By Ese Erheriene
LONDON--Nickel futures were much lower on the London Metal Exchange on Tuesday, amid analyst reports that workers striking at a BHP Billiton mine are likely to return to work shortly.
BHP Billiton couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
The LME's three-month nickel contract was down 1.6% at $13,330 a metric ton in early afternoon European trade.
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