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BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 22/06: Slow trade sees lithium hydroxide prices track carbonate lower

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 22:17
An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/06: LME nickel price finds support but zinc continues to struggle

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:59
Base metals on the London Metal Exchange ended mostly higher on Friday June 22, mounting a sustained fightback against the week-long dollar rally that fueled downward momentum across the complex.
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China halts certain refined metal, raw materials trade data publication

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:21
Chinese customs has suspended the publication of trade data for some key metal products including refined zinc, lead, nickel and copper raw materials such as scrap and concentrates, sources said.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/06: Comex copper price remains weak moving into weekend

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:59
Comex copper prices continued their downtrend on the last trading day of the week despite the dollar softening.
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Glencore’s Pasar copper smelter to undergo repairs in H2; reduced output expected

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:24
Pasar copper smelter in the Philippines is expected to operate at a reduced capacity during the second half of the year while the company makes repairs to its sulfuric acid cooling plant, Metal Bulletin has learned.
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India retaliates against US Section 232 tariffs

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:57
India is proposing increases for import duties on 30 products from the United States including certain steel goods, in a tit-for-tat move against the latter’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum.
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Q3 MJP aluminium deals heard at $132/t with one major producer - sources

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:55
A few deals for cif main Japanese ports (MJP) aluminium premiums for July-September delivery have been done at $132 per tonne by one major producer with buyers, according to four sources familiar with the matter.
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 22/06: LME nickel price edges higher on stock outflows; Chinese stainless steel demand outlook; China HRC prices retreat

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:40
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Friday June 22.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/06: LME nickel climbs 1.9% on 4-year inventory low

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:30
Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange gained momentum during morning trading on Friday June 22, edging 1.9% higher while copper, lead and tin prices also found support.
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SHFE STOCKS REPORT 22/06: SHFE aluminium stocks down 1.7% vs last week

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:08
Deliverable aluminium stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses have fallen by 1.7% or 16,009 tonnes over the past week to stand at 941,637 on Friday June 22.
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Chinese stainless steel demand growth in 2018 to outpace output, boosting domestic sector

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:01
Growth in Chinese stainless steel demand will outpace growth in production this year, supporting a sector that must contend with robust barriers to export, market observers said at a conference in China this week.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 22/06: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:15
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday June 22*
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 22/06: SHFE zinc prices slide 2.3%; N American Ali output down in Jan-May; European selenium prices fall more than 6%

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 06:15
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Friday June 22.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/06: SHFE zinc prices slide 2.3%; nickel continues run of strength

Base Metals Market - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 05:50
Zinc prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange declined by more than 2% during Asian morning trading on Friday June 22, tracking the weakness seen on the London Metal Exchange in the previous session.
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