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    1. December 23, 2014

      Goldman move caps Reubens’ metal ambitions

      The deal to buy the controversial warehousing business of Goldman Sachs marks a high-profile return to the metals market by...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Dominant holder highlights problems in aluminium market

      For years buyers of aluminium have put the metal in warehouses, borrowed against it, and waited for prices to rise. It was...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      A copper bullion story

      A tip of the hat to John Kemp for drawing our attention to the latest from Reuters’ base-metals’ reporter Andy Home, who...

    2. November 20, 2014

      US report details metal warehouse issues

      The two-year US Senate investigation into banks’ commodities business has thrown a sharp light on the relationship between...

    3. November 19, 2014

      Report blasts US banks’ physical commodities operations

      Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley exposed themselves to catastrophic financial risks, environmental disasters and...

    4. November 19, 2014

      Nickel gains after Indonesia reaffirms ore export ban

      Nickel outperformed its base metal peers on Wednesday and hit its highest level in a month after Indonesia said a ban on...

    5. November 12, 2014

      End of gold fix heralds shift for London

      For centuries London’s precious metals markets have operated themselves. Gold has been moved between hidden vaults in the...

    6. October 30, 2014

      Cargill expands into base metals

      Cargill, one of the largest private suppliers of food and grains across the world, is moving into base metal derivatives....

    7. October 28, 2014

      Sharp fall in copper stocks points to rally

      Industry figures on Tuesday showing that a single party controls more than half of the copper held in London Metal Exchange...

    8. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - When Piketty met Graeber. - Magicians, mafiosos and tigers. - Manipulating the LME copper market:...

    9. October 27, 2014

      Strike action by miners boosts copper

      Copper moved higher on Monday as reports of strikes at two big mines added to concerns about tight supplies of the red...

    10. October 27, 2014

      LME taps China investors’ metals interest

      It is a tradition at the London Metal Exchange’s annual black tie dinner in the ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel to bet...

    11. October 20, 2014

      LME plans to launch HK-based commodities contracts

      The London Metal Exchange plans to launch Hong Kong-based commodities contracts as it seeks to attract direct investment...

    12. October 20, 2014

      LME Week: here’s what to expect

      Londoners beware: the biggest annual gathering of the metals and mining industry kicks off in the capital this week. At LME...

    13. October 16, 2014

      LME to run palladium and platinum price benchmarks

      The London Metal Exchange will administer the digital price-setting mechanism for palladium and platinum, months after a...

    14. October 15, 2014

      Inversions should not (hop) scotch healthy trend for tax competition

      We come not to bury tax inversions but to praise them. The news that US drugs group AbbVie of the US may back out of its...

    15. October 13, 2014

      Nickel bear market belies outlook

      Five months ago nickel was shining brightly. The silvery-coloured metal had surged to a two-year high on the back of an...

    16. October 8, 2014

      LME wins UK appeal over metals delivery

      The London Metal Exchange has won an appeal against a court ruling that stalled a key measure aimed at easing delivery...

    17. October 5, 2014

      Mercuria considers Henry Bath stake sale

      Mercuria, the Switzerland-based commodities trader, is set to launch a strategic review of the 220-year-old metals...

    18. September 29, 2014

      LME plans to raise fees by a third

      The average cost of trading on the London Metal Exchange will rise by a third from January next year, a major step towards...

    19. September 21, 2014

      LME opens first clearing house in its 137-year history

      The London Metal Exchange will open the first clearing house of its 137-year old history on Monday, with the £50m project...

    20. September 5, 2014

      Japan aluminium can scrap prices hit 6-year high

      Prices in Japan – from stocks and real estate to Uniqlo jackets – are rising on the back of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s...

    21. September 4, 2014

      Nickel jumps on Philippines ban reports

      Nickel prices have jumped 5 per cent since Tuesday following reports that the Philippines may consider emulating Indonesia...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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”....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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