Base metals traded on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were broadly weaker during Asian morning trading on Wednesday, with lead the only metal to post any gains.

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LME snapshot at 03.02am London time
Latest three-month LME Prices

Price ($ per tonne)  Change since yesterday's close ($)
Copper 6,659.5 10.5
Aluminium 2,044 -1
Lead 2,399 -7
Zinc 3,286.5 11.5
Tin 20,875 0
Nickel 12,980 -20

SHFE snapshot at 10.02am Shanghai time
Most-traded SHFE contracts

Price (yuan per tonne)  Change since yesterday's close (yuan)
Copper (May) 49,570 -50
Aluminium (May) 13,825 0
Zinc (May) 24,930 -20
Lead (May) 18,705 135
Tin (May) 141,050 -870
Nickel (July) 97,090 -590

Global copper premiums were largely unchanged in a week where 72,750 tonnes of cathode was delivered onto the London Metal Exchange, driving on-warrant stocks to their highest levels since June 2013. Read our full global copper wrap here.

Canada is cracking down further on unfairly traded steel and aluminum following the imposition of Section 232 tariffs in the United States.

Jupiter Mines has announced that the exposure period on its $185-million initial public offering (IPO) has been extended by a week to allow the Australian Securities and Investment Committee more time to view the prospectus.

Aluminium scrap markets in the United States were mixed, with mill-grade scrap stepping lower on declines in the terminal market and smelter-grade products mostly on steady footing while all eyes remain on potential aluminium scrap tariffs in China.

Copper-gold miner Newcrest has restarted mining operations at its Cadia project in Australia, two weeks after a tailings spill caused a shutdown.

Lastly, be sure to check Metal Bulletin’s pricing calendar for its base metals and minors, ores and alloys prices over the coming Easter Break.