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Alumina prices slide on weak demand, year-end destocking

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:27
The spot alumina market dipped this week, under pressure from slower demand, weaker aluminium prices, and year-end selling.
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Vedanta plans to build world’s second biggest copper smelter

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:11
Vedanta will double smelting capacity at its 400,000 tpy Sterlite Tuticorin smelter in Tamil Nadu, India, by effectively building a replica version next to the present smelter.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/11: LME lead in strong position; base metals higher

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:35
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were higher across the board this morning, Friday November 10, recovering from Thursday’s declines.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 10/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 09:36
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday November 10*
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/11: SHFE copper stocks rise for second consecutive week; Ali stocks climb further

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 09:35
Deliverable copper stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses have risen for a second consecutive week, increasing by 14% or 18,198 tonnes over the past week to 145,471 tonnes as of Friday November 10.
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METAL BULLETIN CUTS COUNTER: Chinese aluminium [UPDATED]

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:00
China started its supply-side reform in the aluminium industry at the end of 2016, and has already made some progress in cutting capacity – Metal Bulletin keeps a tally of inspections and capacity cuts in China so far.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 10/11: SHFE base metals prices stronger; DLA nets $2.62mln in October FeCr offering; US aluminium imports drop to new low

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:30
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai, bringing the key news and market stories on Friday November 10.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 10/11: SHFE base metals prices stronger across the board; lead outperforms

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:10
Base metal prices on Shanghai Futures Exchange were all higher during Asian morning trading on Friday November 10, with lead the outperformer as it finds support from expectations of increased demand, while environmental crackdowns in China have tightened supply of the metal.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/11: LME nickel prices continue to dive; lead only base metal to close higher

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:55
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close this afternoon, Thursday November 9, with only lead bucking the trend.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/11: Comex copper prices edge up after reaching 3-wk low

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:21
Comex copper prices declined on Thursday morning, succumbing to profit-taking and weaker Chinese data, before recovering slightly.
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Sichuan’s mined zinc output falls 70% in August on pollution crackdown

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:32
Mined zinc output in China’s Sichuan province dropped by almost 70% month on month in August following environmental inspections which led to the suspension of the majority of zinc mines there.
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Noble Group losses up to $3 bln in first 9 months of year after asset sale writedowns

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:43
Noble Group made a net loss of more than $3 billion in the first nine months of 2017 as the commodities merchant wrote down losses during the sale of its North American power units and its shareholding in Yancoal, it said on Thursday November 9.
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 09/11: LME base metals lower; Chile steel consumption to rebound; Morocco CRC quota

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Thursday November 9.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/11: All LME base metals weaker; nickel plummets 3%

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:17
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were down across the board in morning trading on Thursday November 9, with nickel plummeting over 3%.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 09/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:25
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday November 9*
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METALS MORNING VIEW 09/11: Weakness in base metals continues in spite of encouraging Chinese data

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:10
Base metals traded on the London Metal Exchange continue their declines this morning, Thursday November 9, posting an average loss of 1.1%, driven by a weaker global risk appetite and tighter Chinese financial conditions.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 09/11: SHFE copper prices rise; former Balmat zinc mine reopens; US lead-acid battery prices flat

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:25
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai, bringing the key news and market stories on Thursday November 9.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 09/11: Copper prices rise on strong Chinese economic data; aluminium down on stock concerns

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:25
Strong Chinese economic data pushed up copper prices in Asian morning trading on Thursday November 9, while aluminium prices lost ground as domestic stock levels continued rising.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 08/11: LME copper, nickel prices up at close; Al lags behind

Base Metals Market - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 17:53
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close on Wednesday November 8, as prices looked to recover from earlier losses.
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