May 2015

LOOKING FORWARD: LME nickel stocks could slide if SHFE accepts foreign nickel

The London Metal Exchange's swollen nickel stocks could be driven down if foreign nickel, and specifically Norilsk Nickel material, is accepted under the Shanghai Futures Exchange nickel contract, according to industry participants.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, zinc, aluminium

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

WEEK IN BRIEF: SHFE nickel squeeze; aluminium premiums; FeMo price lows

Metal Bulletin’s Charlotte Radford takes a look at some of the key news and price moves from the last seven days.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 08/05: Room for tin price rises if stocks keep falling - physical trader

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report tracking the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange markets on Thursday May 8. This article will be updated throughout the day with the latest prices, comments, economic data and analysis.

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Cobalt prices stabilise as market takes stock of rally

Key data from May 8 pricing session.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, zinc, aluminium

Arbitrage for copper, zinc and aluminium imported into China*

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key updates on May 8

Good Morning from Metal Bulletin’s Asian offices. Here’s the news and prices to start your European day on the last working day of this week.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 05/07: Nickel, copper hold on to gains, others drop

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report tracking the London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange markets on Thursday May 7. This article will be updated throughout the day with the latest prices, comments, economic data and analysis.

Squeezed SHFE nickel shorts roll positions to September from July

There are signs this week that nickel shorts are rolling their positions in the Shanghai Futures Exchange’s July contract into September – even at big losses – in the hope that more nickel will be available for delivery against the contract by then.

MILLING ABOUT: LME Clear appoints head of business development

LME Clear, the clearing house of the London Metal Exchange, has appointed Priyanka Malhotra as head of business development, covering product and relationship management.