March 2015

INTERVIEW: LME members should not fear third-Wednesday promotion, Jones says

The London Metal Exchange has come under fire in recent weeks for its plans to promote third-Wednesday dates, with critics citing concern the exchange is moving increasingly closer to becoming a US-style futures exchange.

China watchdog approves SHFE to start nickel, tin contracts on Mar 27

The Chinese market watchdog has approved the launch of nickel and tin futures contracts by the Shanghai Futures Exchange, the China Securities Regulatory Commission(CSRC) announced on Friday March 13.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

LME ASIAN WRAP: Copper prices up on China debt swap plan

London Metal Exchange copper prices edged up during Asian morning trading on Friday March 13 on Beijing’s latest measures to tackle local government debt.

LME ELECTRONIC TRADING: Focus on monthly dates is a gamble – Overlander

Michael Overlander, ceo of Sucden Financial, warns that the LME's introduction of monthly-date trading is a gamble, which could see competing exchanges sweep up business.

LME OFFICIALS: Copper prices inch up on Chinese loans, softer dollar

Copper prices ticked up slightly on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday March 12, clawing back gains lost earlier in the week, encouraged by a softening dollar and speculation about Chinese monetary policy.

Shanghai copper prices up on Chinese February loans, M2 data

Copper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) climbed on Thursday 12 March, thanks to robust growth in February new loans and money supply.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key updates on March 12

Good Morning! Here are the key news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the European morning on Thursday March 12.

LME ASIAN WRAP: Copper prices rangebound

London Metal Exchange copper prices were rangebound during Asian morning trading on Thursday March 12, amid mixed market sentiment.