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LME price still hovering around $... per mton; Demand contraction accelerates in Europe


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1. LME price was supported today by news of Chinese smelting cuts. Technical momentum remains bearish and the door is open for $2,000 per mton.

2. ALERT! – EUROPE ALUMINUM. GRIM DEMAND OUTLOOK: European demand destruction by far outweighs the potential of additional smelting curtailments.

3. EUROPE SCRAP ALERT. NO DEMAND: Spot activity disappears across Europe amid sharp underlying demand deterioration.

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4. China’s aluminum prices bounce back and reach technical resistance levels.

5. LME Cash–3M contango tightens despite continued inventory deliveries in Asia.

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7. US UBC ALERT. SHORT LIVED: Demand for spot UBCs fades.

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