Platts Metals Week to be Re-Launched as a Daily Beginning October 30

News, analysis, commentary and key nonferrous prices

Oct 15, 2012, 10:33 ET from Platts

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts Metals Week, a publication reporting on news and prices in the nonferrous metals markets, will be renamed and issued daily beginning October 30, 2012. The newsletter has been published by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider, since 1972.

"With trading and pricing of metals becoming ever more volatile, frequent and short-term in nature, we believe the introduction of Platts Metals Daily is a welcome addition to our portfolio of metals publications and will enhance service to our customers who increasingly have more immediate information needs," said Anthony Poole, editor-in-chief of Platts Metals Daily.

Platts Metals Daily will offer news, analysis, commentary and key nonferrous metals prices.  Available as an end-of-day PDF delivered by email, the new daily will contain all of the key features of its predecessor weekly publication. It will include Platts' proprietary prices, such as the Platts Alumina Index (PAX), the Platts U.S. Midwest Aluminum Transaction Premium assessment, Platts Daily Molybdenum Dealer Oxide assessment, as well as daily futures contracts prices from exchanges LME, COMEX and NYMEX. Subscribers will have access to the both the Platts Metals Week and Platts Metals Daily archives.

The Platts Metals Week price pages will remain as a supplement to Platts Metals Daily, published on Fridays.

"The timely data offering in Platts Metals Daily should prove an aid to those customers with day-to-day portfolio and mark-to-market valuation requirements," said Karen McBeth, editorial director, metals pricing and market engagement.

For a trial to Platts Metals Daily email this link: For more information about Platts' full metals products and services offering, visit this webpage

Platts' metals markets coverage spans more than 40 years, following the tradition of its parent, The McGraw-Hill Companies, which has reported on metals for some 80 years. Platts expanded its products and services in metals with the July 1, 2011 acquisition of The Steel Business Briefing Group and The Steel Index. 

For information on non-ferrous and ferrous metals, visit the Platts website, where you'll also find information on Platts' products and services.

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