METALS-Copper sags to almost 2-month low on tapering worries
SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (Reuters) - London copper dropped to its lowest in nearly two months on Wednesday after a Federal Reserve official said the U.S. may still trim its massive bond buying scheme this year, eroding support for stimulus-friendly commodities.
* Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slipped by 0.5 percent to $7,084.50 a tonne by 0113 GMT, extending losses from the previous session.
* Prices earlier slipped to 7,077.50 a tonne, the weakest since Sept. 18.
* The most-traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell 1 percent to 50,950 yuan ($8,400) a tonne having also touched its lowest in nearly two months.
* LME lead fell for a fifth session to a one-month trough at $2,100. ShFE aluminium fell to its lowest in around seven weeks tracking overnight losses in London.
* Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told reporters a so-called tapering of the quantitative easing program remains a possibility at the Dec. 17-18 policy meeting.
* The outlook for growth in developed economies improved further in September, with a fledgling recovery "gaining momentum" in the euro zone, the OECD said on Tuesday as it published its monthly indicator of international economic prospects.
* China's leaders pledged to let markets play a "decisive" role in the economy as they unveiled a reform agenda for the next decade on Tuesday, looking to secure new drivers of future growth.
* Copper prices will not suffer significantly from what is expected to be a modest global surplus next year, the chief executive officer of the world's No. 1 producer of the metal told Reuters on Tuesday.
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* Global equity markets and government debt prices slipped on Tuesday and the dollar rose as investors contemplated prospects for fewer bond purchases by the Federal Reserve, a critical support for asset prices and the economy.
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1130 India M3 money supply
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Most active ShFE copper
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Most active ShFE aluminium
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(Reporting by Melanie Burton; Editing by Richard Pullin)