Base metals edged downwards in official trading
on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday December 16, as disappointing Chinese economic data continued to put pressure on the complex.
Three-month copper settled at $6,350/50.50 per tonne, after opening the day at $6,380.
Three-month nickel settled at $16,250/275 per tonne, from its opening price of $16,410.
Three-month aluminium settled at $1,908/910 per tonne, from its opening price of $1,927.50.
Buyers in Japan have...