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LME range-trading mode continues despite weekly decline; European billet premium correction continues


1. LME price maintains range-trading behavior despite declining 3% w/w. Another key bearish warning signal activated as oil prices switch to bearish mode.

2. EUROPEAN BILLET ALERT. FALL-OFF: European spot billet premiums drop to as low as $... per mton.

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3. US SCRAP ALERT. SLIGTHLY NARROWER: Discounts for EC wire and A356 scrap have narrowed amid lower MWTP and firmer demand.

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4. ALERT! – US FOIL. BATTERY MATERIALS BOOM: Lotte Aluminum to produce cathode foil in the US amid booming demand ahead for EV battery materials.

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5. China’s aluminum prices face resistance near three-week highs.

6. LME Cash–3M backwardation widens again amid persistent October–November tightness.