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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/12: LME nickel rallies 3%; base metals close 2017 on strong footing

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:30
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were on divergent paths on the last trading day of the year, Friday December 29, with nickel stealing the show.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/12: LME copper, ali dip after recent rally; base metals consolidating

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:02
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange edged lower at the beginning of the last trading day of the year, Friday December 29, but are mostly consolidating after hitting fresh highs over the last two days.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/12: SHFE nickel stocks up 10.5%

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:01
Deliverable nickel stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-approved warehouses increased 4,185 tonnes, or 10.5%, over the past week to 44,216 tonnes as of Friday December 29.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 29/12: Copper, aluminum, zinc, nickel

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 07:52
Arbitrage for copper, aluminum, zinc and nickel imported into China on Friday December 29*
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METALS MORNING VIEW 29/12: Base metals sent a clear message in 2017

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:30
Base metals traded on the London Metal Exchange are edging lower this morning, Friday December 29, posting a marginal average drop of 0.2%, with aluminium (-0.6%) the weakest and lead (+0.2%) the most resilient, on fairly low trading volumes due to the holiday season.
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South Korea’s PPS to buy 1,500t of zinc via tenders

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:15
South Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) is looking to buy 1,500 tonnes of special high grade zinc via two tenders, according to notices from the state agency late on Thursday December 28.
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2017 REVIEW: Copper rebounds this year fueled by Chinese stability

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:30
The copper market should have known 2017 would be an interesting and potentially beneficial year after seeing US President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech promising to rebuild the United States and a 44-day strike at Escondida mine in Chile.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 29/12: SHFE aluminum up; CSPT Q1 price floor; Concord signs Pumpkin Hollow deal

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:49
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Friday December 29.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/12: SHFE aluminium price up, copper falls back

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:35
The most-traded aluminium contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) continued to see gains during Asian morning trading hours on Friday December 29, while that of copper fell back a bit in the last trading day of 2017.
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CSPT cuts 2018 Q1 TC/RC purchase price floor by 8%

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:36
The Chinese Smelters Purchase Team (CSPT) is to cut its purchase treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) price floor for the first quarter of 2018 to $87 per tonne and 8.7 cents per lb, sources close to the matter told Metal Bulletin on Friday December 29.
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Concord Resources signs marketing deal for Pumpkin Hollow copper project

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:30
Base metal merchants Concord Resources will be the marketing agent for Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow copper project when it starts production next year.
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Analysts see copper on steady footing after bulls fuel 10-day festive bounce

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 18:25
Copper’s stellar December price run should be well supported into 2018, market analysts said as the metal extended a series of unbroken daily gains.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/12: LME copper leads base metals higher in strong year-end rally; lead bucks trend

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:14
Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange continued to a strong end of year rally during afternoon trading on Thursday December 28, with copper and aluminium leading the pack.
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METALS MORNING VIEW 28/12: Strong rallies underway across the base metals

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:05
Base metals prices trading on the London Metal Exchange are building on their gains from Wednesday December 27, with prices up an average of 0.9% this morning and volume has been high with 18,421 lots traded as of 08:46 am London time.
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PRICING NOTICE: Correction to Shanghai zinc arbitrage calculation

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 09:49
Metal Bulletin has corrected its Shanghai zinc arbitrage calculations for the period December 12-22 to reflect the correct zinc premiums used in the formula.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 28/12: Copper, ali head for a strong end to 2017 as rallies continue

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 09:45
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange continued their strong performances during early morning trading on Thursday December 28, with gains across the board.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 28/12: Copper, aluminum, zinc, nickel

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:30
Arbitrage for copper, aluminum, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday December 28*
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East Asian stainless steel prices up further on trading spike

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 05:21
East Asian stainless steel prices remained in an upward trend over the past week amid active trading.
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KOREA ALUMINIUM SNAPSHOT: Premium ranges narrow but views mostly optimistic heading into 2018

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 04:25
Key data from the Wednesday December 27 pricing session in Singapore.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 28/12: SHFE copper rises; Updates on 2018 TC/RCs; China's minors under environmental crackdown

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 04:14
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia, bringing the key news and market stories on Thursday December 28.
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