* Copper trading range for the day is 415.1-430.3.
* Copper gained on Rupee weakness after prices seen pressure as a currency crisis engulfing Turkey rippled across markets, weighing on prices.
* The main union at Chile’s Caserones copper mine said that 98.5 percent of its workers had voted to reject a final offer from mine operator Lumina Copper during mediation.
* Four of the five labour unions representing workers at the El Teniente copper mine in Chile have accepted the latest contract offer from state mining company Codelco.
* Zinc trading range for the day is 170.2-180.2.
* Zinc prices dropped tracking LME prices dropped by 1.1 percent after rise in LME stocks by 14,775 tonnes, back towards levels held in June and July.
* China’s social inventory of zinc across Shanghai, Tianjin and Guangdong was little changed as inflows of imported materials went directly to downstream consumers.
* Stocks are unlikely to decrease this week as production at some smelters would recover from maintenance works
* Aluminium trading range for the day is 142.9-147.3.
* Aluminium rose as support seen after China’s aluminium exports rose to their second-highest level on record in July.
* Chinese aluminium production declined by 3.4% yoy, and Chinese exports growth for the same period was insufficient to fill supply gap outside of China.
* Primary aluminium inventories across major consumption areas in China shrank over the weekend as deliveries from the northwest were delayed.
* Nickel trading range for the day is 924.7-979.3.
* Nickel dropped as the dollar stood tall versus other currencies on concerns that a rout in the Turkish lira could infect European banks and emerging economies.
* Imported medium-grade nickel ore prices are likely to climb up in the third quarter as shipments from the Philippines and Indonesia may fail to meet demand.
* Meanwhile, Chinese buyers started to stockpile for the upcoming rainy season, from end-October to March, rainy season would hinder shipments.