SHANGHAI, Mar. 16 (SMM) --The LME lead market overnight fell below the 30-day moving average to USD 2,180/mt, with support finally found at USD 2,200/mt. Market concerns over China's move to tighten monetary policy remains. Coupled with US dollar strength, LME lead prices are expected to move in the USD 2,150-2,230/mt range.
In neighboring markets, the euro stopped its gains against the US dollar, as finance ministers of the EU were still divided on the aid for Greece's debt crisis, reducing investor risk appetite. In this context, the US dollar index closed at 80.216. Gold futures on the COMEX closed at USD 1,105.40 per ounce, down USD 3.70. Silver futures for May delivery ended up 6 cents to USD 17.02 per ounce.
Domestic lead market is expected to trade between RMB 15,500-15,600/mt.
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