United States/China trade talks over the weekend were postponed.
Japan’s preliminary gross domestic product fell by 7.8% in the second quarter.
The London Metal Exchange three-month base metals prices were stronger this morning, led by a 1.3% rise in zinc to $2,401.50 per tonne, while copper was up by 0.7% at $6,407.50 per tonne.
SHFE October nickel led on the upside with prices up by 1.8%, while September copper was up by 1.3% at 50,520 yuan ($7,282) per tonne.
Gold prices were up by...