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LME provides update on warehouse reform package

London, 2 March 2015

The London Metal Exchange (LME) today published its responses to the legal and logistical consultations launched in November 2014 regarding its physical delivery network. Also issued was a discussion paper including the final two elements of the LME’s warehouse reform package and further possible structural reforms. In addition, a new proposal was put forward to increase the load-out rate of metal at warehouses affected by structural queues, by adjusting one of the parameters of the Linked Load-in / Load-out rule (LILO).

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Fridman legal threat over North Sea block

Source: Financial Times, 1st March 2015

Russian billionaire’s plans run in to fear of more sanctions

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USDA slashes China corn import forecast

Source: Financial Times, 27th February 2015

Record crops and an abrupt fall in consumption prompt rethink

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Copper at highest since China fund attack

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2015

But supply side dysfuntion and slow Chinese demand are negatives

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Capex data dent Australia’s economic plan

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2015

Low corporate spending bodes ill for transition away from mining-led growth

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Iron ore price fall weighs on Vale profit

Source: Financial Times, 26th February 2015

Brazilian mining group hit by write off on fertiliser operation and dispute over Guinea project

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Global steel prices down 17.7%: MEPS

London, 25 February 2015

Large volumes of imports, together with collapsing oil prices, have led to cuts in domestic steel production in the US. However, these have not been sufficient to stem the continual, month-on-month, decline in flat product transaction values.

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US investigates banks’ metals trading

Source: Financial Times, 24th February 2015

Subpoena adds to HSBC’s burden as authorities demand operations documents

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US investigates banks’ precious metals trading

Source: Financial Times, 24th February 2015

Subpoena adds to HSBC’s burden as authorities demand operations documents

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US subpoena adds to HSBC’s burden

Source: Financial Times, 23rd February 2015

Justice department investigating multiple banks for possible manipulation of precious metals market

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