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Nickel prices could recover in 2014

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 03, 2014 - 11:41 AM |

An export ban in Indonesia could stir demand elsewhere

Nickel prices have a good chance of recovering in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report by Metal Bulletin.

The Macquarie Bank has forecasted first-quarter and second-quarter 2014 nickel prices of $15,000 per tonne and a full-year price of $15,500 per tonne.

Nickel was priced at US$6.3201 per pound Thursday.

Metal Bulletin reported an export ban of raw materials in Indonesia could stir demand for nickel in other markets.

“It is still a bit of an unknown for now, but there are still a lot of shorts and if the ban definitely happens there will be a big rally. I am still not sure but my gut feeling is that there will be a rally,” a physical trader told Metal Bulletin.

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