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BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 05/10: Cobalt prices back to parity on broken cathode, briquette tightness

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:56
An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their price moves from the past week.
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LME issues position paper on responsible sourcing requirements; tin emerges as key commodity in focus

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:48
The London Metal Exchange has released a position paper outlining specific requirements for its responsible sourcing initiative, with the exchange’s tin contract emerging as a key focal point across its base metals products, it said in a note to members on Friday October 5.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/10: LME aluminium price steps back from highs but still ends strongly

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 18:15
Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were mostly higher at the close of trading on Friday October 5 - the three-month aluminium price ended the week up by 2.2%, reflecting the full closure at Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil.
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Ian Hannam’s Centar makes deals to develop Afghan copper-gold projects

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 16:49
Centar Ltd, the mining company founded by former JP Morgan mining dealmaker Ian Hannam, will sign deals with the government of Afghanistan to develop copper and gold deposits there, it said on Friday October 5.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/10: Comex copper ends week on lower note

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 16:46
Comex copper prices inched down on Friday morning in the United States despite a weaker dollar and positive jobs data.
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LME WEEK 2018: The tools to trade

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 15:04
In a world of razor-thin margins and fierce competition, there is unprecedented pressure to make better decisions faster.
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Nizi taps non-ferrous raw materials trading in Africa, team expands quickly

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:47
Luxembourg-based metal trader Nizi International has expanded its metals raw materials business further by recruiting another new member to oversee its African affairs.
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LME could delist brands not compliant with responsible sourcing principles

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 13:44
The London Metal Exchange would have the right to name and shame, suspend or possibly even delist brands that fail to comply with its new proposed responsible sourcing principles, according to a position paper it published on Friday October 5.
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 05/10: LME ali price pushes higher; YDD Corp to push Kazakhstan ferro-silicon op; Hebei Steel cuts silico-manganese purchase

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:50
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Friday October 5.
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NEWSBREAK: Larco ferronickel production halved after storm lashes Greece

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:45
Larco has been forced to halve its ferro-nickel production after damages caused by flooding after the ravaging passage of storm Zorba last weekend in Greece, a company official told Fastmarkets.
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US authorities may get oversight, investigative powers on aluminium pricing [UPDATE]

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:55
US regulators may get powers to conduct oversight and investigate price-reporting and price-setting entities in the aluminium markets if recently introduced legislation becomes law.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/10: LME Al price continues climb on market tightness; other base metals hit by stronger dollar

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:35
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Friday October 5, with aluminium bucking the trend.
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EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 05/10: LME base metals prices mixed; alumina market braces for year-end volatility; Concorde to supply Century with alumina

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 05:20
Good morning from Fastmarkets MB’s offices in Asia as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Friday October 5.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 05/10: LME base metals prices mixed amid dollar strength, tight fundamental backdrop

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 05:00
Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mixed during early trading on Friday October 5, with a barrage of strong economic data from the United States as well as hawkish rhetoric from the US Federal Reserve continuing to prop up the dollar and limiting any upside moves in the metals’ prices.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/10: LME aluminium price rally simmers amid ‘price correction’; nickel falls 2%

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 19:08
The prices of base metals on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Thursday October 4, with the three-month aluminium price closing 1.6% lower amid headwinds from a strong US dollar index.
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Alunorte suspension news reverses alumina index dip; market wary of Brazil gvt next moves

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 16:40
Participants in the alumina industry are bracing themselves for a turbulent end to the year following Hydro’s announcement that it will suspend 100% of operations at its Alunorte facility.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/10: Comex copper price reaches 3-day rally on dollar softness

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:54
The Comex copper price was trading at a multi-week high in the US morning on Thursday October 4, amid falling stocks and a weaker dollar.
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NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEF 04/10: LME aluminium continues uptrend; iron ore, coking coal indices flat

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:20
The latest metal markets news and price moves to start the North American day on Thursday October 4.
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LIVE FUTURES REPORT 04/10: LME aluminium price rally continues, base metals complex follows

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:49
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were collectively higher during morning trading on Thursday October 4, with aluminium’s price rally continuing after Norsk Hydro announced a full suspension of operations at its Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil.
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ALUMINIUM ARB INDICATOR: Window narrows but participants still see opportunity

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:32
The aluminium import arbitrage between the United States and Asia narrowed on Wednesday October 3 due to a weaker London Metal Exchange price and a softer P1020 US Midwest delivered premium.
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