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Heavy selling hit the base metals, with copper posting its biggest two day loss since 2015, strategists at ANZ Research apprise.

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“Signs of weakening demand are emerging by the day. Inventories on the LME jumped 22% yesterday, pushing the year to date gain to over 50%.”

“Sentiment was also impacted by the weak economic data out of China. Industrial production in Jan-Feb fell 13.5%, while retails sales were down 20.5% for the same period.”

“The fall in prices in getting a response from the supply side, with several top producers announcing cutbacks to output.”