UK regulator begins enforcement examination into LME nickel trading stop

Traders operate in the Ring, the open trading floor of the new London Metal Exchange (LME) in central London.

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Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has actually started an enforcement examination into the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) suspension of nickel trading in 2022, the guard dog stated on Friday.

The FCA’s examination will evaluate the conduct, systems and controls that the LME had in location in betweenJan 1 and March 8 in 2015.

The LME suspended disorderly nickel trading on March 8, 2022, after costs doubled to a record above $100,000 a tonne in a couple of hours.

Both the FCA and the Bank of England started an evaluation into the trading stop lastApril

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The Bank of England independently stated on Friday its evaluation had actually indicated a number of imperfections at the cleaning home of LME, including it would call an independent screen to evaluate and report on its restorative actions.

The LME stated in a declaration that it had actually taken active actions to improve nickel market liquidity and openness.

“The LME will cooperate fully with this process and will continue to take the appropriate steps to ensure the long-term health, efficiency and resilience of its market,” the LME included.