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January 2020 | Base Metals


Market Summary: De-risking


Base metal prices have experienced some sharp rebounds after the risk-off episode sparked by the deadly US airstrike on a top Iranian commander on January 3. The focus now is on the signing of the ‘phase 1’ US-China trade deal this week, which could further de-risk the outlook.

De-risking
Base metal prices have experienced some sharp rebounds after the risk-off episode sparked by the deadly US airstrike on a top Iranian commander on January 3. The focus now is on the signing of the ‘phase 1’ US-China trade deal this week, which could further de-risk the outlook.

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