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Base Metals Fall after China Data, with SHFE Nickel Plunging 4.3%, SMM Reports
Sep 14,2017 14:31CST
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Base metals prices mostly fell today after the release of Chinese economic indicators most of which were downbeat, SMM reported.

SHANGHAI, Sept. 14 (SMM) – Base metals prices mostly fell today after the release of Chinese economic indicators most of which were downbeat, SMM reported.

As of 2:02 pm, SHFE 1801 nickel slumped 4.3%, and SHFE copper continued falling by 1.6%.

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Nickel price will face downward risk and fall to $11,000 per tonne in September, SMM predicts.

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Steel scrap purchases by stainless steel plants are expected to return to normal in mid-to-late September. Meanwhile, stainless steel shipments by Tsingshan Group from Indonesia back to China will constrain gains in China’s stainless steel prices, SMM explained. 

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