Of particular interest this week:
Nickel: – Philippines risk of restrictions on mine-supply/exports
Oil: Major service companies say the worst is over.
Copper Third month of refined copper deficit. China still key demand growth driver.
Nickel Concerns re: Philippines’ mining policies impacting nickel prices.
Zinc & Lead TC/RCs falling as markets tighten. .RVR secures funding for Thalanga.
Tin SRZ applied for ML for Heemskirk.
Aluminium Norsk Hydro expects a balanced 2016 aluminium market.
Gold What the markets are currently watching for gold.
Platinum & Palladium Wage negotiations in South Africa with big asks from low-pay level workers.
Oil Schlumberger and Halliburton consider that the worst is over.
Coal China’s coal imports (all types) increased as China reduces domestic capacity.
Iron Ore Major miners just tapping the brakes on production a little.
Shipping Panamax tight on north China issues. Cape rates boosted by Australian iron ore shipments.
World Steel (June) production –
USA Housing Starts (June) slower this month.