Parts of Europe have introduced more lockdown measures
Geopolitical tensions globally and more hawkish talk in the United States on tapering are causes for concern
Three-month base metals prices on the LME were mixed this morning, with copper, aluminium and zinc lower by an average of 0.5%, while the rest were up by an average of 0.4%. Copper was down by 0.7% at $9,581.50 per oz. The recent range on copper has been between $9,315 per tonne and $9, 773 per tonne.