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ShreeMetalPrices: Copper prices pressured on demand prospects, falls for sixth straight weekely loss in a row


Due to rising supplies and persistent macroeconomic worries, copper prices increased on Friday despite the fact that they were still on track to suffer their sixth weekly loss. – LME

As of 1600 IST on the London Metal Exchange, (LME) 3-month copper was up 1.01% at $8,093.50 per tonne. But down 2.7% for the week as a whole.

The progess is the winning bid rate for a 7-day reverse purchase operation that the People’s Bank of China executed for 7 billion yuan was 2.00%. Although there hasn’t been much progress on raising the US debt ceiling. It has been decide that there won’t be a default. Although the debt ceiling might not change, principle and interest will always be paid off first.

Joe Biden, the president of the United States, and Kevin McCarthy. The leading Republican in Congress, looked to be nearing agreement on a plan. That would increase the government $31.4 trillion borrowing ceiling for 2 years while capping expenditure on the majority of things.

Early this week, copper prices fell below $8,000 a tonne for the 1st time since Nov. Due to concerns about the debt settlement and indications of a worldwide economic slowdown.

The notion that United States interest rates would stay higher than initially anticipated helped the dollar.

The dollar was set for a third weekly rise on Friday and was close to a two-month peak against its key counterparts. Making it less appealing for holders of other currencies to purchase the dollar-priced good.

According to researchers at Antaike, the weakening of market fundamentals was also a result of increasing manufacture at copper mine and a chronically weak demand.

After China’s CMOC negotiated a settlement with the local administration & resumed exports. Participants in China anticipate the arrival of copper shipments from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June.

LME aluminium prices remained stable at $2,255 per tonne. While LME tin was $24,905, lead decreased by 0.2% to $2,070, nickel increased by 1.5% to $21,605, and LME zinc was $2,345.