SHANGHAI, July 30 (SMM) – LME base metals market moved higher on Thursday following better-than-expected first-time filings for unemployment benefits from the US. LME lead prices were steady at above the 5-day moving average, reaching as high as USD 2,056/mt from the USD 2,000/mt mark, and finally closed at USD 2,040/mt, gradually consolidating its position at USD 2,000/mt.
SMM believes that domestic lead prices will test RMB 15,900-16,000/mt on Friday.
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