Brent crude oil prices were firmer in afternoon trading, up by $1.80 to $60.16 per barrel. The recent low was $58.38 per bbl.
For base metals, nickel was the highlight, with the three-month contract price going up by 2.36% to close at $11,055 per tonne.
The price of copper firmed by $12 per tonne, while aluminium rose by $8 per tonne.
Aluminium, lead and nickel were all trading close to lows set in 2017. Price increases for base metals continue to be capped by macroeconomic...