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  • Fastmarkets Copper Concentrates Index: Benchmarking the spot market
    Fastmarkets Copper Concentrates Index: Benchmarking the spot market
    Archie Hunter, Julian Luk, Inaki Villanueva Recorded: Jun 19 2019 62 mins
    The Fastmarkets copper concentrates TC/RC index tracks the market’s central point, providing miners, traders and smelters with a tool to benchmark long term contracts against spot deals. Since April, we have moved the index to a weekly assessment, bringing greater transparency to an increasingly volatile market.

    Find out how we normalize copper grades, brands and side terms as well as the process whereby our reporters collect and compile market data. We will also be presenting our insights on copper concentrate market trends.
  • Cobalt market: Contending with volatility in 2019 and beyond
    Cobalt market: Contending with volatility in 2019 and beyond
    Charlotte Radford, Susan Zou, Will Adams Recorded: Jun 18 2019 62 mins
    What's next for a market experiencing such volatility? Join our team as they examine the cobalt market, its key prices and its outlook for this year and beyond.

    Prices
    We'll provide an update on price assessment specifications, methodology and hedging for cobalt metal, sulfate and hydroxide

    Market review
    What's happened so far this year? We'll explain price moves and regional and product variations. How do fundamentals vary for different applications?

    Outlook
    Access our forecast for cobalt prices and demand. Will we see depressed prices until 2022?

    Speakers:
    Charlotte Radford, minors, ores and alloys editor, Europe
    Susan Zou, minors, ores and alloys editor, Asia
    Will Adams, head of base metals and battery research
  • Introducing the new Fastmarkets-settled LME cobalt contract
    Introducing the new Fastmarkets-settled LME cobalt contract
    Charlotte Radford, Antonio Masiero Recorded: Apr 8 2019 53 mins
    Learn how Fastmarkets assesses the cobalt market and how you can manage your risk with the new LME cash-settled contract, launched on March 11th 2019.

    The new London Metal Exchange cash-settled cobalt contract is settled against Fastmarkets MB’s benchmark standard-grade low cobalt price and is referred to as LME Cobalt (Fastmarkets MB).

    Launched in response to the desire for more hedging tools, in the context of one of the most volatile periods the cobalt market has seen in years, the new Fastmarkets-settled cobalt contract on the LME will provide the market with the ability to manage their price exposure.

    Fastmarkets has developed strong auditable pricing processes and acquired type 1 IOSCO accreditation for its standard-grade cobalt spot price assessment, ensuring its position as the world’s most trusted and robust industry reference.

    Join us and the LME as we discuss:

    - Recent market trends
    - Key market and price drivers ahead for 2019
    - The need for risk management in the cobalt market and how the new hedging instrument works
    - Why Fastmarkets prices were selected as the basis for the new contract
    - The difference between cash-settled and physically delivered cobalt contract

    Presented by:
    - Charlotte Radford, minors, ores and alloys editor, Fastmarkets
    - Antonio Masiero, product development manager, London Metal Exchange
  • US Hot-Rolled Coil: Price Swings in 2019 and Beyond
    US Hot-Rolled Coil: Price Swings in 2019 and Beyond
    Grace Lavigne, Amy Bennett, Thorsten Schier Recorded: Mar 26 2019 49 mins
    Join Fastmarkets for a deep dive into:
    •Factors impacting price trends so far in 2019
    •What to expect in coming months
    •How we assess our daily US Midwest hot-rolled coil index
  • Introducing new Fastmarkets-settled LME alumina and aluminium premium contracts
    Introducing new Fastmarkets-settled LME alumina and aluminium premium contracts
    Alice Mason, Justin Yang, Christian Mildner Recorded: Mar 18 2019 56 mins
    Learn how Fastmarkets assesses daily alumina indices and aluminium premium assessments and how you can manage your risk with the new LME cash-settled contracts, launching on March 11th 2019.

