January 2022

Base metal warrants report for January 26

A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums for the week to Wednesday January 26.

European aluminium sector progressing to sustainability transition - industry body

Industry association European Aluminium has said significant progress has been made by the sector on goals set in 2015 in its Sustainability Roadmap Towards 2025, following a mid-term review, it announced on 25 January.

LME nickel price rebounds to spearhead gains in base metals complex

Price gains were seen across the base metals complex on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday January 26.

Sigma Broking gets LME Category I approval, boosts ring dealers back to nine

Sigma Broking has received approval to become a Category I member of the London Metal Exchange, giving a boost to the open-outcry trading floor in what has been a tough period for ring-dealing members.

How the coming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will affect the nearby non-ferrous sector

China’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games are set to take place from February 4 to 20 in Beijing and co-host city of Zhangjiakou in Hebei province.

China's base metal imports in December 2021

A summary of China’s base metal imports for December 2021, according to the latest Chinese customs data released on Friday January 21

Aluminium above $3,100/t; LME spreads in backwardation

Aluminium prices on the London Metal Exchange were trading back above $3,100 per tonne during morning trading on Wednesday January 26.

Aluminium premiums continue to rise across the globe, MJP only exception

Global aluminium premiums rose in the week to Tuesday January 25, with the US Midwest premium up by 4.5% on supply concerns and growing geo-political tensions. The MJP was the exception, with the premium falling week on week amid seasonal demand lulls.

Base metals prices mixed as markets consolidate after increased volatility, ahead of Fed decision

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed on the morning of Wednesday January 26, with the metals consolidating after broad market corrections and while traders wait to see whether the US Federal Reserve’s tone on tightening changes when it releases a statement later today.

Five key stories from January 25

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