November 2017

US aluminium market market stagnates in November

November was a quiet month for the global aluminium market, with spot activity largely dormant for the month while exchange prices showed a slight erosion.

Recylex brings in recovery specialist Rudow to lead company; ceo Roche departs

European lead and zinc recycler-smelter Recylex named Sebastian Rudow its new ceo, with incumbent Yyves Roche leaving the company after 12 years in charge.

Chile October copper production grows on higher ore processing

Chile’s copper production grew 13.3% in October from a year earlier, helped by increased ore processing rates.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: Base metals lack direction

Base metals once again lacked a uniform direction following a weak start on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday November 30.

Spot alumina prices fall as aluminium disappoints

Alumina prices fell 3% in the Pacific this week, struggling to resist price weakness in the aluminium market.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: Comex copper rebounds, dollar weakens

Comex copper prices inched higher Thursday November 30 morning in the US, after collapsing to a two-week low amid improved Chinese and US data.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 30/11: Codelco’s 2018 Asia copper premium up; Real seeks asset sale approval; Fortescue to produce high-grade iron ore

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Thursday November 30.

ASIA COPPER WEEK 2017: China’s OBOR brings bright spot for copper, commodities demand

The One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, launched by China, continues to be a hot topic at Asia Copper Week and will encourage commodities demand and economic growth in industries and countries along the route.

ASIA COPPER WEEK 2017: Codelco’s 2018 cathode sales campaign in Asia ‘best in many years’ - Toro

Codelco’s campaign to sell copper cathodes to Asian customers in 2018 is more successful than it has been for years, with around 50% of production volume already placed, senior commercial vice president Rodrigo Toro said during Asia Copper Week in Shanghai.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: LME copper, aluminium prices open higher

Copper, lead and aluminium prices ticked higher on the London Metal Exchange during European morning trading on Thursday November 30.