European debt, Chinese inflation worry cast long shadow on metals - RMG

Apr 12, 2012 | 07:30 AM |

Concern over debt in Europe and inflation in China will cast a shadow over market sentiment in 2012, with a particular impact on base and precious metals, analysts at Raw Materials Group (RMG) said in a note on Tuesday April 10. Nickel prices, for example, performed below expectations in 2011 on a steel industry softened by these concerns in the second, third, and fourth quarters of the year. RMG’s prediction was 9.5% above the average price. “This year, and over the coming years, supply is expected finally to arrive, creating a supply....

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