Zinc market focuses on 2006 TC negotiations

Dec 28, 2005 | 12:25 PM | Matthew Lerner

Negotiations on 2006 zinc treatment charges (TCs) might get a jump start if Teck Cominco Ltd. executives travel east just after the New Year, but could stretch all the way until the American Zinc Association annual conference in mid-February, according to one concentrate trader.

"Teck Cominco is supposed to travel overseas in the beginning of January to settle (treatment charge) contracts," the trader said. "Otherwise, talks could spill over to the annual conference."....

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