LIVE FUTURES REPORT 30/08: LME nickel hits 5-yr high, backwardation nears $100/t

Nickel’s three-month price on the London Metal Exchange continued to trend higher during morning trading on Friday August 30, breaking through the 2018-high while its cash/three-month spread remains tight. Reaching an intra-morning high of $16,835 per tonne, nickel futures surged past the key $16,690-per-tonne resistance level achieved in the wake of US-imposed sanctions on Russian…

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