INDIA May 21 2015 12:35 PM
MUMBAI (Scrap Register): Zinc scrap prices in India stayed flat on Wednesday, while zinc futures prices at Multi Commodity Exchange traded down due to LME data showing a large zinc stocks inflow MZN-STOCKS of 36,375 tons.
The major zinc scrap commodities on the Scrap Register Price Index showed a flat trend on Wednesday. As per Scrap Register Price Index, Indian zinc dross and zinc slab prices remain stable.
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However, the most active May zinc contract on Multi Commodity Exchange settled down by 1.8% to Rs. 140.15 per kilogram from previous close of Rs.142.70 per kilogram.
The MXC zinc prices touched an intra-day high of Rs. 142.40 per kilogram and an intra-day low of Rs. 139.85 per kilogram. The open interest of the contract stood at 5215 lots.
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