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    Alumina Prices in China to Embrace More Gains, SMM Expects

    (September 29, 4:06) A series of positive factors will support further rise in alumina prices in China, SMM for...

    Base Metals to See Divergence after Oil Cut Agreement, SMM Says

    (September 29, 2:21) Base metal prices on the SHFE are expected to diverge further on Thursday, Shanghai Metals...

    China Spot Copper Premiums Hits New High Since July 2015, SMM Reports

    (September 28, 10:34) In China’s domestic market, spot copper traded at premiums of 35-155 yuan per tonne on S...

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    • Japan Copper Exports Slid 14.3% in August
    • Japan’s Ministry of Finance reported September 29 refined copper and cathode copper exports slid 14.3% year-on-year to 56,939,291 kg in August, according to
    • Sep 29 2016
    • China Bauxite imports surge 22.7% in Aug
    • China imported around 4.46 million tons of bauxite in August of 2016, surged 22.7% from a month earlier, according to latest China customs statistics.
    • Sep 29 2016

    Precious metals Manganese Silicon Cobalt Selenium

    • Gold Ends Lower On Chart-Based Selling
    • Gold prices ended the U.S. day session weaker Wednesday, on mostly technical selling amid a lack of fresh, markets-moving fundamental news on this day.
    • Sep 29 2016
    • The Future Lies In Lithium - Speaker 

    • Although he remains bullish on gold, House Mountain Partners president Chris Berry says he is really optimistic on energy metals like lithium and cobalt.
    • Sep 28 2016

    Slab Finished steel Crude steel

    • US Steel imports down 8.5% M/M in August: AISI
    • United States imported a total of 2,989,000 net tons of steel in August, including 2,307,000 net tons of finished steel, down 8.5% and 6.6%, respectively from a month earler.
    • Sep 29 2016

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    • Is The Mining Sector Embracing Crowdfunding?
    • The mining community needs to see a proven track record that crowdsourcing can become another venue for companies to raise much-needed capital, according to one sector-leading executive.
    • Sep 23 2016


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    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 37670-37580 37625 -60 Sep 28
    YangShan Copper Premium 70-55 (USD/mt) 62.5 0 Sep 28
    Aluminum 13220-13180 13200 -20 Sep 28
    Lead 14600-14450 14525 25 Sep 28
    Zinc 18130-18030 18080 240 Sep 28
    Tin 127500-126500 127000 0 Sep 28
    Nickel 81450-80950 81200 1650 Sep 28

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