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Introduction of the role and classification of basic metals

The base metals usually refer to industrial non-ferrous metals, mainly copper, lead, nickel, zinc, and tin. In addition to copper, all base metals react with hydrochloric acid to form hydrogen. Because of their ease of extraction and large quantities, they ...

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Taiwan’s base metals exports continued decline

According to Taiwan Customs import and export statistics data released that Taiwan exported a total amount of US$23.93 billion in August, down 14.8% year on year. Among them, Taiwan’s base metals and other steel products exports decline of 15.5% year ...

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Base metals hit multi year low on Chinese demand concerns

Base metals hit multi-year lows on the London Metal Exchange (LME) due to heightening risk of a demand slowdown from China, the world’s largest producer and consumer. The recent devaluation of the Chinese yuan will make base metals’ costlier and poses a risk ...

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Base metals come to terms with China’s ‘new normal’ in July

In July, base metals faced two dominant headwinds in the form of the Greek debt crisis and the China stock market crash that saw metals test fresh multi-year lows on the London Metal Exchange. This led to a number of ...

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SHFE Market Movement (2015-7-17)

The following table is base metals   movement on the SHFE market on Jul.17 2015. Contract Open High Low Close Settle Ch1 Ch2 Volume Position Change Al1508 12445 12510 12415 12465 12445 10 -10 7156 49818 -1302 Al1509 12500 12560 ...

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Base metals bear the brunt of China, Greece debacle

The burst of the equity bubble in China and the debt crisis in Greek has pulled down most base metal prices to near a six-year low, due to a broad-based selloff. Fear of a Greek exit from the euro zone and problems ...

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All eyes on Greece for base metals’ movement

Base metals are likely to remain sideways in the coming weeks due the fear of a default by Greece and weakening demand from China, the world’s largest consumer. Euro zone leaders have convened an emergency meeting on Monday to try ...

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Base metals at four month high on Chinese stimulus hope

Base metals hit a four month high following seasonal demand and expectations of economic stimulus measures in the world’s largest consumer, China. The upsurge is likely to continue in coming months on supportive fundamentals. Faced with its slowest economic growth ...

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Brazil’s Vale says mulling spinoff of base metals unit stake

Brazil’s Vale SA said on Thursday it is considering the sale of a minority stake in its base metals unit in an initial public offering, as it looks to raise funds for key projects in the midst of sliding commodity ...

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