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  1. August 13, 2014

    Copper slumps on Chinese demand concern

    Copper has sunk to its lowest level since June after weak economic data fuelled concerns about the prospects for demand in...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Listings revival fails to boost HKEx trading revenue

    A revival in new listings has failed to boost trading revenue this year at Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, highlighting the...

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  1. August 5, 2014

    New LME data shows investor bullishness in zinc

    The shift in investor sentiment that has helped propel the price of zinc to a near three-year high has been highlighted by a...

  2. August 4, 2014

    Nickel rises as stockpile concerns recede

    Nickel bounced from a one-month low on Monday as analysts said concerns about rising stockpiles outside China had been...

  3. July 30, 2014

    LME warehousing battle set to rumble on

    The legal battle between the London Metal Exchange and Rusal over warehousing reforms could rumble on for several more...

  4. July 29, 2014

    Banks aim to have new Gold Fix operational by year-end

    The new gold benchmark that will replace the near century-old London Gold Fix should be operational by the end of the year,...

  5. July 29, 2014

    Aluminium gains industrial lustre

    When it comes to conductivity, copper is king of the industrial metals. Thanks to its low level of resistivity – how...

  6. July 25, 2014

    Lead jumps to highest in eight months

    Lead ballooned to an eight-month high on Friday as the recent rally in base metals prices showed no sign of ending. The...

  7. July 22, 2014

    Aluminium prices hit 17-month highs

    Zinc and aluminium continued their strong recent rallies on Tuesday, hitting three-year and 17-month highs respectively. The...

  8. July 21, 2014

    LME fines copper traders for ‘standing’ in the ring

    Do not chew gum. Keep your top button fastened, your shoes dark, your jacket on and your hair “neat and presentable”....

  9. July 17, 2014

    Aluminium jumps to 16-month high amid falling inventories

    The price of aluminium has reached its highest level for 16 months as falling inventories, smelter closures and a strong...

  10. July 14, 2014

    Zinc lifted by falling stocks and supply concerns

    Zinc has reached its highest level in almost three years, lifted by ongoing concerns about mine supply and falling warehouse...

  11. July 11, 2014

    CME and Thomson Reuters to set silver benchmark

    Thomson Reuters and exchange operator CME Group have won the race to oversee the new global silver price benchmark when the...

  12. July 9, 2014

    Joint Thomson Reuters/CME bid in lead for silver fix

    A joint proposal by Thomson Reuters, the data and news service, and exchange operator CME Group has emerged as the...

  13. July 9, 2014

    Base metals return to investors’ radar

    At the end of the first quarter only one industrial metal had recorded a positive performance – nickel. By the end of the...

  14. July 3, 2014

    Copper confounds bears with strong gains

    Copper rose for a 10th successive day on Thursday, boosted by an improved outlook in China and increased investor confidence...

  15. July 1, 2014

    Contenders line up for silver benchmark

    For a metal normally associated with second prize, silver is attracting a lot of interest. Seven contenders have entered the...

  16. June 23, 2014

    London Metal Exchange to continue open-outcry trading floor

    The London Metal Exchange has decided to keep its open-outcry trading floor – the last in Europe and one of the few...

  17. June 12, 2014

    Ripples spread from China metals probe

    The port city in northeastern China is famous for its Tsingtao brewery that was founded more than a century ago with 400,000...

  18. June 11, 2014

    Zinc gains on lower stocks and expected supply cuts

    Zinc rose to a fresh 15-month high on Wednesday as investors took heart from falling warehouse stocks and anticipated cuts...

  19. June 11, 2014

    IDX Beat – futures industry regenerates

    It has always seemed apt to hold London’s main annual derivatives industry gathering down the street from the city’s...

  20. June 10, 2014

    China metals: The bezzle shrinks

    A bezzle is the amount of assets built up between an act of embezzlement and later discovery. The gap can wax large, until a...

  21. June 9, 2014

    Aluminium price hits nine-month high as bearish wagers are off

    Aluminium has risen to its highest level in nine months after investors cut bearish wagers and Rusal, the world’s biggest...

  22. June 5, 2014

    Sir Ken rails against Morrison successors

    The former king rails against his successors in a three-hour performance: not just King Lear in London at the National...

  23. June 4, 2014

    ETF Securities enters race to provide silver price benchmark

    One of the biggest providers of exchange traded funds has entered the race to develop a new global silver price benchmark...

  24. June 4, 2014

    Copper retreats on China financing fears

    Copper prices slipped on the back of a stronger dollar and concerns over the use of the commodity in financing deals in...

  25. May 26, 2014

    Hong Kong exchange vows to fight new metals lawsuit

    Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, owner of the London Metal Exchange, has vowed to fight a fresh legal challenge over its...

  26. May 21, 2014

    Lead poised for polish and price shift

    The price of lead has been stuck in a $300-a-tonne range for nearly a year. That relatively tight channel suggests investors...

  27. May 20, 2014

    Goldman moves to offload metals warehouses

    Goldman Sachs has begun a formal sales process for its controversial network of metals warehouses, calling them “not...

  28. May 12, 2014

    Nickel extends gains on Indonesia export ban

    Nickel surged as much as 8 per cent on strong investor interest on Monday, extending the yearly gains for the commodity...

  29. May 11, 2014

    Nickel: rebasing

    Here’s a mining pop quiz. Indonesia has in effect banned exports of raw minerals, for an indefinite period. That includes...

  30. May 1, 2014

    London Metal Exchange yet to blossom under HKEx ownership

    Charles Li, the charismatic chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, is a fan of colourful metaphors. When asked...

  31. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Tensions in Ukraine and jitters ahead of this week’s US central bank meeting weighed on Asian bourses, pushing...

  32. April 23, 2014

    Aluminium production reaches new high

    Global aluminium production reached a new high in March despite cuts to capacity by the biggest manufacturers. Companies...

  33. April 3, 2014

    Aluminium jumps after halt to LME plan

    Aluminium has jumped 6 per cent in the week since the London Metal Exchange was forced to halt a plan to cut queues at its...

  34. March 27, 2014

    Nickel trade poised for longs and shorts battle

    Colleagues last week noted how nickel has been the star performer among the industrial metals this year. It has come off...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2014

    Don't LME me, bro

    There’s big news in the world of commodity inventory. Rusal reports via a press release on Thursday that it has won its case...

  36. March 27, 2014

    LME halts plan to cut metals queues after court ruling

    The London Metal Exchange has been forced put on hold a new rule to tackle the long warehouse queues that US politicians and...

  37. March 25, 2014

    Copper rebounds from recent sell-off

    Copper continued to recover from a recent sharp sell-off, rising more than 2 per cent on Tuesday as traders closed bearish...

  38. March 20, 2014

    Indonesia export ban turns nickel into a star

    Last year nickel was the dog. This year it is the star turn – the one commodity to stand firm during the recent sell-off in...

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