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ALUMINIUM FOUNDRY WRAP: US, European premiums remain muted

Base Metals Market - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 22:21
Poor demand and ongoing bearish sentiment surrounding the European economy continued to keep premiums for aluminium foundry in the region tepid on Friday September 13.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/09: LME copper price nears $6,000 per tonne in 2% upturn; tin below $17,000

Base Metals Market - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:40
The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange was higher at the close of trading on Friday September 13, with the price near the $6,000 per tonne resistance level and closing at its highest level since July 29, while tin’s outright price fell over the afternoon.
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BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 13/09: Ample supply weighs on lithium hydroxide market

Base Metals Market - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:33
An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves.
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PRICING NOTICE: Correction to Fastmarkets’ copper concentrates index

Base Metals Market - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:29
Fastmarkets MB has corrected its copper concentrates index, which was published incorrectly on Friday September 13 due to an error.
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Brazilian Supreme Court authorizes Vale to resume Onça Puma nickel operations

Base Metals Market - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:13
Vale’s nickel processing Onça Puma plant in the northern state of Pará will resume operations after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled in its favor, the miner said on Thursday September 12.
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LSE rejects $37bln HKEX bid citing 'fundmental concerns'

Base Metals Market - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:39
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has rejected Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing's (HKEX) unsolicited bid for the company and remains committed to a proposed acquisition of data provider Refinitiv, it said in a release on Friday September 13.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/09: Fresh 12kt inflow tempers LME nickel price; copper remains supported

Base Metals Market - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:25
The three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was lower during morning trading on Friday September 13, declining by around 2.7% against a fresh inflow of some 12,000 tonnes, while copper futures continued to trade in an uptrend.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 12

Base Metals Market - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:05
Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Thursday September 12 that are worth another look.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/09: LME nickel spreads tighten; price closes below $18,000 per tonne

Base Metals Market - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:30
The three-month nickel price on the London Metal Exchange was lower at the close of trading on Thursday September 12, while considerable tightness in the metal’s forward spreads prompted market questions of prospective deliveries into LME warehouses to ease trading conditions.
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FOCUS: Metals industry sees roadblocks to HKEX-LSE deal

Base Metals Market - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:18
The proposal by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd (HKEX) to buy the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has raised a number of questions among metals market participants, most of whom are skeptical that the deal will go through during a time of political upheaval.
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SHFE STOCKS REPORT 12/09: Copper inventories fall 6% ahead of peak consumption season

Base Metals Market - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:35
All base metal stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses, barring tin, fell in the week to Thursday September 12 as a result of a pick-up in activity at the start of the traditionally busy season of September and October for the non-ferrous metals sector.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/09: LME copper price nears $5,900/t in 2% climb; nickel regains momentum

Base Metals Market - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:55
The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange approached its highest level since August 1 during morning trading on Thursday September 12 amid high morning turnover, while the nickel price also appreciated by 2%.
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China’s domestic stainless steel prices narrow amid mixed sentiment

Base Metals Market - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 06:20
Domestic stainless steel prices in China narrowed over the past week amid a mixed outlook for demand in the next few weeks.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/09: SHFE base metals prices little changed ahead of China holiday

Base Metals Market - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 06:09
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were little changed during the morning session on Thursday September 12, with trading activity light ahead of a national holiday in China on Friday to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from September 11

Base Metals Market - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:05
Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday September 11 that are worth another look.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 11/09: LME tin price at 12-week high; nickel slips below $18,000 per tonne

Base Metals Market - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:00
The three-month price of tin on the London Metal Exchange was higher at the close of trading on Wednesday September 11, settling at its highest level since June 21, while a steady downturn across the rest of the complex saw copper fall through its nearby $5,800 per tonne support level.
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BASE METALS WARRANT REPORT 11/09

Base Metals Market - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:25
A summary of London Metal Exchange warrant premiums from across the globe for the week to Wednesday September 11.
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Zambian copper output to drop by 100,000t in 2019 on tax reform – Chamber of Mines

Base Metals Market - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:03
Zambian copper production will drop by 11.6% this year after a series of tax reforms have led to production cost hikes, an industry body said in a statement on Wednesday September 11.
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GLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: European zinc premiums up, Asian premiums flat

Base Metals Market - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:50
North European premiums for zinc continued to rise at the top end of the range despite subdued spot-market business, while premiums in all other regions traded flat in the week ended Tuesday September 10.
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Norsk Hydro to cut foil output in rolling operations revamp

Base Metals Market - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:43
Norsk Hydro will cut foil production at its rolled products operations by about 30% by the end of 2020 in a widespread restructuring of this business segment, the Norwegian aluminium producer told Fastmarkets on Tuesday September 10.
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