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Zinc, nickel Scotiabank’s top picks for investors

“Base metals were a ‘bright’ spot in 2014—largely ignored by equity markets and are among our ‘picks’ for investors in 2015,” observed Scotiabank economist Patricia Mohr in the latest edition of the Scotiabank Commodity Price Index published Thursday.

Birla said to plan $1bn aluminum exports

Hindalco Industries Ltd., owned by Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla, is targeting a record $1 billion of aluminum exports by March 31 buoyed by rising U.S. and European demand, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Is Indian gold turnaround a game changer for prices?

Something seems to have spooked the gold bears. We noted a few days ago that there seemed to be signs of new positive momentum building for gold, but then were worried that the big failure of the Swiss gold initiative might prompt another drive down in the gold price.

Low oil prices good for PGMs

A Scotiabank analyst noted Thursday that when oil prices drop heavily on ample supply and strengthening consumer demand, car demand tends to surge.