidateBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are broadly higher this morning, Thursday October 19. Nickel prices lead the gains with a 1.2% increase to $11,770 per tonne, while tin, aluminium and copper prices are up by between 0.1% and 0.4%, with three-month copper prices at $7,005. Lead and zinc are bucking the trend, with prices down by 1.1% and 0.5%, respectively.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760302/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1910-Metals-prices-continue-to-consolidate.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 09:30:00 GMTChina’s domestic HRC prices dive as futures tumbleA slump in the futures market dragged down spot prices for China’s hot rolled coil on Thursday October 19.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760301/Chinas-domestic-HRC-prices-dive-as-futures-tumble.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 09:25:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures slide amid release of high steel output dataChina’s ferrous futures dropped during morning trading on Thursday October 19 following the release of industry data by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760292/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-slide-amid-release-of-high-steel-output-data.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 07:01:00 GMTEast Asian stainless steel prices strengthen despite thin tradingEast Asian stainless steel prices continued to strengthen over the past week amid increases in China’s domestic market, though demand remained soft. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760284/East-Asian-stainless-steel-prices-strengthen-despite-thin-trading.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 06:07:00 GMTChina’s Shougang, Benxi Steel roll over flat steel prices for NovemberBoth North-east China’s Benxi Iron & Steel and north China’s Shougang have kept the list prices for their mainstream flat steel products unchanged for November, according to their announcements earlier this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760283/Chinas-Shougang-Benxi-Steel-roll-over-flat-steel-prices-for-November.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 05:41:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: SHFE aluminium supported by capacity cuts, rising alumina prices; copper retreatsAluminium prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) inched higher during Asian morning trading on Thursday October 19, supported by further winter capacity cuts in China and rising prices for alumina.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760285/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1910-SHFE-aluminium-supported-by-capacity-cuts-rising-alumina-prices-copper.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 05:25:00 GMTSOUTH EUROPE REBAR: Export prices stable but Algerian demand weakensExport offer prices from rebar sellers in Southern Europe have remained unchanged week-on-week, but demand from Algerian importers has weakened, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760239/SOUTH-EUROPE-REBAR-Export-prices-stable-but-Algerian-demand-weakens.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 18:47:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Market quiet as well-stocked buyers hold backPrices for hollow steel sections in Europe remained unchanged this week because buyers had enough of the material and mills were unable to achieve higher prices, sources said on Wednesday October 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760233/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Market-quiet-as-well-stocked-buyers-hold-back.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 18:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/10: LME zinc, lead only base metals prices to rise while copper dips below $7,000/tZinc and lead were the only base metals prices to close in positive territory on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday October 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760232/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1810-LME-zinc-lead-only-base-metals-prices-to-rise-while-copper-dips-below-7000t.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 17:55:00 GMTEUROPE CRC: Domestic prices soften on slow trading activityDomestic prices in the EU for cold rolled coil (CRC) have moved downward due to limited trading activity, sources have told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760222/EUROPE-CRC-Domestic-prices-soften-on-slow-trading-activity.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 17:48:00 GMTEUROPE PLATE: High stocks at buyers push demand, domestic prices downDomestic prices for heavy steel plate in Europe have moved downward by €10-20 per tonne over the past week due to slow trading activity, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760213/EUROPE-PLATE-High-stocks-at-buyers-push-demand-domestic-prices-down.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 17:35:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Prices widen upward as mills overcome buyer resistancePrice ranges for steel beams have widened upward across Europe after producers stood firm and managed to close deals at higher prices than last week, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760215/EUROPE-BEAMS-Prices-widen-upward-as-mills-overcome-buyer-resistance.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 17:22:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Deal prices rising but not to offer levels, sources sayDomestic transaction prices for hot rolled coil (HRC) in Northern Europe are expected to move upward but are unlikely to reach the level of current official offers, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760209/EUROPE-HRC-Deal-prices-rising-but-not-to-offer-levels-sources-say.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMTBHP Billiton Q1 copper output rises by 14% yoy; maintains FY2018 guidanceBHP Billiton’s copper output rose by 14% year on year for the three-month period ended September 2017, according to the company’s Q1 production report published on Wednesday October 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760035/BHP-Billiton-Q1-copper-output-rises-by-14-yoy-maintains-FY2018-guidance.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 16:18:00 GMTBIR NEW DELHI: China likely to ramp up restrictions on scrap importsRestrictions on scrap material imports into China are likely to become more aggressive over the coming years, speakers said at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) meeting in New Delhi this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760096/BIR-NEW-DELHI-China-likely-to-ramp-up-restrictions-on-scrap-imports.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 16:12:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills step out of deep-sea scrap marketsThe Turkish scrap import market remained quiet on Wednesday October 18, as the country’s steelmakers have been out of the deep-sea markets since the end of last week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760088/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-step-out-of-deep-sea-scrap-markets.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 16:08:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/10:Comex copper falls as market waits for directionComex copper prices consolidated into a tight range in the morning of Wednesday October 18 in the USA, with investors eyeing tomorrow's Chinese data GDP release before moving in a new direction.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760136/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1810Comex-copper-falls-as-market-waits-for-direction.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:40:00 GMT‘We’re in a bull market with copper leading the pack’ – Marex’s WolfCopper has been the best performer on the London Metal Exchange so far this year while base metals have witnessed relentless buying, Guy Wolf, global head of market analytics said at Marex Spectron’s recent quarterly briefing.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760085/Were-in-a-bull-market-with-copper-leading-the-packMarexs-Wolf.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:26:00 GMTMMG Dugald River project’s zinc output to hit the market in next two months Zinc concentrate from MMG’s Dugald River project, set to be one of the world’s ten largest zinc mines, is expected to enter the market by the end of 2017. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760100/MMG-Dugald-River-projects-zinc-output-to-hit-the-market-in-next-two-months.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:04:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS WRAP 17/10: Nickel premiums in China ease from highs; zinc softens on collapsed backwardation Base metal physical premiums were on divergent paths in the week ended Tuesday October 17 after prices on the London Metal Exchange climbed higher. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760004/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-WRAP-1710-Nickel-premiums-in-China-ease-from-highs-zinc-softens-on.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 14:38:00 GMTPrices steady but 'no rebar import market' in Saudi ArabiaThe demand for imported rebar in Saudi Arabia has continued to be poor this week, although prices have remained stable, Metal Bulletin has learnt. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760051/Prices-steady-but-no-rebar-import-market-in-Saudi-Arabia.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 13:50:00 GMTChina’s HRC export market remains inactiveChina’s HRC export market remained inactive on Wednesday October 18 as sellers waited in anticipation that overseas buyers would accept higher offers during the remainder of this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760052/Chinas-HRC-export-market-remains-inactive.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 09:55:00 GMTMETAL MORNING VIEW 18/10: High prices attract selling; markets waiting to see where support emergesBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are generally weaker this morning, Wednesday October 18. Zinc and tin prices are little changed, while the rest are down by an average of 0.6%, with copper off 0.4% at $7,009 per tonne. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760045/METAL-MORNING-VIEW-1810-High-prices-attract-selling-markets-waiting-to-see-where-support-emerges.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 09:15:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices down on vulnerable futures China’s rebar prices continued moving lower on Wednesday October 18 on weak futures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760044/Chinas-rebar-prices-down-on-vulnerable-futures.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 08:56:00 GMTChina’s HRC domestic market remains weakChina’s hot rolled coil prices narrowed downwards in Shanghai and widened downwards in Tianjin on Wednesday October 18.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760043/Chinas-HRC-domestic-market-remains-weak.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 08:30:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures largely flat Chinese ferrous futures were little changed in the morning trading session on Wednesday October 18. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760039/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-largely-flat.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 06:12:00 GMTBULLION LATEST 18/10: Gold price rises on weaker dollarThe spot gold price rose during Asian morning trading hours on Wednesday October 18 as dip-buying drove the US dollar lower. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760036/BULLION-LATEST-1810-Gold-price-rises-on-weaker-dollar.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 05:35:00 GMTChina’s CRC export prices up, HDG widens downwards China’s export prices for cold rolled coil rose slightly on domestic market gains, while those for HDG widened downwards as some sellers accepted lower prices last weekend while seeking quick sales.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760038/Chinas-CRC-export-prices-up-HDG-widens-downwards.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 05:08:00 GMTChina’s export prices for wire rod narrow lower on domestic losses China’s export prices for wire rod narrowed lower over the past week on a weaker domestic market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760033/Chinas-export-prices-for-wire-rod-narrow-lower-on-domestic-losses.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 04:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURE REPORT 18/10: SHFE base metals broadly lower on profit-taking; nickel bucks the trendThe nickel price on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) bucked the trend during Asian morning trading hours on Wednesday October 18, amid a broadly weak performance by the complex. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760034/LIVE-FUTURE-REPORT-1810-SHFE-base-metals-broadly-lower-on-profit-taking-nickel-bucks-the-trend.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 04:29:00 GMTChina’s plate export prices rebound on domestic gains, but buying interest remains limitedChina’s plate export prices moved moderately higher after the domestic market strengthened for two consecutive days at the start of the week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760032/Chinas-plate-export-prices-rebound-on-domestic-gains-but-buying-interest-remains-limited.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 04:10:00 GMTBHP AT A GLANCE: September quarter production resultsSummary of BHP’s production results for the three months ending September 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3760029/BHP-AT-A-GLANCE-September-quarter-production-results.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 03:15:00 GMTBIR NEW DELHI: Indian iron ore output could plummet, steel minister saysIndian iron ore output could drop sharply in the coming decades if the country successfully turns to more scrap-based steelmaking, steel minister Birender Singh has said at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) international conference in New Delhi. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759964/BIR-NEW-DELHI-Indian-iron-ore-output-could-plummet-steel-minister-says.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 18:52:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/10: LME copper, zinc prices dive; Al bucks the trend Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close on Tuesday October 17, with copper and zinc plummeting by over $100 lower. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759953/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1710-LME-copper-zinc-prices-dive-Al-bucks-the-trend.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 17:52:00 GMTBIR NEW DELHI: Scrap prices to rise as India plans switch away from DRI, iron ore steelmakingShredded scrap prices in India are likely to rise in the coming decades as the country switches to using recyled materials for steelmaking rather than iron ore and direct reduced iron (DRI).http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759744/BIR-NEW-DELHI-Scrap-prices-to-rise-as-India-plans-switch-away-from-DRI-iron-ore-steelmaking.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 17:03:00 GMTUAE billet imports slow, with 'no market' for rebar importsThe billet import market in the UAE has been poor this week because buyers were looking for discounts, while “there is no demand” for rebar imports, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759811/UAE-billet-imports-slow-with-no-market-for-rebar-imports.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 16:48:00 GMTUAE flat steel importers expect prices to fall on slight demandFlat steel importers in the UAE expect prices for these products to fall because of the weak demand in the region, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759809/UAE-flat-steel-importers-expect-prices-to-fall-on-slight-demand.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 16:37:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/10: Comex copper price fails to hold on to gains Comex copper prices failed to maintain Monday’s gains in trading on Tuesday October 17, with investors pausing and eyeing upcoming Chinese data releases. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759841/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1710-Comex-copper-price-fails-to-hold-on-to-gains.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 16:14:00 GMTLME goes ahead with delisting of Nornickel COMBINE H-1 nickel brands The London Metal Exchange will delist the COMBINE H-1 and COMBINE H-1Y nickel brands produced by Norilsk Nickel, effective from April 2018, it said in a notice to members on Tuesday October 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759898/LME-goes-ahead-with-delisting-of-Nornickel-COMBINE-H-1-nickel-brands.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 16:09:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Daily indices tick down with US dealTurkish scrap import prices inched upward after a fresh booking of USA-origin material was heard on Tuesday October 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759806/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Daily-indices-tick-down-with-US-deal.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 16:05:00 GMTSpot MJP aluminium premiums rise while Chinese winter cuts boost sentimentSpot cif main Japanese port (MJP) aluminium premiums rose in a quiet market while domestic premiums were stronger, US premiums were higher and Chinese cuts began to boost sentiment for the light metal and its prices and premiums. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759735/Spot-MJP-aluminium-premiums-rise-while-Chinese-winter-cuts-boost-sentiment.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 15:49:00 GMTSE Asia billet prices down on volatile China futuresBillet import prices in Southeast Asia fell by $10 per tonne in the week ended Monday October 16 as volatile steel futures in China damped spot trading values, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759666/SE-Asia-billet-prices-down-on-volatile-China-futures.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:04:00 GMTCIS export slab prices set to rise on Chinese HRC gainsCIS slab exporters are considering an increase in prices in the near term following the uptick in the domestic and export markets for flat steel in China, Metal Bulletin has learnt. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759745/CIS-export-slab-prices-set-to-rise-on-Chinese-HRC-gains.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:52:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices broadly stable amid thin trading; alloy prices dragged lower by lacklustre demandManganese ore prices were stable to slightly softer on Friday October 13 amid a lack of significant trading activity following the Chinese Golden Week holiday, while alloy prices were weighed down by lacklustre demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759676/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Ore-prices-broadly-stable-amid-thin-trading-alloy-prices-dragged-lower-by.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:55:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index little changed above $62 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices remained above $62 per tonne cfr China on Tuesday October 17 with little movement in the physical market ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that begins on Wednesday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759747/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-little-changed-above-62-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:31:00 GMTChinese buying slows slide in seaborne coking coal pricesThere is still demand in China for seaborne cargoes of premium hard coking coal, though the outlook remains bearish, market participants said on Tuesday October 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759734/Chinese-buying-slows-slide-in-seaborne-coking-coal-prices.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTChina’s HRC export prices edge up despite only a few buyers accepting higher offersChina’s HRC export prices rose slightly on Tuesday October 17, despite only a few buyers being willing to consider higher offers, as most buyers and sellers held back, waiting for a clearer market direction. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759705/Chinas-HRC-export-prices-edge-up-despite-only-a-few-buyers-accepting-higher-offers.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 11:57:00 GMTLBMA CONF: Nornickel sees no end to palladium bull run after metal hits fresh year high Nornickel, the largest refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, is expecting the bull run on palladium to continue after the metal hit a fresh year high this week, climbing above $1,000 per oz. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759732/LBMA-CONF-Nornickel-sees-no-end-to-palladium-bull-run-after-metal-hits-fresh-year-high.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 11:40:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore market rangebound on mixed cuesThe seaborne iron ore market was rangebound on Tuesday October 17, with prices for the steelmaking raw material holding steady at Chinese ports as well. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759722/Seaborne-iron-ore-market-rangebound-on-mixed-cues.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 11:38:00 GMTChina's export prices for rebar edge upChina’s rebar export market picked up some strength on Tuesday October 17 with the low offers and bids from a day earlier nowhere to be seen. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759704/Chinas-export-prices-for-rebar-edge-up.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 11:22:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/10: LME copper consolidates break above $7,000/t Copper prices were consolidating the previous session’s sharp gains during LME pre-market trading on Tuesday October 17, amid slower business flows, while other metals in the complex swung between the plus and minus columns. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759724/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1710-LME-copper-consolidates-break-above-7000t.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 11:07:00 GMTRio Tinto Q3 bauxite output up 4% vs last year but alumina production unchangedRio Tinto’s bauxite output was up 4% from last year in the third quarter of 2017, driven by strong performances at its Gove and Weipa operations, according to the company’s operation review on Tuesday October 17.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759669/Rio-Tinto-Q3-bauxite-output-up-4-vs-last-year-but-alumina-production-unchanged.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 10:56:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices fall as swings in futures market keep buyers at bayChina’s rebar prices fell on Tuesday October 17 amid sparse trading due to fluctuating futures. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759684/Chinas-rebar-prices-fall-as-swings-in-futures-market-keep-buyers-at-bay.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 10:30:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices fall as futures make sharp declineChina’s hot rolled coil prices retreated on Tuesday October 17 after three days of increases after the futures contract for the flat steel product plunged.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759675/Chinas-HRC-prices-fall-as-futures-make-sharp-decline.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 10:15:00 GMTCHINA COKING COAL WRAP: Outlook bearish for rest of OctoberChina’s domestic coking coal prices have stayed largely stable a week after the country’s Golden Week break, despite output cuts that have already started at cokeries and mills in the northern region. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759656/CHINA-COKING-COAL-WRAP-Outlook-bearish-for-rest-of-October.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 08:21:00 GMTVietnam’s Formosa Ha Tinh to double capacity by March 2018Vietnam’s Formosa Ha Tinh aims to double its steel production capacity by March 2018, a source with knowledge of the matter told Metal Bulletin on Tuesday October 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759658/Vietnams-Formosa-Ha-Tinh-to-double-capacity-by-March-2018.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 07:41:00 GMTForward-looking auto companies shaping cobalt marketThe structure of the cobalt market is evolving as a result of the arrival of companies from a new part of the supply chain looking for a convincing means to secure units on long-term contracts.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759615/Forward-looking-auto-companies-shaping-cobalt-market.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 07:30:00 GMTVolatile Chinese futures weigh on rebar import prices in SingaporeImport prices for rebar in Singapore have fallen after volatility in the Shanghai Futures Exchange drove buyers away from the spot market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759659/Volatile-Chinese-futures-weigh-on-rebar-import-prices-in-Singapore.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 07:19:00 GMTChina AM: Steel contracts lead ascent for ferrous futures Steel contracts led a round of increases in China’s ferrous futures market during morning trading on Tuesday October 17. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759665/China-AM-Steel-contracts-lead-ascent-for-ferrous-futures.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 06:43:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/10: SHFE copper prices surge on increasing optimism; rising stocks weigh on aluminiumCopper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) surged during Asian morning trading on Tuesday October 17, buoyed by increasing optimism in the market regarding China’s economic outlook.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759660/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1710-SHFE-copper-prices-surge-on-increasing-optimism-rising-stocks-weigh-on.