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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 02/04: SHFE base metals prices higher on China PMI data; softness seen in US ali scrap market; global billet wrap

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 06:20
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Singapore as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Monday April 2.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 02/04: SHFE base metals prices higher on Chinese manufacturing data

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 05:00
Base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were all higher during Asian morning trading on Monday April 2, but gains were somewhat limited in some of the metals following the release of two sets of Chinese manufacturing data showing mixed results.
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SHFE STOCKS REPORT 30/03: Lead stocks fall 12% w-o-w; aluminium inventories continue to climb

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:40
Deliverable lead stocks at Shanghai Futures Exchange-bonded warehouses decreased by 3,302 tonnes or 12.5% in the week ended Friday March 30. Inventories of the other base metals, with the exception of aluminium, were similarly lower.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 30/03: SHFE aluminium prices under pressure; copper concentrate TC/RCs trend lower; zinc, lead concentrates TCs rebound

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 05:40
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Friday March 30.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/03: SHFE base metals prices consolidate; aluminium succumbs to follow-through weakness

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 05:30
Aluminium prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were weaker during Asian morning trading on Friday March 30, tracking the decline seen on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday.
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Zinc, lead concentrate TCs finally rebound; annual talks still ongoing

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 04:15
Zinc and lead concentrate treatment charges (TCs) rose in March, reflecting expectations of better supply and fewer smelter shorts in the market.
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Copper concentrate TC/RCs continue trend lower in March despite supply boost

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 03:25
Copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs), ticked lower at the end of March, with traders continuing to bid lower for spot material and smelters re-adjusting bids to the downside.
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Codelco achieves second highest copper output ever in 2017

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 02:45
Chilean state-owned miner Codelco achieved its second highest copper output ever in 2017, despite contending with a decline in ore grades, the company announced on Thursday March 30.
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ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 30/03: Secondary aluminium market chaotic; mining labor talks could weigh on copper; EU steel safeguards may hurt distributors

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 00:05
The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Friday March 30.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/03: Copper, nickel recover ahead of Easter break; Ali dives 1.4% on high stocks

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 18:05
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were split into two camps at the close on Thursday March 29 ahead of the market shutting down for a long Easter weekend.
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Blister copper RC climbs in March on high inventory, softer demand in China

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:53
Refining charges (RCs) for imported blister copper continued to climb in China in March on ample stocks and softened demand for refined copper.
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International miners in DRC submit proposed amendments to mining code

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 16:30
Representatives of major international mining companies active in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have submitted a formal proposal to the country’s Ministry of Mines that they say is designed to address their concerns about the recently-revised mining code as well as the government’s revenue needs.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/03: Comex copper price rebounds amid technical buying, dollar weakness

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 15:54
Comex copper prices staged a modest rally in the US morning on Thursday March 29, with investor sentiment turning positive following a softer dollar and easing geopolitical tensions.
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SHFE VS LME physical arbitrage 29/03: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 15:40
The arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday March 29*
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COPPER SUPPLY MONITOR: Key labor contract negotiations in 2018

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 15:34
A wave of labor negotiations at several of the world’s leading copper mines is taking place this year and could have a significant impact to the global copper supply and prices.
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FREE WEB SEMINAR: What’s driving the battery raw materials market?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:50
Metal Bulletin is hosting a free web seminar on Thursday April 5 at 9am London time to discuss the key drivers of the battery raw materials markets, including substitution risk, electric vehicle policy, and supply of lithium, nickel and cobalt.
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 29/03: LME base metals prices higher ahead of Easter; Philippines mining audit delayed; CISA coverage

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:10
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Thursday March 29.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 29/01: LME base metals prices rebound; aluminium lower following 30kt delivery in Port Klang

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:25
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher during morning trading on Thursday March 29 with the market gearing up for a long weekend.
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GLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Shanghai full plate, Europe briquette premiums dip lower; US premiums steady

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:14
Chinese nickel full plate and European nickel briquette premiums dipped further on Tuesday March 27, while premiums in the United States remained firm on strong demand.
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METALS MORNING VIEW 29/03: Prices getting some lift - book squaring or start of a rebound?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:19
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange are for the most part stronger today, Thursday March 29, with prices up by an average of 0.6%. Nickel leads the advance with a 2% rise to $13,300 per tonne, while copper is up by 1% at $6,732 per tonne.
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