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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 15/11: SHFE base metals prices fall; US physical copper contracts; Real Alloy maintains operations

Base Metals Market - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:30
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Wednesday November 15.
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HOTTER ON METALS: Rolling with the copper premiums

Base Metals Market - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:15
US copper market participants are broadly expected to rollover terms for 2018 physical contracts when they hold talks during the American Copper Council’s autumn meeting in the US state of Texas this week.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 15/11: SHFE base metals prices slump as wave of selling continues; nickel plunges 5%

Base Metals Market - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:55
Base metal prices on Shanghai Futures Exchange fell during Asian morning trading on Wednesday November 15 as a wave of selling continued across the complex, with nickel plummeting as much as 5% earlier in the day.
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WEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT 14/11

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:13
Metal Bulletin's weekly roundup of the state of base metal premiums on Tuesday November 14.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: Nickel price tumbles 5.6% at close; base metals all weaker

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:00
The three-month nickel price plummeted by more than $700 per tonne at the close on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday November 14.
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Zinc options market turns bearish; incoming mine supply shakes confidence

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:04
Investors trading the zinc market via options are betting the price will turn lower in December, according to London Metal Exchange data showing a sharp switch from bullish to bearish positioning over the past week.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: Comex copper down

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:35
Comex copper prices softened on Tuesday November 14 morning in the US after investors preferred to lock-in profits and winter weather is expected to slow Chinese growth over the next few months.
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Mothballed Century zinc mine ops could return in summer 2018; zinc concs market cautious

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:39
Some operations at the Century zinc mine could resume in summer 2018, with its owner already putting part of its output up for sale, Metal Bulletin has learned, raising concerns about the possible effect on the zinc concentrates market.
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US MORNING BRIEF 14/11: LME base metals weaker; zinc prices to remain firm over next few years; global ferro-silicon wrap

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:05
Key news and price moves to get you off to a good start during the US morning on November 14.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: LME base metals weaker; nickel fails to make gains

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:45
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower this morning, Tuesday November 14, while nickel continued to fluctuate.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 14/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:53
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Tuesday November 14*
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METALS MORNING VIEW 14/10: Metals prices trade sideways to lower

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:45
Base metals prices traded on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part weaker this morning, Tuesday November 14. Tin prices are bucking the trend with 0.2% gain, while the rest are down by an average of 0.6% - somewhat skewed by a 1.5% drop in nickel prices and 1.1% fall in lead prices. Three-month copper prices are off by 0.2% at $6,882 per tonne.
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Zinc prices to remain firm over next few years, Nexa Resources CEO says

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:15
Nexa Resources, formerly known as Votorantim Metais, is “very confident” about the prospects for zinc prices for at least the next two years, according to the company’s chief executive officer (CEO).
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Chinese aluminium output drops 7.5% in October

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:01
China’s aluminium production fell for the fourth consecutive month in October, according to data published by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday November 14.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 14/11: SHFE copper prices gain; Zhongwang's acquisition of Aleris terminated; LME warehouse queues

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:45
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday November 14.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 14/11: SHFE base metals prices mostly lower; copper gains on fresh buying

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:46
Base metal prices on Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly lower during Asian morning trading on Tuesday November 14. Tin and copper prices bucked the trend, however, with the latter finding support from fresh buying interest.
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CBA reports increased Q3 earnings on higher aluminium prices, sales

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:10
Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA) reported a strong increase in earnings in the third quarter of 2017, boosted by higher aluminium prices and increased sales volume, the Brazil-based aluminium producer’s parent company, Votorantim SA, said on Monday November 13.
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New LME queues develop after South Korea cancellations

Base Metals Market - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:00
A surge in warrant cancellations in South Korea led to the emergence of new warehouse queues in October, according to data released by the London Metal Exchange on November 10.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/11: LME copper prices pick up pace; nickel rallies 3%

Base Metals Market - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:40
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were broadly higher at the close this afternoon, Monday November 13, with copper and nickel the best performers once again.
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Brazil's bauxite ore exports fall 40.5% in October on MRN production issues

Base Metals Market - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:10
Brazilian bauxite ore exports continued to fall in October after being affected by the significant decline in shipments from Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN).
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