November 2018

CME’s Rotterdam DP Al premium open interest at all-time high

Open interest in the CME's aluminium European duty-paid premium contract hit an all-time high at the end of November, boosted by efforts to lock in premiums given wide forward spreads.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: Zinc leads base metals in Friday's close, up 2.9%

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange closed higher on Friday November 30, with zinc, lead and nickel the best performers of the day.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 30/11: Cobalt price falls gain pace on year-end sales pressure

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: Comex copper price dips ahead of G20 meeting

Comex copper prices experienced further weakness ahead of world leaders converging in Argentina for the Group of Twenty (G20) meeting this weekend.

MMG concludes sale of Sepon copper mine to Chifeng Jilong

Australian-Chinese miner MMG Ltd has completed the sale of its Sepon copper gold mine to China's Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining for $275 million, the company said on Friday November 30.

Codelco's copper output, earnings fall in Jan-Sept

Codelco’s copper production and earnings fell in the first nine months of 2018, the Chilean state-owned copper producer said.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 30/11: SHFE zinc stocks hit 9-year low; Asian ferrous scrap prices on downtrend

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

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/11: LME base metals prices broadly firmer in morning trading, market focus on G20 summit

Most base metals prices ticked higher in morning trading on the London Metal Exchange on Friday November 30, with lead the best performer of the morning.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 30/11: Zinc stocks hit fresh 9-year low on positive consumption outlook

Base metal stocks on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly lower week on week on Friday November 30, with zinc stocks hitting a fresh nine-year low.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 30/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday November 30*