December 2015

REVIEW OF 2015: MJP Al premiums bend under the weight of Chinese semis

Main Japanese ports (MJP) aluminium premiums soared in early 2015 and then slid, as they were crushed by the rise in exports of Chinese semis.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 23/12: LME copper rises as dollar sheds gains

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Wednesday December 23.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 23/12: Al scrap gains; minor metals exports; copper demand review

The latest metal markets news to start the North American morning on December 23.

Trade log December 2015: Aluminium

The latest aluminium transactions, bids, offers and assessments for the month commencing December 1.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

REVIEW OF 2015: A year of transition for China’s copper demand

The shifts in China's demand for copper – as the world’s largest consumer of the red metal - shaped the market in 2015, as they have done for the past ten years.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 23/12: Noble deal with COFCO; aluminium contract talks; world steel output; Tata Steel LoI

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Wednesday December 23.

Noble Group agrees to sell 49% stake in Agri unit to COFCO

Noble Group has agreed to sell its remaining 49% stake in Noble Agri to COFCO International Limited and will use the entire proceeds of the disposal to pay down debt.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 23/12: Q1 MJP premiums; Nyrstar indium production; SiMn anti-dumping

The latest metal markets news to start the Asian morning on Wednesday December 23.

MONDAY BRIEF: Infographic for December 21

The infographic for Monday December 21.