December 2017

LORD COPPER: CME copper premium contract could loosen the benchmark’s tight tie on the market

The CME’s new copper cif Shanghai futures contract could significantly change the way copper consumers make their purchase decisions by allowing them to hedge against exposure, Lord Copper muses.

DAVIES ON ORES: Manganese ore’s 'FOMO outbreak' gives way to something even scarier

The manganese ore market has started the week a little timorously after sharp price increases on Friday were overshadowed by a sudden drop in demand amid sliding silico-manganese futures prices in China.

OPINION: Position limits - a question of balance

The UK’s financial markets will all receive a belated festive present on January 3, 2018, a Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) parcel that, when the wrapping comes off, will contain new regulations and compliance measures.