Weak close for miners on geopolitical rumbling

WITH plenty of uncertainty swirling around the geopolitics arena at the moment, Metals & Mining followed the trajectory of the overall ASX 200 benchmark index by closing down about 1%.

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Base metal futures were all down rather sharply in afternoon Asia trade - especially nickel, down nearly 5% - while gold was at about US$1731/oz.

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