October 2020

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 01/10: LME copper price plunges 5% in complex-wide sell-off

The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange tumbled at the close of trading on Thursday October 1, while the rest of the complex reacted to news that US lawmakers remained at odds over the country’s pandemic relief efforts.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 01/10: Fresh 15kt cancelation bolsters LME lead; nickel gains momentum

The London Metal Exchange three-month lead price rose during morning trading on Thursday October 1, with a large fresh cancelation of some 15,075 tonnes supporting the incline while LME nickel futures similarly traded in positive territory despite thin volumes.

MORNING VIEW: LME base metals prices, broader markets drift higher

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange and pre-market western equity index futures were for the most part firmer this morning, Thursday October 1, albeit in quiet conditions with China, Hong Kong and South Korea closed for holidays and technical problems meaning the Tokyo Stock Exchange could not open.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 30

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday September 30 that are worth another look.