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Shanghai nickel jumps as Indonesia export ban worries grow

On Friday Shanghai nickel rates gained, while a key pointer of supply deficiency hopped to 10 years peak, during the recent nerves over supplies interruption from top ore maker Indonesia.

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The most dynamic nickel contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gained as much as 3.7 percent to 127,700 yuan ($18,142.55) a tonne, drifting close to an all-time high of 128,020 yuan touch on Monday.

Meantime, the premiums of LME nickel money over three-month contract CMNI0-3 hopped to $40 a tonne, 10 years peak, flagging narrow nearby supplies and during the continuous worries over potential supply disturbance from top ore maker Indonesia.

Markets have been anxious over a probability that Indonesia, the world's greatest nickel ore maker, could present an export prohibition on mineral metal, due in 2022, to as right on time as this year, as it needs to lift estimation of exported items.

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said on Friday the nation should push further to build up a downstream industry locally to process natural and mineral resources including bauxite and nickel.

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