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    Nickel Ore Inventories Fall in China, SMM Reports

    (September 23, 8:55) Nickel ore inventories at seven major Chinese ports dropped in the week ending Sep. 23, Sh...

    Zinc to Move in Tight Range Next Week, SMM Foresees

    (September 23, 6:40) LME zinc is expected to move in a tight range between $2270-2330 per tonne in the coming w...

    Will Persistent Global Shortfall Help Copper Prices Get Rid of Multi-Year Resistance? SMM Reports

    (September 23, 3:23) Market has been pessimistic over copper market fundamentals since the beginning of this ye...

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    • Gold likely to average $1,350 an ounce in 2017
    • Societe Generale maintained its fourth-quarter gold forecast at $1,350 an ounce, citing slower-than-expected interest rates hikes in the US and resurgent investor interest.
    • Sep 23 2016

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    • Mike Marley Shredded Power #63
    • Those steep drops in both obsolete and industrial steel scrap prices this month may be more far reaching than anticipated.
    • Sep 23 2016

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    • Is The Mining Sector Embracing Crowdfunding?
    • The mining community needs to see a proven track record that crowdsourcing can become another venue for companies to raise much-needed capital, according to one sector-leading executive.
    • Sep 23 2016


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      • SMM sees LME nickel rise to USD 10,800/mt in September. China’s refined nickel inventories fell, keeping spot prices firm. When combined with rising stainless steel prices and onset of September-Octob

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    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 37700-37550 37625 285 Sep 22
    YangShan Copper Premium 65-55 (USD/mt) 60 0 Sep 22
    Aluminum 12920-12880 12900 350 Sep 22
    Lead 14550-14450 14500 0 Sep 22
    Zinc 18130-18030 18080 -10 Sep 22
    Tin 126500-125500 126000 1000 Sep 22
    Nickel 81350-80650 81000 1825 Sep 22

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