March 2015

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key news and moves on Wednesday April 1

Key news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the Asian morning on April 1.

LME OFFICIALS: Copper gives up gains

Copper prices fell back on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday March 31, after gaining in a weak market in Monday’s trade.

ASIAN PRICE WRAP: Copper pulls back as dollar strength, financing demand weigh

Copper prices went lower in Asian trading hours on Tuesday March 31, as the US dollar strengthened and diminishing financing appetite weighed on the market.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on March 31

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia. Here is a summary of news to start your day…

LME won’t suspend warrants in Malaysia

Days before the deadline for the rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) in Malaysia, the London Metal Exchange has said its warranted stocks and other metals are not liable for GST, and has dropped its proposal to suspend warrants from July 1.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on March 31

Good morning from Metal Bulletin's London offices, bringing you the key news and price moves at the start of the Asian day.

LME OFFICIALS: Base metals prices rangebound to start week

Base metals prices were rangebound in the official session on the London Metal Exchange on Monday March 30, showing little reaction from downward movements late last week.

LME will list powder under cobalt contract – sources

The London Metal Exchange plans to list cobalt powder under its cobalt contract, Metal Bulletin understands.

ASIAN PRICE WRAP: Copper falls after PBoC denies mortgage policy change rumour

Copper prices lost ground on Monday March 30, as the Chinese central bank denied rumours that it is considering a further easing of mortgage policies.