March 2018

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 28/03: IOC mine workers strike; iron ore prices soften; hard coking coal at 4-month low

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Wednesday March 28.

GLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Rotterdam premiums edge higher on wide contango; US premium weakens further

Aluminium premiums in Europe strengthened slightly in the week ended Tuesday March 27, supported by a wide contango on the London Metal Exchange’s cash/three-month spread. Meanwhile, the US Midwest premium retreated again, with the correction in the premium’s 2018 run-up continuing.

GLOBAL TIN WRAP: Rotterdam premiums up on tight supply in quiet market

Rotterdam tin premiums rose week on week on March 27 concurrent with expectations of Indonesian exports lowering in coming months, while US and China premiums held steady ahead of the upcoming Easter holidays.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/03: LME base metals prices edge lower; market awaits direction from key data releases

Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange were lower across the board during morning trading on Wednesday March 28, with copper recording the biggest decline.

METALS MORNING VIEW 28/03: Metals prices consolidating after recent weakness

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are down across the board by an average of 0.6% this morning, Wednesday March 28. Losses are bunched together between 0.9% for lead and 0.3% for aluminium, with copper off by 0.7% at $6,613 per tonne.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 28/03: Global copper premiums broadly stable; Canada cracks down on imports after 232 tariffs; Jupiter Mines' IPO exposure period extended

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Shanghai as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Wednesday March 28.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/03: SHFE base metals prices flat to weaker; lead bucks trend

Base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly weaker during Asian morning trading on Wednesday March 28, with lead the only metal to post any gains.

GLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Global premiums broadly steady, LME stock deliveries tip momentum to downside

Global copper premiums were largely unchanged in a week where 72,750 tonnes of cathode was delivered onto the London Metal Exchange, driving on-warrant stocks to their highest levels since June 2013.

OBITUARY: Inspection and analysis veteran Alex Stewart dies age 83

K Alex Stewart, founder and chairman of global inspection and analysis organization Alex Stewart International, died peacefully on Monday March 26 at the age of 83.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 28/03: LME base metals mostly higher; Comex copper rebounds after tumble; Newcrest restarts operations at Cadia project

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Wednesday March 28.