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Tom Daly

METALS-Copper steady; investors eye Fed meeting amid Chile mine strike

18 Jun 2019

BEIJING, June 18 London copper prices were steady on Tuesday as investors eyed results from the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate meeting, while concerns over a mine strike in top copper producer Chile offset weak U.S. economic data.

China rare earth prices soar on their potential role in trade war

06 Jun 2019

BEIJING Chinese rare earth prices are set to climb further beyond multi-year highs hit following a flurry of state media reports that Beijing could weaponize its supply-dominance of the prized minerals in its trade war with Washington.

Spot of bother: Copper smelters hit by lowest treatment charges in 6 yrs

31 May 2019

* Treatment charges for copper concentrate fall as low as $60/T

METALS-Copper slides as prolonged U.S.-China trade tension clouds sentiment

23 May 2019

BEIJING/SINGAPORE, May 23 Copper prices in both London and Shanghai fell to their multi-month lows on Thursday amid an unresolved Sino-U.S. trade tension and after Chinese President Xi Jinping warned of difficult times ahead.

China's scrap metal imports to slump as new rules leave firms confused

20 May 2019

BEIJING China's scrap metal importers expect disruptions in shipments to start this month because of uncertainty surrounding new scrap restrictions starting in July, depriving the world's biggest copper consumer of a crucial source of the metal.

China's scrap metal imports to slump as new rules leave firms confused

20 May 2019

BEIJING, May 19 China's scrap metal importers expect disruptions in shipments to start this month because of uncertainty surrounding new scrap restrictions starting in July, depriving the world's biggest copper consumer of a crucial source of the metal.

METALS-Copper heads for 5th week of decline amid U.S.-China trade tension

17 May 2019

BEIJING/SINGAPORE, May 17 Copper prices on the London Metal Exchange are on track to fall for a fifth straight week, as deepening U.S.-China trade tensions sparked concerns about weak demand.

Hong Kong exchange plans China metals expansion with warehouse plan

07 May 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong stock exchange Chief Executive Charles Li said on Tuesday the bourse was in official talks with Guangdong authorities on metals warehousing, a major step towards its long-held ambition to expand in mainland China.

U.S., China reported near deal to end some tariffs; talks 'productive'

01 May 2019

BEIJING The United States and China are nearing a trade deal that would roll back a portion of the $250 billion in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, Politico reported on Wednesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the two countries completed "productive" talks in Beijing.

China's CATL starts mass production of high-nickel batteries: chairman

30 Apr 2019

BEIJING Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China's biggest maker of batteries for electric vehicles, has begun mass production of high-nickel batteries, its chairman told investors last Friday.

World News

Trump plays down Iranian shooting of U.S. surveillance drone

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely controlled aircraft had been piloted.