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Chinese aluminium exports up 5.4% y-o-y in May on new VAT policy [CORRECTED]

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:45
Chinese export volumes of unwrought aluminium and aluminium products by increased 5.4% year on year and 7.5% month on month in May, according to preliminary Chinese customs data released on Friday June 8.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/07: Downward momentum in LME base metals continues; ali bucks trend, climbs 1.6%

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:50
Pressured by ongoing trade tensions, base metals on the London Metal Exchange ended mostly lower at the close of trading on Monday July 16, with aluminium the only metal to trade in positive territory.
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Raptor fund profits from price volatility while sanctions swing metals complex in 2018

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:55
Base metal market volatility is here for the long haul, according to a fund that has banked profits from the violent sanction-led price swings that have characterized market movements in the first half of 2018.
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Talks to resolve Mount Polley copper mine strike resume this week

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:52
Discussions with representatives of unionized workers at the Mount Polley copper mine are scheduled to resume this week in a bid to resolve a near two-month strike, according to mine owner Imperial Metals Corp.
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SHFE vs LME physical arbitrage 16/07: Copper, aluminium, zinc, nickel

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:38
The arbitrage for copper, aluminium, zinc and nickel imported into China on Monday July 16*
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 16/07: LME zinc price falls 3%; China’s HRC prices mixed; China’s ferrous futures moving up

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:00
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Monday July 16.
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Chinese copper imports up 15% y-o-y in June; copper ore, concentrates soar by 25%

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:48
China imported 448,000 tonnes of unwrought copper and copper products in June, from 390,000 tonnes last June, according to preliminary data released by China Customs on Monday July 16.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/07: LME base metals pressured by trade woes, China economic slowdown; zinc price falls 3.2%

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:44
Zinc prices on the London Metal Exchange edged over 3% lower during morning trading on Monday July 16, weighed down by poor economic data from China amid growing unease surrounding the trade conflict between the US and China.
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Chinese aluminium exports up 34% y-o-y in June; global demand growth steady

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:50
Chinese exports of unwrought aluminium and aluminium products in June increased by 33.5% year on year and 5.2% in a month, according to preliminary Chinese customs data released on Friday July 13.
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METALS MORNING VIEW 16/07: Weak Chinese data keeps metals prices under pressure

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:30
Base metals prices remained on a back footing this morning, Monday July 16, with three-month prices on the London Metal Exchange down by an average of 0.7%. Prices are in low ground with US trade policy and slow/slowing global economic growth weighing on prices.
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ALUMINIUM FOUNDRY WRAP: European and US premiums steady at high levels, awaiting Rusal news

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:00
Aluminium foundry alloy premiums in Europe and the United States were unchanged during the past month, but they continue to be supported at high levels by tight supply in the market following the US sanctions against UC Rusal.
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PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to increase frequency, amend publication calendar for aluminium billet prices

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:00
Metal Bulletin proposes to increase the frequency of its assessments of aluminium billet premiums in Europe, the United States and Brazil, while adjusting the publication calendar.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 16/07: Protectionism to hit metals demand; Cu conc TC/RCs jump to 10-month high; Cu suffers heavy losses in trade spat

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:45
Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Monday July 16.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 16/07: Most SHFE base metals prices correct; zinc outperforms

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:30
With the exception of nickel and aluminum, base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange staged a modest recovery during Asian morning trading on Monday July 16, with the market continuing to adjust to trade tensions between China and the United States.
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Copper concentrate TC/RCs jump to 10-month high

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:58
Copper concentrate treatment and refining charges (TCs/RCs) rose to ten-month highs in mid-July when miners began to sell tonnages at higher prices and smelters consolidated their purchasing with terms around $90 per tonne/$0.09 per lb.
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BASE METALS FORUM: US-China trade war a major cause for concern for market participants

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:31
The escalation of China-US trade tensions and China supply-side reforms were in the spotlight at the Base Metals Forum held by Citic Securities in Wuxi, Jiangsu province this week.
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BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 13/07: Lower offers weigh heavily on cobalt prices

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:27
An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 13/07: LME nickel prices fall 1.6% on enduring trade woes; copper, tin prices edge higher

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 17:50
Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange once again fell below $14,000 per tonne at the close of trading on Friday July 13, with broad gains across the complex capped by the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China.
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NON-FERROUS WEEK IN BRIEF: Escondida strike looms; LME warehousing under threat; KME to take over copper competitor; manganese flake price rally

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 17:20
Metal Bulletin rounds up some of the key news and price moves across the global metal markets this week.
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MJP aluminium stocks rise another 8% in June vs May

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:00
Primary aluminium stocks at the three main Japanese ports (MJP) of Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka rose 8% month on month in June, according to data from Marubeni Corp released on Friday July 13.
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