Metals are bearing another blow on the chin after the China PMI data showed a eight monthly low figure. National Bureau of Statistics has said that China official Purchase Manager's Index (PMI) fell to a eight month low of 50.1 in July compared to 50.2 in the month of June. News of staff cuts by Rio Tinto is also a sign that metal miners are fighting against falling prices of commodities.
The fall in PMI data is getting reflected on metals that are trading on a dull note in early Asian trades. LME Copper three month forwards was trading at $ 7546 per tonne, compared to $ 7585 per tonne on Tuesday. MCX Copper August expiry ended up by 0.62% at Rs 422.5 per kg.
LME Aluminium three month forwards was trading at $ 1885 per tonne on Wednesday, compared to $ 1900 per tonne on Tuesday. MCX Aluminium was unchanged at Rs 105 per kg, unchanged from Tuesday.
Last night, European agency Eurostat said that 17 nation Euro zone unemployment stood at 11.2% in June. This is the highest rate of unemployment since 1995. The unemployment rate of Greece was 22.5% in April. In Germany, jobless rate stood at 6.8% in July. Unemployment among German workers rose by 7000 against expectations of 10000.
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