SHANGHAI, Jul. 24 (SMM) – The most active SHFE aluminum climbed back to RMB 15,400/mt after opening lower on July 24, but failed to rise further due to the lack of upward momentum from cautious responses from longs. Spot aluminum prices in South China dropped slightly to RMB 15,340-15,360/mt. Downstream processors and middlemen were actively buying at lows, while cargo holders were unwilling to sell at low prices, holding quotations firm at RMB 15,350/mt. Spot aluminum markets in South China suffered smaller losses compared with those in East China and overall trading was relatively active.