LME OFFICIALS: Base metals prices make minor gains; end year on sour note

Base metals prices saw some increases day-on-day during the official session on the London Metal Exchange as 2014 drew to a close, but remained generally subdued, on poor Chinese PMI figures and continuing low oil prices.

Oil prices slipped below $57 per barrel earlier in the day on Wednesday December 31, according to news reports, while the HSBC monthly Chinese PMI figure fell to 49.6, from...


Claire Hack

December 31, 2014

15:00 GMT