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MONTHLY ALUMINIUM BILLET PREMIUM WRAP: US billet market soars on tight market; competitive European billet market pushes premiums lower

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 22:21
Tight supply in the US market pushed billets to another record high, while European premiums edged lower in a competitive and active market.
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NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: LME Asia Week; Rusal’s export struggles; Huayou Cobalt says auto clients ‘satisfied’ with DRC sourcing chain

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:47
Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/05: LME nickel price ends week higher; complex consolidates

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:55
Base metals on the London Metal Exchange had a mixed end to the week at the close of trading on Friday May 18, with complex consolidation resisted by nickel’s steady gains.
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BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 18/05: Weaker demand teases out cheaper lithium hydroxide offers

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:41
An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.
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FOCUS: Lead market eyes stocks, prices after LME short drives open China import arbitrage

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:55
Lead is starting to be imported into China at a profit after shorts drove down international market prices far enough to trigger an arbitrage.
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 18/05: LME nickel price finds support; Tuticorin still closed pending hearing; SHFE base metals stocks

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00
The latest metal market news and price moves to start the North American day on Friday May 18.
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Sterlite copper smelter outage extended further on appeal hearing adjournment

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:16
Sterlite’s refined copper smelter, Tuticorin, will remain closed for another 20 days after the local court adjourned the next hearing on Sterlite’s appeal against a decision not to renew consent of the smelter operation, Metal Bulletin understands.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/05: LME base metals broadly lower; nickel up 1.2%

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:15
Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were broadly lower during morning trading on Friday May 18, with marginal drops across the complex largely due to a strengthening dollar and nickel the only metal to buck the trend.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 18/05: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:46
The arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday May 18*
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SHFE STOCKS REPORT 18/05: Base metal inventories fall across the board; copper stocks down 4%

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:42
All base metal stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses were lower week on week on Friday May 18, with deliverable copper stocks slipping 3.9% or 11,021 tonnes over the week to 268,504 tonnes.
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METALS MORNING VIEW 18/05: Nickel and aluminium prices have direction; rest are listless

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:30
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were diverging on the morning of Friday May 18.
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METALS MORNING VIEW 18/05: Nickel and aluminium prices have direction, the rest are listless

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:30
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were diverging on the morning of Friday May 18, the main movers being nickel where prices have climbed 1% and aluminium where prices have dropped 0.6%. Zinc prices are down 0.3%, while the rest are little changed with copper prices at $6,869 per tonne.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 18/05: SHFE base metals broadly higher; Marex sees bull market for Cu; European molybdenum prices dip

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 05:15
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the latest news and pricing stories on Friday May 18.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/05: SHFE base metals broadly higher; aluminium bucks trend on huge LME re-warranting

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:25
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were largely higher during Asian morning trading on Friday May 18, with the exception of tin and aluminium - the latter easing after a huge re-warranting in London Metal Exchange warehouses in Malaysia.
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LME WEEK ASIA 2018: ‘Incredibly long, but shallow, bull market for copper’ – Marex’ Wolf

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 03:59
The outlook for base metals is a positive one, with copper ready to push into a long period of bullishness, said Guy Wolf, Marex Spectron’s global head of market analytics.
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LME WEEK ASIA 2018: ‘Incredibly long, but shallow, bull market for copper’ – Marex’s Wolf

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 03:59
The outlook for base metals is a positive one, with copper ready to push into a long period of bullishness, said Guy Wolf, Marex Spectron’s global head of market analytics.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/05: LME nickel price shows strength; aluminium price drops

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:27
Base metals on the London Metal Exchange ended mostly higher at the close of trading on Thursday May 17, with aluminium’s three-month price down 1% after a huge re-warranting of 138,650 tonnes at Port Klang this morning.
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Massive Malaysia rewarranting offers sliver of short-term bullishness for physical aluminium market

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:46
A large rewarranting of aluminium in Malaysia on Thursday May 17 stirred up slightly bullish sentiment in Europe’s physical aluminium market.
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CME Group's expanding global reach is key factor in growth of market share

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:33
The CME Group's growing share of global trade in recent years has been driven by its increasingly global reach since its commercial push in base metals began in 2012, its global head of metals Young-Jin Chang told Metal Bulletin this week.
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