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October 2017 | Base Metals


Market Summary: Welcome back, China


China seems to have returned from holiday in a buying mood, which is ominous. But we think that, overall, metals are already in high ground, which promises volatility more so than fresh highs.

Welcome back, China China seems to have returned from holiday in a buying mood, which is ominous. But we think that, overall, metals are already in high ground, which promises volatility more so than fresh highs. Aluminium: Waiting for Chinese tightness All the focus in the aluminium market is on smelter cutbacks, but October also will be a key time for Chinese aluminium demand. Winter cutbacks have begun, so when will we start to see tightness emerging? Or will the scale of restarts and the higher scrap availability – both the result of the rally about cutbacks...

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