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Base industrial metals drew a breath after the manic buying that saw zinc to the highest level in almost 10 years, we also saw lead and nickle joining in. Iron ore and rebar led the surge a few weeks ago buoying the Australian dollarĀ and stocks.

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton $BHP announced it's iron ore production report and forward guidance Wednesday. $BHP produced 231 million tonnes in the year to June 30.

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