SHANGHAI, Dec. 13 (SMM) – Last Friday, China’s Central Bank announced again to lift reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 0.5%, easing investors’ concerns about China’s monetary policies. However, LME lead prices were weighed down to finally close at USD 2,395/mt, due to a stronger US dollar index. SMM expects LME lead prices may fluctuate around USD 2,400/mt in the near future.
In neighboring markets, the US dollar index rebounded above 80, finally settling at 80.107. Gold futures for February delivery closed USD 7.90 lower at USD 1,384.90 per ounce; silver futures for March delivery closed USD 0.212 lower at USD 28.605 per ounce.
SMM expects transactions in China’s lead spot markets to be made in the 17,100-17,200/mt range on Monday.
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