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SMM Daily Review - 2012/5/28 Nickel Market

SMM Insight 09:46:15AM May 29, 2012 Source:SMM

Shanghai, May 29 (SMM) – On Monday, mainstream traded prices for Jinchuan nickel were RMB 126,800-127,000/mt in the Shanghai nickel market, and RMB 124,700-124,900/mt for Russian nickel. Due to the lack of a clear market trend, downstream producers were wary of purchases, leading to moderate transactions.

According to the latest SMM survey, approximately 40% market players expect nickel prices to rebound this week. The Greek opinion polls show that pro-bailout New Democracy party claimed a slight lead over anti-bailout Syriza party. In addition, the US dollar index fell back, reducing downward pressures on nickel prices. 

About 40% market players believe nickel prices to drop this week, since no improvement in domestic demand will not support demand for refined nickel. Besides, the yield on Spain and Italy’s 10-year bonds remain high, and concerns over the European debt issues remain.  Moreover, LME nickel inventories continue to grow, a sign of weak consumption.

The remaining 20% market players expect nickel prices to keep fluctuating and wait for further news. 
 

Key Words:  nickel Ni   LME nickel market  

SMM Daily Review - 2012/5/28 Nickel Market

SMM Insight 09:46:15AM May 29, 2012 Source:SMM

Shanghai, May 29 (SMM) – On Monday, mainstream traded prices for Jinchuan nickel were RMB 126,800-127,000/mt in the Shanghai nickel market, and RMB 124,700-124,900/mt for Russian nickel. Due to the lack of a clear market trend, downstream producers were wary of purchases, leading to moderate transactions.

According to the latest SMM survey, approximately 40% market players expect nickel prices to rebound this week. The Greek opinion polls show that pro-bailout New Democracy party claimed a slight lead over anti-bailout Syriza party. In addition, the US dollar index fell back, reducing downward pressures on nickel prices. 

About 40% market players believe nickel prices to drop this week, since no improvement in domestic demand will not support demand for refined nickel. Besides, the yield on Spain and Italy’s 10-year bonds remain high, and concerns over the European debt issues remain.  Moreover, LME nickel inventories continue to grow, a sign of weak consumption.

The remaining 20% market players expect nickel prices to keep fluctuating and wait for further news. 
 

Key Words:  nickel Ni   LME nickel market