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LME cash price ends week below $... per mton; Bearish pressure grows on European premiums


1. LME prices plunged... % this week to eleven-month lows. The door for a sooner-than-expected visit to $... per mton could open as soon as next week.

2. US MW PREMIUM ALERT - DISCOUNTS CONTINUE: MW premium confirmed at... cent/lb.

3. US SLAB ALERT. FLYING HIGH: Offshore slab imports reach new record highs.

4. EUROPEAN P1020 ALERT. BEARISH PRESSURE: European P1020 premiums fall for the first time in seven months as bearish pressure grows.

5. EUROPEAN BILLET ALERT. DOWNWARD SPIRAL: European billet spot premiums decline to as low as $1,350 per mton and Q3 to as low as $... per mton.

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6. EUROPEAN SCRAP ALERT. PARALYZED: Contractual D226 market stalled amid confluence of factors.

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7. GREEN ALUMINUM MONITOR: Taxing non-green aluminum imports.

For more details, please see HARBOR’s Green Aluminum Monitor released earlier today.

8. China’s aluminum prices retreat to six-month lows.

9. LME far end contangos steepen.