February 2017

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: LME aluminium price closes at highest since May '15 ahead of options expiry

Aluminium closed at a fresh 21-month high on the London Metal Exchange in Tuesday February 28 trading – volatility picked up ahead of the March options expiry date tomorrow.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: Base metals prices mostly higher; US data mixed

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly trading in positive territory during afternoon trading on Tuesday February 28.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 28/02: Nickel forecast; Orbite Technologies Inc; Jiangxi Copper halts production at Kangxi smelter

The latest news, price moves and analysis for the start of the North American day on Tuesday February 28.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 28/02: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Tuesday February 28*

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: LME base metal prices unsettled ahead of news-heavy sessions

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were unsettled during Tuesday February 28 trading, with participants braced for a number of data releases and metals news in the coming days.

METALS MORNING VIEW 28/02: Metals prices consolidate ahead of Trump's speech to US Congress

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange are split this morning, Tuesday February 28, with nickel giving back some of Monday’s gains, its three-month prices are off 0.8% at $10,950 per tonne, copper prices are down 0.4% at $5,917 per tonne and aluminium prices are off 0.1%, while tin is up 1% at $19,200, zinc is up 0.1% and lead is little changed.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: LME copper drifts lower as market looks for further direction

Copper prices on the London Metal Exchange drifted lower during trading on Tuesday February 28, as the market awaits further direction amid continued strike action at the world’s largest copper mine.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: SHFE copper edges up as demand recovers

Copper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were slightly stronger during Asian morning trading on Tuesday February 28 amid a recovery in demand, while nickel, aluminium and tin also logged gains.

PEOPLE MOVES: Chris Wibbelman leaves Metro

Chris Wibbelman has left Metro International Trade Services after 25 years with the warehousing and logistics company, market participants told Metal Bulletin.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/02: LME aluminium price closes at $1,900/t; nearby spreads in backwardation

The aluminium price ended close to its highest in 21 months in London Metal Exchange trading on Monday February 17 but zinc, lead and tin all concluded in negative territory.