July 2015

WEEK IN BRIEF: SRB revealed; TC/RCs fall; alumina index drops; SiMn oversupply

Charlotte Radford takes a look at some of the key metal market news stories and price moves from the past week.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 31/07: Metals trade sideways as dollar drop offsets China equity fears

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

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key metal news and prices on July 31

The latest metal news and price moves for a great start to the day in North America on Friday July 31.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China on Friday July 31*

SRB REVEALED: The story of China's most notorious copper trader, Liu Qibing

Liu Qibing, an executive at China’s State Regulation Center of Supplies Reserve (SRCSR), shorted copper back in 2005. When his position fell apart, he was termed a rogue trader by Beijing and later disappeared. Andrea Hotter looks back at events that have shaped the copper market and its interest in China's stockpiling agency.

Rolling LME/SHFE price report 30/07: Copper continues to fall on stronger dollar

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

NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF: Key news so far on July 30

The latest news and price moves for the start of the day in North America on July 30.

SHFE vs LME arbitrage: copper, aluminium, zinc

Arbitrage for copper, aluminium and zinc imported into China on Thursday July 30*

SNAP ANALYSIS: Muddled Indonesian tin export rules may hit August shipments

Tin shipments from Indonesia are expected to fall in August amid confusion over ministerial requirements for exports, with London Metal Exchange prices rising over $16,000 per tonne this week after languishing for most of the year.

Major Chinese smelters mull reducing domestic sales amid low copper prices

Some major Chinese smelters are considering reducing their deliveries into the domestic market due to the copper price slump, market sources have said.