Of particular interest this week:
Nickel: overview and points to watch for.
Coal: Coking coal prices appear to have bottomed.
Oil: OPEC holds output. Baker Hughes Rig Counts.
Iron Ore: Up on Chinese re-stock.
Copper Private equity evaluating acquisitions.
Nickel Market forecast for balance in 2015 thence deficits from 2016. Watching for signs.
Zinc & Lead More Zn production, this time, extending operations about to close (a little bit).
Tin Chinese imports of tin concentrates reverses and climbs.
Aluminium in Surplus according to International Al Institute., but not according to WBMS.
Gold Big miners now growing by increments, not leaps. It is safer that way.
Platinum & Palladium Japanese investment in evaluating South African deposit, for resource security, pays off.
Oil OPEC ministers declare a hold on output at 30 mmbbl/day. Baker Hughes Rig Counts still down.
Coal Coking coal bottomed? Japanese June-yr contracts may be indexed. Negotiations yet to conclude.
Iron Ore Chinese mill re-stocking boosts ore price. Pt Hedland had record ore shipments in May.
Shipping Cape-rates up, Panamax down.
Nickel : Overview – Global production, consumption and growth. Balanced for 2015, then deficits.
USA: PMI – encouraging.
Construction Spending – continued positive growth
Japan: Industrial production: IP growth is recovering from recent lows.