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Base metals prices fall in LME officials on fiscal disappointment
June 21, 2012 - 15:35 GMT
Base metals prices faltered in Thursday’s official trading on the London Metal Exchange following disappointing economic news from China and Europe and after the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ruled out immediate quantitive easing (QE).
Three-month copper settled at $7,429/730 per tonne, compared
with an opening price of $7,485 per tonne. The red metal traded
to an intraday high of $7,487.5 per tonne and dipped as low as
$7,362.25 per tonne. "Last night’s FOMC statement
disappointed a market that had been hoping for further QE
measures, while a weak Flash Chinese manufacturing PMI and weak
European PMI numbers have also weighed on sentiment this
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