Alba exec defends LME over warehouse queues
Jan 23, 2013 | 04:01 PM
| Andrea Hotter
CORONADO, Calif. Financing deals have always existed in the metals trading world, and the London Metal Exchange is not to blame for warehouse queues, a senior executive at Aluminium Bahrain BSC (Alba) said.
"Cash and carry always existed. It existed in the 80s and 90s, and as long as you have a contango you will have a cash and carry," Jean-Baptiste Lucas, chief marketing officer at Alba, told AMM. "The only difference is that now it has been industrialized, as in all industries when you have a good way of making money. It is what the London Metal Exchange is meant to be forwe cannot complain about the LME being a financial tool."....
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