December 2015

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 23/12: LME copper rises as dollar sheds gains

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Wednesday December 23.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 23/12: Al scrap gains; minor metals exports; copper demand review

The latest metal markets news to start the North American morning on December 23.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 23/12: Q1 MJP premiums; Nyrstar indium production; SiMn anti-dumping

The latest metal markets news to start the Asian morning on Wednesday December 23.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 22/12: Base metals drift in Europe; Citi calls SHFE the driving force in prices

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on Tuesday December 22.

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal markets news so far on December 22

The latest news from the metal markets to start the day in North America on Tuesday December 22.

Huge surge in Chinese refined nickel inventories as LME stocks drop

A build-up of refined nickel units in Shanghai went largely unnoticed by international sources in 2015, as market participants focused on the comparatively small London Metal Exchange drawdowns.

LME average daily trading volumes down 3% since January 1

Average daily traded volumes on the London Metal Exchange fell to 677,622 lots in the period January 1 to December 15, a decline of 3% year-on-year.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on December 22

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Tuesday December 22.