Only 561 lots had traded as of 6.16 am London time compared with 4,202 lots at a similar time on Tuesday.
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Three-month base metals prices on the LME were all higher this morning but only by an average of 0.2%, led by a 0.6% rise in nickel. The copper price was up by 0.2% at $6,442 per tonne and up 1.6% from a recent low of $6,340 per tonne.
The combination of week-long holidays in much of Asia and traders waiting for developments on a US-China trade deal, which may not yet materialize for a few weeks, are likely...