HANOI, April 20 (Reuters) - Copper prices rose on Tuesday as
a weaker dollar made greenback-priced metals cheaper and more
attractive to holders of other currencies.
Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange rose
0.1% to $9,382 a tonne by 0153 GMT, while the most-traded June
copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange
advanced 0.7% to 69,200 yuan ($10,636.34) a tonne.
The dollar wallowed near a six-week low against its
peers on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields have hovered below a
14-month peak touched last month.
* LME aluminium rose 0.3% to $2,336 a tonne, zinc
advanced 0.3% to $2,855 a tonne and tin climbed
0.7% to $26,910 a tonne.
* ShFE aluminium increased 0.3% to 18,125 yuan a
tonne, nickel dropped 0.8% to 120,980 yuan a tonne,
zinc was down 0.6% to 21,755 yuan a tonne, while lead
increased 1.3% to 15,255 yuan a tonne.
* The global nickel market surplus expanded to 6,200 tonnes
in February from a downwardly revised surplus of 3,500 tonnes in
the previous month, data from the International Nickel Study
* China's industry ministry said on Monday it would compile
records this year on energy consumption by key enterprises in
energy-intensive industries such as aluminium in order to help
promote conservation and efficiency.
* Russian metals producer Nornickel has improved
its 2021 production forecast slightly as one of its mines is
resuming work ahead of schedule after flooding.
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* Asian shares dropped back in early trading, following an
overnight retreat on Wall Street, while the dollar stayed at
multi-week lows against other major currencies.
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(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)