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Price up, but doubts linger about how long for fickle nickel

Nickel has been the base-metal star of the past five weeks rising by a remarkable 18% and as welcome as that might be there is not a simple explanation for what’s happening, or whether the rush to Monday’s 11-month high of US$6.28 a pound will last long.

Price up, but doubts linger about how long for fickle nickel Price up, but doubts linger about how long for fickle nickel Price up, but doubts linger about how long for fickle nickel Price up, but doubts linger about how long for fickle nickel Price up, but doubts linger about how long for fickle nickel

Theories range from a shortfall in Indonesian exports, to the proposed re-introduction of a ban on unprocessed ore by the Indonesian Government, to short-covering by Chinese speculators, to rising