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Copper Advances After China’s Manufacturing Expands: LME Preview

February 25, 2013

Copper advanced in London after an industry report signaled manufacturing is expanding in China, the world’s largest buyer of industrial metals.

Market News:

Metals News:

Metals Prices:


-- Copper advanced 0.7 percent at $7,859 a metric at 6:57
a.m. on the London Metal Exchange. Relative strength index 36.
-- Aluminum retreated 0.2 percent to $2,044 a ton. RSI 39.
-- Nickel declined 0.3 percent to $16,930 a ton. RSI 37.
-- Lead advanced 0.1 percent to $2,305 a ton. RSI 38.
-- Tin was up 0.2 percent at $23,140 a ton. RSI 27.
-- Zinc fell 0.1 percent to $2,085 a ton. RSI 40.

Other markets:         Last          % Change   % YTD

U.S. Dollar Index     81.54            0.1        2.2
Crude Oil            $93.06           -0.1        1.3
Gold              $1,585.73            0.3       -5.4
MSCI World Index   1,402.83            0.1        4.8

Economic Events:
                                    Survey    Prior      Time
                                                       (London)

UK BBA Loans for House Purchase      34000   33636       09:30
US Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index     --      0.02       13:30
US Dallas Fed Manf. Activity           3.0    5.5        15:30

To contact the reporter on this story: Claudia Carpenter in London at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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