January 2018

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/01: Base metals trend up to start week

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange began the week in positive territory during London morning trading on Monday January 29, with nickel up over 2%.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 29/01: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

The arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday January 29*

METALS MORNING VIEW 29/01: Strong gains seen in most of the base metals

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are stronger by an average of 1% this morning, Monday January 29.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 29/01: SHFE base metals kick off the week strongly; LME copper prices shrug off stock increase; nickel price volatility

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai, as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Monday January 29.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/01: SHFE base metals have strong start to the week; zinc outperforms

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were stronger across the board during Asian morning trading on Monday January 29, with zinc the star performer, as the complex continued to benefit from a softer dollar.

ERG brings 1.3 mln tpy of bauxite on stream in Kazakhstan

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has completed the construction of two bauxite mines in the Kostanay region of Kazakhstan, bringing 1.3 million tonnes per year of bauxite on stream, captive to Aluminium of Kazakhstan’s needs.

LME copper price shrugs off 100,000-tonne delivery

Copper prices remained resilient last week despite deliveries into London Metal Exchange sheds that totaled more than 100,000 tonnes - and do not necessarily reflect changes in supply-demand fundamentals, market participants said.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 26/01: LME tin, zinc hit new highs; prices end week on strong footing after dollar's fall

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange closed the week on divergent paths, with most metals on a strong footing after a week of intense rallies.

FOCUS: Nickel prices ‘piggyback’ on dollar weakness, but will it last?

Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange have climbed 10% since the start of 2018 - with the dollar the main supporting factor of the rise, the spotlight is being shone on the nickel price’s extreme volatility.

China’s 2017 lead conc imports drop 10% amid ban on North Korean imports, physical tightness

China imported 1.28 million tonnes of lead concentrates and ores in 2017, down 9.33% from a year ago, according to customs data.