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Avanco Copper to buy Vale's Pantera copper project in Brazil

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:01
Avanco Copper has entered into an agreement to buy Vale’s Pantera high-grade copper-gold project, located near its existing operations in Brazil’s northern region of Carajás.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/01: LME lead prices hit three-month high; base metals recover

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:28
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close on Thursday January 18, with only tin bucking the higher trend.
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European physical Ali market expects uptrend to continue despite LME backwardation

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:25
London Metal Exchange aluminium nearby spreads have moved into backwardation for the first time in five months, yet the physical market expects the recent uptrend in European premiums to continue.
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Oyu Tolgoi declares force majeure on concentrate shipments due to local border protest

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:59
Oyu Tolgoi has declared force majeure on copper, gold and silver concentrate shipments to customers due to a protest by Chinese coal transporters in the area of the Ganqimaodu border zone, Turquoise Hill Resources said.
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Barrick assessing revised Chilean sanctions on Pascua Lama project

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:38
Barrick Gold Corp is analyzing a revised sanction related to its Pascua Lama project issued on Wednesday January 17 by Chile’s Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente (SMA), the company said.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/01: Comex copper price stages modest recovery

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:29
Comex copper prices recovered from a multi-week low in the US morning on Thursday January 18, with solid Chinese data and a weaker dollar providing support.
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Hindustan Zinc Oct-Dec profit shrinks despite commodity price rally

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:01
Vedanta’s Hindustan Zinc unit reported a 4% slip in net profit from October to December 2017 despite surging commodity prices.
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 18/01: LME base metals firm up on Chinese data; BHP’s copper, zinc output jumps; robust nickel prices support East Asia’s stainless steel market

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:45
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Thursday January 18.
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Alcoa posts Q4 loss, predicts 2018 deficit in aluminium

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:45
US aluminium company Alcoa attributed a loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 to the closure of some operations and higher costs.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/01: LME base metals strengthen on better-than-expected Chinese data

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:50
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were back trading in positive territory on Thursday January 18, supported by slightly stronger Chinese data.
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PEOPLE MOVES: LME hires WGC's Robin Martin

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:37
The London Metal Exchange has appointed Robin Martin as its new head of market development, the exchange said.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 18/01: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:05
Arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Thursday January 18*
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BHP’s copper production climbs 20% in Oct-Dec; full-year guidance unchanged

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:55
BHP’s copper output soared by 20% year on year in the three months ended December 31, 2017, supported by the successful ramp-up of the Los Colorados extension project at the miner’s Escondida operation during the period.
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BHP’s zinc output jumps 30% in Oct-Dec, lead production declines

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:15
BHP’s mined zinc output rose by 30% year on year in the three months ended December 31, 2017, according to the company’s half-year production report released on Thursday January 18.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 18/01: SHFE base metals broadly up, China data eyed; BHP December quarter production results; US scrap prices

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s office in Shanghai, as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Thursday January 18.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/01: SHFE base metals prices mostly up; copper outperforms

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:40
Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were generally higher during Asian morning trading on Thursday January 18 with copper prices outperforming, while the others gave a more subdued performance ahead of key Chinese data releases today.
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BHP AT A GLANCE: December quarter production results

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:12
Summary of BHP’s production results for the three months ended December 31, 2017.
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Germanium prices rise as Teck Resources announces partial force majeure on sales

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:31
Germanium prices increased on Wednesday January 17 and are expected to rise further after Teck Resources declared a partial force majeure on the sale of the metal from its trial operations.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 17/01: LME ali, tin edge higher; other base metals continue dive as dollar recovers

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:45
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower for the second day in a row at the close on Wednesday January 17, while metals continue to retreat from earlier highs.
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Red Kite confirms restructuring, says all funds performing as expected

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:04
Red Kite is undergoing a restructuring process "to consolidate regulatory oversight" but day-to-day operations were not affected, with all funds and the physical copper business performing "well in line with expectations," it confirmed on Wednesday January 17.
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