December 2015

WEEK IN BRIEF: Faltering demand, surplus metal dominate 2015; copper benchmark; aluminium premiums; nickel stocks

The past year was all about faltering demand growth, surplus metal and markets that ground ever lower as a result, which cumulatively took out production and even encouraged some companies to attempt to default on contracts.

WEEK IN BRIEF: Fed raises interest rates; nickel stocks; Trafigura results; TC/RCs fall; ores and alloys cuts

Metal Bulletin reviews some of the key news from the past five days in the metals markets.

WEEK IN BRIEF: Glencore reduces debt target; nickel bears; Freeport, Nyrstar cut output; FeCr benchmark falls; cobalt technical squeeze

Metal Bulletin reviews some of the key news from the past five days in the metals markets.

WEEK AHEAD: Key economic indicators – China to publish November industrial production figures

Here is a round-up of macroeconomic releases that could affect the metals markets over the coming days.

WEEK IN BRIEF: Galena Metals Fund closure; SHFE short-selling in spotlight; Cu TC/RCs fall; Al premiums narrow; cobalt hits seven-year low

Metal Bulletin reviews some of the key news from the past five days in the metals markets.