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 05:30:00 GMTRIO TINTO AT A GLANCE: Q3 production resultsSummary of Rio Tinto's third-quarter production results for the three months ended September 30: (Rio Tinto share unless otherwise indicated, year-on-year change)http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759655/RIO-TINTO-AT-A-GLANCE-Q3-production-results.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 03:40:00 GMTCIS export billet market shows early optimism but awaits new China policiesThe CIS billet market started to show signs of optimism early this week as the prices for Chinese domestic semi-finished and finished long steel continued to strengthen, Metal Bulletin learned on Monday October 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759604/CIS-export-billet-market-shows-early-optimism-but-awaits-new-China-policies.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 17:52:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/10: LME copper price climbs to highest since July 2014 but zinc dipsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly stronger into the close of business on Monday October 16, with copper the best performer. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759612/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1610-LME-copper-price-climbs-to-highest-since-July-2014-but-zinc-dips.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 17:52:00 GMTChina's Binzhou to cut 1.6mtpy aluminium capacity; alumina price to be further supportedBinzhou city in China’s Shandong province will halt a further 1.6 million tonnes per year (tpy) of aluminium capacity and at least 3 million tpy of alumina capacity as part of the winter cuts from November 15 to March 15, 2018, according to an official announcement on Friday October 13.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758879/Chinas-Binzhou-to-cut-16mtpy-aluminium-capacity-alumina-price-to-be-further-supported.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 16:20:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices fall as Turkish mills book more deep-sea cargoesTurkish scrap import prices continued to go down with news of three more deep-sea cargo trades heard on Monday October 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759503/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-fall-as-Turkish-mills-book-more-deep-sea-cargoes.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: V2O5, FeV prices continue to fall in the absence of recovery in buying Ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide prices continued to decline across global locations last week, as a notable recovery in demand evaded the market and the Chinese yuan strengthened. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759537/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-V2O5-FeV-prices-continue-to-fall-in-the-absence-of-recovery-in-buying.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 15:48:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/10: Comex copper prices surge on optimism of positive Chinese dataComex copper prices were trading at the highest point since August 2014 in the morning of Monday October 16, with market participants anticipating improved Chinese data over the coming week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759504/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1610-Comex-copper-prices-surge-on-optimism-of-positive-Chinese-data.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 15:21:00 GMTTurkish domestic scrap prices rise amid higher import valuesTurkish domestic scrap prices have increased in line with the rising imported scrap values, sources told Metal Bulletin on Monday October 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759498/Turkish-domestic-scrap-prices-rise-amid-higher-import-values.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 14:27:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: CME’s Jack Allen to retire after 40 yearsCME Group’s Jack Allen will retire on December 22 after 40 years in the metals industry, he told Metal Bulletin on the sidelines of the LBMA conference in Barcelona.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759468/PEOPLE-MOVES-CMEs-Jack-Allen-to-retire-after-40-years.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 13:40:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Metal Bulletin launches daily fob China HRC, rebar indicesMetal Bulletin has launched daily export price indices for Chinese hot rolled coil and rebar out of China amid calls for more independent third-party references for the benchmarking of steel prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759361/PRICING-NOTICE-Metal-Bulletin-launches-daily-fob-China-HRC-rebar-indices.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 13:11:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Ore, alloy prices drop in Asia; Europe firmsChrome ore and ferro-chrome prices dropped in China on Friday October 13 amid thin trading, after buyers finished securing their raw materials needs. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759349/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Ore-alloy-prices-drop-in-Asia-Europe-firms.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 13:10:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index up to $63 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices edged closer to $63 per tonne cfr China on Monday October 16 as stronger steel prices provided a boost to the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759393/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-up-to-63-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 12:46:00 GMTWORLDSTEEL BRUSSELS: Global steel demand to rise 7% in 2017Global finished steel demand is forecast to grow by 7% this year, the World Steel Assn (Worldsteel) said on Monday October 16 at its annual conference in Brussels, Belgium.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759362/WORLDSTEEL-BRUSSELS-Global-steel-demand-to-rise-7-in-2017.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 12:32:00 GMTSeaborne coking coal market awaits cues from Chinese Communist Party meetingSeaborne coking coal prices were steady on Monday October 16, with buyers and sellers awaiting the start of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to gauge direction. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759389/Seaborne-coking-coal-market-awaits-cues-from-Chinese-Communist-Party-meeting.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 12:25:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON WRAP: Chinese export price rebounds; European, US markets upbeat China’s silicon export price regained strength in the week ended October 13, while European and US market prices continued their strong ascents. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759386/GLOBAL-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-export-price-rebounds-European-US-markets-upbeat.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 12:09:00 GMTChina's export prices for rebar slide amid thin tradingChina’s rebar export prices dipped slightly on Monday October 16 with market participants keeping to the sidelines. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759382/Chinas-export-prices-for-rebar-slide-amid-thin-trading.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 12:03:00 GMTChinese mills raise HRC export offers on strengthening futuresChinese mills raised their export offer prices for hot rolled coil on Monday October 16 as the futures contract for the flat product trended upwards for a third consecutive day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759367/Chinese-mills-raise-HRC-export-offers-on-strengthening-futures.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 11:47:00 GMTChina iron ore imports reach record-breaking high in SeptemberChina’s iron ore imports exceeded 100 million tonnes in September 2017, to reach an all-time high. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759356/China-iron-ore-imports-reach-record-breaking-high-in-September.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 11:43:00 GMTStrong Chinese steel market bolstering iron ore pricesWeekend gains in China’s billet market gave some support to seaborne iron ore prices on Monday October 16. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759379/Strong-Chinese-steel-market-bolstering-iron-ore-prices.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 11:23:00 GMTChina's HRC prices surge further on futures market strengthChina’s domestic prices for hot rolled coil rose sharply on Monday October 16 as the paper market moved upwards for a third consecutive day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759383/Chinas-HRC-prices-surge-further-on-futures-market-strength.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 11:01:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/10: LME copper rises above $7,000/t, nickel rallies higherBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were higher across the board this morning, Monday October 16, led by a 2.6% climb in copper prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759357/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1610-LME-copper-rises-above-7000t-nickel-rallies-higher.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 10:45:00 GMTChina's rebar prices rise on billet gainsChina’s rebar market maintained its upward trend on Monday October 16 on weekend price gains for billet. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759370/Chinas-rebar-prices-rise-on-billet-gains.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 10:34:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: European, Chinese prices stable in a quiet market Antimony prices were stable in both China and Europe after market participants returned from the week-long Chinese National Day holidays. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759348/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-European-Chinese-prices-stable-in-a-quiet-market.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 10:01:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Chinese prices recover; US market focuses on long contract talks The Chinese ferro-silicon market bounced back on renewed demand from consumers last week, while US prices dipped amid low key buying interest and European prices stabilised after two weeks of losses.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759295/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-prices-recover-US-market-focuses-on-long-contract-talks.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 09:27:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 16/10: Copper climbs to three-year highBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part stronger this morning, Monday October 16. Nickel prices are little changed, while the rest are up by an average of 0.9% – led by a 1.9% gain in copper prices to $7,025 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759329/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1610-Copper-climbs-to-three-year-high.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 08:55:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures weaken after Friday night gainsChinese ferrous futures largely weakened during morning trading on Monday October 16 after posting increases on Friday night. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759318/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-weaken-after-Friday-night-gains.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 07:18:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/10: SHFE base metals diverge amid consolidation, dollar bounceBase metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were mixed during Asian morning trading on Monday October 16, with increases seen in tin, lead and nickel prices, while the rest were weaker as the complex consolidated gains made in the previous week and the dollar staged a recovery.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759311/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1610-SHFE-base-metals-diverge-amid-consolidation-dollar-bounce.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 05:20:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Major markets show mixed dynamicsSteel billet prices in Turkey bucked the general global trend during the working week from Monday October 9 to Friday October 13, rising slightly with a rebound in scrap prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759086/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Major-markets-show-mixed-dynamics.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:00 GMTBIR NEW DELHI: Indian government to remove import duties on ferrous scrapThe Indian government is aiming to eliminate import duties on ferrous scrap entering the country to aid domestic scrap-based steelmakers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759297/BIR-NEW-DELHI-Indian-government-to-remove-import-duties-on-ferrous-scrap.htmlSun, 15 Oct 2017 20:56:00 GMTSTEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: China back to the market, effects of EU duties on HRC, scrap prices up in Turkey...Metal Bulletin reviews the major stories affecting the steel market over the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759259/STEEL-WEEK-IN-BRIEF-China-back-to-the-market-effects-of-EU-duties-on-HRC-scrap-prices-up-in-Turkey.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMTALUMINIUM FOUNDRY ROUND-UP: US foundry premiums continue to rise, but Europe checks backAluminium foundry alloy premiums took divergent paths this month, with the European premiums falling slightly and the US premium ticking up on the back of a tightening freight market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759079/ALUMINIUM-FOUNDRY-ROUND-UP-US-foundry-premiums-continue-to-rise-but-Europe-checks-back.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 19:28:00 GMTCHINA COKE WRAP: Prices fall despite coking production cutsChina’s domestic and export coke prices have continued to fall this week, despite production restrictions imposed on cokeries in some of the main producing areas. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758999/CHINA-COKE-WRAP-Prices-fall-despite-coking-production-cuts.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 19:15:00 GMTCopper concentrate TC/RCs firm in October as well-stocked smelters up bids Treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for copper concentrates rose in early October after smelters aggressively bid up processing fees with contract negotiations approaching. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759199/Copper-concentrate-TCRCs-firm-in-October-as-well-stocked-smelters-up-bids.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:44:00 GMTIndium prices climb 5%; raw material availability continues to tighten European indium prices rose on Friday October 13 amid tightening supply of crude indium – the raw material of indium ingot. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759182/Indium-prices-climb-5-raw-material-availability-continues-to-tighten.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:24:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Base prices steady amid lower end-user demandEuropean stainless steel base prices for both flat and long products have held steady week-on-week, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759150/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Base-prices-steady-amid-lower-end-user-demand.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:20:00 GMTFORECAST: Rollover, slight drop touted for Aurubis, Codelco European copper premiums after scrap-defined year European copper premium benchmarks are expected to be rolled over close to current levels when they are tabled by producers Aurubis and Codelco in the coming weeks. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759178/FORECAST-Rollover-slight-drop-touted-for-Aurubis-Codelco-European-copper-premiums-after-scrap-defined.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:12:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Grade 5C steady as export market stems price lossesUK light iron scrap prices were stable this week, ending a three-week run of steady losses, as the key export market to Turkey also bucked a recent downward trend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759183/UK-SCRAP-Grade-5C-steady-as-export-market-stems-price-losses.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 17:58:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Turkish prices rebound, buying resumes after short breakTurkish import scrap prices regained some of their losses early in the week that began on October 9, while trading – which came to a pause mid-week due to rising political tensions between the USA and Turkey – resumed on Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759143/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Turkish-prices-rebound-buying-resumes-after-short-break.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 17:45:00 GMTCobalt prices move up as suppliers turn strong fundamentals into higher sales Cobalt prices rose by as much as 15 cents per lb on Friday October 13 as suppliers were able to push through higher offers against a backdrop of tight supply and take the market to fresh nine-year peaks. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759113/Cobalt-prices-move-up-as-suppliers-turn-strong-fundamentals-into-higher-sales.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 16:34:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Baltic Sea cargo sends prices down slightlyTurkish scrap import prices went down slightly with the news of a Baltic trade heard on Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759001/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Baltic-Sea-cargo-sends-prices-down-slightly.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 16:33:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Prices rise further on nickel price jumpThe UK inter-merchant price range for austenitic alloy steel scrap rose by £50 per tonne this week as the nickel price continued its recent recovery, sources said on Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759077/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Prices-rise-further-on-nickel-price-jump.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 16:25:00 GMTTurkey HRC export market slow as buyers reject pricesHot rolled coil (HRC) exports of Turkey were slow this week as buyers would not accept the prices being offered, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759031/Turkey-HRC-export-market-slow-as-buyers-reject-prices.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 16:12:00 GMTTurkish coated coil prices stable though demand improvesCoated coil prices in Turkey have mostly been stable this week, while demand was quite strong, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759067/Turkish-coated-coil-prices-stable-though-demand-improves.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 16:05:00 GMTTurkish domestic flat steel prices stable but end-user demand weakThe domestic flat steel market in Turkey has been was slow this week, with end-user demand not being strong and buyers seeking to postpone bookings, Metal Bulletin heard on Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759027/Turkish-domestic-flat-steel-prices-stable-but-end-user-demand-weak.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 16:02:00 GMTDomestic Italian scrap prices down $18-24 on international market decreaseDomestic prices for ferrous scrap in Italy have dropped by €15-20 per tonne this month following negative trends in the international market in September and early October, sources have told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758971/Domestic-Italian-scrap-prices-down-18-24-on-international-market-decrease.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:55:00 GMTPOLAND REBAR: Domestic prices rise on limited supplyDomestic prices for rebar in Poland have increased by 50-70 zloty per tonne over the week as material output remains limited, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758919/POLAND-REBAR-Domestic-prices-rise-on-limited-supply.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:39:00 GMTLatin America's HRC export prices stable as trade case affects BrazilLatin American export prices for hot rolled coil (HRC) were stable this week due to a lack of trading activity, following the imposition of anti-dumping measures by the European Commission (EC) against imports from Brazil. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758428/Latin-Americas-HRC-export-prices-stable-as-trade-case-affects-Brazil.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:32:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Shredded prices dragged up by stronger international marketsImport prices for shredded scrap arriving in India rose this week with offers for the material inflated by the improving markets in Pakistan and Turkey, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758911/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Shredded-prices-dragged-up-by-stronger-international-markets.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/10: Comex copper rally enters fifth day Comex copper prices are trading at the highest point since early September on Friday October 13 and continue to see sustained buying since Chinese investors have returned from the Golden Week holiday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3759071/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1310-Comex-copper-rally-enters-fifth-day.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:22:00 GMTCIS export pig iron market stable amid pessimistic moodThe CIS export pig iron market has been stable over the past week, as trading activity continued to be slow due to pessimistic market sentiment. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758907/CIS-export-pig-iron-market-stable-amid-pessimistic-mood.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:16:00 GMTSouth America's coil import prices drop suddenly on lower Chinese offersImport prices for steel coil products in South America have edged downward this week, following the end of the week-long National Day holiday in China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758521/South-Americas-coil-import-prices-drop-suddenly-on-lower-Chinese-offers.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 14:40:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index shows sharp jumpGains in the ferrous futures market in China helped to pull prices in the seaborne iron ore market upward on Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758882/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-shows-sharp-jump.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 14:36:00 GMTBrazilian slab export prices steady in quiet marketExport prices for Brazilian steel slab were unchanged this week, due to the lack of trading activity, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758391/Brazilian-slab-export-prices-steady-in-quiet-market.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 14:30:00 GMTTaiwanese scrap import prices widen on more bearish sentimentTaiwan’s prices for imports of containerised HMS-grade ferrous scrap dipped on the low end of the price range as bearish sentiments continued in the market in the week ending Friday October 13. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758824/Taiwanese-scrap-import-prices-widen-on-more-bearish-sentiment.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 13:52:00 GMTOutlook still gloomy for seaborne coking coal market Market participants are still expecting some downside for seaborne coking coal prices, though the pace of decline appears to be gradual based on recent transactions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758847/Outlook-still-gloomy-for-seaborne-coking-coal-market.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 11:41:00 GMTIron ore prices pick up on surge in Chinese futures, steel marketsBig gains in China’s steel and futures markets have led to iron ore prices picking up on Friday October 13 after hovering around the $60-per-tonne-cfr mark over the last couple of days.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758843/Iron-ore-prices-pick-up-on-surge-in-Chinese-futures-steel-markets.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 11:08:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/10: SHFE lead stocks increase 36% w-o-w; nickel falls almost 10%Deliverable lead stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses have increased by 5,153 tonnes or 36.4% over the past week to 19,314 tonnes as of Friday October 13, the standout performer among the complex.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758836/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1310-SHFE-lead-stocks-increase-36-w-o-w-nickel-falls-almost-10.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 10:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 13/10: LME copper, nickel continue rally; base metals stronger Base metals prices were higher across the board this morning, Friday October 13, while copper climbed back above $6,900 per tonne due to support from stronger fundamentals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758827/LIVE-FUTURES-1310-LME-copper-nickel-continue-rally-base-metals-stronger.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 10:21:00 GMTLME WEEK 2017: What’s on and where?London Metal Exchange Week, the largest annual gathering of mining and metals figures in the world, starts on October 29 this year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753147/LME-WEEK-2017-Whats-on-and-where.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 10:10:00 GMTLME WEEK 2017: Base metals winners and losers in 2017 so far Half of the base metals trading on the London Metal Exchange hit multi-year highs in 2017, a year which saw year-to-date increases for some of over 26%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758723/LME-WEEK-2017-Base-metals-winners-and-losers-in-2017-so-far.