Concerns about the extent of the COVID-19 in China supported the US dollar and the safe-haven yen
Vital Materials, one of the biggest minor metals producer in the world, was the mystery buyer of several batches of minor metals stocks previously held by the now-defunct Fanya Metal Exchange
Most of Chinese lead and zinc miners, smelters and consumers reported positive profit growth for 2019, according to annual results released so far
Lead added 1.6% to lead the gains, zinc rose 0.6%, copper climbed 0.5%, tin edged up 0.02%, while aluminium dipped 0.1% and nickel dropped 1%
COVID-19 impact further delayed resumption of cobalt and lithium industry chain
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