December 2015

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 31/12: Copper range-bound ahead of holiday, China PMI

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 31.

Shanghai copper imports slow ahead of new long-term deliveries

The copper imports market in Shanghai slowed this week ahead of the delivery of long-term contracts for 2016 after the New Year holiday.

TIMELINE 2015: The Fanya crisis

In minor metals, Fanya was the word on everyone's lips this year, after the capital chain of the Chinese bourse broke down, and its investors sought to get back their funds.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China as of Wednesday December 30*

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 30/12: Copper lower on stronger dollar

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 30.

REVIEW OF 2015: The collapse of the Fanya Metals Exchange

Since its inception back in 2011, the Fanya Metals Exchange has loomed large on the minor metals markets, and particularly indium, but this year the exchange fell apart.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China as of Tuesday December 29*

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 29/12: Copper range-bound in Asian morning trading

Welcome to the rolling base metals price report, tracking the Shanghai Futures Exchange and London Metal Exchange markets on December 29.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 29/12: Elkem Foundry Products sets shipment record; Seaborne iron ore futures edges up, billet gains; 2015 minor metals review

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday December 29.