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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 announces plans for market making programmes

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) today announces it will introduce market-making programmes to support the launch of new products and enhance liquidity on existing contracts.

  • LME refines Ring Closing Price procedures

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) is enhancing the procedures for establishing the Closing Prices on its open outcry trading floor, the Ring. The refinement is designed to increase the efficiency of the final trading session of the day (the afternoon ‘Kerb’) following a marked increase in activity during this period over the past five years.

  • LME Clear launches new renminbi initiative

    LME Clear, the clearing house for the London Metal Exchange (LME) market, announces today it can now accept offshore renminbi (CNH) as eligible cash collateral, effective immediately.

  • LME Clear receives BoE approval for trade-compression service

    LME Clear, the clearing house for the London Metal Exchange market, has received approval from the Bank of England (BoE) to launch a trade-compression service, giving members the opportunity to reduce the notional value of their positions and simplify their portfolio management.

  • LME consults on new warehouse reforms

    The London Metal Exchange (LME) is today launching a market-wide consultation on two new proposals regarding the final elements of the 12-item warehouse reforms programme initiated in November 2013.