BEIJING, March 2 (Reuters) - Shanghai aluminium prices rose slightly on Friday, touching their highest level in over two weeks, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would announce a 10 percent tariff on imports of the metal next week.
* SHFE ALUMINIUM: The most-traded April aluminium contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) was up 0.2 percent at 14,385 yuan ($2,262.33) a tonne by 0249 GMT, having earlier climbed to as high as 14,480 yuan, its highest since Feb. 12. It has climbed 0.7 percent this week, set for its best weekly gain since the week ending Dec. 29.
* LME ALUMINIUM: Three-month aluminium on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.3 percent at $2,141 a tonne, after rising 0.7 percent in the previous session.
* ALUMINIUM: U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday he would impose hefty tariffs on imported steel and aluminium to protect U.S. producers, risking retaliation from major trade partners like China, Europe and neighbouring Canada.
* PREMIUMS: Premiums for aluminium metal in the United States spiked to the highest in almost three years as buyers sought to secure metal before higher costs come into force.
* COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.1 percent to $6,928 a tonne, having closed down 0.1 percent on Thursday.
* SHFE COPPER: The most traded Shanghai copper contract was down 0.1 percent at 52,310 yuan a tonne. Market open interest on ShFE copper surged to 855,760 lots on Thursday, its highest since November 2015.
* COPPER: The main union of Chile's Los Pelambres copper mine will vote next week on a new contract its members have not yet received and which could lead to a strike if they refuse, a union leader told Reuters on Thursday.
* LME FEE: The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to introduce a fee from June 1 for off-exchange, over-the-counter (OTC) contracts that reference its prices to try to boost revenue after it slashed other fees last year. For the top stories in metals and other news, click or
* Stock markets in Asia on Friday extended a Wall Street rout as investors were rattled after President Donald Trump announced the United States would impose hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, raising the spectre of a global trade war.
DATA AHEAD (GMT)
0700 Germany Import prices Jan 0700 Germany Retail sales Jan 1000 Euro zone Producer prices Jan 1345 U.S. ISM-New York index
BASE METALS PRICES 0216 GMT Three month LME copper 6933 Most active ShFE copper 52310 Three month LME aluminium 2141 Most active ShFE aluminium 14370 Three month LME zinc 3415.5 Most active ShFE zinc 26185 Three month LME lead 2457 Most active ShFE lead 18850 Three month LME nickel 13420 Most active ShFE nickel 102470 Three month LME tin 21545 Most active ShFE tin 147080
BASE METALS ARBITRAGE
LME/SHFE COPPER LMESHFCUc3 1063.56 LME/SHFE ALUMINIUM LMESHFALc3 -1410.25 LME/SHFE ZINC LMESHFZNc3 494.94 LME/SHFE LEAD LMESHFPBc3 66.32 LME/SHFE NICKEL LMESHFNIc3 1891.34
($1 = 6.3585 Chinese yuan renminbi)
(Reporting by Tom Daly; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)