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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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”....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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