SHANGHAI, Jan. 4 (SMM) – LME lead will still trade at highs of USD 1,770-1,800/mt during Asian trading hours Monday.
Markets expect Caixin China’s final manufacturing PMI in December to improve over November’s level, improving market sentiment. Eyes will be also on Markit US December’s manufacturing PMI and ISM manufacturing index.
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SHFE 1602 lead will range RMB 13,050-13,200/mt on Jan. 4 and in China’s spot market, downstream purchase will pick slightly at the beginning of Jan but will be at a slow pace. As such, spot lead will be offered at RMB 13,150-13,250/mt.