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Metal & mining stocks melt

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Shares of eight metal and mining firms fell by 0.71% to 5.59% at 14:25 IST on BSE after US implemented and aluminum import tariffs.

Authority of (down 5.59%), (down 4.28%), (down 0.99%), (down 1.16%), Vedanta (down 0.71%), NMDC (down 0.68%), (down 2.24%) and National Company (down 1.1%) edged lower. (up 0.64%) and (up 0.92%) rose.

The index was down 200.71 points or 1.41% at 14,073.78. It underperformed the Sensex, which was up 70.09 points or 0.21% at 33,421.66.

Metal and mining stocks were also under pressure as copper prices fell in global commodity markets. High Grade Copper for May 2018 delivery was currently off 0.16% at $3.0740 per pound on the COMEX.

US implemented steel and aluminum import tariffs that excluded and Mexico, two key US trade partners. Trump signed a proclamation yesterday, 8 March 2018 authorizing the tariffs at 25% on and 10% on aluminium, the same level he promised when he revealed the plan on 1 March 2018. The and will take effect in 15 days, as per reports.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 14:28 IST