February 2017

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: LME aluminium price closes at highest since May '15 ahead of options expiry

Aluminium closed at a fresh 21-month high on the London Metal Exchange in Tuesday February 28 trading – volatility picked up ahead of the March options expiry date tomorrow.

LORD COPPER: Does Mick know something that the market doesn't?

The hand of Mick Davis, head of X2, may be hovering over his pile of cash but he hasn't bought a mining asset yet, suggesting a man still waiting for bargain buying at the bottom of the market, says Lord Copper.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: Base metals prices mostly higher; US data mixed

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly trading in positive territory during afternoon trading on Tuesday February 28.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: Comex copper price remains in consolidation mode

Comex copper prices drifted into negative territory on Tuesday February 28, with investors preferring to stay on the sidelines until US president Donald Trump addresses Congress later today.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 28/02: Nickel forecast; Orbite Technologies Inc; Jiangxi Copper halts production at Kangxi smelter

The latest news, price moves and analysis for the start of the North American day on Tuesday February 28.

Tisco lifts its high-grade NPI tender price for March

Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Tisco) has lifted its high-grade nickel pig iron (NPI) tender price for March delivery on higher nickel prices, tight supply of laterite ore and a robust downstream stainless steel sector.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 28/02: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Tuesday February 28*

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/02: LME base metal prices unsettled ahead of news-heavy sessions

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were unsettled during Tuesday February 28 trading, with participants braced for a number of data releases and metals news in the coming days.

Philippine miners plan protest ahead of Lopez’s confirmation as DENR secretary

Philippine miners are planning a protest against Regina Lopez’s possible confirmation as the secretary of the country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Antam expects ferro-nickel cash cost to drop further in 2017

PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) expects its ferro-nickel production cash cost to drop further this year, the Indonesian state-owned firm said on Tuesday February 28.