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Tin just soldering on

The best performing base metal since the start of the China-versus-US trade war is tin, but that claim to fame has largely been achieved by default and probably presents a misleading picture.

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Tin prices have been flattened by a supply overhang and tepid demand growth

Tin's win is result of not falling as far as other members of the base metal family such as copper, nickel and zinc, and is not a reflection of a sudden burst of investor interest or consumer demand.

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