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Copper at two-week high on upbeat China demand outlook LONDON: Copper prices rose to a two-week high on Tuesday, buoyed by confidence about the outlook for demand from top consumer China following its plans to step-up infrastructure projects.Three-month London Metal Exchange (LME) copper was up 0.5 percent at $6,742.75 a tonne at 1010 GMT, having earlier reached its highest since Sept. 30 at $6,762 a tonne.The outlook for copper, which is mainly used in the power and construction industries, brightened after a senior official at China's economic planner said the country's investment growth should pick up in the coming months as authorities hasten construction of water conservancy and other infrastructure projects to support growth.Also helping sentiment was Monday's surprisingly strong Chinese trade data for September, which showed copper imports rose nearly 15 percent from the month before, soothing concerns about a slowdown in demand."We are positive on the outlook for Chinese demand, especially given the commitment by the Chinese ...

Cocoa slips, grind in line with expectations LONDON: New York cocoa futures slipped on Tuesday after European grind data eased in line with traders' expectations.ICE raw sugar futures were little changed, with traders focused on the winding down of the cane crush in centre-south Brazil.Arabica coffee firmed slightly as attention centred on the impact of prolonged dry weather in Brazil on development of the 2015/16 crop.Cocoa dipped after Europe's third-quarter cocoa grind fell 1.1 percent from the same period last year to ...
Soybeans rise on harvest delays, corn pauses after surge PARIS/SYDNEY: US soybean prices rose on Tuesday, extending gains into a second session on reports of variable yields and harvest delays, while corn futures were mostly flat, taking a breather after the grain posted its biggest one-day gain in nine months.Wheat fell for the first time in three sessions.Chicago Board of Trade front-month soybeans rose 0.61 percent to $9.50-1/2 a bushel by 1045 GMT, having closed up 2.5 percent on Monday.Analysts noted reports that soybean ...
Cocoa slips in choppy trade as Ebola worries persist LONDON: New York cocoa futures slid in choppy dealings on Monday linked to deepening worries over the potential impact of Ebola on West African supplies. Sugar contracts were little changed.Arabica coffee futures firmed, with traders focused on the impact on dry weather in Brazil on the 2015/16 crop.December cocoa fell $26, or 0.8 percent, to trade at $3,131 a tonne at 1428 GMT, after initially gapping higher in an attempt to extend its rally from ...
Gold rises as global growth concerns hit dollar, shares LONDON: Gold prices rose on Monday as the dollar fell and worries over the global economic outlook hit investors' appetite for risk, lifting the appeal of assets perceived as safer.Spot gold rose to a near four-week high of $1,237.30 an ounce and was trading up 0.4 percent at $1,227.90 at 0945 GMT. It posted its biggest weekly gain in four months last week, up 2.7 percent. U.S. gold futures hit their highest since Sept. 17 ...
Gold rises on lower dollar, Fed rate hike uncertainty LONDON: Gold prices rose on Monday as the dollar fell on uncertainty about how soon the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates and worries about the global economy reduced investors' appetite for risk.Spot gold rose to a near four-week high of $1,237.30 an ounce and was trading up 0.5 percent at $1,228.40 at 1143 GMT. It posted its biggest weekly gain in four months last week, up 2.7 percent. U.S. gold futures hit their highest ...
Copper climbs on strong China trade data, weaker dollar LONDON: Copper and other base metals rose on Monday after the dollar fell and better-than-expected Chinese trade data eased fears of a slowdown in demand in the top commodities consumer.A surge in China's exports in September was an upbeat signal for the world's second-largest economy while a near 15 percent jump in copper imports cheered investors about metals demand."Certainly that trade number for imports of unwrought copper was probably above expectations and a pick-up from ...


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