December 2017

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/12: SHFE aluminium price up, copper falls back

The most-traded aluminium contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) continued to see gains during Asian morning trading hours on Friday December 29, while that of copper fell back a bit in the last trading day of 2017.

Concord Resources signs marketing deal for Pumpkin Hollow copper project

Base metal merchants Concord Resources will be the marketing agent for Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow copper project when it starts production next year.

Analysts see copper on steady footing after bulls fuel 10-day festive bounce

Copper’s stellar December price run should be well supported into 2018, market analysts said as the metal extended a series of unbroken daily gains.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/12: LME copper leads base metals higher in strong year-end rally; lead bucks trend

Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange continued to a strong end of year rally during afternoon trading on Thursday December 28, with copper and aluminium leading the pack.

METALS MORNING VIEW 28/12: Strong rallies underway across the base metals

Base metals prices trading on the London Metal Exchange are building on their gains from Wednesday December 27, with prices up an average of 0.9% this morning and volume has been high with 18,421 lots traded as of 08:46 am London time.

PRICING NOTICE: Correction to Shanghai zinc arbitrage calculation

Metal Bulletin has corrected its Shanghai zinc arbitrage calculations for the period December 12-22 to reflect the correct zinc premiums used in the formula.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/12: Copper, ali head for a strong end to 2017 as rallies continue

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange continued their strong performances during early morning trading on Thursday December 28, with gains across the board.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 28/12: Copper, aluminum, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminum, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday December 28*

East Asian stainless steel prices up further on trading spike

East Asian stainless steel prices remained in an upward trend over the past week amid active trading.

KOREA ALUMINIUM SNAPSHOT: Premium ranges narrow but views mostly optimistic heading into 2018

Key data from the Wednesday December 27 pricing session in Singapore.