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LME closing update:
16:58 London time update:
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There were more major stock moves for nickel on Friday, with 7,704 tonnes delivered in, against 1,254 tonnes delivered out. This marked the only delivery in, with a net rise of 6,420 tonnes to 406,308 in LME sheds.
16:19 London time update:
Erik Bay Gundersen is now head of aluminium trading at Mercuria. For the full story, click here
14:28 London time update:
For now, base metals prices appear...