September 2018

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 21/09: Lithium carbonate prices hit again by thin buying, cheap producer offers

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

PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch a duty-free nickel briquette cif Shanghai premium

Metal Bulletin proposes to launch a premium assessment for duty-free nickel briquette cif Shanghai.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/09: Base metals end week in strong rally; copper price hits two-month high

The London Metal Exchange three-month copper price ended more than 4% higher on Friday 21 September, with the rest of the complex also rallying.

Outokumpu’s October alloy surcharges fall on nickel drop

Finnish stainless steelmaker Outokumpu has lowered its alloy surcharge for October deliveries of grade-304 cold-rolled (CR) stainless steel sheets by €80 ($94) per tonne.

PEOPLE MOVES: Teroerde takes US nickel role at Conexus Metals

Mark Teroerde has moved into ferro-nickel and nickel trading into the United States as president and owner of the recently established Conexus Metals.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 21/09: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday September 21*

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/09: LME base metals rally higher; copper up 2%

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were trading higher across the board on Friday September 21, with copper leading the way.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 21/09: SHFE base metals stocks all down w-o-w; copper inventories slide 17.5%

Base metals stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-listed warehouses were broadly down on Friday September 21 compared with a week earlier, with copper stocks declining almost 18%.

METALS MORNING VIEW 21/09: Metals see follow-through buying, weaker dollar providing support

Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were once again higher across the board by an average of 0.5% on the morning of Friday September 21. This follows Thursday’s generally bullish performance that saw the base metals complex close with gains averaging 0.7%.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/09: SHFE base metals prices broadly up on weak dollar, easing trade tensions; zinc, lead buck the trend

Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly up during Asian morning trading on Friday September 21, with the complex supported by fresh buying amid a weaker dollar and easing trade tensions between the United States and China.