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LONDON, July 28- Copper was little changed on Monday as investors weighed increased supply from Indonesia versus prospects for better demand, while lead was near a 1-1/ 2 year top, catching up with recent gains in its sister-metal zinc.
SYDNEY, July 28- London copper opened steady on Monday after a two percent run up last week, stalling on news that major miner Freeport was set to resume concentrate exports from Indonesia after a six-month halt, unlocking a kink in supply.
JAKARTA, July 25- Freeport-McMoRan Inc clinched a deal with the Indonesian government on Friday allowing the miner to resume copper concentrate exports from the country, effectively ending a six-month tax dispute and paving the way for more miners to follow suit.
*Copper to underperform other base metals in next year-Goldman. LONDON, July 25- Copper slipped on Wednesday, under pressure from the prospect of increased supplies from Indonesia, but further falls were limited by encouraging economic data from top consumer China.
JAKARTA, July 25- Freeport McMoRan Inc has obtained a permit to resume exports of copper concentrate from Indonesia after a six-month stoppage, the head of its Indonesian unit told Reuters late on Friday.
*Indonesia reaches copper exports deal with Freeport. *Copper to underperform other base metals in next year-Goldman. LONDON, July 25- Copper was steady on Friday, remaining near to a 4-1/ 2 month peak, on positive factory data from China, but news of increased supply prospects from Indonesia dampened early gains.
JAKARTA, July 25- Freeport-McMoRan Inc and the Indonesian government on Friday reached a deal over a contract dispute that should pave the way for a resumption of the U.S. company's copper exports after a six-month halt.
*Copper to underperform other base metals in next year-Goldman. LONDON, July 25- Copper rose on Friday, just short of a 4-1/ 2 month peak, on positive factory data from China and was set to rise more than 2 percent this week. "Copper had a strong day yesterday but is more muted today.
SYDNEY, July 25- London lead charged to its highest this year on Friday amid a broad spread rally in metals, as investors bought the contract that has underperformed its peers on growing economic optimism over top metals user China. Shanghai lead surged its limit up of four percent, while prices jumped almost two percent in London.
*Freeport set to strike deal. JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia has offered mining companies a tax concession to end a six-month dispute that has reduced mineral exports by half a billion dollars a month, pushed up the global price of some metals and led to thousands of layoffs.
*Indonesia to revise rules on mineral export taxes next month. LONDON, July 24- Copper climbed to its highest level in 10 days and zinc hit a near three-year peak after better-than-expected Chinese factory data calmed fears about economic growth in the world's biggest metals consumer.
JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia will revise its rules on mineral export taxes next month, paving the way for the country's multi-billion dollar mining industry to resume full production after months of layoffs and stalled output, a senior official said on Thursday.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 24- The election of reformist Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as Indonesia's new president has spurred hopes of a rapprochement with global miners and the scaling back of some of the nationalistic resource policies.
JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia will soon allow U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc to resume copper exports, with both sides close to ending a six-month dispute over new mining rules, a senior official said on Thursday. Indonesia introduced a mineral ore export ban and a steep export tax on concentrates in January.
JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia is expected to issue U.S. mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold with a government permit to resume exporting copper concentrates in one or two weeks, a mining ministry official said on Thursday.
SYDNEY, July 24- London copper rallied to its highest in more than a week on Thursday after China's factory sector grew at the fastest clip in 18 months in July, shrugging off news that Indonesia may soon resume ore exports that could smooth out kinks in supply. There just wasn't a lot of clarity over when, "said analyst Joel Crane of Morgan Stanley in Melbourne.
JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia's top two copper miners signalled they are nearing a breakthrough to allow a restart of concentrate exports, which have been halted for more than six months due to a dispute with the Southeast Asian country over new mining rules.
SYDNEY, July 24- London copper was little changed on Thursday, shrugging of news that miners in Indonesia may soon resume ore exports that have been halted since January, while traders awaited a string of flash manufacturing sector reports.
July 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Wednesday it expects to "imminently" sign an agreement with Indonesia that would enable it to immediately resume copper concentrate exports which have been halted for more than six months. Indonesia introduced a mineral ore export ban and a steep export tax in January.
July 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said Wednesday it expects to sign a memorandum of understanding with Indonesia "imminently" and the agreement would immediately allow it resume copper concentrate exports, which have been halted for more than six months.