Of particular interest this week:
Oil: – a Russian opinion on outlook
Singapore: shipping conditions improving
Copper Concerns re: Chinese growth dampened Cu prices. However Peru’s exports down on strikes.
Nickel POS delays restart of Lake Johnson mines, due to low prices.
Zinc & Lead ILZSG – Zn surplus recorded for 5 mo to May.
Tin Indonesians confident that exports will fall in August.
Aluminium Inventories in Japanese ports fell, after more than a year.
Gold Investors letting go of gold on expectations of interest rate increases.
Platinum & Palladium Amplats hopeful of a spinoff of South African mines.
Oil A Russian view of market outlook.
Coal Steel production down ó spot met coal prices down. Thermal market remains under pressure.
Iron Ore RIO may overtake Vale as largest producer.
Shipping Volumes shipped appear to be trending upward.
Port of Singapore – Shipping improving on bulks and tankers.
USA – New Housing Starts – volatile but positive.
USA- Industrial Production – slower growth.
USA – Capacity utilisation – slowing.