May 2015

CME will launch physically delivered zinc futures on June 29

CME Group will launch physically delivered zinc futures contracts on June 29, pending regulatory approval, the exchange said.

Norilsk SHFE listing would make nickel hedging cheaper for customers in China, producer says

The listing of Norilsk Nickel material on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) would create more economical hedging opportunities for Chinese customers, according to Anton Berlin, Norilsk’s head of strategic marketing.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

LME WEEK ASIA: GF Financial’s Edward Shi on opportunities, expansion plans and trends

London Metal Exchange ring-dealing member GF Financial Markets (UK) will expand its offerings as it sees “tremendous opportunities” in China and overseas markets and plans to open an office in the USA, md Edward Shi told Metal Bulletin in an interview.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on May 18

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia. Bringing the latest news from the metals industry.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 15/05: Base metal prices rise on China, India meet

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report tracking the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange markets on Friday May 15.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key updates on May 15

An update on the key news stories and price moves to get your day off to a good start on May 15.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 14/05: SHFE nickel falls on rising on-warrant inventory

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report tracking the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange markets on Thursday May 14.

ALUMINIUM: The irresistible rise of the LME contango

There is now a sense that aluminium premiums are falling, and that the contango on the light metal's forward curve has been tamed. But a glance at the history suggests that the drivers at work could outweigh any LME rule changes.