Monthly Archives: December 2013

Shooting The Messenger: The Elephant In The Chatroom

News this month that some banks, including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and RBS, would be banning or restricting use of multi-party online chatrooms can barely have come as a surprise to many. These forums have been depicted by regulators and … Continue reading

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Shangdong Steel sells two subsidiaries

Shangdong Steel sells two subsidiaries.

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Iron ore inventory trends down at Chinese ports

Iron ore inventory trends down at Chinese ports.

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ArcelorMittal Asturias plans to reopen galvanizing line

ArcelorMittal Asturias plans to reopen galvanizing line.

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Lead Falls as Some Investors Sell After Industrial-Metals Rally

Lead Falls as Some Investors Sell After Industrial-Metals Rally

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China $3 trillion local government debt stirs alarm

China $3 trillion local government debt stirs alarm

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LME to implement warehouse reforms, shed owners restrain rent hikes

LME to implement warehouse reforms, shed owners restrain rent hikes

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London Metal Exchange: Latest briefing on LMEwire, our new trade reporting service (PDF)

London Metal Exchange: Latest briefing on LMEwire, our new trade reporting service

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Chinese spot alumina edges up Yuan 10/mt to Yuan 2,530/mt

Chinese spot alumina edges up Yuan 10/mt to Yuan 2,530/mt

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Loan Rangers: China’s banks are coming – this time for real

Loan Rangers: China’s banks are coming – this time for real

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John Helmer: If RUSAL Moves Onshore, Is Deripaska Washed Up?

John Helmer: If RUSAL Moves Onshore, Is Deripaska Washed Up?

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Copper Mail: Aurubis (Dec 2013)

Copper Mail: Aurubis (Dec 2013)

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Gang Xia: Million Link to build larger metal trading platform by innovation

Gang Xia: Million Link to build larger metal trading platform by innovation

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Trading stable in Chinese zinc ingot market

Trading stable in Chinese zinc ingot market

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Aluminum Seen Extending Loss to $1,600 in 1st Half on Supply

Aluminum Seen Extending Loss to $1,600 in 1st Half on Supply

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Don’t Bank on Oil Firing Up Aluminum – WSJ.com

Don’t Bank on Oil Firing Up Aluminum – WSJ.com

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Aluminium divides China from the rest of the world | South China Morning Post

Aluminium divides China from the rest of the world | South China Morning Post.

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Turkish HMS 1/2 80:20 scrap import prices advance to $402 a ton

Turkish HMS 1/2 80:20 scrap import prices advance to $402 a ton

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China’s Jiaozuo Wanfang plans to buy 20% interest in China Rare Metals

China’s Jiaozuo Wanfang plans to buy 20% interest in China Rare Metals

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USW: Ormet smelter can still be saved

USW: Ormet smelter can still be saved

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Australia Iron Ore Exports Curbed as Cyclone Approaches

Australia Iron Ore Exports Curbed as Cyclone Approaches

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Copper Traders Bullish as Hedge Funds Bet on Gains: Commodities

Copper Traders Bullish as Hedge Funds Bet on Gains: Commodities

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Commodities Corner: Pressure on Prices for 2014

Commodities Corner: Pressure on Prices for 2014

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Saudi Ma’aden Restarts Aluminium Plant Production Line

Saudi Ma’aden Restarts Aluminium Plant Production Line

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Indonesia scores tentative tin win; blueprint for more commodities

Indonesia scores tentative tin win; blueprint for more commodities

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Vale calls force majeure, some Brazil ore cargoes halted

Vale calls force majeure, some Brazil ore cargoes halted

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Chinese PM Li Keqiang pledges ‘appropriate liquidity’ in 2014

Chinese PM Li Keqiang pledges ‘appropriate liquidity’ in 2014

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Mechel sells two ferroalloy assets to Turkey’s Yildirim Group

Mechel sells two ferroalloy assets to Turkey’s Yildirim Group.

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Millions of Tons of Metals Stashed in Shadow Warehouses – WSJ.com

Millions of Tons of Metals Stashed in Shadow Warehouses – WSJ.com.

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Chinese spot Copper premiums may drop to $150 a ton soon

Chinese spot Copper premiums may drop to $150 a ton soon

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World takes note of metro Detroit aluminum warehousing, while suppliers still react to auto industry collapse

World takes note of metro Detroit aluminum warehousing, while suppliers still react to auto industry collapse

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‘Mr Copper’ bucks commodities gloom with double-digit returns for third year

‘Mr Copper’ bucks commodities gloom with double-digit returns for third year

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China’s November Lead imports fall sharply after Oct rebound

China’s November Lead imports fall sharply after Oct rebound

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CHINA MAGNESIUM: Domestic prices slip, export offers rangebound

CHINA MAGNESIUM: Domestic prices slip, export offers rangebound

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Ormet seeks court approval for sale of aluminum fluoride to Noranda Aluminum

Ormet seeks court approval for sale of aluminum fluoride to Noranda Aluminum

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Western Australia’s Port Hedland may evacuate Saturday on cyclone

Western Australia’s Port Hedland may evacuate Saturday on cyclone

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CHINA FERROCHROME: Import trade thin but support seen from Taigang bid rise

CHINA FERROCHROME: Import trade thin but support seen from Taigang bid rise

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Indonesia to Regulate Metal Exports for Miners With Smelters

Indonesia to Regulate Metal Exports for Miners With Smelters

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Cyclone brewing off Australia heads for iron ore ports

Cyclone brewing off Australia heads for iron ore ports

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Indonesia Govt to Alter Mineral Export Ban Before Jan Deadline

Indonesia Govt to Alter Mineral Export Ban Before Jan Deadline

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