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    Will Copper Fall Further after Current Dip? SMM Reports

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    • Over the last few years, so-called "crypto-currencies" – digital equivalents of a monetary exchange unit, have been all the rage. The most well-known in the category, Bitcoin, has had quite a run.
    • Aug 25 2016

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    • Chinese Iron Ore Production Slightly Up during July
    • According to the data released by the Metallurgical Mines Association, in July China's production of iron ore concentrate increased by 183300 mt. The output during January-July was 130.7 million mt.
    • Aug 22 2016

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    Copper 37100-37030 37065 -95 Aug 23
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    Aluminum 12590-12550 12570 -50 Aug 23
    Lead 13950-13850 13900 0 Aug 23
    Zinc 17640-17540 17590 -10 Aug 23
    Tin 124000-122500 123250 -250 Aug 23
    Nickel 80000-79450 79725 75 Aug 23

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