SINGAPORE (Mar 26): On the back of supply shortages and a weaker US dollar, the price of tin — as that of other metals such as copper, aluminium, nickel and zinc — has been on an upward trend this year. Tin hit a four-year high of US$22,104 a tonne (spot price) on the London Metal Exchange at the end of January but, as at March 13, it had slipped to US$21,215 a tonne. However, this was still nearly 6% higher than its price of US$20,030 per tonne a year ago.

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