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Friday, March 27

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Thursday's trading session at $6.18/lb . Indicators at 6:40 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.10/lb lower, with other London traded base metals trading mostly lower as well. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses rose on Thursday and now total just under the 433,400 tonne level. Nickel is trading below a technical support level, and two closes below $6.15/lb, could send a technical signal of further price declines. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $6.29/lb
  • Average price of LME traded nickel in 2014 - $7.65/lb / 2013 - $6.80/lb / avg 2012 - $7.95/lb /
  • (USGS) Metal Prices in the United States Through 2010 - pdf here
  • Baltic Dry Index - (current) (chart)
  • Dollar trading graph - (chart of dollar index) (live java chart)
  • Reuters metals morning - London copper set for 3rd weekly gain as mine supply drops - more

  Reports

  Commodity/Economic Comments

  • China Stainless Steel Scrap Market News / Price - more
  • Yieh Daily Asian Stainless Steel News - more
  • Gerdau Steel Market Update - more
  • European Debt Crisis Live - more
  • 100 Years of Stainless Steel - more
  • (MP) China ferro-nickel imports up 74.04pc in January 2015
  • China's industrial profits down 4.2% for Jan-Feb - more
  • Macquarie Reaffirms Outperform Rating for BHP Billiton plc - more
  • China’s Fastener Imports and Exports for Jan.-Feb. - more

    LME Base Metals Finished Mostly Higher - The London Metal Exchange (LME) has started talking to the main Bullion trading banks about reinstating end-of-day Gold and Silver forward curves, which could be part of a bigger structural change in the precious metals market. - more

    Shanghai Matches London Metals as China Seeks Commodity Sway - The Shanghai Futures Exchange started trading nickel and tin, offering the same main contracts as the world’s biggest metals bourse in London, as China seeks to extend its influence over commodities prices. - more

    EU imposes anti-dumping duties on stainless steel from China and Taiwan - The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties from Thursday on imports of cold-rolled flat stainless steel from China and Taiwan, according to a notice on Wednesday in the EU's Official Journal. - more

    The Rise of Metals Men Spurs Four-Way Race for Russia’s Richest - The rising fortunes of Russian metal investors Vladimir Potanin and Alexey Mordashov have ignited a four-way battle at the top of the country’s wealth ranking for the first time since the Bloomberg Billionaires Index began tracking the world’s biggest fortunes in March 2012. - more

    Lima Mullung & others fetching bones from the dog, MCC - While the Basamuk people are arguing with the Chinese miners at MCC over the ‘tonnes of toxic chemical’ spill at Basamuk Bay in Madang Province, Lima Mullung, the said Basamuk Landowners Association Chairman got on an MCC boat and ran off to town. - more

  Morning Nickel Price Statistics & Figures

  • Today's almost official prices here  /  Yesterday's actual LME official prices here or here
  • Shanghai Jinchuan nickel price - available here or here (updated)
  • India MCX Nickel Price - more  more
  • 100 Years of Stainless Steel Video - online here
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