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Copper hits one-month low
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Copper hits one-month low

LONDON: Copper prices extended their decline to a one-month low on Tuesday on renewed fears that troubles at...
Published 22 Sep, 2021 03:48am
Brazil's real bucks Latam gloom on hawkish central bank minutes
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Brazil's real bucks Latam gloom on hawkish central bank minutes

  • Brazil's real erased early losses to trade up 0.2%, as central bank minutes showed a 100 basis point hike could be coming at the next meeting to keep inflation in check.
  • Copper struggled to hold gains, weighing on top producer Chile's peso, while Mexico's peso looked to give back Monday's strong gains, down 0.4%.
Published 22 Jun, 2021 08:07pm
Copper hits 7-week low as funds, traders cut long positions
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Copper hits 7-week low as funds, traders cut long positions

  • "The next leg of the rally will be led by the physical market around the third quarter when the whole supply chain has used up its stocks."
  • Aluminium was down 1.8% at $2,449.50 a tonne, zinc fell 1.4% to $3,002, lead slipped 1.2% to $2,185, tin dropped 1.4% to $31,217 and nickel ceded 2.9% to $17,938.
Published 15 Jun, 2021 09:03pm
Copper sinks as inflation fears eclipse South American political risk
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Copper sinks as inflation fears eclipse South American political risk

  • Benchmark three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) shed 2.6% to $10,136 a tonne.
  • The metal, widely used in the power and construction industries, was on track for its biggest daily fall since February. Last week, copper hit a record of $10,747.50 a tonne and has jumped 32% so far this year.
Published 19 May, 2021 05:25pm
Copper turns higher
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Copper turns higher

LONDON: Copper rose back towards last week’s record high on Monday as the threat of strikes at mines in Chile and ...
Published 18 May, 2021 05:05am
Copper edges towards $10,000 ahead of holiday in China
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Copper edges towards $10,000 ahead of holiday in China

  • Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.1% at $9,895 a tonne.
  • Copper prices dipped initially on Friday, but then joined gains in other risky assets such as world stocks, which held near record highs, lifted by strong US data and the Federal Reserve's vow to support the economy.
Published 30 Apr, 2021 05:32pm
Bullish investors push copper towards 10-year highs
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Bullish investors push copper towards 10-year highs

  • "That February high" -- $9,617 -- "will be tested sooner or later," said Saxo Bank analyst Ole Hansen, taking prices to their highest since 2011. Prices would then target $10,000 a tonne, he said.
  • World shares traded near record highs with investors generally upbeat about the prospects for a global economic recovery from COVID-19.
Published 19 Apr, 2021 05:20pm
Bullish sentiment propels copper to six-week high
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Bullish sentiment propels copper to six-week high

  • Benchmark three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) was up 1.2% at $9,180.5 a tonne in official trading, after touching a six-week high of $9,211.
  • Copper is used in electric cabling, construction and, increasingly, in electric vehicles and wind turbines. This has triggered a wave of bets for soaring demand and elevated prices.
Published 15 Apr, 2021 08:21pm
Copper heads for weekly gain despite dip on China policy fears
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Copper heads for weekly gain despite dip on China policy fears

  • Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) was down 0.3% at $8,984 a tonne by 1206 GMT but up about 2% for the week and on course for its first weekly rise in a month.
  • A barnstorming economic recovery in China and speculative buying pushed the metal used in power and construction to $9,617 in February, its highest in a decade, before prices stagnated.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 05:07pm
Copper climbs to 2-week high as top producer Chile shuts borders
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Copper climbs to 2-week high as top producer Chile shuts borders

  • Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange climbed as much as 3.6% to $9,104 a tonne, its highest since March 23.
  • The most-traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange also hit its highest in two weeks, advancing as much as 2.3% to 67,670 yuan ($10,330.82) a tonne.
Published 06 Apr, 2021 12:53pm
Copper slides as ship blocking Suez refloated
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Copper slides as ship blocking Suez refloated

  • Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 0.9% to $8,883 a tonne.
  • "Copper prices lurched lower after we saw the news about the ship in the Suez Canal," a copper trader said. "There may still be a knock-on effect on costs and there is still a queue, but at least the canal isn't blocked any more."
Published 29 Mar, 2021 08:10pm
Copper cheered by US economic data, new lockdowns weigh
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Copper cheered by US economic data, new lockdowns weigh

  • While benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange traded up 1.6% at $8,918.5 a tonne in official rings, prices of the metal used as a gauge of economic health by investors are down about 7% since hitting 9-1/2-year highs of $9,617 last month.
  • "We are in a consolidation period, not necessarily because of fundamentals," said Julius Baer analyst Carsten Menke.
Published 26 Mar, 2021 08:04pm
Copper falls to nearly 3-week low on China demand worries, firm dollar
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Copper falls to nearly 3-week low on China demand worries, firm dollar

  • Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange shed 2.2% to $8,780.50 a tonne in official trading, having hit $8,702 a tonne, its lowest since March 5.
  • Chinese demand worries and a stronger dollar - these are the two main macro factors that's causing a general loss of risk appetite across the whole commodity space.
Published 25 Mar, 2021 08:50pm