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMTChina’s finished steel exports plunge in September China’s finished steel exports fell in September on both a year-on-year and a month-on-month basis.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758826/Chinas-finished-steel-exports-plunge-in-September.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 09:50:00 GMTChina’s September copper concentrates, copper metal imports at half-year high China’s copper ore and concentrates imports for September hit a half-year high due to restocking demand before annual contract negotiations start and smoother production at the world’s major mines. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758812/Chinas-September-copper-concentrates-copper-metal-imports-at-half-year-high.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 09:49:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 13/10: Good Chinese trade data supportive for metalsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are mixed this morning, Friday October 13, with zinc and lead prices weaker by 0.3% and 1%, respectively; while aluminium and nickel prices are up by 0.2%, tin prices are firmer by 0.3% and copper prices are little changed at $6,875 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758815/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1310-Good-Chinese-trade-data-supportive-for-metals.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 09:30:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices jump as futures rise by daily limitChina’s hot rolled coil prices jumped on Friday October 13 as the paper market surged for a second consecutive day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758816/Chinas-HRC-prices-jump-as-futures-rise-by-daily-limit.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 09:15:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices rise on futures, billet gains China’s rebar prices rose sharply on Friday October 13 on futures and billet gains. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758818/Chinas-rebar-prices-rise-on-futures-billet-gains.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 08:59:00 GMTLittle impact on Asian steel industry from Kobe Steel data fabrication – sourcesThe impact on the Asian steel markets from Kobe Steel's data fabrication has been limited so far, market sources told Metal Bulletin this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758802/Little-impact-on-Asian-steel-industry-from-Kobe-Steel-data-fabricationsources.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 06:55:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures mixed in morning trading [CORRECTED]Chinese finished steel and iron ore futures moved higher in Asian morning trading on Friday October 13, while those of coking coal and coke fell.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758801/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-mixed-in-morning-trading-[CORRECTED].htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 06:10:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/10: SHFE nickel leads base metals higher on strong fundamentals, weaker dollarNickel prices once again led the gainers on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) in Asian morning trading on Friday October 13, supported by strong fundamentals and a weaker dollar. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758800/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1310-SHFE-nickel-leads-base-metals-higher-on-strong-fundamentals-weaker-dollar.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 04:56:00 GMTChina’s stainless steel prices rise on bullish outlook for NPIChina’s domestic stainless steel prices rose sharply this week on expectations of higher nickel pig iron (NPI) charges, although some market participants voiced concerns over rising supply. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758792/Chinas-stainless-steel-prices-rise-on-bullish-outlook-for-NPI.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 03:50:00 GMTGLOBAL SLAB WRAP: Prices weaken amid falling flat steel, raw materials valuesSteel slab prices in the global market rose through much of September on a combination of tight availability of the material and strengthening in the billet and finished flat steel market sectors. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758715/GLOBAL-SLAB-WRAP-Prices-weaken-amid-falling-flat-steel-raw-materials-values.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMTFORECAST: European zinc market sees small increase in annual premiums as backwardation weighs Annual premiums for zinc in Europe are expected to largely stay flat or go up slightly next year, with the negative spreads on the London Metal Exchange and price rally exerting pressure, market sources told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758725/FORECAST-European-zinc-market-sees-small-increase-in-annual-premiums-as-backwardation-weighs.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 16:55:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkey-USA visa crisis keeps mills out of deep-sea marketsTurkish steel producers want to wait for the Turkish lira to settle down in the exchange rate markets before booking more deep-sea scrap cargoes, sources told Metal Bulletin on Thursday October 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758679/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkey-USA-visa-crisis-keeps-mills-out-of-deep-sea-markets.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 16:08:00 GMTWeak lira, strong scrap push up Turkish domestic rebar, wire rod pricesTurkish domestic long steel prices have increased sharply in line with rising imported scrap prices and the weakening of the lira against the US dollar, sources told Metal Bulletin on Thursday October 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758684/Weak-lira-strong-scrap-push-up-Turkish-domestic-rebar-wire-rod-prices.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMTTurkish billet import, export prices rise in line with stronger scrapTurkish export and import billet prices nudged up this week in response to higher imported scrap prices in the country, while domestic billet prices remained comparatively stable.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758710/Turkish-billet-import-export-prices-rise-in-line-with-stronger-scrap.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 15:58:00 GMTUAE rebar producers reduce domestic prices as import costs fallRebar producers in the UAE have decreased their prices in line with global trends, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758682/UAE-rebar-producers-reduce-domestic-prices-as-import-costs-fall.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 15:44:00 GMTNo recalls yet amid investigation into ‘improper’ Kobe Steel specs; orders stable on tight supplyThe investigation into the falsification of aluminium and copper product specifications by Kobe Steel has not led to any recalls yet nor did it prompt any order cancellations, with Japanese customers left with few alternative options in a tight market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758593/No-recalls-yet-amid-investigation-into-improper-Kobe-Steel-specs-orders-stable-on-tight-supply.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 15:21:00 GMTTurkish long steel export prices up as scrap costs climbTurkish rebar and wire rod export prices have increased in line with the rising imported scrap costs over the past week, sources said on Thursday October 12. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758680/Turkish-long-steel-export-prices-up-as-scrap-costs-climb.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 15:15:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/10: Comex copper hits 1-mth highComex copper prices rose for the fourth consecutive session today, Wednesday October 12, with investor appetite continuing since China returned to the market Monday after the Golden Week holiday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758656/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1210-Comex-copper-hits-1-mth-high.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMTLBMA CONF 2017: Key talking points ahead of the conference With the annual London Bullion Market Assn (LBMA) conference kicking off on Sunday October 15 in Barcelona, Metal Bulletin looks at a few of the key topics that are influencing the precious metals markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758504/LBMA-CONF-2017-Key-talking-points-ahead-of-the-conference.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 14:46:00 GMTFOCUS: Temporary tight nearby spreads ‘spook’ European Al market; traders still bullishAggressive offers for aluminium in Europe were reported to Metal Bulletin after a small backwardation appeared in nearby London Metal Exchange spreads last week, although traders remain bullish now that spreads are in contango.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758513/FOCUS-Temporary-tight-nearby-spreads-spook-European-Al-market-traders-still-bullish.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 13:53:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MIDWEEK: FeW, FeV prices under pressure from weak demand in Europe Ferro-vanadium and ferro-tungsten prices continued to come under pressure in Europe in the first half of the week to Wednesday October 11, as sellers cut their offers to secure scarce buying enquiries. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758613/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MIDWEEK-FeW-FeV-prices-under-pressure-from-weak-demand-in-Europe.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 12:18:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index hovers around $60 per tonneIron ore prices nudged up to $60 per tonne cfr China on Thursday October 12 though physical trading activities remain limited. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758617/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-hovers-around-60-per-tonne.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 12:02:00 GMTNORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 12/10: LME copper prices higher; lead imports up in China; Tangshan govt shuts coal-powered steel millsThe latest metal markets news and price moves for the start of the North American day on Thursday October 12.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758609/NORTH-AMERICAN-MORNING-BRIEF-1210-LME-copper-prices-higher-lead-imports-up-in-China-Tangshan-govt.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTIron ore prices at Chinese ports dip further as production cuts dent demandRestrictions on blast furnace and sintering production in north China continued to take toll on iron ore prices at the country’s ports on Thursday October 12.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758602/Iron-ore-prices-at-Chinese-ports-dip-further-as-production-cuts-dent-demand.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 11:45:00 GMTShanghai copper import arb turns positive after 11-month hiatus China’s copper import arbitrage window has opened for the first time since last November as a raft of post-holiday buying interest boosted demand for bringing cathodes into the country. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758578/Shanghai-copper-import-arb-turns-positive-after-11-month-hiatus.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 11:37:00 GMTTrading picks up in seaborne coking coal spot market Trading activity picked up in the seaborne coking coal market amid drops in offer prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758598/Trading-picks-up-in-seaborne-coking-coal-spot-market.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 11:31:00 GMTRefined lead imports arrive in China on open arb window Importers have taken advantage of an open arbitrage to bring some 1,000 tonnes of refined lead ingots into the Shanghai bonded area, sources told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758581/Refined-lead-imports-arrive-in-China-on-open-arb-window.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 10:47:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/10: LME copper, nickel prices edge higher; wide zinc backwardation persistsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were on divergent paths this morning, Thursday October 12, with copper and nickel rebounding.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758587/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1210-LME-copper-nickel-prices-edge-higher-wide-zinc-backwardation-persists.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 10:25:00 GMTChinese rebar prices drop on demand concernsChinese rebar prices fell on Thursday October 12 amid bearish sentiment and worries over falling demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758575/Chinese-rebar-prices-drop-on-demand-concerns.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 09:40:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 12/10: LME copper, nickel prices hold onto gains; the rest absorb sellingBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are consolidating this morning, Thursday October 12, with prices down an average of 0.2%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758572/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1210-LME-copper-nickel-prices-hold-onto-gains-the-rest-absorb-selling.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 09:40:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices move up while futures reboundChina’s hot rolled coil prices rose slightly on Thursday October 12 while the paper market recovered losses from the previous two trading sessions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758574/Chinas-HRC-prices-move-up-while-futures-rebound.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 09:32:00 GMTTangshan steel supply cut after coal-fired mills shut from Oct 9The Tangshan government has started the process of shutting steel mills which are have not switched their production feedstocks from coal to gas from this week, provincial authorities said in a public notice on October 11.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758573/Tangshan-steel-supply-cut-after-coal-fired-mills-shut-from-Oct-9.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 08:59:00 GMTBULLION LATEST 12/10: Gold rallies on weaker dollar and geopolitical concernsThe gold price rose during Asian morning trading on Thursday October 12 as the dollar weakened after the release of relatively dovish minutes by the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday and on continued concerns over the high level of tension between the USA and North Korea. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758562/BULLION-LATEST-1210-Gold-rallies-on-weaker-dollar-and-geopolitical-concerns.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 05:59:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures mixed in the morning session [CORRECTED]Chinese finished steel futures rose in the morning session on Thursday October 12 after further production restrictions were announced in Tangshan, while those of raw materials were either flat or slightly lower.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758561/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-mixed-in-the-morning-session-[CORRECTED].htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 05:38:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/10: SHFE nickel, copper up on fundamentals; other metals weakerBase metals were mixed on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) during Asian morning trading on Thursday October 12, with nickel leading the gainers amid strong fundamental support; while zinc was this morning's biggest loser, pressured by the continued rise in London Metal Exchange inventories. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758560/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1210-SHFE-nickel-copper-up-on-fundamentals-other-metals-weaker.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 05:25:00 GMTEast Asian stainless steel prices rebound on gains in Chinese domestic marketEast Asian stainless steel prices rebounded this week on gains in the Chinese domestic market, although demand remained weak. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758558/East-Asian-stainless-steel-prices-rebound-on-gains-in-Chinese-domestic-market.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 03:40:00 GMTEUROMETAL GHENT: Severstal likely to increase HRC shipments to EU in response to fixed chargeSeverstal could be set to increase the volumes of hot rolled coil (HRC) it exports to Europe after the European Commission (EC) imposed a fixed charge of €17.60 per tonne on the Russian steelmaker's coil.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758497/EUROMETAL-GHENT-Severstal-likely-to-increase-HRC-shipments-to-EU-in-response-to-fixed-charge.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 19:45:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices slide in south on lower import offersDomestic prices for hot rolled coil (HRC) have decreased in Southern Europe following the decline of import offer prices, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758498/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-slide-in-south-on-lower-import-offers.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 18:22:00 GMTUkraine’s Metinvest to keep on selling HRC to EU despite duties, ceo saysMetinvest, Ukraine's largest steelmaker, is “highly likely” to continue supplying hot rolled coil (HRC) to the European Union (EU) despite the recent introduction of fixed import charges. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758438/Ukraines-Metinvest-to-keep-on-selling-HRC-to-EU-despite-duties-ceo-says.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 17:34:00 GMTWeaker export prices drag down UK domestic scrap price settlementsPrices in the UK ferrous scrap market for monthly deliveries to consumers in October have settled with price falls of £40 per tonne compared with September’s settlements, trade sources told Metal Bulletin this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758440/Weaker-export-prices-drag-down-UK-domestic-scrap-price-settlements.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 17:12:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS WRAP 10/10: Shanghai nickel premiums soar to all-time highs; copper, zinc firm Base metal physical premiums firmed in the week ended Tuesday October 10 after Chinese market participants returned from the Golden Week holiday, with the Shanghai nickel premium hitting new highs.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758293/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-WRAP-1010-Shanghai-nickel-premiums-soar-to-all-time-highs-copper-zinc-firm.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 16:29:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish steel mills focus on finished steel sales, pause scrap purchasingTurkish steel mills took a break from their deep-sea scrap purchases and have focused on finished steel sales to gain a clearer idea of the market’s direction, sources said on Wednesday October11. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758422/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-steel-mills-focus-on-finished-steel-sales-pause-scrap-purchasing.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 16:10:00 GMTImport HRC prices cool down in Iran but demand remains slackIran’s import prices for hot rolled coil (HRC) cooled down somewhat over the week ended Wednesday October 11, in line with the downtrend in the major global markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758359/Import-HRC-prices-cool-down-in-Iran-but-demand-remains-slack.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 15:58:00 GMTFOCUS: Chinese nickel full-plate premiums soar to new highs on arbitrage, low availability Nickel full-plate premiums in Shanghai hit multi-year highs again on Tuesday October 10 after the Shanghai-London arbitrage opened and availability of nickel full plates tightened. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758321/FOCUS-Chinese-nickel-full-plate-premiums-soar-to-new-highs-on-arbitrage-low-availability.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:54:00 GMTSaudi Arabia HRC import prices stable, local HRC prices increaseImport prices for hot rolled coil (HRC) in Saudi Arabia have been stable this week, while the local HRC price has increased, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758280/Saudi-Arabia-HRC-import-prices-stable-local-HRC-prices-increase.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 13:55:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore prices slide below $60 per tonne cfr as production cuts loomSeaborne iron ore prices fell below $60 per tonne cfr on Wednesday October 11 with more production restrictions reported from China’s steelmaking hub of Tangshan.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758290/Seaborne-iron-ore-prices-slide-below-60-per-tonne-cfr-as-production-cuts-loom.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 12:03:00 GMTSeaborne coking coal market bearish as Chinese steel cuts loomThe outlook for seaborne coking coal prices remains bearish amid imminent steel production cuts in China during the winter heating season and ample supply, market participants say.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758296/Seaborne-coking-coal-market-bearish-as-Chinese-steel-cuts-loom.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 11:35:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index slips below $60 per tonne Iron ore prices fell below $60 per tonne cfr China on Wednesday October 11 as more production cuts emerge in China's steelmaking hub of Tangshan. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758307/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-slips-below-60-per-tonne.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 11:07:00 GMTEast China’s rebar prices stabilise on divergent factorsChina’s rebar market was mixed on Wednesday October 11 amid sparse trading, with prices in the eastern region holding steady while those in the north continued to fall. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758276/East-Chinas-rebar-prices-stabilise-on-divergent-factors.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 10:38:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/10: LME base metals prices consolidate after recent highs Base metal prices fell across the board on the London Metal Exchange in morning trading on Wednesday October 11, with lead and zinc leading the downward trend. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758284/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1110-LME-base-metals-prices-consolidate-after-recent-highs.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 10:31:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices stabilise as buyers return to market China’s hot rolled coil prices stabilised on Wednesday October 11 amid an increase in trading activity during the day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758270/Chinas-HRC-prices-stabilise-as-buyers-return-to-market.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 10:15:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 11/10: Metals price rallies pause in high groundBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are weaker across the board by an average of 0.7% this morning, Wednesday October 11. Zinc prices lead the decline with a 1.3% drop, followed by lead prices (-1%), nickel (-0.7%), tin and aluminium (-0.5%), while three-month copper prices are off by 0.2% at $6,739 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758271/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1110-Metals-price-rallies-pause-in-high-ground.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 09:25:00 GMTChina AM: Futures edge up as govt shows resolve for emissions cutsChina’s ferrous futures largely moved upwards during morning trading on Wednesday October 11, with reports of more production restrictions and the government’s strong resolve in their implementation.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758266/China-AM-Futures-edge-up-as-govt-shows-resolve-for-emissions-cuts.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 08:19:00 GMTChina’s plate export prices fall amid fluctuations in domestic marketChina’s plate export prices fell amid volatility in its domestic steel market following a week-long break to mark the country’s National Day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758259/Chinas-plate-export-prices-fall-amid-fluctuations-in-domestic-market.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 07:16:00 GMTChina’s CRC, HDG export prices down on shaky domestic marketChina’s export prices for cold rolled coil and hot dipped galvanized coil decreased after the country’s Golden Week, with a volatile domestic market sparking concerns of further weakness.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758256/Chinas-CRC-HDG-export-prices-down-on-shaky-domestic-market.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 06:37:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/10: SHFE base metals broadly higher amid IMF’s positive growth outlookBase metals prices, with the exception of tin, on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were stronger during Asian morning trading on Wednesday October 11, amid renewed optimism in the markets after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its global economic growth forecast.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758258/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1110-SHFE-base-metals-broadly-higher-amid-IMFs-positive-growth-outlook.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 06:15:00 GMTChina’s export prices for long steel fall on rising pessimismChina’s export prices for long steel continued to trend downwards over the past week amid bearish sentiment.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758253/Chinas-export-prices-for-long-steel-fall-on-rising-pessimism.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 06:14:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 10/10Metal Bulletin's weekly roundup of the state of base metal premiums on Tuesday October 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758206/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-1010.