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LME electronic pricing trial fails to boost volumes - sources

7:12am BST

LONDON The London Metal Exchange's three-month trial of switching to electronic closing prices for one of its benchmark base metal contracts has failed to lift volumes, industry sources said, lending further support to traditional open outcry trading.

London Metal Exchange slaps alcohol ban on open outcry traders

14 Jun 2019

LONDON The London Metal Exchange has banned open outcry traders from consuming alcohol during the day, it said on Friday, joining other London firms in halting a culture of boozy lunches.

METALS-Copper ticks lower on weak China data, aluminium up

12 Jun 2019

* GRAPHIC-2019 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates with closing prices)

LME shocks market with Fastmarkets choice as lithium partner

10 Jun 2019

LONDON The London Metal Exchange (LME) surprised the lithium market on Monday with its choice of Fastmarkets to provide a reference price for its planned new contract, shunning a rival widely regarded as market leader.

METALS-Aluminium bounces after hitting 29-month low on China trade data

10 Jun 2019

* GRAPHIC-2019 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates with closing prices)

METALS-Lead climbs to one-month high on smelter outage, inventory fall

06 Jun 2019

* GRAPHIC-2019 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates with closing prices)

Chinese zinc smelter bottlenecks expected to curb surplus

28 May 2019

LONDON Weak output of refined zinc from Chinese smelters is likely to persist longer than expected because of bottlenecks at the country's smaller metal producers, keeping the market tight and wrong-footing bearish investors.

GRAPHIC-Chinese zinc smelter bottlenecks expected to curb surplus

28 May 2019

* Small Chinese smelters facing credit and environmental hurdles

METALS-Nickel jumps to 2-week peak on short covering, China hopes

24 May 2019

* GRAPHIC-2019 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates with closing prices)

METALS-Copper gains as hopes for trade deal outweigh soft Chinese data

15 May 2019

* GRAPHIC-2019 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates with closing prices)

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