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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/11: LME nickel price hits fresh 2018 low; base metals prices dip on weak demand

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:15
The London Metal Exchange three-month nickel price hit a fresh 2018 low in morning trading on Friday November 23, with the rest of the complex following lower.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 23/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 09:36
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday November 23 *
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METALS MORNING VIEW 23/11: Metals prices under pressure; market awaiting direction from flash PMI data

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 09:07
The three-month lead price on the London Metal Exchange was slightly firmer this morning, Friday November 23, while the rest of the complex was down by an average of 0.6%. Zinc led the decline with a 1.2% fall, while copper was off by 0.8% at $6,217 per tonne.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 23/11: Soft dollar supports most SHFE base metals; first Alufer Mining bauxite shipment arrives in China; Brazil's flat steel sales up slightly in Oct

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 06:00
Good morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Friday November 23.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 23/11: SHFE base metals prices gain on softening dollar; tin, nickel buck the trend

Base Metals Market - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 05:05
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly up during Asian morning trading on Friday November 23, with the complex benefitting from a slightly weaker dollar. Tin and nickel fell however, with the former coming under pressure from fears over slowing demand and a buildup in exchange stocks.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/11: LME nickel price closes below $11,000/t; lead futures remain volatile

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:52
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed at the close of trading on Thursday November 22, with quiet trading continuing to keep prices broadly stable.
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First Alufer Mining bauxite shipment arrives in China

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 16:50
Alufer Mining’s first shipment of bauxite from its Bel Air project in Guinea has arrived in China, the company said on Thursday November 22.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/11: LME base metals prices consolidate in quiet trading; lead holds above $2,000/t

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:28
The majority of base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were rangebound during morning trading on Thursday November 22 while overall volumes remain light.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 22/11: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:58
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday November 22 *
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METALS MORNING VIEW 22/11: Metals prices mixed while markets await developments

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:45
Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange continued to give mixed performances this morning, Thursday November 22.
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Trade log November 2018: Nickel sulfate

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 05:55
Trade log for nickel sulfate in China including transactions, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets MB.
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Trade log October 2018: Nickel sulfate

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 05:50
Trade log for nickel sulfate in China including transactions, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets MB.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 22/11: Weakness in SHFE base metals persists; wider LME backwardation deters zinc spot trading; Albemarle plans JV lithium hydroxide plant with MRL

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 04:35
Good morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday November 22.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 22/11: Weakness persists across SHFE base metals complex; copper, aluminium prices show most resistance

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 04:02
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly down during Asian morning trading on Thursday November 22 despite the recent softness in the dollar; copper and aluminium were little changed with a slight upward bias, while the rest were lower across the board.
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GLOBAL TIN WRAP: Premiums flat across the board, contracts in focus

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:45
Tin premiums maintained a steady footing in Europe amid long-term supply contract negotiations on Wednesday November 21, while premiums elsewhere were also flat ahead of a US holiday and with a closed arbitrage window in Asia.
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ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 22/11: LME metals mixed on USD strength; Trafigura's rescue package for Nyrstar comes at a price

Base Metals Market - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:05
The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Thursday November 22.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 21/11: LME lead price rallies 2.2% in mixed London close

Base Metals Market - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:07
Base metals price changes on the London Metal Exchange were mixed at the close of trading on Wednesday November 21, with positive moves in copper, lead and zinc futures contrary to the continued slide in nickel, while the complex remained broadly impervious to continued strength in the US dollar index.
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GLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Wider LME backwardation deters zinc spot trading; Taiwan lead premium falls

Base Metals Market - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:27
Zinc premiums narrowed in Southeast Asia but were stable elsewhere in the week ended Tuesday November 20 after zinc forward price spreads became the most widely backwardated since at least 2004.
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ANTAIKE CHINA ALUMINIUM: China’s reliance on bauxite imports increasing; imports at five-year high – Jinjiang

Base Metals Market - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:34
China continues to rely heavily on imported bauxite, with imports set to reach a five-year high of 70 million tonnes this year, Pi Jianqing, deputy manager of the non-ferrous department of Hanzhou Jinjiang Group, said last week.
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Trafigura strengthens grip on Nyrstar's Port Pirie with liquidity bridging loan deal

Base Metals Market - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:53
Trafigura’s rescue package for Nyrstar comes at a price, with the trader taking greater ownership of one of the world’s largest zinc smelter's prized assets in return for helping it bridge a nine-day liquidity crunch.
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