    Presented by:
    - Alice Mason, aluminium & alumina market reporter, Fastmarkets
    - Justin Yang, aluminium market reporter, Fastmarkets
    - Christian Mildner, head of corporate sales, London Metal Exchange

    The new London Metal Exchange cash-settled aluminium duty-unpaid European contract will be settled against Fastmarkets MB’s benchmark Rotterdam premium. Launched in response to the desire for more hedging tools, driven by one of the most volatile periods the physical European aluminium market has seen in years, the new Fastmarkets-settled duty-unpaid aluminium contract on the LME will provide the market with the ability to manage their price exposure. Fastmarkets has developed strong auditable pricing processes and acquired type 2 IOSCO accreditation for its spot aluminium premium assessments, making it the world’s most trusted and robust industry reference.

    The new cash-settled alumina contract will be settled against Fastmarkets MB’s benchmark daily fob Australia alumina index and CRU’s alumina price index – equal weighting given to each index in line with industry usage of indices in physical contracts. This new contract will enable risk management in times of extreme bullishness and uncertainty over future price moves.

    Join us and the LME as we discuss:
    - Recent market trends
    - Key market and price drivers ahead for 2019
    - The need for risk management in these markets and how the instruments work
    - Why Fastmarkets prices were selected as the basis for these new contracts
    - Functionality associated with a basket contract
  • Fastmarkets小金属价格发现和2019年市场趋势
    Fastmarkets小金属价格发现和2019年市场趋势
    Huaqing Fu,价格分析师,亚洲 Amy Lv,价格分析师,亚洲 Susan Zou,小金属及铁合金编辑,亚洲 Recorded: Feb 26 2019 39 mins
    近期小金属市场趋势,2019年决定价格发展的因素
    环保检查会如何影响今年的小金属市场
    中国打击走私是否会继续影响锑市场
    全球贸易的不确定性-贸易战,宏观经济和政治因素
    我们如何评估小金属价格
  • Ferrous metal, full steam ahead?
    Ferrous metal, full steam ahead?
    Alona Yunda, Alistair Ramsay Recorded: Jan 25 2019 60 mins
    Agenda:

    •Will Chinese steel production continue to beat expectations?
    •Have operational margins at steel mills peaked?
    •Prospects of demand for higher-grade iron ore.
  • Reflecting the market: minor metals pricing and 2019 trends
    Reflecting the market: minor metals pricing and 2019 trends
    Ewa Manthey, Charlotte Radford, Cristina Belda Recorded: Jan 15 2019 26 mins
    Agenda
    - Recent market trends in minor metals and factors expected to drive price moves in 2019
    - How we price the minor metals markets
    - Discussion on recent changes to specs
    - Pricing governance, compliance and technology
    - Next steps for minor metals pricing
  • How SGX's 65% Fe derivative marks the next stage of evolution for iron ore
    How SGX's 65% Fe derivative marks the next stage of evolution for iron ore
    Deepali Sharma, Peter Hannah Recorded: Dec 11 2018 33 mins
    The launch of the Singapore Exchange’s new 65% iron ore derivative contract has been prompted by a structural shift in the market. In this webinar, we will examine the global factors driving this shift, as well the opportunities that the contract offers.

    The webinar will also explain the methodology behind our daily MB 65% Fe iron ore index, on which the contract is settled.

    Join Deepali Sharma, Steel Raw Materials Editor and Peter Hannah, Index Manager, as they cover:

    • The structure of the iron ore market and how it is changing
    • Why the 65% Fe price is now so important
    • Opportunities for risk management

    There will be time for Q&A during the live webinar. To submit any questions in advance, please email hello.mb@fastmarkets.com.
  • Hot topics for the aluminium industry
    Hot topics for the aluminium industry
    Perrine Faye, Justin Yang, Alice Mason, Yang Cao Recorded: Sep 26 2018 60 mins
    In the lead up to LME Week join our industry experts as we discuss what the hot topics are for the aluminium market heading into mating season.

    We will be discussing:

    - Long-term contract negotiations
    - Sanctions against Rusal: update and impact
    - Trade wars
    - LME spread volatility
    - Tightness in raw materials

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