January 2019

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/01: Focus on US-China trade talks as nickel rises 1.9%

Prices in the base metals complex consolidated higher at the close of trade on Friday January 18 amid continued optimism about trade talks between the United States and China, and increased bullish sentiment overall.

PEOPLE MOVES: Trevali CEO Mark Cruise resigns

Canadian zinc miner Trevali is set for broad leadership changes after Mark Cruise stepped down as president and chief executive officer, it said on Thursday January 17.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 18/01: Zinc, copper and lead stocks up due to thin trades ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year

Copper, zinc and lead stocks on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up week on week on Friday January 18 in a quiet trading week in China, while aluminum, nickel and tin stocks fell.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/01: LME base metals firmer amid rising US-China trade deal optimism; 22kt aluminium freshly canceled

Growing optimism for a US-China trade agreement has prompted London Metal Exchange base metals prices to consolidate higher across the board in morning trading on Friday January 18, with zinc’s 1.3% increase leading the charge.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 18/01: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

The arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday January 18*

METALS MORNING VIEW 18/01: Metals prices strengthen while optimism on US-China trade deal grows

Growing optimism over the outlook for a trade agreement between the United States and China has led to a stronger tone across risk markets, including those for metals.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/01: SHFE base metals prices rally on easing US-China trade tensions; tin dips

Most base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up during Asian morning trading on Friday January 18, with the complex benefiting from renewed optimism that US-China trade tensions may ease.

BNP Paribas applies for LME category II membership

French international banking group BNP Paribas has applied for category II membership of the London Metal Exchange, according to a notice released to members on Thursday January 17.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/01: LME base metals consolidate in mixed trading; zinc futures up 2%

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed at the close of trading on Thursday January 17, with zinc futures climbing just under 2% while positive trading in aluminium resulted in the metal’s moderate volume the highest in today’s trading.

PEOPLE MOVES: Ex-Kyen trader Nishchay Chadha joins Viant Commodities

Former trader at Kyen Resources, Nishchay Chadha, has joined Viant Commodities as their head of trading in the Viant office in Singapore, Fastmarkets has learned.