February 2020

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/02: SHFE base metals prices mostly down again; Ni, Zn record marginal gains

The majority of base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were down at the close of morning trading on Thursday February 27, with the complex still pressured by lingering concerns of the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outside of China.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 26

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday February 26 that are worth another look.

Strong call-offs on metals, ferro-alloys amid logistics disruptions on coronavirus spread to Europe

Metal and ferro-alloy suppliers in Europe are reporting strong call-offs on sales to European consumers, some of which are stocking up in preparation for any disruptions that might be caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV).

BASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 26/02

A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday February 26.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/02: LME lead price drops 2%; base metals prices muted

Lead was the worst performer on the London Metal Exchange at the close on Wednesday February 26, wiping out all gains it made on Tuesday.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/02: 62kt fresh inflow pressures LME copper; nickel suffers losses [CORRECTED]

The London Metal Exchange three-month copper price fell in the morning of Wednesday February 26, with fresh inflow of 62,335 tonnes across various locations putting pressure on the price.

MORNING VIEW: Metals on back footing as equity indices undergo reality check

Base metals prices were for the most part weaker this morning, Wednesday February 26, weighed down by further weakness from global equity markets that have in recent days been shaken from their complacency.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/02: SHFE base metals prices continue to react poorly to coronavirus news

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were all down at the close of the morning session on Wednesday February 26, with persistent concerns over the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak weighing on the market.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 25

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday February 25 that are worth another look.

US Midwest aluminium premium ticks up on Canada rail block

The US Midwest aluminium premium reversed a more than nine-month downtrend on Tuesday February 25 with some deals concluded at slightly higher premiums, but spot opportunities remain limited and trade disruptions have amplified uncertainty.