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    China Nickel Ore Inventories Increase again, SMM Reports

    (August 26, 9:11) Nickel ore inventories at seven major Chinese ports grew in the week ending Aug. 26, Shang...

    LME Zinc to Rebound Next Week, SMM Says

    (August 26, 8:44) LME zinc is expected to rebound to $2,280-2,360 next week, SMM predicts.

    Base Metals to See Divergence, with Eyes on Yellen Speech

    (August 26, 2:15) Base metal prices on the SHFE are expected to diverge on Friday, Shanghai Metals Market fo...

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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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