December 2015

REVIEW OF 2015: Re-examining Glencore's miner-trade model

Glencore has had an annus horribilis that has raised questions over whether its miner-trader model is working effectively.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China as of Tuesday December 29*

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 29/12: Copper range-bound in Asian morning trading

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 29.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 29/12: Elkem Foundry Products sets shipment record; Seaborne iron ore futures edges up, billet gains; 2015 minor metals review

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday December 29.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 28/12: SHFE copper range-bound with LME closed

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 28.

REVIEW OF 2015 – INFOGRAPHIC: A difficult year for zinc

Zinc prices on the London Metal Exchange enjoyed a good spring, then declined again as stocks rose under pressure from the China slowdown story. Metal Bulletin presents an interactive infographic for the year's key events for this base metal.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 28/12: Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe merger completed; Aerospace attracts private equity; Zinc premiums rise in SE Asia

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Monday December 28.

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.

Zinc premiums rise in SE Asia; S Korea-China trade deal augurs well for further increase, market says

Offers on zinc premiums were up Singapore and Johor in-warehouse basis this week on a dearth of Australian units and anticipation of higher premiums in 2016.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 24/12: Nickel deliveries to Taiwan continue

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Thursday December 24.