India Brass, Copper Scrap prices advance; Copper Futures settle lower


MUMBAI (Scrap Register): India’s major brass and copper scrap prices advanced on the Scrap Register Price Index as on Thursday, while copper futures prices at India's Multi Commodity Exchange settled lower amid profit-taking in wider markets as investors fretted about the simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea.

India's major brass and copper scrap commodities like brass accessories, brass sheet cuttings, brass sheet scrap, acr copper coil 3/8, copper armature, copper cable scrap, copper heavy scrap, copper mixed scrap, copper pat, copper shell 40mm, copper super d.rod, copper wire scrap and electrolytic copper strip 25mm showed an up trend on Thursday.

The most active August copper contract on India's Multi Commodity Exchange settled slightly down by 0.51 percent to Rs. 411.50 per kilogram on Thursday from previous close of Rs. 413.60 per kilogram. Copper Futures at MCX touched an intra-day high of Rs. 414.95 per kilogram and an intra-day low of Rs. 409.85 per kilogram during Thursday.

Traders are caution on geopolitical events after North Korea said it is "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury".

(This article is researched and compiled by Vibin Antony on behalf of Scrap Register. Send in your suggestions and comments to editor@scrapregister.com)

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