BEIJING, Aug 30 (Reuters) - London aluminium prices fell for the first time in six sessions in early Asian trade on Thursday, after U.S. President Donald Trump allowed relief on aluminium import quotas from Argentina. Trump, who put in place tariffs on steel and aluminium imports in March, signed proclamations allowing relief from the quotas on steel from South Korea, Brazil and Argentina and on aluminium from Argentina, the U.S. Commerce Department said in a statement on Wednesday. FUNDAMENTALS * LME ALUMINIUM: Three-month aluminium on the London Metal Exchange fell 0.7 percent to $2,157 a tonne by 0213 GMT, after jumping 1.8 percent in the previous session. It hit a two-month high of $2,178 on Thursday and has climbed for five straight days on rising input costs for smelters. * SHFE ALUMINIUM: The most-traded October aluminium contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell 0.2 percent to 14,930 yuan ($2,187.55) a tonne. It earlier rose as much as 0.5 percent towards Thursday's two-month high of 15,100 yuan. * OTHER METALS: LME copper edged down 0.2 percent to $6,077 a tonne, while in Shanghai copper was trading 0.6 percent lower. Shanghai lead was the biggest gainer, rising 1.4 percent on concerns of a tightening environmental crackdown in China. * GRAPHIC: Copper prices have recovered from a recent rout, but the possibility of the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing escalating and its potential to crimp demand in China, the world's top consumer, is expected to cap gains. * CHILE: Striking workers at state-owned Codelco's Andina copper mine have rejected their employers' latest contract offer, the company and union said on Wednesday. * FREEPORT: Indonesia will extend a special mining permit for PT Freeport Indonesia for another month to September, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan told reporters on Wednesday. * ANTO: Antofagasta Plc expects its board to approve a $1.3 billion expansion of its Los Pelambres copper mine before the end of the year with construction starting in January, the Chilean miner's chief executive officer said on Wednesday. * For the top stories in metals and other news, click or MARKETS NEWS * Asian stocks rose on Thursday as Wall Street hit record highs in the hope that the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations will lead to a further easing of global trade tensions. DATA AHEAD (GMT) 0600 Germany Import prices Jul 0755 Germany Unemployment rate Aug 0900 Euro zone Business climate Aug 1200 Germany Consumer prices Aug 1230 U.S. Personal income Jul 1230 U.S. Weekly jobless claims PRICES BASE METALS PRICES 0155 GMT Three month LME copper 6074.5 Most active ShFE copper 48630 Three month LME aluminium 2162 Most active ShFE aluminium 14945 Three month LME zinc 2503 Most active ShFE zinc 21195 Three month LME lead 2090 Most active ShFE lead 18500 Three month LME nickel 13450 Most active ShFE nickel 109680 Three month LME tin 19030 Most active ShFE tin 146070 BASE METALS ARBITRAGE LME/SHFE COPPER LMESHFCUc3 537.78 LME/SHFE ALUMINIUM LMESHFALc3 -2077.98 LME/SHFE ZINC LMESHFZNc3 675.12 LME/SHFE LEAD LMESHFPBc3 964.99 LME/SHFE NICKEL LMESHFNIc3 2496.46 ($1 = 6.8250 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Tom Daly; editing by Richard Pullin)
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