Friday, December 4, 2015

Nickel futures fell during noon trade With Weak Physical Demand
Base Metal tips -  Nickel futures fell during noon trade in the domestic market on Friday as investors and speculators exited positions in the industrial metal amid weak physical demand for nickel from alloy-makers in the domestic spot market.
Weak US economic data which showed that jobless claims rose last week and services growth hit a six-month low in November, signaled a slowdown in the world’s biggest economy also threatened to curb demand for the industrial metal.
The number of Americans who filed for claiming unemployment insurance benefits climbed 9,000 to 269,000 in the week ended November 28, while the gauge measuring US services fell the most in seven years, dropping to 55.9 in November from 59.1 in October, with a reading above 50 signaling expansion.
At the MCX, Nickel futures for December 2015 contract were trading at Rs 594.20 per 1 kg, down by 0.15 per cent, after opening at Rs. 594.6, against the previous closing price of Rs. 595.1. It touched an intraday low of 592.3.