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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 19/10: SHFE base metals broadly down; AMG Vanadium to double spent catalyst processing capacity; year-end Mn ore rally unlikely - sources

2 hours 21 min ago
Good morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Friday October 19.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 19/10: Renewed concerns over slowing Chinese economy sinks SHFE base metals prices; nickel defiant

2 hours 41 min ago
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly down during Asian morning trading on Friday October 19, with weaker-than-expected economic data from China sparking a wave of risk-off sentiment in the base metals market.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/10: LME base metals weaken at the close; zinc continues to buck the trend

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 17:48
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Thursday October 18 because of a firmer dollar but zinc continued to rally thanks to low stocks and the threat of more US sanctions.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT: Comex copper rally halted by potential US rate rise

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:35
The Comex copper price tumbled in the morning on Thursday October 18 after the US Federal Reserve indicated another interest rate rise is imminent.
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BHP’s zinc output rises 5% in Jul-Sept; lead production drops

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:10
BHP’s zinc concentrates production rose 5% year on year in the three months ended September 30, 2018, according to the company’s quarterly production report released on Wednesday October 17.
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CHINA ALUMINIUM INGOT ADC 12 SNAPSHOT: Export price slips on cheaper offers from new supply regions; domestic market drops

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:42
Key data from the Wednesday October 17 pricing session in Asia.
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MMG raises Dugald River FY zinc output guidance thanks to fast ramp-up

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:15
Australian-Chinese miner MMG has increased 2018 production guidance from Dugald River, with a ramp-up at the Australian zinc mine progressing faster than expected.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 18/10: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:10
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday October 18*
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 18/10: LME zinc outperforms; Kyen assets frozen; new Chinese silico-manganese projects support Mn ore prices

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:00
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Thursday October 18.
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Alumetal boosts secondary aluminium capacity at Gorzyce but European market stumbles

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:55
Polish secondary aluminium producer Alumetal SA raised capacity at its plant in Gorzyce, Poland, earlier this month, it said, amid falling prices - diecasting alloy is down by than €200 in Europe since the start of 2018.
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Nickel briquette liquidity rises in China amid demand boom

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:04
Nickel briquette – a key feedstock for nickel sulfate and stainless steelmaking – has been extensively used by downstream consumers in China this year against a backdrop of healthy demand growth in the domestic electric vehicle (EV) and stainless steel sectors.
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High Court freezes Kyen Resources’ assets in lawsuit from Hyundai Corp

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:03
Singapore’s Supreme Court has frozen $8,997,149.96 of metal trading company Kyen Resources’ assets through an injunction filed by rival merchant Hyundai Corp on October 11.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/10: LME zinc outperforms still after large Antwerp cancellation but other base metals prices dip

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:39
Zinc continued to outperform the other base metals during morning trading the London Metal Exchange Thursday October 18 following a large cancellation at LME-listed warehouses.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/10: Most SHFE base metals prices dip on firmer dollar; zinc shows some strength

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:55
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly down during Asian morning trading on Thursday October 18, with only zinc showing any meaningful gains while copper was little changed.
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China’s stainless steel prices drop on weak demand, high inventory levels

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:03
China’s domestic stainless steel prices moved down over the past week amid low demand and high inventory levels.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 18/10: China zinc premium falls again; concerns mount over potential halt of Indonesian tin exports; US senator calls for more oversight on Al pricing

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:00
Good morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday October 18.
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GLOBAL ZINC & LEAD WRAP: Chinese zinc premium falls once again; US contracts expected to increase for 2019

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 05:05
Chinese zinc premiums fell for a second consecutive week in the week ended Tuesday October 16, with rates pressured by buyers’ low appetite for the metal due the closed import arbitrage window. Elsewhere, there was optimism in the US market that premiums will rise to cover increased freight costs.
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US senator adds to call for more oversight, investigative powers on aluminium pricing

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:45
A United States senator has introduced bipartisan legislation in the country’s senior legislative body, the Senate, that would allow more oversight of price reporting and price-setting entities that operate in the aluminium markets.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/10: LME zinc price continues rally following US sanctions; Al shrugs off 26% jump in stocks

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:37
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly trading lower at the close on Wednesday October 17, with sentiment in the market weakening, but zinc continued to outperform.
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GLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Nickel premiums flat worldwide in muted market

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:20
Fastmarkets MB’s nickel premiums were stable across all regions in the week to Tuesday October 17 in quiet trading conditions after the London Metal Exchange Week.
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