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 18:34:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/10: LME copper sprints to one-month highs; markets mostly close higher Base metals prices were generally content to mark time during London Metal Exchange trading on Tuesday October 10, although a flurry of interest underpinned the copper price, which rose to its highest for one month. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758190/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1010-LME-copper-sprints-to-one-month-highs-markets-mostly-close-higher.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 17:23:00 GMTMetal Bulletin Group completes its first independent benchmark assurance reviewMetal Bulletin Group, a leading provider of information to the steel and metals industry, has completed its first external assurance review of selected benchmark prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757015/Metal-Bulletin-Group-completes-its-first-independent-benchmark-assurance-review.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 16:52:00 GMTRussian HR, CR sheet prices roll back on declining demandRussian domestic prices for hot rolled (HR) and cold rolled (CR) sheet steel have been pulled back because buyers would not accept new, higher offers, market participants told Metal Bulletin on Tuesday October 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758105/Russian-HR-CR-sheet-prices-roll-back-on-declining-demand.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 16:52:00 GMTBrazil’s copper cathode exports soar in September on resumed output at Paranapanema Copper cathode export volumes from Brazil grew more than six fold year on year in September, attributed to the country’s sole producer, Paranapanema, restarting full operations. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758040/Brazils-copper-cathode-exports-soar-in-September-on-resumed-output-at-Paranapanema.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 16:20:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices up as Turkish mills continue restockingTurkish steel mills continued their scrap restocking activities with more deep-sea purchases at increasing prices on Tuesday October 10. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757966/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-up-as-Turkish-mills-continue-restocking.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/10: Comex copper prices stage modest recoveryComex copper prices inched upward in the morning of Tuesday October 10 in the US, with markets remaining constrained following holidays in the USA, South Korea and Japan.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3758027/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1010-Comex-copper-prices-stage-modest-recovery.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 15:50:00 GMTNew reference prices for the tungsten industry? Addressing the debate on pricing – web seminar Q&A Metal Bulletin provides answers to the key questions raised during our recent web seminar that discussed the feasibility of new reference prices for the tungsten industry, in light of a consultation opened in May 2017.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757958/New-reference-prices-for-the-tungsten-industry-Addressing-the-debate-on-pricingweb-seminar-Q-A.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 15:16:00 GMTUAE flat steel import market static as buyers wait for new Chinese pricesThe flat steel import market in the UAE was slow this week as buyers were waiting to hear new price offers from China, whose National Day holiday ended early this week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757956/UAE-flat-steel-import-market-static-as-buyers-wait-for-new-Chinese-prices.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 14:30:00 GMTChina’s HRC export prices fall on domestic market weaknessExport prices for Chinese hot rolled coil remain weak after China’s Golden Week, with domestic demand yet to show any signs of picking up.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757856/Chinas-HRC-export-prices-fall-on-domestic-market-weakness.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 13:05:00 GMTMetal Bulletin steel price indices, assessments upgradedMetal Bulletin Group has launched and upgraded a number of carefully selected ferrous prices this year, and there are more in the pipeline.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757683/Metal-Bulletin-steel-price-indices-assessments-upgraded.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 12:57:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index slips to $61 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices came under pressure from China's weakening steel market on Tuesday October 10, falling to $61 per tonne cfr China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757924/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-slips-to-61-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 12:34:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices fall on futures lossesChina’s hot rolled coil prices experienced a sharp retreat on Tuesday October 10 following a steep decline in the paper market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757859/Chinas-HRC-prices-fall-on-futures-losses.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 12:30:00 GMTChina's rebar prices down as billet, futures tumble China rebar prices declined on Tuesday October 10 following a sharp drop in the paper market and retreating billet prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757892/Chinas-rebar-prices-down-as-billet-futures-tumble.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 12:19:00 GMTBuyer interest piqued, but trading still thin in seaborne coking coal marketTrading activity in the seaborne coking coal market remains low but the spread between Chinese participants’ offers and bids appears to be narrowing. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757903/Buyer-interest-piqued-but-trading-still-thin-in-seaborne-coking-coal-market.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 11:50:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: EU prices slide amid weak demand while US market confidence reboundsEuropean ferro-silicon prices weakened during diluted buying interest, while the US market re-stabilised after overly aggressive offers sunk prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757849/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-EU-prices-slide-amid-weak-demand-while-US-market-confidence-rebounds.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 11:35:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore prices slide on weakening Chinese steel marketFalling steel prices in China weighed on the seaborne iron ore market on Tuesday October 10, with lower prices for port materials adding to the pressure. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757904/Seaborne-iron-ore-prices-slide-on-weakening-Chinese-steel-market.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 11:31:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/10: LME metals consolidate, nickel pauses after upside breakBase metals prices veered either side of overnight closing values during routine London Metal Exchange pre-market trading on Tuesday October 10, consolidating current levels as the market took stock of China’s post-holiday business resumption, traders said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757900/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1010-LME-metals-consolidate-nickel-pauses-after-upside-break.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 11:10:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Conclusions from Metal Bulletin’s market consultation on tungsten pricingMetal Bulletin has reviewed the feedback received as part of its tungsten pricing consultation, launched in May this year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757857/PRICING-NOTICE-Conclusions-from-Metal-Bulletins-market-consultation-on-tungsten-pricing.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 10:06:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 10/10: Copper firmer; other metals run into overhead sellingBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part weaker this morning, Tuesday October 10, with prices down by an average of 0.3%. The exception is copper where three-month prices are up by 0.4% at $6,693 per tonne. The rest are off between 0.1% for tin prices and 0.8% for nickel prices. Volume has been average with 9,001 lots as of 07:11BST.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757855/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-1010-Copper-firmer-other-metals-run-into-overhead-selling.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 09:30:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: BHP’s Bondarenko moves to coal from copper, Savage moves to copper from iron oreBHP’s head of sales for concentrates, Ivan Bondarenko, will move to the company’s coal strategy and planning team by the end of the month, Metal Bulletin understands.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757836/PEOPLE-MOVES-BHPs-Bondarenko-moves-to-coal-from-copper-Savage-moves-to-copper-from-iron-ore.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMTINTL FCStone joins LBMA silver auctionUK-based INTL FCStone Ltd’s precious metals division has joined the London Bullion Market Assn (LBMA) silver auction, bringing the total number of LBMA silver auction participants to nine.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757830/INTL-FCStone-joins-LBMA-silver-auction.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTSouth African manganese ore exports to Asia rise by up to 355% [amended]Shipping trends tracking South African exports show sharp increases in manganese ore flows to Asia in the first nine months of the year. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757641/South-African-manganese-ore-exports-to-Asia-rise-by-up-to-355-[amended].htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures subdued after night losses China’s ferrous futures decreased during morning trading on Tuesday October 10 following a weak session on Monday night.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757841/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-subdued-after-night-losses.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 06:48:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/10: SHFE nickel outperforms; others mostly weakerBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were broadly lower during Asian morning trading on Tuesday October 10, with only copper and nickel managing to post gains – the latter tracking the strong performance of the London Metal Exchange’s three-month nickel price seen on Monday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757839/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-1010-SHFE-nickel-outperforms-others-mostly-weaker.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 05:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/10: LME nickel prices rally; copper remains unchanged Nickel was the standout performer on the London Metal Exchange this afternoon, Monday October 9, as it rallied nearly 4%. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757788/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0910-LME-nickel-prices-rally-copper-remains-unchanged.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 17:40:00 GMTCIS billet export prices drop further on earlier falls in scrap costPrices in the Black Sea billet export market have fallen further over the past week, with some lower-priced deals and offers being heard while the decline continues in Turkish scrap import prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757775/CIS-billet-export-prices-drop-further-on-earlier-falls-in-scrap-cost.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 17:17:00 GMTA surprising year for base metals sees copper, Al as top outperformers – Jim LennonJim Lennon, managing director of Red Door Research Ltd, reviews the performance of the base metals over the past year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757657/A-surprising-year-for-base-metals-sees-copper-Al-as-top-outperformersJim-Lennon.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 16:59:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Norsk Hydro poised for further extrusions growth – ceo There are numerous opportunities for growth in Norsk Hydro’s extrusions business following the Norwegian company’s buyout of Sapa, its ceo told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757755/INTERVIEW-Norsk-Hydro-poised-for-further-extrusions-growthceo.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 16:40:00 GMTCIS long steel export prices driven down by lower scrap costsCIS long steel export prices have dropped over the past week with lower offers being heard for Russia-origin rebar and wire rod, Metal Bulletin has been told. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757716/CIS-long-steel-export-prices-driven-down-by-lower-scrap-costs.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 16:25:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills accept higher prices, resume scrap bookingsTurkish steel producers broke their silence in the deep-sea scrap markets, as they agreed the higher prices being expected by suppliers. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757693/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-accept-higher-prices-resume-scrap-bookings.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 16:16:00 GMT‘Be ready to re-invent yourself in an ever-changing market’ – Fred DemlerPenn State linebacker and academic, global metals business manager and mentor are just a few of the roles played by Fred Demler, who has seen four decades in metals trading. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757689/Be-ready-to-re-invent-yourself-in-an-ever-changing-marketFred-Demler.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 15:59:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/10: Comex copper price enters constructive backdrop Comex copper prices were little changed to start the new week on Monday October 9, although the friendly economic backdrop is expected to keep prices supported. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757687/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0910-Comex-copper-price-enters-constructive-backdrop.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 14:46:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Silico-manganese prices stir in USA; prices hold in ChinaManganese ore prices held in China on Friday October 6 as China celebrated its week-long National Day holiday, while silico-manganese prices in the USA moved up for the first time in eight months. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757633/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Silico-manganese-prices-stir-in-USA-prices-hold-in-China.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 12:41:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index edges closer to $63 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices rose closer towards $63 per tonne cfr China on Monday October 9 with post-holiday restocking at Chinese ports providing a bit of support to the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757630/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-edges-closer-to-63-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 12:31:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Chrome markets little changed, await China returnGlobal chrome markets were little changed over the past week amid quiet trading conditions due to the absence of Chinese market participants, who took a week-long break to commemorate their country’s National Day.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757546/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Chrome-markets-little-changed-await-China-return.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 12:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/10: LME nickel price rallies; copper dips on Chinese market returnBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were on divergent paths this morning, Monday October 9, with nickel leading the upside and climbing over 2%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757620/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0910-LME-nickel-price-rallies-copper-dips-on-Chinese-market-return.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 12:04:00 GMTSeaborne coking coal market bearish amid China's tough stance on importsUncertainties surrounding Chinese government policies that are clamping down on coking coal imports have left participants in the seaborne market with a bearish outlook.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757594/Seaborne-coking-coal-market-bearish-amid-Chinas-tough-stance-on-imports.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 12:01:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore market rangebound after holidayThe seaborne iron ore market was rangebound on Monday October 9 amid inactivity, with prices at Chinese ports also remaining steady as mills perform some post-holiday restocking. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757592/Seaborne-iron-ore-market-rangebound-after-holiday.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 11:38:00 GMTSome of Kobe Steel’s aluminium, copper products specification data ‘improperly rewritten’ Japan’s Kobe Steel said in a statement on Sunday October 8 that its internal checks found the specification data for a portion of its aluminium and copper products sold to customers were “improperly rewritten”. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757588/Some-of-Kobe-Steels-aluminium-copper-products-specification-data-improperly-rewritten.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 10:58:00 GMTChina's rebar prices spike on holiday billet gains China’s rebar prices surged on Monday October 9 on the back of big gains in the billet market during the Golden Week holiday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757575/Chinas-rebar-prices-spike-on-holiday-billet-gains.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 10:45:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices soar after Golden Week China’s hot rolled coil prices surged on Monday October 9 after a week-long holiday in the country on the back of gains in the futures and billet markets.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757573/Chinas-HRC-prices-soar-after-Golden-Week.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 09:42:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 09/10: China returns as a buyer, metals prices look bullishThe reopening of Chinese markets this morning, Monday October 9, after last week’s holiday has led to a fairly strong start to the week for the base metals, the exception being lead, which is the sole metal in negative territory.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757574/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0910-China-returns-as-a-buyer-metals-prices-look-bullish.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 09:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/10: SHFE base metals mostly higher; copper strengthens on supply-side concernsBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were broadly higher during Asian morning trading on Monday October 9, with copper prices drawing support from concerns of supply tightness.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757569/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0910-SHFE-base-metals-mostly-higher-copper-strengthens-on-supply-side-concerns.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures make weak post-holiday startChina’s ferrous futures made a weak return on the first trading day after the country’s Golden Week holiday, ending the morning session lower despite early gains on Monday October 9.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757564/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-make-weak-post-holiday-start.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 06:46:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Prices may recover if Turkish scrap prices reboundSteel billet prices have gone down this week in most regions apart from India and China, following the downward trend seen in scrap prices at the beginning of the week, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757333/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Prices-may-recover-if-Turkish-scrap-prices-rebound.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 00:01:00 GMTSTEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Chinese holiday, European AD duties on HRC, scrap prices reach bottom...Metal Bulletin reviews the major stories affecting the steel market over the past week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757484/STEEL-WEEK-IN-BRIEF-Chinese-holiday-European-AD-duties-on-HRC-scrap-prices-reach-bottom.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 21:04:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Turkish prices set to bounce back after hitting bottomTurkish import scrap prices are expected to rebound after reaching rock bottom in the working week from Monday October 2 to Friday October 6, sources have told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757465/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Turkish-prices-set-to-bounce-back-after-hitting-bottom.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 17:28:00 GMTIndian domestic billet prices down $9 per tonne on weak demandIndian domestic billet prices in the current week have fallen by about Rs600 per tonne as demand for the semi-finished product remained subdued, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757432/Indian-domestic-billet-prices-down-9-per-tonne-on-weak-demand.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 17:05:00 GMTTurkish coated coil producers decrease prices againCoated coil prices in Turkey decreased this week, in line with falling hot rolled coil (HRC) prices, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757378/Turkish-coated-coil-producers-decrease-prices-again.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 16:53:00 GMTTurkey flat steel import prices decrease, buying scarceFlat steel import prices into Turkey decreased this week with new offers from Russia and Ukraine, but buying was scarce as buyers wanted to wait until China comes back from its week-long National Day holiday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757370/Turkey-flat-steel-import-prices-decrease-buying-scarce.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 16:40:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Suppliers hold back from deep-sea marketsThe Turkish scrap import market went quiet again on Friday October 6, as the suppliers held their offers back in anticipation of better prices, although the mills were still seeking material. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757223/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Suppliers-hold-back-from-deep-sea-markets.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Shredded prices fall again as buying activity stallsPrices for shredded scrap imported into India in containers fell for the second week in succession as buyers deserted the market with the beginning of the country’s religious holiday season, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday October 6. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757322/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Shredded-prices-fall-again-as-buying-activity-stalls.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 15:24:00 GMTArgentina’s domestic flat steel, rebar prices stable in October amid slow recoveryArgentina’s domestic prices for flat steel goods and rebar were unchanged early in October, amid a slow recovery in the country’s demand for steel. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756485/Argentinas-domestic-flat-steel-rebar-prices-stable-in-October-amid-slow-recovery.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMTCIS export pig iron market at a standstill while China takes holidayTrading activity in the CIS export pig iron market has slowed down because both suppliers and buyers preferred to wait and see how the situation will change next week, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757293/CIS-export-pig-iron-market-at-a-standstill-while-China-takes-holiday.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:52:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Prices rebound on nickel price recoveryThe UK inter-merchant price range for austenitic alloy steel scrap rose by £30-50 per tonne this week as the nickel price rebounded, sources said on Friday October 6. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757220/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Prices-rebound-on-nickel-price-recovery.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:44:00 GMTEUROPE STAINLESS STEEL: Base prices steady; mills raise offersEuropean stainless steel base prices for both flat and long products have held steady week-on-week, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday October 6. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757218/EUROPE-STAINLESS-STEEL-Base-prices-steady-mills-raise-offers.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:28:00 GMTLatin America’s export HRC, CRC prices fall on weak demand, global downtrendThe export prices of Latin America-origin hot rolled coil (HRC) and cold rolled coil (CRC) fell this week, due to reduced demand and weaker international prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756505/Latin-Americas-export-HRC-CRC-prices-fall-on-weak-demand-global-downtrend.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Metal Bulletin will launch new arbitrage tool for aluminium from LME-listed warehouses in Asia into US MidwestMetal Bulletin will introduce in December a new arbitrage calculator tool for the shipment of aluminium from London Metal Exchange-bonded warehouses in Asia to the US Midwest.