SHANGHAI, Mar. 21 (SMM) – SHFE lead prices gapped higher on Thursday due to positive HSBC PMI for March, and spot lead prices in China also edged up. Prices for Chihong Zn & Ge and Nanfang were mainly offered at RMB 14,480-14,490/mt, with spot discounts of RMB 100/mt against the most active SHFE lead contract price. Quotations for Shenqian were at RMB 14,440/mt. Cargo holders lowered prices but downstream buyers still purchased as needed.