Aluminium billet premiums rose in most regions on Friday September 25, with demand strengthening while sectors continued their recovery from Covid-19-related disruptions earlier in the year. The premium in the United States was steady, with fundamentals remaining mostly unchanged.
France-headquartered international banking group BNP Paribas has said it will end operations at its Geneva commodity trade financing desk just weeks after the closure of its Paris desk in August, according to a statement on Wednesday September 23.
Brazilian trade chamber Camex confirmed this week that the country’s self-imposed quota for duty-free imports of aluminium had been exhausted, but it was expected to resolve soon upon an additional volume of around 30,000 tonnes, Fastmarkets has learnt.
London Metal Exchange three-month base metals prices began to consolidate during the morning session on Friday September 25 after the broad-based sell off which emerged after Monday’s United States equities plunge began to fade and buying pressure re-emerged across the complex.