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Setting the Global Standard

The Roadmap to Liquidity
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LME Week 2015


The London Metal Exchange is the world centre for industrial metals trading. The prices discovered on our three trading platforms are used as the global reference price and both the metal and investment communities use the LME to transfer or take on risk, 24 hours a day.


  • LME says ‘one-size-fits-all’ regulation won’t fit metals market

    The risks in metals trading are different from those in the financial markets, and if European Union (EU) regulation is not tailored accordingly, we could see irreparable damage to the wider industry, said the London Metal Exchange (LME) in a white paper released at the LME Regulation Seminar on 12 October 2015.

  • LME introduces measures to grow options trading on exchange

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) is taking steps to boost liquidity on its traded options market, increasing the transparency of data reporting and providing greater protection for participants placing large options orders on the Exchange.

  • LME opens follow-up consultation on queue-based rent capping

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) is today opening a two-week consultation to invite comments on possible anti-abuse provisions that would govern the application of the Exchange’s proposed queue-based rent capping (QBRC) rules.

  • LME boosts Steel Committee with four new members

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Steel Committee as it moves closer to the launch of two new ferrous contracts – steel scrap and steel rebar – in November.