Of particular interest this week:
Oil – Saudi’s strategy appears to be working.
Coal – Some Australians declare force majeure
Copper Copper prices may be supported by Chilean drought.
Nickel Nickel participants in New Caledonia. All with processing plants.
Zinc & Lead Aurelia Metals (AMI) extends high grade Zn-Au-Pb-Ag mineralisation at Hera.
Tin Indonesian tin producers announced curbs on sales, designed to boost prices.
Aluminium Risks of shipping bauxite with too high moisture.
Gold Gold testing a floor price?
Platinum & Palladium Zimbabwe’s high political risk for Pt producers.
Oil Saudis’ strategy appears to be having the intended effect.
Coal Some Australian producers declare force majeure. AUD/t prices are increasing, for thermal and met coal.
Iron Ore Chinese factory sector reports record activity, but the iron ore price fell.
Shipping Chinese New Year – it was a slow week for shippers.
China – Freight Transport – a slight increase in December data.
USA – Durable Goods, Vehicles, Electronics & Computers.