December 2013

Storage fee rises lower than previous year after LME urges restraint

Rent increases at LME-approved warehouses will be lower in 2014, after the London Metal Exchange urged warehouses to show restraint, the exchange has said.

LME OFFICIALS: Copper price up as 2013 ends

Copper prices showed some signs of improvement during the official session on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday December 31, as 2013 draws to a close.

MB CENTENARY: 2000 to the present day

The pace of change in the metals industry and at Metal Bulletin since the turn of the millennium has, as elsewhere in life, been greater in this century than at any time in the 20th, Trevor Tarring writes.

Shanghai copper retreats in thin trading

Shanghai Futures Exchange copper price retreated on Tuesday December 31 as the market entered holiday mood with wide consolidation expected in 2014.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

LME ASIAN WRAP: Copper price up amid light trading

Copper prices on the London Metal Exchange were up on Tuesday December 31amid light trading before the new year.

LME OFFICIALS: Base metals prices drift sideways in subdued official session

Base metals prices drifted sideways during the official session on the London Metal Exchange on Monday December 30, as many market participants have yet to return following the festive period.

REVIEW OF 2013: The LME – a year that went with a bang

Ever since Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEx) ceo Charles Li signalled he intended to look more closely at warehousing, 2013 was always going to be remembered as the year that the London Metal Exchange took out its bazooka.

Shanghai copper price sees minor decline amid seasonal restocking

The Shanghai Futures Exchange copper price closed marginally lower on Monday December 30 amid support from seasonal restocking and positive global economic data.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*