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756389/PRICING-NOTICE-Metal-Bulletin-will-launch-new-arbitrage-tool-for-aluminium-from-LME-listed-warehouses.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 13:48:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/10: LME copper price continues upward charge; zinc, Al consolidate The base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher this morning, Friday October 6, as copper continued to climb higher. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757135/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0610-LME-copper-price-continues-upward-charge-zinc-Al-consolidate.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 10:35:00 GMTAlumina prices consolidate at multi-year highs as supplies remain tight Benchmark alumina prices consolidated their recent gains this week, with spot units believed to be in tight supply for the rest of the month, and China out of the market for the Golden Week holidays. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757131/Alumina-prices-consolidate-at-multi-year-highs-as-supplies-remain-tight.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 09:59:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 06/10: Base metals consolidate Thursday's gainsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are broadly lower this morning, Friday October 6, with losses ranging between 0.1% for aluminium and 0.3% for lead. Nickel and copper prices are bucking the trend, however, with three-month nickel prices once again leading on the upside with a 0.9% gain to $10,650 per tonne, while copper prices are up by 0.1% to $6,698 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757125/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0610-Base-metals-consolidate-Thursdays-gains.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 08:30:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 06/10: Base metals prices mostly upbeat; copper, zinc in the driving seatBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly higher during the Asian morning trading session on Friday October 6, with copper and zinc sustaining upward momentum.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757112/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0610-Base-metals-prices-mostly-upbeat-copper-zinc-in-the-driving-seat.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 05:05:00 GMTFOCUS: Q4 MJP aluminium premium settles at $94-95/t; three-digit premium eyed for Q1Premiums for the supply of aluminium for the fourth quarter to main Japanese ports (MJP) have fallen by 20.3% quarter on quarter to settle in a range of $94-95 per tonne, yet market participants expect premiums to return to three-digit levels in the next quarter.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757102/FOCUS-Q4-MJP-aluminium-premium-settles-at-94-95t-three-digit-premium-eyed-for-Q1.htmlFri, 06 Oct 2017 03:40:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/10: LME copper price rises more than 2% but zinc begins to dipCopper prices on the London Metal Exchange rallied by more than 2% on the afternoon of Thursday October 5 on news of an earthquake in Chile.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757035/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0510-LME-copper-price-rises-more-than-2-but-zinc-begins-to-dip.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 17:52:00 GMTOff-exchange aluminium stocks down to 6m tonnes, or even lower – sources Off-exchange inventories of aluminium outside of China have dropped to around six million tonnes, a number of market participants estimated on the sidelines of the 32nd Metal Bulletin Aluminium conference in Bahrain last week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3757034/Off-exchange-aluminium-stocks-down-to-6m-tonnes-or-even-lowersources.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 17:42:00 GMTEgypt import billet prices decrease, domestic rebar prices stableEgyptian prices for imported steel billet fell this week, while the country’s domestic rebar prices remained stable, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756987/Egypt-import-billet-prices-decrease-domestic-rebar-prices-stable.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 16:22:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills resume scrap purchasesTurkish steel mills broke their silence in the deep-sea markets with the news of three deep-sea cargoes on Thursday October 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756984/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-resume-scrap-purchases.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 16:16:00 GMTIranian flat steel import prices increase, but demand stays lowImport prices for some flat steel products to be brought into Iran increased this week, and buying activity was slow because buyers wanted discounts, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756985/Iranian-flat-steel-import-prices-increase-but-demand-stays-low.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:52:00 GMTTurkish domestic, export billet prices down, import prices stableTurkish domestic and export billet prices have gone down in line with the weakening scrap prices, while imported billet prices have been comparatively stable over the past week, sources said on Thursday October 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756954/Turkish-domestic-export-billet-prices-down-import-prices-stable.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:40:00 GMTCodelco, Antofagasta operating normally after quake in Chile’s Calama area Chilean copper producers Codelco and Antofagasta reported no damage to their operations following a 5.4 magnitude earthquake in the city of Calama, Antofagasta region on Thursday October 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756986/Codelco-Antofagasta-operating-normally-after-quake-in-Chiles-Calama-area.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:36:00 GMTTurkish domestic rebar, wire rod prices 'now likely to rebound'Turkish domestic rebar and wire rod prices have gone down sharply in the past week amid falling scrap prices, sources said on Thursday October 5. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756951/Turkish-domestic-rebar-wire-rod-prices-now-likely-to-rebound.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:28:00 GMTTURKEY FLAT STEEL WRAP: Prices rise on global upturn in September Flat steel prices in Turkey continued to rise in September due to a combination of strong demand and rising global prices, but by late September and early October that trend had gone into reverse. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756886/TURKEY-FLAT-STEEL-WRAP-Prices-rise-on-global-upturn-in-September.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:18:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/10: Comex copper surges after Chilean earthquakeComex copper prices surged to a three-week high Thursday October 5 morning in the US, after a Chilean earthquake spurred a major round of buying.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756980/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0510-Comex-copper-surges-after-Chilean-earthquake.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMTNEWSBREAK: MJP Q4 aluminium benchmark settled in range of $94-95/tPremiums for the supply of aluminium for the fourth quarter to main Japanese ports (MJP) have dropped by 20.3% quarter-on-quarter to settle in a range of $94-95 per tonne, according to deals reported to Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756941/NEWSBREAK-MJP-Q4-aluminium-benchmark-settled-in-range-of-94-95t.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 13:36:00 GMTFORECAST: Refined metals supply chain could take hit if war erupts in Korean peninsula – BMI If war should erupt in the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s refined metals supply chain could take a hit, Yoel Sano, head of political risk at BMI Research said on Thursday October 5.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756909/FORECAST-Refined-metals-supply-chain-could-take-hit-if-war-erupts-in-Korean-peninsulaBMI.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 11:41:00 GMTFOCUS: China’s environmental crackdown prevents over 1,000 zinc mines from ramping up production, sources sayChina’s crackdown on pollution has prevented over 1,000 zinc mines across the country from ramping up production, stopping miners from cashing in on the metal’s recent price rally, sources in China told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756797/FOCUS-Chinas-environmental-crackdown-prevents-over-1000-zinc-mines-from-ramping-up-production-sources.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 11:20:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES 05/10: LME copper prices rise on earthquake in Chile; other base metals dip The three-month copper price rose significantly on the London Metal Exchange this morning, Thursday October 5, following an earthquake in Chile.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756892/LIVE-FUTURES-0510-LME-copper-prices-rise-on-earthquake-in-Chile-other-base-metals-dip.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:56:00 GMTRoy Cimatu confirmed as Philippines DENR chiefThe Philippines’ Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed Roy Cimatu as the head of the country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday October 4.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756877/Roy-Cimatu-confirmed-as-Philippines-DENR-chief.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 05/10: Metals quiet as prices consolidate recent movesBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part little changed this morning, Thursday October 5. The main exceptions are nickel prices that are up by 0.6% at $10,640 per tonne and tin prices that are off by 0.2% at $20,755 per tonne, while the rest are between plus and minus 0.1%, with three-month copper prices up by 0.1% at $6,517 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756878/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0510-Metals-quiet-as-prices-consolidate-recent-moves.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 08:55:00 GMTCHINA STEEL MARKET INSIGHT: Turbulent times ahead for iron oreWith port stocks high and prices tumbling, the iron ore market could be in for a turbulent time as China's economy slows down ahead of the winter. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756880/CHINA-STEEL-MARKET-INSIGHT-Turbulent-times-ahead-for-iron-ore.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 08:50:00 GMTPRICING NOTICE: Monthly coking coal relativities October 2017The table below shows the monthly relativities for Metal Bulletin’s premium hard coking coal and hard coking coal indices as at September 30. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756869/PRICING-NOTICE-Monthly-coking-coal-relativities-October-2017.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 06:29:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/10: LME base metals prices mostly lower amid thin trading, dollar bounceBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during the Asian morning trading session on Thursday October 5 amid quiet trading conditions and a recovery in the dollar.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756867/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0510-LME-base-metals-prices-mostly-lower-amid-thin-trading-dollar-bounce.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 04:15:00 GMTNOBLE ALLOYS MIDWEEK: Ferro-vanadium prices slip 5% as opportunistic players offload stocksFerro-vanadium prices continued to come under pressure this week, as opportunistic market participants – who entered the market during the summer rally – sought to liquidate their positions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756814/NOBLE-ALLOYS-MIDWEEK-Ferro-vanadium-prices-slip-5-as-opportunistic-players-offload-stocks.htmlThu, 05 Oct 2017 02:50:00 GMTSOUTH EUROPE REBAR: Export prices stable amid reduced Algerian buyingExport offers from EU rebar sellers remained unchanged week-on-week amid weaker buying activity from Algerian importers, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 4.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756809/SOUTH-EUROPE-REBAR-Export-prices-stable-amid-reduced-Algerian-buying.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 19:30:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Domestic prices largely stable amid strong demandDomestic prices for wire rod have remained largely stable in both Northern and Southern Europe this week, sources have told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756811/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Domestic-prices-largely-stable-amid-strong-demand.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 18:45:00 GMTNORTH EUROPE REBAR: Prices stable as mills consider raising offersPrices for rebar remained stable in Northern Europe this week, as mills consider price rises because of strong end-user demand, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756793/NORTH-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-stable-as-mills-consider-raising-offers.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 17:38:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Prices mostly stable despite low availabilityPrices for domestic hollow steel sections were mostly unchanged in Europe this week although the supply of such materials remained low, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756778/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Prices-mostly-stable-despite-low-availability.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 17:24:00 GMTGlobal manganese ore supply hits 3-year high on African exports World manganese ore supply hit a three-year high in August 2017 as African exports to China soared, according to the International Manganese Institute (IMnI). http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756759/Global-manganese-ore-supply-hits-3-year-high-on-African-exports.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:49:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices stable ahead of anti-dumping decisionEU domestic prices for hot rolled coil (HRC) have been stable over the past week as buyers waited for the announcement of a definitive decision in an anti-dumping case, sources told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756757/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-stable-ahead-of-anti-dumping-decision.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:44:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METALS PREMIUM WRAP 04/10: US Al premiums up for sixth straight week; nickel holds at highsPhysical base metals premiums mostly strengthened or remained stable this week as contract talks for 2018 are beginning to take place.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756466/WEEKLY-BASE-METALS-PREMIUM-WRAP-0410-US-Al-premiums-up-for-sixth-straight-week-nickel-holds-at-highs.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:27:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish scrap import prices hit rock bottomThe Turkish ferrous scrap import market remained quiet on Wednesday October 4, as mills and suppliers could not agree on market prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756615/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-scrap-import-prices-hit-rock-bottom.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:20:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Market at stand-off as mills keep offer prices highProducers and buyers of European beams reached an impasse this week with both sides waiting for the market to swing their way before concluding deals, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday October 4. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756755/EUROPE-BEAMS-Market-at-stand-off-as-mills-keep-offer-prices-high.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:08:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/10: Comex copper prices consolidate on absence of Chinese trade Comex copper prices were little changed in midweek trading on Wednesday October 4 with a lack of Chinese participants capping the upside. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756667/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0410-Comex-copper-prices-consolidate-on-absence-of-Chinese-trade.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 15:04:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/10: LME zinc prices strengthen; aluminium, copper consolidateZinc prices continued to strengthen on the London Metal Exchange this morning, Wednesday October 4, while the rest of the base metals were on divergent paths. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756547/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0410-LME-zinc-prices-strengthen-aluminium-copper-consolidate.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 10:35:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 04/10: Base metals prices upbeat; lead, zinc in the driving seatBase metals prices, with the exception of tin, on the London Metal Exchange are up by an average of 0.4% this morning, Wednesday October 4, with gains ranged between 0.2% for copper ($6,528 per tonne) and 0.6% for lead ($2,615 per tonne), while tin prices are little changed at $20,755 per tonne. With China on holiday all week, volume has been light with 1,851 lots traded as of 07:03 BST.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756530/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0410-Base-metals-prices-upbeat-lead-zinc-in-the-driving-seat.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 08:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/10: LME base metals prices mostly higher on weaker dollar; zinc, nickel gain on strong fundamentals Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher during the Asian morning trading session on Wednesday October 4 as the dollar’s rebound paused, while zinc and nickel continued to climb on fundamental support.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756519/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0410-LME-base-metals-prices-mostly-higher-on-weaker-dollar-zinc-nickel-gain-on.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 04:45:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 03/10Metal Bulletin's weekly roundup of the state of base metal premiums on Tuesday October 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756455/WEEKLY-BASE-METAL-PREMIUMS-REPORT-0310.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 20:05:00 GMTGlencore to increase stake at Peru’s polymetallic producer Volcan Glencore plans to increase its stake in Peruvian zinc, lead and silver producer Volcan Compañía Minera through a deal worth more than $500 million, the mining and trading firm said on Tuesday October 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756414/Glencore-to-increase-stake-at-Perus-polymetallic-producer-Volcan.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 17:46:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/10: LME zinc price continues to rise; all base metals close higher Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were higher across the board this afternoon, Tuesday October 3, despite quieter trading activity while Chinese investors are away on Golden Week (2-8 October). http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756449/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0310-LME-zinc-price-continues-to-rise-all-base-metals-close-higher.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 17:26:00 GMTCIS export prices for HRC, CRC follow Chinese prices downwardExport prices for CIS-origin hot rolled coil (HRC) and cold rolled coil (CRC) have gone down over the past week as lower offers have been heard, following the drop in China’s export flat steel prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756412/CIS-export-prices-for-HRC-CRC-follow-Chinese-prices-downward.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 17:14:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish steel mills extend their absence from deep-sea marketTurkish scrap import markets remained quiet as mills were still holding back from deep-sea scrap purchases on Tuesday October 3. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756376/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-steel-mills-extend-their-absence-from-deep-sea-market.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 16:06:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/10: Comex copper nudges higher during Golden WeekComex copper prices made a modest increase this morning, Tuesday October 3, in the USA, with trading activity muted while Chinese investors are on the sidelines.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756387/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0310-Comex-copper-nudges-higher-during-Golden-Week.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 15:38:00 GMTMajor end-user inks Q4 MJP aluminium deal at $94/t[This article was updated at 14:45 London time to include this week's spot cif MJP aluminium premium assessment.]http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756218/Major-end-user-inks-Q4-MJP-aluminium-deal-at-94t.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 14:45:00 GMTChina orders Shandong Xinhai to halve NPI output for 4 mths from November [UPDATED][This article was updated on Tuesday October 3 to include market reaction and to correct the estimated tonnage affected by the capacity cut.]http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756027/China-orders-Shandong-Xinhai-to-halve-NPI-output-for-4-mths-from-November-[UPDATED].htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 13:32:00 GMTEUROPE FLAT STEEL OUTLOOK: Domestic HRC prices to be largely stable in Q4 despite seasonal dipDomestic prices for hot rolled coil (HRC) in the EU are expected to remain largely stable in the fourth quarter of 2017 despite the decrease in global steel and raw material prices and a seasonal market slowdown in the region. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756235/EUROPE-FLAT-STEEL-OUTLOOK-Domestic-HRC-prices-to-be-largely-stable-in-Q4-despite-seasonal-dip.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 12:58:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Sluggish demand weighs on prices globally; Chinese market in lull ahead of holiday breakUS and European ferro-silicon prices followed the Chinese market’s lead downward, while spot purchasing interest in all regions remained sluggish.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756177/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Sluggish-demand-weighs-on-prices-globally-Chinese-market-in-lull-ahead-of.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 12:34:00 GMTSoutheast Asia import billet prices inch down on lower offersSoutheast Asia billet import prices have gone down over the past week with lower offers being heard, pushed down by the decline in China’s domestic semi-finished product prices, as well as the continued fall in raw materials costs. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756276/Southeast-Asia-import-billet-prices-inch-down-on-lower-offers.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 12:24:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index flat at $62 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices remained stagnant on Tuesday October 3 amid a lull in the international derivatives market in the absence of Chinese participants. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756277/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-flat-at-62-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 12:03:00 GMTGap widens between premium, second-tier seaborne coking coal pricesThe absence of China has brought the seaborne coking coal market to a near standstill, with the lack of demand putting pressure on prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756272/Gap-widens-between-premium-second-tier-seaborne-coking-coal-prices.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 11:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/10: Metals track higher on LME; zinc sets fresh 10-year peak Base metals gradually moved higher during European pre-market trading on Tuesday October 3, with trend-setter zinc again notching up its highest price for ten years, as the robust dollar gave back some Asian-hours gains, traders said. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756269/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0310-Metals-track-higher-on-LME-zinc-sets-fresh-10-year-peak.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 10:50:00 GMTTradeCloud goes live; first phase copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel Digital metals trading platform TradeCloud launched on Tuesday October 3, the company said in a release. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756240/TradeCloud-goes-live-first-phase-copper-aluminium-zinc-nickel.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 09:57:00 GMTJapan’s steel exports down 9% in AugustJapan’s iron and steel export volumes fell 9.3% year on year in August to 3.18 million tonnes.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756228/Japans-steel-exports-down-9-in-August.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 09:35:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 03/10: Metals consolidate; lead, zinc well placed to push higherBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part weaker this morning, Tuesday October 3. The exceptions are aluminium ($2,108.50 per tonne) and nickel ($10,490 per tonne) where prices are up by 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively, while the rest are down between 0.5% for zinc ($3,224.50 per tonne) and 0.1% for tin ($20,660 per tonne). Three-month copper prices are off by 0.4% at $6,465 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756230/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0310-Metals-consolidate-lead-zinc-well-placed-to-push-higher.