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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/08: Comex copper prices rebound after midweek crash

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:18
Comex copper prices saw some short-covering on the morning of Thursday August 16 in the United States amid hopes of a trade agreement between China and the US.
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Caserones union not to strike today; company-worker talks resume

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:20
Workers at Chile’s Caserones copper mine will not strike this week, the union at the mine said in a statement on Wednesday August 15.
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Sukpo zinc smelter operating as normal, Young Poong Corp says

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:00
Young Poong’s Sukpo zinc smelter is operating normally and has not been shutdown for environmental reasons, the company told Metal Bulletin in a statement today on August 16.
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Antofagasta share price falls 4% after release of H1 2018 financial report

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:52
Chilean copper mining group Antofagasta has seen the value of its shares slip by more than 4% since publication of its latest financial report on Tuesday August 14, which detailed short-term copper demand and lower earnings.
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 16/08: LME base metals prices rebound; stainless steel in East Asia dips

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:00
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Thursday August 16.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/08: LME base metals prices rebound from fresh 2018 lows

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:16
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly higher during morning trading on Thursday August 16, recovery slightly after reaching fresh 2018 lows at the close of trading on Wednesday.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 16/08: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:44
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday August 16*
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METALS MORNING VIEW 16/08: Dip-buying emerges on China-US trade talks

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:10
News that trade talks between China and the United States will take place later this month has sparked risk-on sentiment in the London Metal Exchange base metals complex this morning.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 16/08: SHFE base metals prices tumble; BHP submits new Escondida contract proposal; global nickel wrap

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 05:30
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday August 16.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/08: SHFE base metals prices tumble further on strong dollar

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 05:20
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange tumbled further during morning trading on Thursday August 16, pressured by persistent strength in the dollar, which has been underpinned by positive economic data from the United States this week.
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ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 16/08: LME base metals plunge; mining stocks tumble; EU domestic HRC likely to rise

Base Metals Market - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 00:05
The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Thursday August 16.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/08: LME base metals complex plummets amid heightened risk-off sentiment; zinc, lead fall 6%

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:32
The price of base metals on the London Metal Exchange plummeted at the close of trading on Tuesday August 15, largely affected by sharp risk-off sentiment amid volatile currency flows.
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GLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: LME spreads boost China nickel premium; Europe briquette premiums pressured

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:55
Nickel premiums in China trend higher on a wide London Metal Exchange contango, while the European nickel premium eased slightly on weak fundamentals and US premiums were unchanged.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/08: Comex copper crashes to fresh yearly low

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:35
Comex copper prices hit a fresh low during midweek trading on August 15 morning in the US, amid a general exit from the commodities sector due to a rising dollar and fears of a contagion from the Turkey crisis.
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GLOBAL TIN WRAP: European premiums steady on seasonal slowdown; US, China premiums flat

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:11
Tin premiums were unchanged on Tuesday August 14 with thin spot activity and sufficient supply continuing to keep the market stagnant in Europe, the United States and China.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 15/08: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:29
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Wednesday August 15*
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 15/08: LME base metals hit fresh 2018 lows; Shanghai copper premium at two-month high; Indian zinc premiums at historic high

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:45
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Wednesday August 15.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/08: LME base metals hit fresh 2018 lows; ali price dips on 30kt rewarranting

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:50
Base metals' prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly lower during morning trading on Wednesday August 15, pressured by a new surge in the US dollar index while the fallout of Turkey’s weak currency continues to distress commodity investment.
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GLOBAL COPPER WRAP: Restocking activity pushes Shanghai premiums to two-month highs

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:45
The Chinese copper market strengthened further in the week ended Tuesday August 14, with cathode premiums hitting two-month highs in Shanghai amid an uptick in restocking activity.
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GLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Zinc market more active, some regional premiums move up; Indian lead premium maintains upward momentum

Base Metals Market - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:05
Zinc premiums in India hit historical highs in the week to Tuesday August 14 amid a temporary shortage of refined metal, while a contango in the London Metal Exchange’s cash/three-month price spread pushed South East Asian premiums higher and fueled positive sentiment in the European and Chinese markets.
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