Canadian Mining Eye index disappoints in Q4 as gold, nickel prices undermine buoyant copper, zinc

February 13, 2017

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The Canadian Mining Eye index declined 13% during the quarter ended December as weakness in gold and nickel prices was partially offset by gains in both copper and zinc prices.
Having recorded a 4% gain in the prior quarter, the index, administered by professional services firm EY, underperformed the S&P/TSX Composite index, which gained 4% during the same period. The UK Mining Eye fell 8% during the fourth quarter, marking the first quarterly decline in 2016, following gains of 35% and 19% in the third quarter and second quarter, respectively. The London Metal Exchange index (LMEX) gained 8% over the quarter.

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