LME: the Brexit and China challenges

WHERE will Beijing’s ambitions lead? The Outcrop, by Robin Bromby.

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When the London Metal Exchange's LME Week reconvenes this morning (UK time) on its fourth day, the delegates will sit through sessions successively on ferrous metals, electric vehicles, Brexit, precious metals and clearing processes.

Presumably, however, at the informal gatherings and retreats to the nearest bar, one assumes there will be quite a bit of chatter about the future of the LME itself.

Ross Strachan, senior commodities economist at London-based Capital Economics (and probably sitting through the LME Week sessions), on Monday sent out a note posing what he considered "five key questions for LME Week".

I'll come back to the others, but the No. 5 question was "Will Brexit impact the LME?"

Generally speaking, he argued, the effect will not be al...

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