January 2015

WEEK IN BRIEF: Production news; cuts; Al seminar; LME moves

Metal Bulletin editor Alex Harrison takes a look back at some of the key stories from the past week.

LME OFFICIALS: Copper prices remain weak on rising stocks, selling pressure

Copper prices remained weak during official trading on the London Metal Exchange on Friday January 30, as rising stocks and selling pressure weighed on the market.

Shanghai copper prices fall, stockpiles rise

Copper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) continued falling on Friday January 30 on weak US home sales data and poor Chinese demand.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

SHFE, LME, arbitrage, copper, aluminium, zinc

LME ASIAN WRAP: SRB stockpiling hopes limit copper slide

London Metal Exchange copper slid in Asian morning trading on Friday January 30, although continued speculation over possible stockpiling by China's State Reserves Bureau (SRB) helped underpin prices.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on January 30

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s London offices, bringing you the key news and price moves at the start of the Asian day.

CLOSE TO CLOSE: Copper prices close below $5,400 as bears add to shorts

Copper prices closed below $5,400 during kerb trading on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday January 29, as bears kept the metal trading at its five-and-a-half-year low.

LME OFFICIALS: Copper prices at five-and-a-half-year low as dollar strength adds to pressure

Copper prices fell back to a five-and-a-half-year low during official trading on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday January 29 as the rising dollar added to the downwards pressure on the metal.

Shanghai copper prices fall further after oil prices hit six-year low

Shanghai copper prices fell further on Thursday January 29, after crude oil prices hit a six-year low, at a time of sluggish domestic demand for copper.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China*