Zinc futures slip 1% on global cues

13/06/2017 16:16

Zinc futures fell 1 per cent during evening trade in the domestic market on Tuesday as investors and speculators exited their positions in the industrial metal ahead of the US Fed’s policy meeting that kicks off later in the day, which could provide further clues over the timing of interest rate hikes this year.

Further, the central bank is widely expected to raise interest rates at its two-day meeting. Meanwhile, the focus will be on any fresh hints on the pace of further tightening in the months to come and next year, and any further details on its plans for trimming its balance sheet.

At the MCX, zinc futures for June 2017 contract is trading at Rs 157.75 per kg, down by 1 per cent, after opening at Rs 159.40, against a previous close of Rs 159.35. It touched the intra-day low of Rs 157.35 (at 16:17 hours).

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