March 2015

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

WEEK AHEAD: Key economic indicators

Here is a selection of the figures that could affect the metal markets in the coming week.

WEEK AHEAD: Ores and alloys

Metal Bulletin's 16th Asian Ferro-alloys Conference will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore on March 31-April 2.

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Nickel prices revisit 2009 lows

Nickel prices closed at a six-year low of $13,285 per tonne after kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange on Friday March 27.

SPOTLIGHT: China's latest move on futures spurs hopes for LME warehouses

China is preparing to open its futures markets to international investors, to help its economy cope with global price fluctuations.

Liquidity, accessibility key to LME aluminium premium contract in Japan

The Japanese market’s access to the London Metal Exchange and the liquidity of the LME’s planned aluminium premium contract will determine to what degree it is adopted in Japan, market participants have said.

ASIAN PRICE WRAP: Nickel falls on SHFE debut for weak outlook

Nickel fell its debut on Friday March 27 on the Shanghai Futures Exchange, amid dim outlook on its consumption.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Copper prices stand firm on stronger euro, supply interruptions

Copper prices consolidated the day’s gains in kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday March 26, closing higher than Wednesday due to supply interruptions and a stronger euro.

LME OFFICIALS: Copper prices soar on euro strength, supply interruptions

Copper prices gained almost $100 on their open in official trading on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday March 26, boosted by a stronger euro, supply interruptions and rising prices for various commodities.