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 09:00:00 GMTSingapore rebar import prices under pressure amid Chinese absence Import prices for rebar in Singapore remain under pressure with buyers holding back amid uncertainties over where the market would head once China returns from a week-long break.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756213/Singapore-rebar-import-prices-under-pressure-amid-Chinese-absence.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 06:53:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 03/10: LME base metals diverge amid China absence; copper prices lower on profit-taking, stronger dollarBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange diverged amid thin trading volumes during the Asian morning trading session on Tuesday October 3, with copper weighed down by profit-taking and a stronger dollar.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756217/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0310-LME-base-metals-diverge-amid-China-absence-copper-prices-lower-on-profit.htmlTue, 03 Oct 2017 04:52:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: V2O5 prices fall in Europe as FeV demand dries up Weak global demand put pressure on ferro-vanadium and vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) prices across Europe, the United States and China last week, ahead of the latter’s Golden Week holidays. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756150/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-V2O5-prices-fall-in-Europe-as-FeV-demand-dries-up.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 18:56:00 GMTFREE WEB SEMINAR: New reference prices for the tungsten industry? Addressing the debate on pricing Metal Bulletin is hosting a free web seminar on Wednesday October 4 at 2.30 pm London time to review findings from its recent consultation into new reference prices for the tungsten industry. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756157/FREE-WEB-SEMINAR-New-reference-prices-for-the-tungsten-industry-Addressing-the-debate-on-pricing.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 17:57:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/10: LME zinc price hits highest since Aug 2007; nickel prices retreat The three-month zinc price continued to strengthen on the London Metal Exchange on Monday October 2, as it rallied over 2% at the close.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756140/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0210-LME-zinc-price-hits-highest-since-Aug-2007-nickel-prices-retreat.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 17:47:00 GMTCIS billet export market plunges following Turkish scrap price fallsPrices in the Black Sea billet export market have plunged over the past week, as offers from CIS-region suppliers to Turkey and Egypt went down, tracking the negative dynamics in Turkish import scrap prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756114/CIS-billet-export-market-plunges-following-Turkish-scrap-price-falls.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 17:05:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills try to push scrap prices downThe Turkish scrap import market remained quiet on Monday October 2, with the mills expecting further price decreases, while the absence of Chinese mills was also keeping Turkish mills out of the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756040/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-try-to-push-scrap-prices-down.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMTTurkish domestic scrap prices follow import values downwardTurkish domestic auto bundle scrap prices have continued to soften over the past week, in line with falling imported scrap values, market sources said on Monday October 2. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3756026/Turkish-domestic-scrap-prices-follow-import-values-downward.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 14:48:00 GMTEU LONG STEEL OUTLOOK: Prices expected to remain strong into OctoberFinished long steel prices in Europe are expected to remain strong into the fourth quarter of 2017, supported by reduced availability, strong demand and higher production costs, according to market participants. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755905/EU-LONG-STEEL-OUTLOOK-Prices-expected-to-remain-strong-into-October.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 13:54:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: European, Chinese antimony prices weaken as Golden Week beginsAntimony prices in Europe and China continued to weaken last week amid poor demand and ahead of the start of the seven-day national holiday in China that started on Monday October 2.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755980/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-European-Chinese-antimony-prices-weaken-as-Golden-Week-begins.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 13:32:00 GMTBrazil's Termomecanica expands capacity, diversifies business despite economic crisisWhile many companies have struggled to survive Brazil’s recent economic and political crises, copper and brass products manufacturer Termomecanica has maintained investment in capacity expansion and entered the aluminium business this year.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755300/Brazils-Termomecanica-expands-capacity-diversifies-business-despite-economic-crisis.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 13:15:00 GMTElectrode shortage sends Turkey import billet, scrap price gap to five-year highTurkey's import billet price premium over imported scrap reached its highest level in more than five years in September, according to Metal Bulletin data. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755767/Electrode-shortage-sends-Turkey-import-billet-scrap-price-gap-to-five-year-high.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 12:47:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON WRAP: Chinese prices subdued; European market stable China silicon export prices were depressed last week on weak demand, although the price decline seen in September has slowed down, while European market remained stable. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755947/GLOBAL-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-prices-subdued-European-market-stable.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 12:24:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Chinese holiday slows market, alloy price lowers amid flat ore marketChina’s Golden Week starting at the beginning of October slowed trading activity last week, with alloys seeing lower prices alongside a flat ore market and unchanged European high-carbon ferro-chrome prices, while the USA eased at the upper end of the price spread.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755856/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-Chinese-holiday-slows-market-alloy-price-lowers-amid-flat-ore-market.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 12:15:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index remains at $62 per tonne cfr China Iron ore prices held steady on Monday October 2 with major buyer China away this whole week to celebrate its National Day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755945/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-remains-at-62-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 11:59:00 GMTHoliday lull hits seaborne coking coal market The seaborne coking coal market was quiet on Monday October 2 with participants in India, China and Australia away on holiday. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755913/Holiday-lull-hits-seaborne-coking-coal-market.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMTHRC import prices in Vietnam continue downward trendNegotiation levels for re-rolling-grade hot rolled coil import prices into Vietnam continued to trend downwards over the past week due to a combination of bearish factors. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755879/HRC-import-prices-in-Vietnam-continue-downward-trend.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 10:52:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/10: LME zinc, lead prices strong on tight supply; copper reboundsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange mostly edged higher this morning, Monday October 2, with zinc and lead continuing to put in a strong performance. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755896/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0210-LME-zinc-lead-prices-strong-on-tight-supply-copper-rebounds.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 10:25:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 02/10: Metals quiet with China on holidayBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part weaker this morning, Monday October 2. The exception is copper with a 0.3% rise to $6,518 per tonne, while the rest are lower by an average of 0.2%.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755883/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-0210-Metals-quiet-with-China-on-holiday.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 09:00:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore price rally falters, alloys weaken in most regionsManganese ore prices slid on Friday September 29 after large Chinese buyers wrapped up purchasing and market participants predicted weaker prices into the fourth quarter.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755860/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Ore-price-rally-falters-alloys-weaken-in-most-regions.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMTCopper concentrate TC/RCs rise amid trader destockingSpot copper concentrate sales slowed in the second half of September, yet treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) continued to rise as some major trading houses were seeking to destock.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755818/Copper-concentrate-TCRCs-rise-amid-trader-destocking.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 05:55:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/10: Chinese data, SHFE stock drawdowns prop up LME base metals pricesBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were all higher during the Asian morning trading session on Monday October 2, supported by the release of stronger-than-expected Chinese data and further declines in Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) stocks.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755862/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-0210-Chinese-data-SHFE-stock-drawdowns-prop-up-LME-base-metals-prices.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 04:20:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Price reductions intensify ahead of Chinese holidaysSteel billet prices fell in almost all regions last week, following the downtrend in scrap and a weakness in Chinese domestic market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755822/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Price-reductions-intensify-ahead-of-Chinese-holidays.htmlMon, 02 Oct 2017 00:01:00 GMTSTEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Scrap, iron ore prices down, Chinese HRC export prices fall, steel mills announce investments...Metal Bulletin reviews the major stories affecting the steel market over the past week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755788/STEEL-WEEK-IN-BRIEF-Scrap-iron-ore-prices-down-Chinese-HRC-export-prices-fall-steel-mills-announce.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 21:13:00 GMTINFOGRAPHIC: Europe & Middle East tube & pipe map 2017The key tube & pipe producers in Europe and the Middle East. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755754/INFOGRAPHIC-Europe-and-Middle-East-tube-and-pipe-map-2017.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 21:10:00 GMTBrazil slab export prices fall in line with lower flat steel, raw materials valuesSlab export prices from Brazil fell this week, with buyers increasingly resistant to accepting higher offers due to the drop in flat steel prices in China. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755717/Brazil-slab-export-prices-fall-in-line-with-lower-flat-steel-raw-materials-values.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 18:41:00 GMTLead TCs flip to premium; China arb fuels scramble for tonnage in short marketAn open arbitrage window to import lead into China is driving concentrate treatment charges (TCs) to a premium from a discount for the first time in recent memory while mines globally struggle for output. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755765/Lead-TCs-flip-to-premium-China-arb-fuels-scramble-for-tonnage-in-short-market.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 18:23:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Softening in Turkish market pushes down global pricesTurkish import scrap prices continued to drop during the working week from Monday September 25 to Friday September 29, with mills buying cargoes at lower prices from both North America and Europe. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755764/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Softening-in-Turkish-market-pushes-down-global-prices.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 17:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/09: LME copper price dips at close; zinc, lead continue to climb higher Aluminium and copper were the only base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange to close the week in negative territory on Friday September 29.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755763/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2909-LME-copper-price-dips-at-close-zinc-lead-continue-to-climb-higher.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 17:37:00 GMTIndian domestic HRC prices unchanged as import competition fadesIndian domestic prices for hot rolled coil (HRC) are likely to remain unchanged in October as mills see no competition from cheaper imported material. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755722/Indian-domestic-HRC-prices-unchanged-as-import-competition-fades.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 17:10:00 GMTEUROPE ALLOY STEEL SCRAP: Prices weaken further on nickel price dropThe UK inter-merchant price range for austenitic alloy steel scrap fell by £30 per tonne this week as the nickel price continued to weaken, sources said on Friday September 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755712/EUROPE-ALLOY-STEEL-SCRAP-Prices-weaken-further-on-nickel-price-drop.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 16:55:00 GMTSouth America's flat steel import prices drop on market adjustmentPrices for flat steel products imported into South America have all declined this week, making a correction after rising for several months. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755647/South-Americas-flat-steel-import-prices-drop-on-market-adjustment.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 16:48:00 GMTTurkish flat steel prices dip for November, more falls expectedFlat steel prices in Turkey’s domestic market decreased this week, but market participants were expecting further falls for December production, Metal Bulletin was told. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755556/Turkish-flat-steel-prices-dip-for-November-more-falls-expected.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 16:35:00 GMTTurkish coated coil prices decrease as demand weakensCoated coil prices in Turkey’s domestic market have decreased this week as demand has weakened, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755552/Turkish-coated-coil-prices-decrease-as-demand-weakens.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 16:22:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish import market falls furtherFerrous scrap import prices in Turkey fell further on Friday September 29 when a Europe-origin cargo was heard sold at prices lower than in the most recent deals, sources told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755555/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-import-market-falls-further.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 16:10:00 GMTBrazilian pig iron export prices down in late September on global weaknessExport prices for Brazilian pig iron have fallen this week, as producers struggle to keep prices at high levels while scrap values fall and buying interest is reduced. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755611/Brazilian-pig-iron-export-prices-down-in-late-September-on-global-weakness.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 15:45:00 GMTUK SCRAP: Grade 5C price falls continue, further drops expectedPrices for light iron scrap in the UK fell this week for the second week in a row, as weakening export prices to Turkey continue to drag down domestic British prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755546/UK-SCRAP-Grade-5C-price-falls-continue-further-drops-expected.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 15:31:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Fred Demler steps down from INTL FCStone global metals head role Fred Demler, global head of LME metals at INTL FCStone, is leaving his role at the company, according to an internal email to staff seen by Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755581/PEOPLE-MOVES-Fred-Demler-steps-down-from-INTL-FCStone-global-metals-head-role.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 15:10:00 GMTINDIA IMPORT SCRAP: Prices fall on weak global markets, low local demandPrices for containerised ferrous scrap shipments to India dropped this week amid weakening in global markets and continued low demand for finished steel in the country, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday September 29. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755502/INDIA-IMPORT-SCRAP-Prices-fall-on-weak-global-markets-low-local-demand.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:11:00 GMTCIS pig iron exporters cut prices further on falling commodities marketsCIS exporters of pig iron have reduced their prices again this week due to the continued downtrend in global commodities markets, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755255/CIS-pig-iron-exporters-cut-prices-further-on-falling-commodities-markets.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 13:56:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices steady amid sparse pre-holiday tradingChina’s hot rolled coil prices were rangebound on Friday September 29 amid rebounding futures and a softening of the billet market.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755365/Chinas-HRC-prices-steady-amid-sparse-pre-holiday-trading.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 12:41:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index falls to $62 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices dropped to $62 per tonne cfr China on Friday September 29 amid limited trading activity in the market ahead of China's week-long holiday to mark its National Day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755439/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-falls-to-62-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 12:23:00 GMTIron ore trading activity dies down on eve of Chinese holiday The trading of iron ore in the physical market largely came to a close on Friday September 29 with most participants in China starting a week-long break.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755425/Iron-ore-trading-activity-dies-down-on-eve-of-Chinese-holiday.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 12:07:00 GMTSeaborne coking coal prices under pressure as China goes on holidayThe seaborne coking coal market was quiet as expected on Friday September 29 ahead of a week-long holiday in China, though the outlook remains weak amid concerns over Chinese demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755404/Seaborne-coking-coal-prices-under-pressure-as-China-goes-on-holiday.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 11:42:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/09: LME base metals stronger; copper climbs higher Base metals price on the London Metal Exchange mainly strengthened in the morning of Friday September 29, ahead of China’s week-long National Day holiday next week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755417/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2909-LME-base-metals-stronger-copper-climbs-higher.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 11:39:00 GMTChina's rebar prices slide as sellers make last-minute bid to raise salesChina’s rebar prices moved down further on Friday September 29 on heightened selling interest ahead of a week-long holiday in the country.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755360/Chinas-rebar-prices-slide-as-sellers-make-last-minute-bid-to-raise-sales.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 11:12:00 GMTTaiwan's scrap import prices down again on bearish sentimentTaiwan’s import prices for containerised HMS-grade ferrous scrap continued to weaken over the past week as bearishness grew. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755354/Taiwans-scrap-import-prices-down-again-on-bearish-sentiment.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 10:42:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/09: SHFE copper inventories plunge 27% in sixth week of decline Inventories of most base metals, except aluminium and lead, in Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses fell again this week, with copper registering a drop of 27% from last week in its sixth week of decline.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755366/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2909-SHFE-copper-inventories-plunge-27-in-sixth-week-of-decline.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 10:05:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 29/09: Metals consolidate after Thursday's gainsBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are once again down across the board, with average losses of 0.3% this morning, Friday September 29. Volume has been average with 5,910 lots traded as of 06:42 BST.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755357/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2909-Metals-consolidate-after-Thursdays-gains.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 08:40:00 GMTChina’s daily crude steel output dips in mid-September China’s major mills lowered their output rates in mid-September while their finished steel inventories increased. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755355/Chinas-daily-crude-steel-output-dips-in-mid-September.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 07:27:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures mixed on eve of holidayChina’s ferrous futures were mixed during morning trading on Friday September 29, with the iron ore and coking coal contracts concluded the session slightly lower while the others ended in positive territory. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755348/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-mixed-on-eve-of-holiday.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 07:19:00 GMTChina’s stainless steel prices drop further amid nickel losses China’s domestic stainless steel prices dropped further over the past week as support from the nickel market continued to diminish.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755339/Chinas-stainless-steel-prices-drop-further-amid-nickel-losses.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 06:32:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/09: SHFE base metals higher amid short-covering ahead of China holidayBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were all higher during the Asian morning trading session on Friday September 29 as shorts closed their positions ahead of China’s week-long National Day holiday next week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755341/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2909-SHFE-base-metals-higher-amid-short-covering-ahead-of-China-holiday.htmlFri, 29 Sep 2017 04:25:00 GMTEUROPE BEAMS: Stockholders, mills want price increases despite fall in scrap costOffer prices for steel beams in Europe have increased from certain stockholders and mills over the past week despite a decline in ferrous scrap costs, sources have told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755290/EUROPE-BEAMS-Stockholders-mills-want-price-increases-despite-fall-in-scrap-cost.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 18:27:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices flat as buyers, sellers reach impasse Prices for bulk imports of ferrous scrap to Turkey remained unchanged on Thursday September 28, as suppliers and steelmakers failed to come to any kind of agreement, sources told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755271/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-flat-as-buyers-sellers-reach-impasse.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 17:43:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/09: LME base metals price mostly strengthen, copper gains more than 1% Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange mostly ended higher on Thursday September 28, with copper climbing by more than $80 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755280/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2809-LME-base-metals-price-mostly-strengthen-copper-gains-more-than-1.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 17:34:00 GMTBillet import prices in Egypt correct downward but no bookings heardBillet import prices in Egypt have decreased this week on new offers from the CIS region, but no significant bookings have been heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755227/Billet-import-prices-in-Egypt-correct-downward-but-no-bookings-heard.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 16:05:00 GMTBillet prices slide in Turkey following downturn in scrapTurkish prices for both imported and domestic steel billet slipped in the week ended Thursday September 28 following a downtrend in the scrap sector. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755169/Billet-prices-slide-in-Turkey-following-downturn-in-scrap.