December 2013

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

LME ASIAN WRAP: Copper price up amid light trading

Copper prices on the London Metal Exchange were up on Tuesday December 31amid light trading before the new year.

Lower nickel weighs on European stainless steel's Jan alloy surcharges

European stainless steel alloy surcharge levels for January have fallen by €23-41 ($32-56) per tonne on weaker month-on-month nickel, data released by the biggest producers showed on December 30.

DRC repels armed attacks in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi copper region

The government of major copper and cobalt producer the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said on Monday December 29 that it had repelled "terrorist" attacks on a state-owned radio and television station and the airport in the capital Kinshasa and that government forces had exchanged heavy gunfire with attackers in the mining town of Lubumbashi.

LME OFFICIALS: Base metals prices drift sideways in subdued official session

Base metals prices drifted sideways during the official session on the London Metal Exchange on Monday December 30, as many market participants have yet to return following the festive period.

2014 FORECAST: Nickel ripe for Q1 recovery

Nickel prices have a good chance of recovery in the first quarter of 2014 as the market starts to price in the Indonesian export ban and demand stirs, industry participants told Metal Bulletin.

LORD COPPER: My scorecard for 2013

Now it’s time to look back and review what happened in 2013, the starting point is to look at one’s own predictions. So how right or wrong were they?

REVIEW OF 2013: The LME – a year that went with a bang

Ever since Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEx) ceo Charles Li signalled he intended to look more closely at warehousing, 2013 was always going to be remembered as the year that the London Metal Exchange took out its bazooka.

Shanghai copper price sees minor decline amid seasonal restocking

The Shanghai Futures Exchange copper price closed marginally lower on Monday December 30 amid support from seasonal restocking and positive global economic data.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*