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Setting the Global Standard

Discussion Paper 2017
Lord Bagri


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.

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    The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear are today publishing a discussion paper on the LME’s market structure which comprehensively sets out the LME’s vision and invites feedback from market participants.

  • HKEX and LME announce new LME Chief Executive and leadership structure

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) and the London Metal Exchange (LME), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HKEX, are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Chamberlain as Chief Executive of the LME.

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    The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear are pleased to announce a competitive fee schedule for their precious metals contracts, with nine LME clearing members having already expressed their intention to trade and clear the contracts.

  • London Metal Exchange Chief Executive retires

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear (LMEC) (wholly-owned subsidiaries of HKEX) announced today (Monday) that Garry Jones, the LME’s Chief Executive and an executive director of the LME and LMEC, is retiring from all his positions within the HKEX Group, including his positions at the LME and LMEC today.