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LME WEEK 2018 - HOTTER ON METALS: LME members get ready for Brexit as departure day looms

Base Metals Market - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 08:00
If Brexit – the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union on March 29, 2019 – isn’t on your radar, it should be.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/10: SHFE base metals prices rise amid dollar weakness; tin bucks trend

Base Metals Market - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:25
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mostly higher during Asian morning trading on Tuesday October 9, with investor appetite bolstered by a weaker US dollar.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 09/10: APT market quiet; FeW maintains decline; US Al imports slip

Base Metals Market - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:01
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday October 9.
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PRICING NOTICE: Shanghai bonded copper stock assessment delayed until Tuesday October 9

Base Metals Market - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 03:25
Fastmarkets MB's bi-weekly Shanghai bonded copper stock assessment scheduled for Monday October 8 will be published on Tuesday October 9 due to delays in gathering assessments as a result of the week-long Chinese Golden Week holiday.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/10: LME base metals prices finish lower bar copper

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:56
The prices of base metals on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Monday October 8, pressured lower by strength in the US dollar while trade tensions continue to deter commodity investment.
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LME WEEK 2018: Innovation in the value chain: how new tech is shaping the market

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:20
Technology is playing a significant role in transforming the way the metals industry develops and operates. And from production through to trading, the question to be answered is how the industry can benefit from the increasing use of technology across the metals value chain.
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LME WEEK 2018: Base metals panel: lead prices stable but zinc underperforms

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:29
To mark the start of LME Week 2018, which is being held at various locations across London this week, the London Metal Exchange’s analysis of the base metals market has begun, with an initial focus on zinc and lead.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/10: Comex copper price marginally higher to open week

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 15:24
Comex copper prices was little changed in the US morning on Monday October 8, with the start of LME Week in London diminishing liquidity and market participants expected to be sidelined over the next several days.
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PEOPLE MOVES: Stefan Boel joins Industrial Minerals group

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:00
Stefan Boel, who left German copper smelter Aurubis in July, has joined the Geneva-based commercial group Industrial Minerals, Fastmarkets learned on Monday October 8.
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LME WEEK 2018: Responsible sourcing proposals ineffective in current form, says Global Witness

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:42
The London Metal Exchange's position paper on responsible sourcing does not go far enough and its proposals will be ineffective in their current form, according to a campaign leader at Global Witness.
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LME WEEK 2018: China production slowdown biggest factor for Al despite Rusal headlines – JP Morgan

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:30
The most constructive supply development for aluminium prices so this year has been the large downgrade in Chinese primary aluminium production, explains Natasha Kaneva, executive director of global commodities research and strategy at JP Morgan.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/10: Dollar strength stifles LME base metals prices; aluminium falls 2.7%

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:20
Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange were lower across the board during morning trading on Monday October 8, with a strong dollar adding downward pressure to prices and capping recent gains.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 08/10: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:08
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday October 8*
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LME WEEK 2018: Crypto Commodity Group launches blockchain technology for trade finance

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 09:50
Crypto Commodity Group (CCG) has developed blockchain-based asset tracking and transfer service technology which can be used by all participants in the trade finance business, the company told Fastmarkets MB.
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METALS MORNING VIEW 08/10: Metals off to a weak start to LME Week

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 09:36
Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were for the most part weaker during morning trading on Monday October 8.
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LME WEEK 2018: ‘It is not beyond the wit of our industry to cope with logistics of increased tariffs’ – Trafigura CEO

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:40
Metals demand continues "to look pretty robust" despite a mixed economic backdrop amid rising global trade tensions, Trafigura chief executive officer Jeremy Weir said.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 08/10: SHFE Aluminium up; LME to prepare new paper on rolling back reforms; Cobalt rally slows but prices converge

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 06:50
Good morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Monday October 8.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/10: SHFE base metals weaken on dollar strength; Al price bucking the trend

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 06:45
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were generally down during Asian morning trading on Monday October 8, with the complex coming under pressure from a firmer dollar.
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HOTTER ON METALS: Warehouses in drive to sway reform pendulum

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 03:30
When the London Metal Exchange finished its 12-step warehouse reform package, it proved once more that you cannot please all of the people all of the time.
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NEWSBREAK: LME to prepare new warehouse discussion paper rolling back reform regime, sources say

Base Metals Market - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 03:00
A new London Metal Exchange warehousing discussion paper that will consider the possibility of rolling back some of the exchange’s reforms is to be prepared and taken to the market in the next few months, people familiar with the situation told Fastmarkets MB.
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