Nickel market starts summer slowdown

May 23, 2013 | 12:10 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  nickel premiums, melting-grade nickel, plating-grade nickel, nickel demand, nickel, nickel prices, London Metal Exchange, LME Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — With nickel premiums continuing to sit at record lows, market participants say that business activity is unlikely to pick up until the end of summer.

Melting-grade nickel premiums are unchanged in a range of 15 to 25 cents per pound, while plating-grade nickel premiums also are steady at between 50 and 60 cents per pound.....

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