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    Base Metals to Stay Weak, SMM Says

    (May 6, 2:12) Base metal prices on the SHFE are expected to stay weak on Friday, Shanghai Metals Market ...

    China Zinc Concentrate TCs Seen Falling Further

    (May 6, 3:12) TCs of domestic zinc concentrate are expected to fall further in the near term on supply t...

    Base Metals to See No Rising Momentum, SMM Says

    (May 5, 2:16) Base metal market is not expected to get rising momentum Thursday, Shanghai Metals Market ...

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    • Indian Gold imports plummet in April
    • Indian gold imports plummeted during April as jewellers’ strike opposing one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery significantly hit demand for the metal.
    • May 6 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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    • Mike Marley Shredded Power #43
    • Busheling and bundles prices are expected to post gains of $40 per gross ton or more in the Midwest and South this month.
    • May 5 2016

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    • Taiwan Steel Scrap imports tumble in Jan-Feb
    • Taiwan steel scrap imports tumbled by 51% to 400,550 metric tons during January to February, as compared to 816,579 tons a year early, as per the latest figures released by the ministry.
    • May 3 2016
    • Italy iron ore imports dropped 15% in 2015
    • The iron ore imports by the country totaled 8.08 million tons during 2015. The imports were down significantly by 15.1% when compared with the year before.
    • Apr 29 2016
    • SMM Notice of 2016 May Day Holiday
    • As 2016 May Day holiday falls on Apr. 30 -1, 2 May, there will be no update on SMM's website during the holiday period. Update will return to normal from May 3. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
    • Apr 29 2016
    • Italy iron ore imports fall 15% in 2015
    • The iron ore imports by the country totaled 8.08 million tons during 2015. The imports were down significantly by 15.1% when compared with the year before.
    • Apr 28 2016
    • Ukraine iron ore exports surged in 2015
    • The latest statistics released by the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine indicate that iron ore exports from Ukraine jumped significantly higher during the year 2015.
    • Apr 27 2016

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    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 37150-37000 37075 -315 May 04
    YangShan Copper Premium 55-45
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    Aluminum 12620-12580 12600 -200 May 04
    Lead 13200-13050 13125 -75 May 04
    Zinc 14990-14890 14940 -220 May 04
    Tin 113000-111500 112250 1250 May 04
    Nickel 73000-72200 72600 350 May 04

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