Oil report

UPDATE 1-RESEARCH ALERT-Citigroup ups price forecasts for metals

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 April 8 (Reuters) - Citigroup raised its price forecasts
for a host of metals, including aluminium and copper, saying
many commodity prices have hit new highs in recent weeks,
driven largely by investment inflows, despite the economic
 Investments in commodity indexes increased by $40 billion,
equal to the total increase in 2007, the brokerage said in a
note to clients.
 The brokerage said it remained "cautious" on the metals and
mining sector , given the slowing economies.
 "To generate performance we would look to stocks with value
and volume growth: Xstrata, Ferrexpo and Anglo," Citigroup
 The following table shows changes to commodity price
 Metals         RIC      Unit       Price Forecasts
                                  New        Old
 Aluminium     ALc1     $/LB       1.32       1.20
 Copper        HGc1     $/LB       3.56       3.10
 Nickel        MNI3     $/LB       12.5       10.5
 Zinc          MZN3     $/LB       1.05       1.04
 Lead          MPB3     $/LB       1.18       1.13
 (Reporting by Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay in Bangalore; Editing by
Amitha Rajan)