March 2019

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/03: LME base metals prices soften on weak buying sentiment, low volumes; Cu ticks higher

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Monday March 25, capped by low-volumes trading while risk appetite continues to falter in the wake of last week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/03: Comex copper price fails to gain new direction

The Comex copper market was listlessly trading on Monday March 25 morning in the United States, with the market in a general state of paralyses.

SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 25/03: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday March 25*

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/03: LME base metals down on weak EU, US economic data; Ni, Sn lead charge

Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were generally suppressed during morning trading on Monday March 25, continuing on the downward trajectory from last week.

COKING COAL DAILY: Lower offers weigh on seaborne market

Seaborne coking coal prices fell across the board on Monday March 25 after lower offers emerged in the market.

CHINA REBAR: Export offers up on bullish outlook for domestic market

China’s domestic rebar prices were flat on Monday March 25, though but export offers edged up amid a positive outlook for demand in the next couple of months.

CHINA HRC: Sparse trading keeps prices steady

China’s hot-rolled coil prices were largely steady on Monday March 25 amid sparse trading due to stagnant demand in both the domestic and export markets.

METALS MORNING VIEW 25/03: Metals prices start week poorly amid risk-off sentiment

The London Metal Exchange three-month base metals prices ran into follow-through selling on the morning of Monday March 25 following the weak economic data points released at the end of last week.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 25/03: SHFE copper prices drop on firm dollar, global economic growth concerns

Copper led the rest of the base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange downward during morning trading on Monday March 25, with a firm US dollar and weak economic data weighing on sentiment.

LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/03: LME copper price dips 1.7% amid poor PMI data

Copper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange was lower at the close of trading on Friday March 22, ending the week down more than 3% and closing just above $6,300 per tonne.