27.10.2011 - Pig ironís pain proves boon for nickel miners: Commodities
Nickel, the second-worst performing metal on the London Metals Exchange in the past six months, is set to rebound as Chinese steelmakers lead a recovery in demand. Nickelís 20 percent slump this year has made it cheaper than pig iron, a substitute made from low-grade ore from Indonesia and the Philippines. Nickel, used to strengthen stainless steel in everything from kitchen sinks to aircraft- fuel tanks, may rise 16 percent next year as mills boost purchases, Societe Generale SA said...............................................Full Article: Source
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