November 2018

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: LME lead price up 3% in dollar downturn; zinc stabilizes

Base metals futures on the London Metal Exchange rebounded at the close of trading on Friday November 16, led by a strong performance in the three-month lead price while a marked downturn in the US dollar index prompted follow-up buying.

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 16/11: Cobalt prices show weakness on thin trading, ailing Chinese market

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

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Eight things we learned in Lisbon

Fastmarkets MB presents the key things we learned when the ferro-alloys community gathered for a busy week of meetings and contract negotiations in Lisbon at the 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference on November 11-13.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: Comex copper rally reaches fourth day

Comex copper prices hit a multi-week high in morning tradingin the United States on Friday November 16, amid improving macroeconomic fundamentals and with trade talks to be held between the US and China.

INTL FERRO-ALLOYS CONF - POLL: How will ferro-alloys prices move in 2019?

At Fastmarkets MB’s 34th International Ferro-alloys Conference in Lisbon this week, we polled delegates about their expectations for the ferro-alloys markets in 2019.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 16/11: Southeast Asian steel billet import prices fall; SGX to launch high-grade iron ore derivatives; China rebar price lowers

The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Friday November 16.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 16/11: SHFE nickel stocks up 10.5%

Base metal stocks on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) showed divergent trends during the week ending Friday November 16, with nickel stocks surging 10.5% on a weekly basis.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/11: Positive opening for LME base metals boosted by dollar dip; lead, nickel prices climb 1%

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange had a mixed start in morning trading on Friday November 16, with investor sentiment improving amid easing US-China trade tensions and a slight downturn in the US dollar index.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 16/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday November 16 *

METALS MORNING VIEW 16/11: Metals prices mixed while trade uncertainty dominates

Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were either little changed or stronger on the morning of Friday November 16.