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 15:14:00 GMTFOCUS: China cuts copper scrap import licences, quotasChina is already enforcing some restrictions on copper imports, cutting quotas and limiting the number of licences in some regions of the country, sources told Metal Bulletin, although a full ban on scrap copper imports had not yet been confirmed.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755071/FOCUS-China-cuts-copper-scrap-import-licences-quotas.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:12:00 GMTMB ASIAN NICKEL CONF: PT VDNI will implement 2-phase NPI, stainless steel production planPT Virtue Dragon Nickel Industry (VDNI) in Indonesia unveiled a two-phase plan to increase nickel pig iron (NPI) output and begin producing stainless steel through the adoption of additional rotary kiln electric furnaces (RKEFs) at Metal Bulletin’s 5th Asian Nickel conference in Jakarta.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754631/MB-ASIAN-NICKEL-CONF-PT-VDNI-will-implement-2-phase-NPI-stainless-steel-production-plan.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 12:40:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index falls below $63 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices fell below $63 per tonne cfr China on Thursday September 28 with both the steel and steelmaking raw materials markets remaining subdued ahead of China’s Golden Week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755102/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-falls-below-63-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 12:26:00 GMTSeaborne coking coal offers drop further ahead of holidaySeaborne coking coal prices remained under pressure on Thursday September 28, with offers dropping further. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755067/Seaborne-coking-coal-offers-drop-further-ahead-of-holiday.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 12:01:00 GMTTrading thins further in iron ore marketThe seaborne iron ore market saw little trading activity on Thursday September 28 amid diving futures, while port prices remained largely unchanged as well. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755073/Trading-thins-further-in-iron-ore-market.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:45:00 GMTLATIN AMERICA LONG STEEL WRAP: Brazil prices static through September on thin activityThe Brazilian long steel market continued to show only weak trading activity for both domestic and foreign sales during September. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754950/LATIN-AMERICA-LONG-STEEL-WRAP-Brazil-prices-static-through-September-on-thin-activity.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:14:00 GMTNorth China's rebar prices fall on weak demand The gains in China’s spot rebar market proved to be shortlived, with prices losing their upward momentum in the eastern part of the country on Thursday September 28 while those in the north fell.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755022/North-Chinas-rebar-prices-fall-on-weak-demand.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/09: LME base metals prices little changed as consolidation sets inBase metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were little changed this morning, Thursday September 28, as consolidation set in.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755044/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2809-LME-base-metals-prices-little-changed-as-consolidation-sets-in.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 10:35:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices flat on inventory drop, weak futures China’s hot rolled coil prices held steady on Thursday September 28, with the effects of weakening futures being offset by the release of data indicating a drop in inventory levels.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755021/Chinas-HRC-prices-flat-on-inventory-drop-weak-futures.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 10:02:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 28/09: Prices under pressure as consolidation sets inBase metals prices are down across the board by an average of 0.4% on the London Metal Exchange this morning, Thursday September 28. Volume has been average with 6,139 lots traded as of 06:44 BST.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755019/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2809-Prices-under-pressure-as-consolidation-sets-in.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 08:56:00 GMTVale aims to lower capex to $2.6-3.2bn in 2021Brazilian miner Vale plans to reduce its annual capital expenditure (capex) by $1-1.60 billion in the 2017-2021 period, its ceo Fabio Schvartsman told delegates at the 9th Itaú BBA LatAm Commodities Conference on Wednesday September 27.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754967/Vale-aims-to-lower-capex-to-26-32bn-in-2021.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 07:28:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures continue descent ahead of holidayChina’s ferrous futures fell during the morning session on Thursday September 28 with trading activity in both the steel and steelmaking raw materials segments quietening down ahead of the country’s week-long National Day break. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3755002/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-continue-descent-ahead-of-holiday.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 06:38:00 GMTEast Asian stainless steel prices fall further as buyers hold backEast Asia’s stainless steel prices moved further downwards over the past week amid sparse trading. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754995/East-Asian-stainless-steel-prices-fall-further-as-buyers-hold-back.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 06:01:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/09: SHFE base metals under pressure amid consolidation, profit-taking ahead of holidaysBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were all weaker during the Asian morning trading session on Thursday September 28, as prices continued to consolidate recent gains and investors took profits ahead of China’s week-long National Day holiday next week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754998/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2809-SHFE-base-metals-under-pressure-amid-consolidation-profit-taking-ahead-of.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 04:50:00 GMTEUROPE WIRE ROD: Domestic prices hold steady amid strong demandDomestic prices for wire rod have remained largely stable in both Northern and Southern Europe this week, sources have told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754943/EUROPE-WIRE-ROD-Domestic-prices-hold-steady-amid-strong-demand.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 18:54:00 GMTSOUTH EUROPE REBAR: Export prices move up on strong Algerian demandEU rebar sellers have raised their export offer prices over the past week amid stronger buying activity from Algerian importers, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday September 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754940/SOUTH-EUROPE-REBAR-Export-prices-move-up-on-strong-Algerian-demand.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 18:28:00 GMTEUROPE HRC: Domestic prices to remain stable despite global market declineEuropean domestic hot rolled coil (HRC) prices are expected to remain largely unchanged in the short term, despite declining global prices and falling raw materials costs, sources told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754917/EUROPE-HRC-Domestic-prices-to-remain-stable-despite-global-market-decline.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 18:19:00 GMTEUROPE CRC: Domestic prices stable on lack of import competitionPrices for domestically produced cold rolled coil (CRC) in Europe have been unchanged over the past week, supported by a lack of competitive import offers, sources have told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754934/EUROPE-CRC-Domestic-prices-stable-on-lack-of-import-competition.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 18:15:00 GMTEUROPE SECTIONS: Northern EU prices rise again on low supplyPrices for Northern European domestic hollow steel sections have narrowed upward this week amid a continuing supply shortage, market sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday September 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754930/EUROPE-SECTIONS-Northern-EU-prices-rise-again-on-low-supply.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 17:56:00 GMTNORTH EUROPE REBAR: Prices stable amid strong demand, reduced supplyPrices for rebar remained strong in Northern Europe this week, amid a continued supply shortage and strong end-user demand, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday September 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754923/NORTH-EUROPE-REBAR-Prices-stable-amid-strong-demand-reduced-supply.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 17:34:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish import market drops, floor seenFerrous scrap import prices to Turkey have dropped because of Turkish steel mills’ attempts to protect their profit margins from any threat of lower finished steel prices, sources told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday September 27. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754911/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-import-market-drops-floor-seen.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 17:18:00 GMT'Dramatic' backwardation in LME zinc spreads led by short plays, not physical tightnessThe recent “dramatic” backwardation of zinc spreads on the London Metal Exchange has been attributed to one trader holding significant short positions and did not reflect physical tightness, market sources told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754694/Dramatic-backwardation-in-LME-zinc-spreads-led-by-short-plays-not-physical-tightness.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 16:44:00 GMTChinese cobalt prices inch higher on improved demandAfter having been subdued on weak demand since the start of September, China’s cobalt price finally found a breakthrough one week ahead of the National Golden Week holiday at the start of October, backed up by improved demand. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754621/Chinese-cobalt-prices-inch-higher-on-improved-demand.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 15:33:00 GMTWEEKLY BASE METALS PREMIUM WRAP 26/09: Shanghai nickel hits new high; Al up on freight rates; zinc retreats The physical base metals market mostly pushed higher this week, with nickel full-plate premiums in China hitting a new record high. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754570/WEEKLY-BASE-METALS-PREMIUM-WRAP-2609-Shanghai-nickel-hits-new-high-Al-up-on-freight-rates-zinc.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 14:19:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index falls to $64 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices dropped to $64 per tonne cfr China on Wednesday September 27 because trading activity in the seaborne market was at a standstill. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754655/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-falls-to-64-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 13:44:00 GMTSaudi Arabia rebar import market remains stalled with 'no interest'Demand for rebar imports in Saudi Arabia was low this week although prices remained unchanged, Metal Bulletin has learnt. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754634/Saudi-Arabia-rebar-import-market-remains-stalled-with-no-interest.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 13:35:00 GMTSaudi Arabia HRC import prices fall on high stocks, low demandHot rolled coil (HRC) import prices into Saudi Arabia decreased this week, but demand was still not strong. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754633/Saudi-Arabia-HRC-import-prices-fall-on-high-stocks-low-demand.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 13:28:00 GMTMB ASIAN NICKEL CONF: Four big topics from JakartaReporting from Metal Bulletin’s 5th Asian Nickel conference in Jakarta, running from September 27-28, our reporter wraps up the biggest topics and questions raised so far.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754619/MB-ASIAN-NICKEL-CONF-Four-big-topics-from-Jakarta.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 12:10:00 GMTFerro-nickel premium cif China widens on weaker stainless steel sector The spot premium for ferro-nickel (26-32% nickel metal content) cif China widened in September on falling stainless steel prices and weaker ferro-nickel demand from the stainless steel sector.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754587/Ferro-nickel-premium-cif-China-widens-on-weaker-stainless-steel-sector.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 11:51:00 GMTOffers for premium cargoes fall in seaborne coking coal marketThe dearth of demand for premium hard coking coal in the seaborne market has led to offers for a mainstream brand of the steelmaking raw material tumbling on Wednesday September 27.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754645/Offers-for-premium-cargoes-fall-in-seaborne-coking-coal-market.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 11:47:00 GMTSeaborne iron ore market sees little trading amid industry event, pre-holiday lullTrading remained thin in the seaborne iron ore market on Wednesday September 27 despite firmer prices, with a week-long break for China’s National Day drawing nearer even as industry participants gathered at a key event in Qingdao.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754646/Seaborne-iron-ore-market-sees-little-trading-amid-industry-event-pre-holiday-lull.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 11:22:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/09: LME base metals strengthen; lead prices buck the upward trend Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange mostly strengthened this morning, Wednesday September 27, with lead the only base metal to decline. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754637/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2709-LME-base-metals-strengthen-lead-prices-buck-the-upward-trend.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 11:09:00 GMTLATIN AMERICA FLAT STEEL WRAP: Further September price increases catch market participants by surpriseThe announcement of additional increases in local flat steel prices in Brazil during September took market participants by surprise. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754544/LATIN-AMERICA-FLAT-STEEL-WRAP-Further-September-price-increases-catch-market-participants-by-surprise.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices rise further on futures gainsChina’s hot rolled coil prices rose for a second day on Wednesday September 27 on the back of surging futures.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754620/Chinas-HRC-prices-rise-further-on-futures-gains.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 09:57:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 27/09: Metals prices firmer despite stronger dollarBase metals traded on the London Metal Exchange are mainly firmer this morning, Wednesday September 27, with gains averaging 0.6%. Volume has been average with 6,713 lots traded as of 06:48 BST.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754625/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2709-Metals-prices-firmer-despite-stronger-dollar.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 09:45:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices edge up on futures, billet gains China’s spot rebar prices continued to strengthen on Wednesday September 27 amid gains it the futures and billet markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754623/Chinas-rebar-prices-edge-up-on-futures-billet-gains.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 08:36:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures drop on subdued steel market China's ferrous futures, apart from the iron ore contract, fell across the board during morning trading on Wednesday September 27 with the country’s steel market remaining subdued.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754617/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-drop-on-subdued-steel-market.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 08:08:00 GMTChina’s export prices for long steel fall on domestic lossesChina’s export prices for rebar have started falling over the past week after wire rod took the lead seven days earlier amid losses in the country’s domestic market, which has raised selling interest.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754590/Chinas-export-prices-for-long-steel-fall-on-domestic-losses.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 07:10:00 GMTChina’s plate export prices weaken as domestic market softens furtherChina’s plate export prices continued to show signs of weakness following a softening of the country’s domestic market for a third week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754589/Chinas-plate-export-prices-weaken-as-domestic-market-softens-further.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 06:30:00 GMTChina’s export prices for CRC, HDG soften on sustained domestic weaknessChina’s export prices for cold rolled coil and hot dipped galvanized coil have started to retreat over the past week following a softening of the country’s domestic market for a third week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754588/Chinas-export-prices-for-CRC-HDG-soften-on-sustained-domestic-weakness.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 06:13:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/09: SHFE base metals prices mostly lower as consolidation sets in; nickel bucks trendBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were broadly lower during the Asian morning trading session on Wednesday September 27 as consolidation set in following the rally seen earlier in the week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754601/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2709-SHFE-base-metals-prices-mostly-lower-as-consolidation-sets-in-nickel-bucks.htmlWed, 27 Sep 2017 04:45:00 GMTMB INTL ALUMINIUM CONF: Banks pulling out of financing metal in South Korea as tensions increase, sources claimSeveral banks are pulling out of financing stocks of aluminium and copper in South Korea, sources with direct knowledge of the matter have told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753898/MB-INTL-ALUMINIUM-CONF-Banks-pulling-out-of-financing-metal-in-South-Korea-as-tensions-increase.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 19:34:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/09: LME copper prices dip; zinc continues to climb higher The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange declined at the close for the fifth consecutive session today, Tuesday 26 September, amid further technical selling and a strengthened dollar.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754526/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2609-LME-copper-prices-dip-zinc-continues-to-climb-higher.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:45:00 GMTQ4 MJP aluminium talks continue in Bahrain; no firm offers from two producers Fourth-quarter cif main Japanese port (MJP) aluminium premiums talks continue in Bahrain this week where industry participants have gathered for Metal Bulletin’s 32nd International Aluminium conference. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754388/Q4-MJP-aluminium-talks-continue-in-Bahrain-no-firm-offers-from-two-producers.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:31:00 GMTPEOPLE MOVES: Matthew Forgham retires from metals industry Matthew Forgham is leaving Macquarie Bank in late October and retiring from the metals industry after 25 years, Metal Bulletin has learned. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754489/PEOPLE-MOVES-Matthew-Forgham-retires-from-metals-industry.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 16:55:00 GMTRussian domestic rebar prices rise on earlier billet risesRussian domestic rebar prices have gone up because September-production material has been sold at higher prices than those achieved for August’s output. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754401/Russian-domestic-rebar-prices-rise-on-earlier-billet-rises.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 16:38:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Turkish mills push for further price dropsPrices for imports of ferrous scrap in Turkey have remained stable despite steelmakers in the country attempting to push down prices, sources told Metal Bulletin on Tuesday September 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754365/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Turkish-mills-push-for-further-price-drops.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 16:24:00 GMTUAE imports billet from Oman, but rebar business goes quietBuyers in the UAE have imported an unconfirmed quantity of steel billet from Oman over the past seven days, but the rebar import market in the country is still very slow, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754369/UAE-imports-billet-from-Oman-but-rebar-business-goes-quiet.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 14:58:00 GMTUAE flat steel import prices slip as buyers expect further cutsFlat steel import prices into the UAE decreased this week as China lowered its offers, but demand was weak as buyers expected further price cuts. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754360/UAE-flat-steel-import-prices-slip-as-buyers-expect-further-cuts.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 14:45:00 GMTIN FIGURES: China's imports of steelmaking raw materials in AugustChina's steelmaking raw materials exports fell across the board on a year-on-year basis in August.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754305/IN-FIGURES-Chinas-imports-of-steelmaking-raw-materials-in-August.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 13:20:00 GMTIREPAS ATHENS 2017: Higher-grade scrap prices to rise as EAF mills aim to conserve electrodesHigher-grade ferrous scrap prices are likely to diverge from other grades in the coming months as electric arc furnace-based (EAF) steelmakers look to conserve graphite electrodes. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754291/IREPAS-ATHENS-2017-Higher-grade-scrap-prices-to-rise-as-EAF-mills-aim-to-conserve-electrodes.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 13:08:00 GMTChina’s HRC export prices retreat as domestic market losses deepenChina’s export prices for hot rolled coil have fallen for the first time in about four months, with the country’s domestic market for the steel product softening for most of the past week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754175/Chinas-HRC-export-prices-retreat-as-domestic-market-losses-deepen.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 13:04:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index bounces back to almost $65 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices rose to almost $65 per tonne cfr China on Tuesday September 26 as the Chinese steel market charted a recovery. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754255/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-bounces-back-to-almost-65-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 12:20:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices rebound as futures recoverChina’s hot rolled coil prices rebounded on Tuesday September 26 amid some gains in the futures market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754155/Chinas-HRC-prices-rebound-as-futures-recover.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 12:17:00 GMTOman’s Sohar Aluminium restarts production Sohar Aluminium has been gradually restarting potlines and production since September 15, the company said in a statement on Tuesday September 26. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754246/Omans-Sohar-Aluminium-restarts-production.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 11:55:00 GMTSeaborne coking coal prices flat as trading slowsThe seaborne coking coal market has regained some stability with trading activity appearing to be mellowing so far this week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754187/Seaborne-coking-coal-prices-flat-as-trading-slows.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 11:49:00 GMTChinese steel recovery drives up seaborne iron ore marketA recovery in China’s steel market gave seaborne iron ore prices a slight boost, which aided Rio Tinto in securing a higher price for its flagship product compared with a day earlier. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754182/Chinese-steel-recovery-drives-up-seaborne-iron-ore-market.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 11:14:00 GMTGLOBAL CHROME WRAP: European benchmark elevates; Chinese market weakens on low tender priceEuropean spot prices tracked higher as the European ferro-chrome benchmark settled considerably higher on Friday September 22, while Chinese domestic prices slipped as lower mill tender prices weighed down the market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754147/GLOBAL-CHROME-WRAP-European-benchmark-elevates-Chinese-market-weakens-on-low-tender-price.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:53:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices rise as some buyers head back into marketChina’s spot rebar prices rose on Tuesday September 26 as trading activity picked up on the back of increases in the futures market in the earlier part of the day. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754151/Chinas-rebar-prices-rise-as-some-buyers-head-back-into-market.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:45:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/09: LME zinc, copper prices climb higher; Al consolidates Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange mostly strengthened in morning trading on Tuesday September 26, as copper bounced back above $6,500 per tonne. