May 2021

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 14/05: Asia lithium prices continue to climb

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/05: LME ends week of multi-year highs on softer prices

Copper’s price on the London Metal Exchange ended the week lower despite hitting an all-time record high on Monday May 10, with the rest of the complex was also down on the week despite slight rises day on day on Friday.

ALUMINIUM FOUNDRY WRAP: Europe, US premiums retain support at multi-year highs

Primary aluminium foundry alloy (PFA) premiums in Europe and the United States remained well-supported at historical high levels on Friday May 14.

COPPER CONCS SNAPSHOT: TC/RCs up amid Chinese smelters' plan to cut concs buying

Fastmarkets' copper concentrates treatment charge/refining charge (TC/RC) index rose marginally in the week to May 14.

ZINC CONCS SNAPSHOT: TCs continue slow rise in early May

Treatment charges for spot zinc concentrate continued to trend higher in the two weeks to Friday May 14, with miners responding to soaring prices by increasing production.

Appian sells Caserones copper royalty for $23mln

London-based investment firm Appian Capital Advisory is selling the mining royalty for the Chilean Caserones copper mine to Nomad Royalty, a Canadian-based gold mining company, it said on Friday May 14.

African copper suppliers trying to cash in on record price struggle to find cargo space

Africa-origin copper shipments were facing delays as long as two months amid a lack of vessel space and increased numbers of stoppages of port operations, industry sources told Fastmarkets on Friday May 14.

Commodities trader Marex eyes London Stock Exchange listing

London-based commodities, energy and financial markets brokerage firm Marex plans to list on the main segment of the London Stock Exchange, it said on Friday May 14.

UK's SFO to investigate GFG Alliance

The United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office is investigating the Gupta Family Group Alliance in relation to the organization's financing arrangements, it said on Friday May 14.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 14/05: Inventories of most base metals rise; lead up by 22%

Base metals, with the exception of tin and zinc, registered an increase in inventories at Shanghai Futures Exchange-registered warehouses during the week to Friday May 14, with lead up the most in percentage terms, at 22%.