Tin market said unfazed as strike at Minsur smelter in Peru lingers

Dec 21, 2005 | 02:50 PM | Rory Carroll

The strike at Peruvian miner Minsur SA's Funsur smelter and refinery continues with no end in sight, much to the surprise of North American traders.

Traders said they initially expected a swift resolution to the strike called by the union's new leader, Casimiro Valle.

The strike has so far had no impact on the North American tin market, where there is plenty of metal to go around. Minsur supplies about half of the tin that enters the United States. Minsur produced 3,317 short tons of tin in September, Peru's Ministry of....

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