March 2021

HOTTER ON METALS: The LME’s discussion paper dilemma

Usually after a London Metal Exchange discussion paper there is a decent idea of what the outcome is likely to be. But this time around, it seems much harder to tell which path the LME will take.

HOTTER ON METALS: Shanghai, INE copper and the benchmark question

When considering the prospects for the new Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) copper contract, a senior executive at one of the world’s largest metals trading companies quoted Hamlet’s soliloquy in the Shakespearian play of the same name.