SHANGHAI, Jul. 17 (SMM) – LME lead prices started Tuesday at USD 2,053.5/mt and moved between USD 2,045-2,060/mt during Asian trading hours influenced by Asian stock markets. Later, the Fed reported the US industrial output was up 0.3% in June after seasonal adjustment, the biggest increase in four months. Meanwhile, some investors liquidated positions for US dollar ahead of Ben Bernanke’s testimony before the House Financial Service Panel, giving a boost to LME lead, with prices finally closing at USD 2,075.8/mt. Trading volumes increased 1,029 lots to 3,284 lots, while holdings fell 3,156 lots to some 117,000 lots. LME lead inventories remained unchanged at 193,950 mt.