March 2013

HOTLINE: Rare producer hedge spotted in zinc market

If there is one signal difference between the ages of abundance and austerity in the mining industry, it is producers’ attitudes to hedging.

Brazilian Al scrap prices fall on downward moves for LME, real

Most aluminium scrap prices in Brazil fell both week-on-week and month-on-month in the third week of March, according to a survey from the country’s aluminium association, Abal.

Shanghai copper prices track slump in equities market

Shanghai Futures Exchange copper prices were down on Thursday March 28 on a weak local equities market.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

LME ASIAN WRAP: Copper prices down as China looks to tighten risk

Copper prices on the London Metal Exchange were down during morning Asian trading on Thursday March 28 on continuing concerns over eurozone stability and slide in Chinese equities market.

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Base metals prices drift down in LME kerb

Base metals prices drifted down during the kerb session on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday March 27.

LME BILLET REPORT: 3-month contract, cash prices plummet

The London Metal Exchange’s three-month steel billet contract price dropped by $30 to $175-180 per tonne on Wednesday March 27, from $210-220 per tonne on Tuesday.

MEIR ON METALS: Base metals prices continue to drift lower as Cyprus fog refuses to lift

Analyst Ed Meir looks at what is moving the metals markets on Wednesday March 27.

LME OFFICIALS: Base metals prices down as market prepares for Easter break

Base metals prices slumped across the complex during the official session on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday March 27, as the market prepares for the Easter break in Europe.

PRICING NOTICE: ThyssenKrupp Metallurgie UK SHG zinc price

From April 3, Metal Bulletin will publish a monthly sterling-based price assessment for the UK special high-grade zinc market, replacing a separate monthly contract price assessed and provided by ThyssenKrupp Metallurgie.