December 2019

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: LME nickel pushes higher; trading volumes remain thin

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly little changed on Monday December 30, due to continued quiet market conditions.

NEWSBREAK: Q1 2020 MJP aluminium premium settles 14.4% lower at $83/t

The benchmark premium paid for the supply of aluminium to main Japanese ports (MJP) in the first quarter of 2020 has settled at $83 per tonne on a cif basis over the London Metal Exchange cash price.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/12: SHFE nickel price climbs 1.6%, tin drops 1.2% in mixed morning session

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed at the close of the morning trading session on Monday December 30, but movements were largely limited amid the year-end slowdown.

Hydro's Paragominas bauxite mine resumes ops; Alunorte ramps up

Production at Norsk Hydro’s Paragominas bauxite mine in the Brazilian state of Pará has resumed following the repair of an overturned transmission tower, allowing the Alunorte alumina refinery to ramp up, the Norwegian company said on Saturday December 28.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/12: LME base metals little changed in lackluster post-Christmas trade

Base metals prices were little changed at the close on Friday December 27, with a return to market post-Christmas doing little to inspire upward price movement on the London Metal Exchange.

COPPER CONCS SNAPSHOT: TC/RCs rise to 7-week high at end-Dec

A weekly brief on the Fastmarkets copper concentrate index.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 27/12: Cobalt sulfate producers raise offers amid demand uptick

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 27/12: Stocks of most base metals drop

Base metals stocks in Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses largely fell in the week to Friday December 27.

Chinese alumina price rebounds slightly on production cut news

The price of alumina in China edged higher this week, breaking a run of 14 consecutive weekly declines, on reports of substantial production cuts in the country.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 27/12: LME nickel price drops 1.8% but copper up 0.5%

Nickel and tin dipped in the morning trading session on the London Metal Exchange on Friday December 27 but the rest of the base metals were firm after the Christmas break