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The LME is working with global market participants along the value chain to deliver new risk-management tools for the battery materials and electric vehicle (EV) industries.

Some key battery materials such as nickel, lead, cobalt, copper and aluminium are already well established on the LME. Our recent cash-settled LME Cobalt (Fastmarkets MB) contract, and partnership with Fastmarkets MB to develop a transparent and robust pricing solution for lithium, are providing further hedging and trading opportunities for this growing sector in the future.

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Battery materials webinars

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Fastmarkets: Lithium Market Fundamentals for 2021
Fastmarkets have launched a series of webinars looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the battery raw materials supply chain. Industry experts will discuss how global lithium production and markets have been impacted. Thursday 29 April 2021, 14.00 BST
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Fastmarkets: Asia's position within the battery raw materials supply chain
Fastmarkets have launched a series of webinars looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the battery raw materials supply chain. Industry experts will discuss how global lithium production and markets have been impacted.
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Fastmarkets: Europe's position within the battery raw materials supply chain
Our panel of experts give a holistic review of what has happened over the last 12 months, where key market participants see the top priorities for the rest of the year and how this could affect your strategies for 2021.
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Fastmarkets Battery Materials Webinar Series 2020
Fastmarkets have launched a series of webinars looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the battery raw materials supply chain. Industry experts will discuss how global lithium production and markets have been impacted.
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Introducing the New Fastmarkets-settled LME Cobalt Contract
Antonio Masiero, LME Product Development Manager and Charlotte Radford, Fastmarkets Minors, Ores and Alloys Editor to outline how cobalt market assessments are made, and how to manage risk with the the LME Cobalt (Fastmarkets MB) cash-settled contract.

Don’t miss out on your place at the LME Metals Seminar 2021. Monday 11 October 2021, 07.30-15.00 BST, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London. Join the conversation in-person or online.

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