Base Metal


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Base Metal

A metal other than a precious metal; iron is often excluded as well. Common examples include aluminum, tin and copper. Base metals may be traded as commodities and have a variety of uses. As currencies have increasingly gone to fiat money systems, coins are usually made out of a base metal such as zinc.
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The banking firm said that Rick McIntire would join the banking firm as global head of base metals sales in mid-July.
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The Chinese industry for base metals accounted for nearly $24 billion in revenues in 2010 alone, with a growth rate of almost 5%.
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The outlook for the global base metals industry remains stable, Moody's Investors Service said in a new report.