March 2015

LME ELECTRONIC TRADING: Our route to ramped-up monthly liquidity – LME’s Matt Chamberlain

The LME's objective is to capture the potential of monthly-date trading without disturbing its market structure, says Matt Chamberlain, the exchange's head of business development.

Shanghai copper prices down on higher dollar index, lower Chinese PPI

Shanghai copper prices dropped on Wednesday 11 March due to a higher dollar index and a lower reading in China’s Producer Price Index (PPI).

LORD COPPER ON LME ELECTRONIC TRADING: Fork in the road looms for the exchange

Should LME members accept the drive towards exchange uniformity to appeal to the investment community, or should they defend its idiosyncracies in the interests of long-time users? It’s all a question of where the money goes, says Lord Copper

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

LME ASIAN WRAP: Copper prices edge higher despite strong dollar, weak Chinese PPI reading

London Metal Exchange copper prices inched higher in Asian morning on Wednesday March 11, despite continued strength in the US dollar index and a disappointing PPI reading out of China.

Shanghai Futures Exchange plans to launch nickel contract on Mar 27

The Shanghai Futures Exchange is planning to launch a nickel futures contract on March 27, the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Wednesday March 11.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on March 11

Key news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the Asian morning on Wednesday March 11.

LME OFFICIALS: Copper price rally erased after overnight sell-off

Copper prices traded back towards $5,700 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday March 10, as gains made at the start of the week were erased in an overnight sell-off.

Shanghai copper prices slide on strengthening dollar

Shanghai copper prices fell on Tuesday March 10 as the dollar strengthened.

LME ELECTRONIC TRADING: Undermining three-month trading system could be big mistake – former ceo Abbott

If the LME builds up monthly contract trading it could turn itself into just another plain vanilla futures market. It could end everything that makes the exchange different, including the ring, warns former LME ceo Martin Abbott