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    Copper Prices to See Bigger Volatility Next Week, SMM Expects

    (May 29, 3:50) Copper prices on the LME and SHFE will see greater volatility next week, SMM predicts.

    Tumbling Aluminum Inventories to Put Floor under Aluminum Prices, SMM Says

    (May 29, 3:18) Aluminum stocks in China’s major markets fell at a much faster pace, and this will lend...

    Base Metals to Pull Back from Highs This Week, SMM Says

    (May 30, 2:43) Base metals on the SHFE will rise initially but then pare gains this week, SMM expects.

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    • 5 Surprising Reasons Gold Could See Volatile Trade
    • It's been a tough week for gold and next week's barrage of economic data and Federal Reserve speakers will be closely monitored as the market assesses the chances of a rate hike in June.
    • May 30 2016

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    • China Rare Earth Exports Soar in Q1
    • China’s rare earth export volumes soared in Q1, but export prices failed to keep up pace, China Industry Economic News reported.
    • Apr 21 2016

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    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 35920-35740 35830 -90 May 27
    YangShan Copper Premium 50-40 (USD/mt) 45 0 May 27
    Aluminum 12540-12500 12520 280 May 27
    Lead 12800-12650 12725 0 May 27
    Zinc 14920-14820 14870 140 May 27
    Tin 108500-106500 107500 250 May 27
    Nickel 66300-65400 65850 -450 May 27

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