ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 04/10: LME base metals up again; Lithium market analysis explores news at forefront of contract talks; Chinese firm seeks LME Category II membership

Date: Oct 4, 2018

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Thursday October 4.

Base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange were up again at the close of trading on Wednesday October 3, with aluminium’s three-month price gaining by more than 4% due to a full closure of Norsk Hydro’s alumina operations in Brazil although lead struggled against trade woes. Read more in our live futures report.

Here are how prices looked at the close of trading:

Fastmarkets MB pricing reporters and analysts provide their lithium market data insights and analysis, along with a summary of the market news likely to dominate contractual discussions, while negotiations gather pace ahead of LME Week 2018.

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