LME Mining News

LME Week metals puzzle is how to trade a trade war

Donald Trump didn't make it to LME Week, the annual jamboree of the global metals trading community. But the US president was the hot topic.

LME says plans to launch about 15 contracts from January 2019

The exchange said in March that any launch of a new cobalt contract would not be until the end of 2018 or early 2019.

Electric vehicle rush fuels optimism at LME Asia Week

Chinese cobalt producers such as Jinchuan Group and Wanbao Mining said they were ramping up production to sate an anticipated demand boom from EVs.

Benchmark zinc treatment charges down 15 pct in 2018- Nyrstar

Zinc supply has been falling over the last few years as major mines reached the end of their lives and Glencore cut its own output.

LME to suspend Rusal's aluminium from approved brand list

The LME will suspend Rusal's aluminium from its list on April 17 after some members raised concerns about settling LME contracts with sanctioned companies.

Feast and famine in the global tin market(s): Andy Home

The London market is only one half of the picture when it comes to tin price signals. The other, very different half is located in Shanghai.

LME rethinks cobalt contract for electric vehicle sector

The exchange is instead looking at offering a cash-settled cobalt metal contract.

COLUMN-Ghost stocks are still haunting the LME's aluminium contract: Andy Home

London Metal Exchange (LME) stocks of aluminium have surged by almost a quarter of a million tonnes over the last five days.

LME says likely to make fee cuts permanent after volumes rise

The LME cut fees on short-dated carries in October and on medium-dated carries in November in a bid to revive volumes.

As Glencore restarts capacity, is time up for zinc rally?

Glencore can't take full credit for bull surge of last 2 years but its curtailments acted as powerful accelerator to structural shift toward supply deficit.

London Metal Exchange outlines waivers to new OTC fee

A consultation with users on the fee will start on Nov. 22 and end on Jan. 12 with a view to beginning charges from April 3, the LME said in a statement.

This firm has more than half the copper in LME warehouses

That is worth around $534-$854 million, based on prices of $6,675 per tonne.

Zinc becoming investors new darling

Prices for the metal have jumped almost 17% since early May, hitting $2,410 a tonne late July.

VIDEO: Here's what goes on at the London Metal Exchange

The world's biggest and oldest metals market is getting a makeover under new CEO.

LME expands steel delivery to Italy as volumes rise 46%

The London Metal Exchange has approved Ravenna as the latest point of good delivery for non domestic LME Steel Billet, with effect from September 16th 2011. The addition of the Italian port will enhance the contract’s warehousing network in Europe, encouraging the steel industry to further utilise the contract. LME Steel Billet is now listed in 12 locations in seven countries.

Musings on the Record Price of Copper

The spot price of copper jumped to $4.40 on December 31, exceeding previous highs set daily over the past week. Today we discuss copper’s meteoric price rise during the past five months, dissect current supply […]