Flash manufacturing PMI data in Europe and the United States exceeded expectations and were up month on month with readings of 58.6 for the EU and 59.1 for the US
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Three-month base metals prices on the LME were up by an average of 0.5%, ranging between tin being little changed at $38,975 per tonne and lead rising by 1.2% to $2,279.50 per tonne. Copper was up by 0.1% at $9,739.50 per tonne.
The most-traded base metals contracts on the SHFE were up by an average of 0.8%, between a 0.2% rise in January copper...