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754160/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2609-LME-zinc-copper-prices-climb-higher-Al-consolidates.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 10:01:00 GMTOffers from China tumble in Vietnam's HRC import marketA sharp decline in China’s steel futures market weighed on import prices for re-rolling grade hot rolled coil in Vietnam late last week as Chinese mills lowered their export offers as sentiment turned bearish following a price downturn at home. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754143/Offers-from-China-tumble-in-Vietnams-HRC-import-market.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 07:42:00 GMTChina AM: Ferrous futures experience mixed morningChina’s ferrous futures were mixed during morning trading on Tuesday September 26, with steel and iron ore contracts increasing while those for coking coal and coke ending the session slightly lower than their opening prices. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754137/China-AM-Ferrous-futures-experience-mixed-morning.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 06:16:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/09: SHFE base metals prices continue climb; zinc boosted by LME gainsBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were stronger across the board during the Asian morning trading session on Tuesday September 26, with zinc boosted by price gains on the London Metal Exchange on Monday.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754125/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2609-SHFE-base-metals-prices-continue-climb-zinc-boosted-by-LME-gains.htmlTue, 26 Sep 2017 03:30:00 GMTGLOBAL VANADIUM WRAP: Production restarts, low bids start to erase regional discountsProduction restarts in Sichuan province and lower-than-expected bids from a Chinese steelmaker dragged vanadium prices down last week, eroding much of Europe’s regional discount in the process. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753984/GLOBAL-VANADIUM-WRAP-Production-restarts-low-bids-start-to-erase-regional-discounts.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 17:50:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/09: LME zinc, nickel prices bounce back; base metals consolidate The three-month zinc price continued to outperform the rest of the London Metal Exchange base metals at the close on Monday September 25. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3754044/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2509-LME-zinc-nickel-prices-bounce-back-base-metals-consolidate.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 17:44:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Prices down again in softening marketTurkish scrap import prices have continued to fall at the start of this week, with buyers putting more pressure on the selling prices from suppliers, market sources told Metal Bulletin on Monday September 25. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753986/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Prices-down-again-in-softening-market.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 17:08:00 GMTSichuan's zinc mine suspensions may remove up to 6,000t from market – Soochow analystAs much as 6,000 tonnes of mined zinc output could be lost in China’s Sichuan province due to the suspension of several mines in the southwestern region for environmental inspections, an analyst said.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753782/Sichuans-zinc-mine-suspensions-may-remove-up-to-6000t-from-marketSoochow-analyst.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 14:22:00 GMTTurkish coated coil prices fall on high stocks, China pressureCoated coil prices in Turkey’s domestic market have gone down over the past seven days as lower offers were heard, while stocks were high and a fall in Chinese domestic steel product prices was affecting prices in other markets. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753825/Turkish-coated-coil-prices-fall-on-high-stocks-China-pressure.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 13:48:00 GMTTurkish domestic HRC prices climb while CRC prices slipPrices for hot rolled coil (HRC) in Turkey’s domestic market have gone up over the past week, while those for cold rolled coil (CRC) have inched downward, Metal Bulletin has heard. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753802/Turkish-domestic-HRC-prices-climb-while-CRC-prices-slip.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 13:40:00 GMTGLOBAL MANGANESE WRAP: Ore prices keep rising on higher offers, tight supply Tight supply of manganese ore at Chinese ports kept prices of the raw material high last week, while silico-manganese futures prices plunged which could dampen prices in the near term, sources told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753740/GLOBAL-MANGANESE-WRAP-Ore-prices-keep-rising-on-higher-offers-tight-supply.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 12:49:00 GMTGLOBAL SILICON WRAP: Chinese price lowers; European prices increase on robust demandThe Chinese silicon export price has dropped for the third consecutive week due to supply tightness easing, whereas European silicon prices have moved up on improved demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753736/GLOBAL-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-price-lowers-European-prices-increase-on-robust-demand.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 12:35:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index remains at $63 per tonne cfr ChinaIron ore prices are close to slipping below the $63-per-tonne-cfr-China level on Monday September 25 as China's steel market weakened further while fresh production limits are imposed in Tangshan, affecting trading activity. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753814/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-remains-at-63-per-tonne-cfr-China.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 12:09:00 GMTGLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: European prices edge lower; Chinese market quiet ahead of Golden Week Antimony prices in Europe dipped lower last week as demand remained sluggish, while the Chinese antimony market calmed down due to the seven-day National holiday beginning on Sunday October 1. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753720/GLOBAL-ANTIMONY-WRAP-European-prices-edge-lower-Chinese-market-quiet-ahead-of-Golden-Week.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 11:46:00 GMTTier-two coking coal prices plunge as Chinese buyers withdrawThe outlook for seaborne coking coal prices remains clouded by concerns over demand in the coming months when restrictions on production in China’s ferrous segment are rolled out for the country’s winter heating season.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753781/Tier-two-coking-coal-prices-plunge-as-Chinese-buyers-withdraw.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 11:42:00 GMTTrading dips in seaborne iron ore market amid fresh restrictions TangshanThe seaborne iron ore market remained under pressure on Monday September 25 with trading activity appearing to have thinned amid fresh production limits being implemented in China’s Tangshan region to cut emissions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753763/Trading-dips-in-seaborne-iron-ore-market-amid-fresh-restrictions-Tangshan.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 11:07:00 GMTGLOBAL FERRO-SILICON WRAP: Chinese market falls in line with demand, prompting suppliers to slash offer prices; Europe bucks downtrendChinese ferro-silicon prices fell almost 18% last week as suppliers tried to book profits before further price falls following a strong rally during the first two months of the current quarter. Meanwhile, the European market managed to buck the global downtrend as prices ticked higher on renewed consumer demand.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753701/GLOBAL-FERRO-SILICON-WRAP-Chinese-market-falls-in-line-with-demand-prompting-suppliers-to-slash-offer.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices further down on billet loss China’s spot rebar prices continued to descend on Monday September 25 amid losses in the billet market. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753739/Chinas-rebar-prices-further-down-on-billet-loss.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 10:38:00 GMTWeak downstream market, wariness could cut manganese ore pricesManganese ore prices are seen dipping in the fourth quarter of this year after large shipments were booked by Chinese buyers in mid-September, Chinese sources told Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753733/Weak-downstream-market-wariness-could-cut-manganese-ore-prices.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 10:33:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/09: LME base metals prices begin to consolidate recent sharp drops Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are mostly consolidating in the morning on Monday September 25, after steep declines last week. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753754/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2509-LME-base-metals-prices-begin-to-consolidate-recent-sharp-drops.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 10:18:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices down further on early losses in futures marketChina’s hot rolled coil prices fell for a fourth consecutive day on Monday September 25 as losses in the futures market in the earlier part of the day kept sentiment bearish.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753737/Chinas-HRC-prices-down-further-on-early-losses-in-futures-market.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 10:16:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 25/09: Metals prices consolidate, but remain vulnerableBase metals traded on the London Metal Exchange are on divergent paths this morning, Monday September 25, with zinc and tin prices higher by 0.8% and 0.3%, respectively; lead and copper prices are little changed with three-month copper at $6,479 per tonne; and nickel and aluminium prices are weaker by 0.5% and 0.3%, respectively.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753735/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2509-Metals-prices-consolidate-but-remain-vulnerable.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 09:30:00 GMTSingapore rebar import prices weaken as offers plummetImport prices for rebar in Singapore experienced a major correction amid a market that is rife with uncertainty as Chinese mills slashed their export offers twice within a span of five days. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753732/Singapore-rebar-import-prices-weaken-as-offers-plummet.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 07:43:00 GMTChina AM: Futures slide again after Tangshan implements new production capsChina’s ferrous futures continued to weaken during the early trading session on Monday September 25 after local authorities in Tangshan announced that production limits would be implemented immediately to cut emissions.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753724/China-AM-Futures-slide-again-after-Tangshan-implements-new-production-caps.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 06:48:00 GMTChina’s daily crude steel output rebounds in early September China’s major mills raised their output rates in early September after a drop in late August. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753719/Chinas-daily-crude-steel-output-rebounds-in-early-September.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 06:05:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/09: SHFE copper, lead prices rally on declining stocks; rest of complex higherBase metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were stronger across the board during the Asian morning trading session on Monday September 25, with copper and lead prices supported by a large drawdown in stocks ahead of China’s weeklong National Day holiday, which begins October 1.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753716/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2509-SHFE-copper-lead-prices-rally-on-declining-stocks-rest-of-complex-higher.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 05:20:00 GMTGLOBAL BILLET WRAP: Prices start falling led by China, raw materialsSteel billet prices fell in China and other markets last week, and buyers are refraining from closing deals as they wait for a definitive direction. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753655/GLOBAL-BILLET-WRAP-Prices-start-falling-led-by-China-raw-materials.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 00:01:00 GMTSTEEL WEEK IN BRIEF: Iron ore, seaborne coking coal extend losses, EU rebar export offers up, ThyssenKrupp/Tata sign MoUMetal Bulletin reviews the major stories affecting the steel market over the past week.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753632/STEEL-WEEK-IN-BRIEF-Iron-ore-seaborne-coking-coal-extend-losses-EU-rebar-export-offers-up.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 20:13:00 GMTINTERVIEW: Aquifer Institute to launch block chain trade financing platform Aquifer Institute has completed its first test on its block chain trade financing platform for base metals and is ready for “soft launch,” ceo and founder Yvonne Zhang said in an interview with Metal Bulletin.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753642/INTERVIEW-Aquifer-Institute-to-launch-block-chain-trade-financing-platform.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 18:09:00 GMTUK alloy steel scrap prices continue fall on weaker nickel priceThe UK inter-merchant price range for austenitic alloy steel scrap fell by £20-30 per tonne this week as the nickel price continued to weaken, sources said on Friday September 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753623/UK-alloy-steel-scrap-prices-continue-fall-on-weaker-nickel-price.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:52:00 GMTVotorantim Metais files for IPO to raise funds for growth projects Brazil’s Votorantim Metais (VM Holding) has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in New York and Toronto, as it seeks to raise additional funding to its growth projects. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753629/Votorantim-Metais-files-for-IPO-to-raise-funds-for-growth-projects.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:40:00 GMTIndian import scrap prices expected to fall as market turns negativePrices for ferrous scrap arriving in containers into India are likely to drop in the coming weeks with the mood among market participants rapidly dropping, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday September 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753626/Indian-import-scrap-prices-expected-to-fall-as-market-turns-negative.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:33:00 GMTERG works with WEF to launch Global Battery Alliance for ethical cobalt supply chain [CORRECTED][This story was corrected at 17:22 London Time to clarify that the Alliance was formed by the World Economic Forum.]http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753232/ERG-works-with-WEF-to-launch-Global-Battery-Alliance-for-ethical-cobalt-supply-chain-[CORRECTED].htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:22:00 GMTWEEKLY SCRAP WRAP: Turkish scrap prices crash, other markets set to followTurkish scrap import prices have crashed this week, in line with market oversupply and weak demand from the country’s steel mills, while other market prices were expected to follow. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753608/WEEKLY-SCRAP-WRAP-Turkish-scrap-prices-crash-other-markets-set-to-follow.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:20:00 GMTCBG, Rio Tinto Alcan declare force majeure on bauxite shipments after protests Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) has declared force majeure on bauxite shipments as a result of civil unrest in the country’s Boké region, an official from the company told Metal Bulletin. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753190/CBG-Rio-Tinto-Alcan-declare-force-majeure-on-bauxite-shipments-after-protests.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMTEU stainless mills push through base price hikes on higher costs, demandEuropean stainless steel base prices for both flat and long products have risen as mills pushed through price rises in response to robust demand and rising production costs, sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday September 22. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753578/EU-stainless-mills-push-through-base-price-hikes-on-higher-costs-demand.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:58:00 GMTCHINA COKE WRAP: Upward price momentum fades, official policy will set toneChina’s domestic and export coke prices have largely been levelling off after another jump in the past fortnight, while market participants wait for more certainty on the government’s policy for production restrictions. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753563/CHINA-COKE-WRAP-Upward-price-momentum-fades-official-policy-will-set-tone.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:48:00 GMTEurope Q4 ferro-chrome benchmark jumps 26% to $1.39 per lb The European charge and high-carbon ferro-chrome benchmark price has jumped 29 cents or 26.4% to $1.39 per lb for the fourth quarter of 2017. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753574/Europe-Q4-ferro-chrome-benchmark-jumps-26-to-139-per-lb.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:23:00 GMTDAILY SCRAP REPORT: Canadian deal pushes prices down furtherTurkish scrap import prices fell further on Friday September 22 with news of a fresh Canadian deal. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753499/DAILY-SCRAP-REPORT-Canadian-deal-pushes-prices-down-further.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:07:00 GMTTaiwanese scrap import prices inch down in generally stable marketTaiwan’s prices for imports of containerised HMS-grade ferrous scrap have gone down slightly over the past week on lower deals heard, while domestic scrap was still preferred and local rebar demand has continued to be weak. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753497/Taiwanese-scrap-import-prices-inch-down-in-generally-stable-market.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 15:50:00 GMTIRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index falls below $65 per tonneSeaborne iron ore prices dropped further on Friday September 22, with worries about demand, prompted by impending steel output cuts, weighing further on the outlook. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753375/IRON-ORE-PRICES-Benchmark-index-falls-below-65-per-tonne.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 12:50:00 GMTChina’s rebar prices plunge as futures tumble onChina’s spot rebar prices fell sharply on Friday September 22, having held steady a day earlier, as the futures market logged big losses. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753253/Chinas-rebar-prices-plunge-as-futures-tumble-on.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 12:38:00 GMTChina’s HRC prices dive as bearish sentiment risesChina’s hot rolled coil prices plunged on Friday September 22 as bearish sentiment intensified amid poor procuring interest and falling futures.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753251/Chinas-HRC-prices-dive-as-bearish-sentiment-rises.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 12:27:00 GMTSeaborne coking coal prices end week lower as Chinese buyers withdrawSeaborne coking coal prices ended the week lower, dragged down by lacklustre buying from China and concerns over the outlook for demand in the coming months. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753346/Seaborne-coking-coal-prices-end-week-lower-as-Chinese-buyers-withdraw.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 11:58:00 GMTINTERVIEW: LME’s new membership category will help grow volumes on new products – Chamberlain The London Metal Exchange is planning to introduce a new category of membership, the inter-dealer brokers or the introducing broker category, which will help the exchange grow its volumes in new products including ferrous markets, its ceo told Metal Bulletin in an interview. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753312/INTERVIEW-LMEs-new-membership-category-will-help-grow-volumes-on-new-productsChamberlain.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 11:43:00 GMTFutures, steel woes in China drag down iron ore prices further [CORRECTED]The physical iron ore market continued to soften on Friday September 22 as China’s ferrous futures and steel prices plunged.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753311/Futures-steel-woes-in-China-drag-down-iron-ore-prices-further-[CORRECTED].htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 11:33:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/09: LME base metals prices drop; nickel plummets on weak stainless steel demand Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly weaker in the morning of Friday September 22, after prices slumped yesterday evening on fresh US sanctions against North Korea. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753267/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2209-LME-base-metals-prices-drop-nickel-plummets-on-weak-stainless-steel-demand.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:34:00 GMTCOMMENT: Steelmaking raw materials lose shine as Chinese policy clouds demandThe recent drop in prices for steelmaking raw materials has brought the market’s focus back on China’s policy implementation – especially the rigour with which the country will crack down on pollution in the coming months. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753227/COMMENT-Steelmaking-raw-materials-lose-shine-as-Chinese-policy-clouds-demand.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 10:08:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/09: SHFE lead stocks drop 18.7%, copper inventories fall for fifth weekLead inventories at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses dropped have 3,106 tonnes or 18.7% over the past week to 13,462 tonnes as of Friday September 22, the largest decrease among the SHFE-traded base metals.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753260/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2209-SHFE-lead-stocks-drop-187-copper-inventories-fall-for-fifth-week.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 09:52:00 GMTMETALS MORNING VIEW 22/09: Base metals under pressure as corrections unfoldThe base metals are for the most part weaker this morning, Friday September 22, the exceptions are tin that is up by 0.2% and zinc that is little changed, while the rest are down by an average of 1.1%. Losses are fairly tightly grouped with prices off between 0.9% and 1.5%. Three-month copper prices are down by 0.9% at $6,397 per tonne.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753250/METALS-MORNING-VIEW-2209-Base-metals-under-pressure-as-corrections-unfold.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 08:25:00 GMTChina rebar export price index an efficient tool for highly competitive marketAmid calls for more independent, third-party references in a highly competitive international market for steel products, Metal Bulletin proposes to upgrade its weekly fob China rebar price assessment to a daily index.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3752879/China-rebar-export-price-index-an-efficient-tool-for-highly-competitive-market.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMTChina AM: Steel futures tumble amid sustained weakness China’s ferrous futures were subdued in the negative territory during morning trading on Friday September 22, with steel contracts ending the session lower while those for raw materials remained close to their opening prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753233/China-AM-Steel-futures-tumble-amid-sustained-weakness.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 07:30:00 GMTChina’s stainless steel prices dive as demand weakens, supply risesChina’s domestic stainless steel prices have fallen sharply over the past week amid softening demand and rising supply. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753228/Chinas-stainless-steel-prices-dive-as-demand-weakens-supply-rises.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 07:08:00 GMTHernic Ferrochrome enters business rescueHernic Ferrochrome has entered business rescue and is expected to be in breach of certain conditions of its main credit facility, the South African alloy producer has announced. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753249/Hernic-Ferrochrome-enters-business-rescue.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 06:58:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/09: SHFE nickel prices slide on soft demand; rest of complex lowerBase metal prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) were weaker across the board during the Asian morning session on Friday September 22, with nickel giving the worst performance as soft demand from China’s stainless steel sector weighed on prices.http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753229/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2209-SHFE-nickel-prices-slide-on-soft-demand-rest-of-complex-lower.htmlFri, 22 Sep 2017 05:25:00 GMTLIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/09: LME base metals tank after 5pm close on fresh US sanctions against North KoreaBase metals prices fell on the London Metal Exchange after the close of business on Thursday September 21, with copper hitting a five-week low, after US President Donald Trump extended sanctions on North Korea. http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3753167/LIVE-FUTURES-REPORT-2109-LME-base-metals-tank-after-5pm-close-on-fresh-US-sanctions-against-North.htmlThu, 21 Sep 2017 18:33:00 GMT