September 2018

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/09: Comex copper price jumps to 7-week high

Comex copper prices surged to their highest values since early August on Friday September 21 amid signs of a sustained global deficit and improved outlook for market fundamentals.

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 20/09: Comex copper prices maintain previous gains

Comex copper prices were trading at the highest level since late August for the second consecutive day on Thursday September 20, with the dollar plummeting to a fresh low in the US morning.

METALS MORNING VIEW 20/09: Metals prices firmer, but light volumes so far

Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were higher across the board by an average of 0.7% on the morning of Thursday September 20. For now, the market seems to be grateful that the latest round of tariffs from the United States stood at 10% and not the 25% initially threatened.

PEOPLE MOVES: Daniel Muñiz Quintanilla leaves Grupo Mexico

Daniel Muñiz Quintanilla has left Grupo México SAB de CV after 12 years with the company in various management roles, most recently as group director and secretary as well as executive vice president of its Americas mining division.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/09: Comex copper price trades at three-week high

Comex copper traded at the highest point since late August on Wednesday September 19 with worries over a Chinese and US trade war offset by optimistic demand prospects.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/09: Comex copper surges despite trade worries

Comex copper prices rebounded on Tuesday September 18 morning in the US, even after president Donald Trump applied more tariffs on Chinese goods, further raising tensions between the two nations.

METALS MORNING VIEW 18/09: Metals market relieved new US tariffs were not more damaging

Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were for the most part firmer this morning, Tuesday September 18. This despite US President Donald Trump imposing 10% tariffs on a further $200 billion of Chinese exports – the market no doubt relieved it was not 25%.

Imperial Metals holds early-stage talks on possible joint venture

Imperial Metals set up an internal committee to look at strategic options for its business and has held early-stage talks with a potential joint venture partner, the company said.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/09: Comex copper slips to open week amid tariff scare

Comex copper prices were trading in negative territory at the start of the week with threats of additional US tariffs on China weighing on the red metal.