April 2014

Cobalt prices continue to fall; eyes on Russia

Cobalt prices continued their decline this week, as sellers sought to offload large volumes following recent price falls.

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Nickel prices defy nervous LME kerb trading

Nickel prices clawed back some recent losses in kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday April 30, surviving risk aversion elsewhere thanks to Indonesia’s ore export ban and the prospect of Russian supply constraints.


There will be no Metal Bulletin Daily PDF on Tuesday May 6, because of the UK national holiday on Monday May 5.

Small gains for Shanghai copper price ahead of long weekend

Shanghai Futures Exchange copper prices closed higher on Wednesday April 30 amid light trading before the Labour Day holidays in China.

LME OFFICIALS: Base metals prices slide on economic data

Base metals prices moved lower in Monday’s kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange following disappointing economic data from China, Europe and the USA.

LME OFFICIALS: Copper prices survive bearish data as SRB buying underpins prices

Copper prices settled flat at $6,750 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday April 29, as recent reports of state stockpiling in China offset weaker fundamental and macro cues.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Nickel prices lose ground in LME kerb

Nickel prices fell back in Monday’s kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange, surrendering earlier gains that had been triggered by fresh sanctions against Russia.

Ten things we learned at Fanya Metal Exchange’s third anniversary

From the barbarian at the gate to a major force in minor metals – the Fanya Metal Exchange has come a long way in three years. Metal Bulletin was at the exchange’s birthday party recently, and here’s some things we learned.

Shaken and stirred. What Metal Bulletin saw and thought at LME Week Asia 2014

Metal Bulletin was in Hong Kong last week for LME Week Asia 2014, the second time the event has been staged there, with the theme of "global connectivity". Here is what we saw and heard.