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      Chinese steel futures set for worst month since '09

      China’s steel and iron ore futures are set for their worst months since the contracts were launched following a...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Wall Street lifted by bank and tech stocks

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Hefty gains for financial and technology stocks drove equity indices sharply higher on both sides of...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2016

      On the trading floor

      Traders and brokers speak on telephones on the trading floor of the open outcry pit at the London Metal Exchange Ltd,...

    2. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Commodities rally loses steam

      Commodities, from copper to iron ore, fell on Monday after a speculative rally lost steam amid dampened hopes for...

    3. April 26, 2016

      Brexit: the first 100 minutes

      If Britons opt to leave the European Union in June, predictive articles entitled “Brexit: the first 100 days” will...

    4. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Commodities are feeling the love again

      Commodity markets are upbeat. A jump in Chinese steel prices is driving a broad-based rally that has sent iron ore, a...

    5. April 20, 2016

      Wall Street sluggish while oil prices rebound

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. Stocks struggled to make headway amid a lethargic and often erratic trading day, in which oil...

    6. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Oil rebound underpins gains for Asian markets

      Asian markets advanced after an overnight rebound in oil prices boosted sentiment and pushed Wall Street to its highest...

    7. April 14, 2016

      US and European stocks extend gains

      Thursday 21:30 BST. US and European equities pushed higher on Thursday with monetary policy, oil prices and corporate...

    8. April 14, 2016

      Europe to conduct clearing house stress tests

      European markets regulators are to conduct their first stress tests for clearing houses at the end of April,...

    9. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Asian markets eye longest winning streak in a year

      Asian markets are on track for their longest winning streak in a year as they powered higher on Thursday. A positive...

    10. April 8, 2016

      Copper miners pin hopes on electric cars as China falters

      The world’s copper miners and traders are pinning their hopes on increased demand for the metal from the makers of...

    11. March 24, 2016

      JPMorgan reduces aluminium stockpile

      JPMorgan Chase has quietly reduced its multibillion-dollar stockpile of aluminium as the London Metal Exchange moves to...

    12. March 21, 2016

      LME strikes warehouse receipt deal with China

      The London Metal Exchange has struck a deal with one of the China’s biggest logistics companies to use its electronic...

    13. March 21, 2016

      China demand for copper forecast to slow

      A higher copper price that has lifted the gloom in global commodity markets faces a challenge as demand in the world’s...

    14. March 18, 2016

      LME plans rules overhaul to cover ‘nature and purpose’ of holding

      The London Metal Exchange is seeking to introduce rules that will force banks, hedge funds and traders to report...

    15. March 17, 2016

      JPMorgan rattles traders with LME aluminium stockpile

      JPMorgan Chase is holding more than half of the aluminium on the London Metal Exchange, a multibillion-dollar position...

    16. March 9, 2016

      Rusal in talks over debt restructuring

      Rusal, the world’s second-largest aluminium producer by output, has renegotiated its banking covenants and asked...

    17. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Copper breaks through $5,000 a tonne

      Copper prices rose through $5,000 a tonne today for the first time since November amid renewed optimism that commodity...

    18. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Copper prices at highest level in over 3 months

      Copper prices have jumped to their highest level in over three months this morning in London helping mining company...

    19. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      More than 15% of copper mines losing money

      Over 15 per cent of global copper mines are losing money at current prices, according to research from consultancy CRU....

    20. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Asian markets retreat on stronger yen, weaker oil

      A stronger yen undid early gains for Asian markets Tuesday, countering a strong night for Wall Street and a 5 per cent...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2016

      London Metal Exchange refurbishment

      Traders, brokers and clerks shout and gesture on the trading floor of the open outcry pit at the London Metal Exchange...

    22. February 18, 2016

      LME opts to keep human traders in new HQ

      The London Metal Exchange opened the doors to its new premises in London this week, vowing to keep its open outcry...

    23. February 15, 2016

      Beijing triggers commodities bounceback

      Commodities from metals to oil rallied as the People’s Bank of China moved to ease concerns about the country’s...

    24. February 4, 2016

      London gold market wrestles over future

      There aren’t many places in the UK where you can walk in off the street and buy gold as a retail customer. A new store...

    25. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Nyrstar shares up despite knock to mining unit

      Shares in Belgium’s zinc producer Nyrstar are up nearly 2 per cent after it reported its core profit rose 8 per cent...

    26. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Miner MMG makes first copper shipment to China

      Chinese miner MMG says it has shipped its first copper from its Las Bambas mine in Peru to China. The mine is coming...

    27. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Sumitomo records $651m nickel impairment

      Sumitomo’s efforts to return to profit this year may have been thwarted by a decline in the price of nickel. The...

    28. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Copper, nickel and zinc sink

      That zincing feeling is back. Nickel, a silvery white metal used in stainless steel, has sunk to its lowest levels...

    29. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Chinese copper producers rally on Beijing move

      Shares in Chinese copper producers rallied Wednesday on reports that the government would stockpile thousands of tonnes...

    30. January 5, 2016

      Chinese group buys Henry Bath metals firm

      A Chinese state-owned enterprise has acquired a majority stake in the 221-year-old metals warehousing business owned by...

    31. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Chinese group takes large stake in Mercuria unit

      A Chinese logistics group has acquired a stake in the 221-year-old metals warehousing business owned by Mercuria, the...

    32. December 23, 2015

      Aluminium climbs to two-month peak

      Aluminium prices rose to a two-month high and other industrial metals also bounced back on Wednesday on hopes that...

    33. FT Data

      December 22, 2015

      Datawatch: Nickel

      Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange have fallen from $15,650 a tonne to about $8,765 over the past year, a...

    34. December 1, 2015

      Output growth to keep copper prices at bay

      Copper will remain in the doldrums over the next couple years as multibillion-dollar projects commissioned during boom...

    35. November 30, 2015

      Shanghai takes command in metals markets

      Over the summer the surge of Chinese retail investors into equities alarmed global markets. Now the same is happening...

    36. November 26, 2015

      Metals rally on output cut hopes

      Metal prices have rebounded from their lowest levels since the financial crisis on hopes Chinese producers will start...

    37. November 23, 2015

      Metals prices fall to multiyear lows

      Metals prices suffered a broad sell-off on Monday that sent prices to their lowest levels in years, intensifying the...

    38. November 20, 2015

      Zinc rallies after Chinese smelters announce cut

      Zinc prices rallied by as much as 6 per cent on Friday after a group of Chinese smelters pledged to cut output,...

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