March 2015

PRICING NOTICE: [UPDATED] Metal Bulletin’s European APT specification

Metal Bulletin republishes its European ammonium paratungstate specification, following the decision made in January to begin taking deals for APT for delivery in Europe up to three months (90 days) in advance into consideration when setting the price range.

PRICING NOTICE: [UPDATED] Metal Bulletin's European ferro-tungsten quote

Metal Bulletin updates its European ferro-tungsten price in relation to the minimum tonnage required. This will now be 5 tonnes, a reduction from 18 tonnes.

PRICING NOTICE: [UPDATED] Metal Bulletin’s ferro-vanadium specification

Metal Bulletin updates its European ferro-vanadium price in relation to the minimum tonnage required. This will now be 5 tonnes, a reduction from 10 tonnes.

ASIAN PRICE WRAP: Copper higher on dollar weakness and mine closures [CORRECTED]

Copper prices rose in Asian trading hours on Thursday March 26 on a weakening dollar and news of mine shutdowns in north Chile.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on March 26

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

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Risk-aversion, profit-taking keep base metals prices subdued

Base metals prices lost ground day-to-day in kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday March 25 as risk aversion profit-taking set in and sentiment cooled.

LME OFFICIALS: Base metals prices slide on profit-taking, gloomy data

Base metals prices fell back in official trading on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday March 25 as profit-taking kicked in after Tuesday’s disappointing Chinese purchasing data.

MILLING ABOUT: Liz Milan joins Kingdom Futures

UK-based brokerage Kingdom Futures has taken on Liz Milan, former head of Asia commodities at HKEx and the LME, to “expand its LME brokerage business”.

ASIAN PRICE WRAP: Copper retreats as investors worry over Chinese demand

Copper prices fell in Asian trading hours on Wednesday March 25, as investors worried about the slowdown in China's manufacturing activity.