Germany factory orders were down 6.9% month on month in October; they had been expected to fall by 0.2%.
Geopolitical tension rises over Russian/Ukraine and China/Taiwan.
Friday’s US employment report likely to prompt the Federal Reserve to remain in a hawkish stance – all eyes on Friday’s US consumer price index data.
The three-month prices on the LME were generally weaker this morning. The exceptions were lead that was up by 0.5% at $2,208 per tonne and copper that was up by 0.1% at $9,424 per tonne, while the rest were down by an average of 1.3%,...