LONDON, Sept 3- On the London Metal Exchange benchmark nickel for three-month delivery is currently trading around $10,000 per tonne. Nickel hit a low of $9,100 during its "flash crash" of Aug. 12, within spitting distance of the low of $8,850 recorded in October 2008, the month after the fateful " Lehman Moment." When nickel recorded that historic low back in October...» Read More
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