November 2014


The main point of focus in the copper market this week will be the impact of the rout on Friday, when copper prices sank to four-year lows below $6,350 per tonne.

WEEK AHEAD: Aluminium

Physical aluminium markets are likely to continue to heat up in the coming weeks.

WEEK IN BRIEF: Aluminium premiums under pressure in Brazil; JP Morgan interview; Ernest Fraenkel obituary

What happened in the week of November 24? Here's a quick catch-up on the metal markets and news from Metal Bulletin.

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Base metal prices follow falling oil prices

Base metals prices lost more ground in Friday’s kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange after markets were spooked by Thursday’s weak close and falling oil prices, which have weighed on commodities in general.

Trade log November 2014: Aluminium

The latest aluminium transactions and assessments, for the month commencing November 1. All prices are per tonne and relate to in-warehouse premiums, unless otherwise stated.

Shanghai copper falls on plunging oil prices, stronger dollar

Copper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) dropped on Friday November 28 as plunging oil prices clouded market sentiment and sent the US dollar higher.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*


Another bill in the Philippines calling for a ban on exports of unprocessed minerals has been approved by a congress committee.

HOTLINE: Nathan Tinkler on Glencore-Rio Tinto

For some, the Glencore-Xstrata merger would have been a life’s work, but that does not hold for Ivan Glasenberg, mining entrepreneur Nathan Tinkler said at the first Singapore Mining Club year-end dinner on Thursday November 27.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on November 28

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s Asian offices. Key stories to start your day…