LONDON: Copper rose to its highest price in nearly four months on Friday, driven by big metals consumer China’s approval of a multi-billion dollar infrastructure programme and the European Central Bank’s plan to shore up its region’s economy. China, the world’s largest consumer of copper, gave the green light for 60 projects worth more than [...]

London: Copper fell for a fourth day in London yesterday, on course for the biggest monthly drop since December 2008, as commodities and equities slid after Standard & Poor’s cut the US credit rating. Tin reached an 11-month low. Zinc and crude oil paced declines as the S&P GSCI Spot Index of raw materials retreated [...]

* Strikers vote to accept company bonus offer, lift action * BHP Billiton refused to raise bonus, aims to set example * Strike could herald new era of labour turbulence in Chile (Adds copper prices) By Moises Avila ANTOFAGASTA, Chile, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Workers at Chile’s giant Escondida mine on Friday accepted a company [...]

SHANGHAI, July 14 (Reuters) – London copper steadied on Thursday, supported by a retreating dollar and the possibility of more Federal Reserve stimulus, but Moody’s warning on U.S. credit rating checked gains. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged up 0.3 percent to $9,675 a tonne by 0334 GMT after ending almost flat previously. [...]

SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)–Chile’s peso ended mildly stronger versus the dollar Tuesday as international copper prices regained some lost ground, although continued worries about euro zone debt contagion kept the local currency from gaining further. The peso ended at CLP466.90 to the dollar, versus Monday’s close of CLP467.20, while trading in a range of CLP466.60 to [...]

LONDON: Copper edged higher on Monday, helped by general dollar weakness, steadier equity markets, arbitrage buying in Shanghai and on the view that last week’s fall had hit support. Trade was quiet, however, due to a national holiday in the United States. Benchmark copper for three-months delivery on the London Metal Exchange closed at $6,469 [...]

SHANGHAI June 18 – Shanghai copper fell in early trade on Friday, after London copper prices touched a one-week low in the previous session, as sentiment soured after disappointing U.S. data. FUNDAMENTALS * Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange CMCU3 rose $4 to $6,450 by 0132 GMT on Friday, hovering above a one-week low [...]

SHANGHAI – Shanghai copper eased after rising more than 2 percent in early trade, as momentum was slowed by China demand concerns, mixed U.S. economic data and traders eyed a meeting of European leaders on euro zone debt woes. London copper fell more than 2 percent and zinc nearly 4 percent, after U.S. housing starts [...]

LONDON – Copper rose to its highest in nearly a week on Thursday supported by a stronger euro and expectations Chinese demand would forge on despite mixed imports data from the world’s top base metals consumer. China’s copper imports at around 397 000 tons were slightly below forecasts, but analysts had expected a drop from [...]

SINGAPORE, June 3 – Shanghai and London copper futures rose 1 percent on Thursday, buoyed by a sharp rally in U.S. equity markets and positive auto and pending homes sales data. Surprisingly strong U.S. housing data for April drove optimism about the economy, boosting stocks and driving up oil prices. The stock rally — a [...]

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