Base metals prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed during Asian morning trading on Thursday, with easier trade tensions between China and the United States failing to provide significant upward momentum to the complex.
Moves were fairly limited across the SHFE base metals complex this morning with the metals showing only a slight upward bias; copper, aluminium, zinc and tin were all marginally higher, while the rest edged down.
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