LIVE FUTURES REPORT 12/07: LME nickel price climbs 2.2%; lead prices struggle

Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange jumped more than 2% during morning trading on Thursday July 12, accompanied by a slight uptick in copper prices, while the rest of the complex continues to waver against intensified US trade rhetoric.

Pushing back over the $14,000 per tonne level, nickel’s three-month price reached a high of $14,410 per tonne over the morning period, climbing 3.6% from Wednesday’s closing price. Copper prices equally staged a modest rebound, climbing 0.7% over the morning, despite continuing to trade at levels not seen since June 2017. Pressured by a surprise announcement on Wednesday morning that the US plans to issue further tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, global commodities have taken a downturn. The LME base metals index fell 2.5% as a result. “Despite warnings from...

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Hassan Butt

July 12, 2018

11:13 GMT

London