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A Rising Dollar to Weigh Down Shanghai Base Metal Prices, SMM Says
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Aug 27,2015

SHANGHAI, Aug. 27 (SMM) – Base metal prices on the SHFE are expected to come under downward pressures from a rising dollar on Aug. 27, Shanghai Metals Market foresees. 

“Market response to PBOC’s cut on interest rate and reserve ratio is as small as expected, and a gain of 1.42% in the dollar index will further pressure Shanghai base metals market today,” SMM says. 

In other news, China's central bank said yesterday to pump 140 bln yuan into the financial system through a short-term liquidity adjustment option, with a 2.3% interest rate. 

Copper: 38,100-38,700 yuan per tonne

Aluminum: 11,800-11,870 yuan per tonne

Lead: 13,100-13,250 yuan per tonne

Zinc: 14,350-14,500 yuan per tonne

Tin: 98,000-100,000 yuan per tonne

Nickel: 74,000-75,500 yuan per tonne

Note: All prices above are forecasts for most actively-traded contracts on each market. 

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