Monthly Archives: December 2013

Japan Nov rolled copper output up 9.6 pct yr/yr

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China Steel Weekly: Prices Continue Rising.

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Rusal Says LME Warehouse Rule Changes are ‘Irrational’

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LME to go ahead with warehousing changes, contest Rusal challenge

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/12/24/lme-warehousing-rusal-idINL3N0K30H620131224

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Zambia looks to resolve issues over Chambishi copper project

http://goo.gl/tfC8pP

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China steel output seen to 800 million tonnes in 2014

http://www.steelguru.com/international_news/China_steel_output_seen_to_800_million_tonnes_in_2014/330121.html

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India Probes Billionaire Agarwal’s Role in Hindustan Zinc Sale

http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2013-12-23/india-probes-billionaire-agarwal-s-role-in-hindustan-zinc-sale

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Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant budget approved

http://www.stockmarketwire.com/article/4730678/Chelyabinsk-Zinc-Plant-budget-approved.html

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Rusal suit exposes HKEx’s conflicting roles

Rusal suit exposes HKEx’s conflicting roles http://on.ft.com/JlYa81

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BTG Pactual to hire 100 people for London commodities unit -FT

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‘Rude awakening’ for commodities in 2014: Ed Morse, Citigroup

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Commodities rush loses lustre for Wall Street

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POSCO starts operation of Indonesian plant.

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Current copper price too high for SRB purchase, market participants say

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Capesize iron ore freight rates trend up despite quiet market

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Chinese Nov copper ore, concentrate imports rise 11% on year to 920,000 mt

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S African Merafe settles European benchmark Q1 ferrochrome price 5% higher than Q4

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Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Shutter in Ore-Rich Missouri

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Freeport in ‘at-will’ pay deal with CEO, grants $36 mln in stock

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Chinese broker applies to trade on LME floor

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Chile gives miner Codelco extra $1 bln in financing

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BTG Pactual hires former INTL FC Stone physical metals team

http://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3292301/BTG-Pactual-hires-former-INTL-FC-Stone-physical-metals-team.html

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Commodity People Moves – December 2013

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Marubeni sees 2014 LME aluminium prices rising, at 1,950 $2,300 T in Q4

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China to Allow Copper Financing Deals to Develop within Manageable Range after Clampdowns.

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Tougher times ahead for smaller commodity exchanges

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China to impose tiered power pricing for aluminium smelters

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COLUMN-Aluminium-China versus the rest of the world: Andy Home

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Stresses Resurface in China’s Money Market – WSJ.com.

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RPT-The Big Squeeze – mystery hand scoops up copper

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Timah Lifts Force Majeure on Tin Shipments

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Someone’s bought most of world’s copper.

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Hebei Iron may face closer watch

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Workers at Chile’s Chuquicamata Copper Mine Return to Work.

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Italian court reverses seizure of Riva steel assets

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Southwire buys Coleman Cable for $492 mln

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High-speed trader Infinium Capital reduces portfolio -president

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Gabon cancels Chinese firm’s mining licence

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China steel output seen up 2-3 pct to 800 mln T in 2014 – industry

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JOBS: Managing Consultant – Metals & Mining Sector – Wood Mackenzie, London

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