July 2018

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/07: LME base metals recover from mid-week dip; nickel climbs 1.7%

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were predominantly higher at the close of trading on Friday July 20, closing the week out in positive territory after escalating trade tensions continue to weigh on prices.

PRICING NOTICE: Delayed publication of base metals arbitrage

Due to an editor error, the base metals arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel for July 19 was published in the Metal Bulletin price book on Friday July 20, one day later than scheduled.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/07: Comex copper price rebounds after dollar stumble

Comex copper prices bounced back in early trading on Friday July 20 after Thursday's heavy sell-off after the dollar eased overnight.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne trading cools down toward weekend

Seaborne iron ore trading slowed down on Friday July 20 amid softer prices.

SHFE STOCKS REPORT 20/07: Nickel stocks plummet 10%; base metals inventory broadly lower

Base metal stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses were broadly lower week on week on Friday July 20, with nickel stocks falling for the 26th consecutive week.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 20/07: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday July 20*

COKING COAL DAILY: More offers emerge but end-users still at sidelines

Weakness persists in the seaborne coking coal spot market, though more firm offers have emerged.

CHINA HRC: Mills willing to cut export prices amid soft demand, weaker yuan

China’s HRC market softened on Friday July 20 amid weak demand, with producers said to be highly likely to lower their export prices amid a depreciation of the yuan, sources said.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/07: LME base metals tick higher; zinc up 2%

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were higher across the board during morning trading on Friday July 20, supported by a marginal retreat in the dollar and a strong bounce in the Chinese yuan while US-Sino trade tensions linger.

CHINA REBAR: Domestic prices flat amid stable trading

China’s domestic rebar prices held steady on Friday July 20 with trading activity remaining fairly constant after strong gains a day earlier.