SHANGHAI, April 22 (SMM) -- A stronger US dollar weighed on base metals market, and so LME lead prices closed near USD 2,340/mt, with total positions falling by around 90,000 mt. A string of economic data is due to be released in the evening, with LME lead prices expected to fluctuate at USD 2,320/mt.
In neighboring markets, investors are now shifting focus from Goldman's fraud charge to Greece's debt issues, as Greece's move to lift its 10-year bond yields to a new high of 5.01% in recent years raised market worries that the existing aid plan is still unable to help Greece to resolve its debt crisis. In this context, the euro fell against the US dollar, helping the US dollar index close at 81.206. Gold futures for June delivery on the COMEX ended USD 9.60 higher to USD 1148.80 per ounce, and silver futures for May delivery finished up 25.70 cents to USD 18.078 per ounce.
Domestic lead market is expected to trade in the RMB 15,650-15,750/mt range on Thursday.
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