February 2012

Copper prices slide in LME pre-market

Copper lost steam in pre-market trading on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday February 22, slipping back from a strong Asian session buoyed by improved Chinese economic data.

PRICING NOTICE: UK holidays affecting Metal Bulletin's pricing

The following UK national holidays will affect Metal Bulletin's pricing in 2012.

China bismuth exports down 81% in January

China’s bismuth exports were down 81% year-on-year in January on a combination of seasonal factors and slow demand.

Shanghai copper rises on encouraging China PMI

Shanghai Futures Exchange copper gained 1.2% as the preliminary HSBC China purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showed improvement in February.

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Base metals prices advance at LME kerb

Base metals prices enjoyed a late flurry in Tuesday’s kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange.

LME steel billet prices push higher on Greek resolution, tighter physical market

Prices on the London Metal Exchange steel billet market jumped higher on Tuesday February 21 on positive news about the Greek debt situation and expectations of a tighter physical market.

Base metals prices firm in LME officials as European sentiment holds

Base metals consolidated early gains in Tuesday’s official trading on the London Metal Exchange as improved sentiment held firm after the news that the second Greek bailout will go ahead.

LORD COPPER: Warehouse wars are back - and so is the waste

So, the warehouse wars would appear to have broken out again, with a vengeance.

Base metals prices improve in LME pre-market on Greek bailout hopes

Base metals prices firmed in Tuesday’s pre-market trading on the London Metal Exchange as a second Greek bailout agreed by eurozone countries boosted sentiment.

SHFE copper rises after Greek bailout deal

Shanghai Futures Exchange copper prices rose after eurozone leaders sealed a second bailout deal to again avoid default.