LIVE FUTURES REPORT 18/12: LME lead price up 2% in complex slide; copper closes below $6k/t

Base metals on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower at the close of trading on Tuesday December 18, with continued strength in the US dollar index limiting price action, while lead futures gained more than 2% against a backdrop of multi-year lows in LME inventory.

Depreciating over 2.5% this afternoon, copper futures closed below $6,000 per tonne for the first time since October 31, while total volumes traded on the exchange were recorded at their...


Hassan Butt

December 18, 2018

18:00 GMT