Of particular interest this week:
Oil: OPEC’s expectations.
Port of Singapore: shipments
Copper Chilean operations are recovering quickly after a major quake.
Nickel Growth may come from developed as well as emerging nations.
Zinc & Lead Metal surging into LME warehouses. Demand for Start-Stop batteries to increase.
Tin PT Timah losing significant metals to illegal miners.
Aluminium Ford agreed to offtake of aluminium from Alcoa for its F-150 truck.
Gold No move from the Fed, though any movement may take 6mo to have efect on the markets.
Platinum & Palladium Global Pt deficit has shrunk again. , on autos and jewellery.
Oil OPEC assumes the oil price will increase for ~USD 80 bbl by 2020.
Coal Markets have yet to demonstrate an upturn.
Iron Ore Tavan Tolgoi’s prospective development is under clouds.
Shipping Patchy strong pockets in a weak sea.
Port of Singapore – surge in bulk carrier traffic and Cape-size rates.
USA – New Housing Starts – growth continues.