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    China Base Metal Briefing 20140901

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    China Zinc Weekly 20140901

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    China Steel PMI Monthly August 2014

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    2014 China Nonferrous Metals Industry Annual Conference

    The annual conference, attracting over 1,000 market players in nonferrous metals industry each year, will bring togeher the best of brains to share their insights and unique perspectives. It is a golden opportunity you shoud never miss. | Nov 23 - 24, 2014

    2014 (9th) Lead & Zinc Summit

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    2014 (7th) Nickel Summit

    The 2014 SMM Nickel Summit offers you insights into China’s nickel markets in 2013 and 2014, allowing you to have a better knowledge of supply and demand as well as the entire industry chain of nickel. | Mar 21 - 23, 2014

    2014 (9th) SHANGHAI COPPER & ALUMINUM SUMMIT-Aluminum

    SMM China Copper and Aluminum Summit had broad influence and famousness, and it becomes a famous international conference brand step by step in China. About 800 participants will attend the conference every year where you can meet some potential business partners. | Mar 19 - 21, 2014

    Metal prices

    (Unit:RMB/mt)

    Product Price Average Change Date
    Copper 50350-50200 50275 -375 Aug 29
    Yangshan Copper 95-80 (USD/mt) 87.5 -5 Aug 29
    Aluminum 14380-14340 14360 -10 Aug 29
    Lead 14350-14250 14300 -50 Aug 29
    Zinc 16760-16660 16710 -150 Aug 29
    Tin 141000-139000 140000 -500 Aug 29
    Nickel 130000-129700 129850 -300 Aug 29

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    SMM Index (Unit:RMB/mt) Sep 01 , 2014

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