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GLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Premiums flat across the board

2 hours 53 min ago
Global nickel premiums were flat across the board in the week ended Tuesday February 19, with stable demand in the United States allowing premiums to maintain their current levels.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 20/02: SHFE base metals prices mostly up on positive sentiment, soft dollar; lead, tin dip

4 hours 18 min ago
With the exception of lead and tin, base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were up during Asian morning trading on Wednesday February 20, with the complex broadly benefiting from a softer dollar and optimism surrounding the latest round of trade talks between China and the United States.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 19

9 hours 3 min ago
Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday February 19 that are worth another look.
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GLOBAL ALUMINIUM WRAP: Wide contango on LME stokes bullish sentiment for aluminium premiums

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:47
Wide contangoes on the London Metal Exchange were supporting global aluminium premiums on Tuesday February 19, with premiums in Europe, the United States and Japan all rising.
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WEEKLY BASE METAL PREMIUMS REPORT: 19/02

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:42
A summary of base metals premiums from across the globe for the week to Tuesday February 19.
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BETTING ON BLOCKCHAIN: MineHub in drive to improve mine-to-consumer efficiencies

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:32
A consortium of metals and mining industry participants has teamed up with a blockchain technology firm to develop a platform to improve supply chain management and create efficiencies in the sector.
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ERG to put copper miner Boss on care and maintenance from end-February

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:55
Global miner Eurasian Resources will place its Boss Mining copper-cobalt unit in Democratic Republic of Congo on care and maintenance at the end of February 2019, the company has told Fastmarkets.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/02: LME base metals prices improve on positive sentiment

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:08
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close of trading on Tuesday February 19, with a new round of trade talks between the United States and China improving market sentiment amid a slight softening of the US dollar index.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/02: Comex copper jumps on trade deal optimism

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:50
The copper market surged in morning trading on Tuesday February 19 in the United States amid rising optimism for a trade resolution between the world’s two largest economies – the US and China.
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LME announces fees for new Fastmarkets cash-settled contracts

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:16
The London Metal Exchange has released the fees for its new cash-settled futures contracts which will be launched on March 11, three of which are settled against Fastmarkets MB benchmarks.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/02: LME Al price unmoved by 14,900t rewarranting; Cu, Ni hold gains

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:05
Aluminium’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange was little changed during morning trading on Tuesday February 19, with continued volatility in stock flows across LME-listed Malaysian warehouses doing little to jolt the metal’s stagnant price action.
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Zinc concs TC pressured by 1-month delivery delay after Queensland flood

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:40
The upward momentum in zinc concentrates spot treatment charges (TCs) may be capped by the lower availability of Australian concentrates due to the estimated month-late delivery of parcels from the flooded North Queensland area, several smelters told Fastmarkets.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 19/02: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:05
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Tuesday February 19*
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METALS MORNING VIEW 19/02: Most metals prices consolidate, copper challenging resistance again

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:30
The three-month base metals prices traded on the London Metal Exchange were mixed and little changed on the morning of Tuesday February 19.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/02: SHFE copper prices supported; others mixed on renewed dollar strength

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 05:40
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were split into two camps during Asian morning trading on Tuesday February 19, with zinc, lead and aluminium recording losses, while the rest continued their upward trend from Monday.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/02: LME copper price climbs 1.3% but lead falls 2.3%

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 18:03
Copper’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange ended higher on Monday February 18 thanks to the downtrend in stocks and the potential for a thawing of US-Chinese trade relations.
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Copper concs TCs fall again mid-Feb; eyes on overturned restart of Sterlite Copper smelter

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 12:55
Copper concentrate treatment charges fell further in mid-February on expectations of tighter supply later this year, which could be reversed now that an Indian court’s ruling to restart Sterlite Copper’s 400,000 tonnes per year smelter has been overturned.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/02: Copper, tin prices climb in lackluster LME trading; rest of complex down

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:15
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Monday February 18, with the three-month copper and tin prices rising while continued uncertainty over US-Chinese trade relations dampens investor sentiment.
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METALS MORNING VIEW 18/02: Metals prices mostly consolidating Friday's gains

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:02
The three-month base metals prices traded on the London Metal Exchange were mixed on the morning of Monday February 18.
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Setback for Sterlite as Supreme Court holds back Tuticorin smelter restart

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:15
Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit has been dealt a setback in its bid to restart its Tuticorin copper smelter, which produces 400,000 tonnes per year of copper cathode.
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