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*London copper falls 1 pct, Shanghai down 1.6 pct. *China's June flash HSBC PMI hits 9- month low. SINGAPORE, June 20- London copper slid to an almost seven-week low on Thursday, dragged down by the U.S.
SINGAPORE, June 20- London copper fell to a near seven-week low on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signalled the central bank would likely start reducing its stimulus measures later this year. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange eased 1.2 percent to 50,160 yuan a tonne.
*Copper price touches lowest level since May 3. NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 19- Copper slid to six week lows on Wednesday after Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke outlined plans for reining in the U.S. central bank's massive bond-buying program, comments that boosted the dollar and knocked assets considered more risky.
*Copper touches lowest level since May 3. LONDON, June 19- Copper slid on Wednesday to its lowest in over six weeks, the third straight day of losses, as investors worried about the potential for less stimulus from the U.S.
*Copper, other markets, trade in recent ranges. LONDON, June 19- Copper edged up on Wednesday, but remained within a tight range near six-week lows, as investors held fire ahead of the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
*Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was almost flat at $7,005 a tonne by 0113 GMT, after falling on Tuesday to its lowest since May 3 at $6,965.
LONDON, June 18- Copper fell to a 1-1/ 2 month low on Tuesday as investors remained sidelined awaiting Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's clarification on the central bank's plans for its monetary stimulus programme following a two-day policy meeting. Copper posted its steepest weekly decline since mid-April last week.
LONDON, June 18- Copper dipped for a second day on Tuesday as investors waited for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to clarify the U.S. central bank's plans for its monetary stimulus programme at a two-day meeting starting later in the session.
*Copper falls on concerns over Fed stimulus. SINGAPORE, June 18- London copper eased for a second straight session on Tuesday, with investors cautious as they wait for more clues on the outlook for U.S. stimulus at a two-day Federal Reserve meeting starting later in the day.
*China bonded premiums rise $10 to $150- $160 from late May-SMM. SINGAPORE, June 14- London copper climbed on Friday as some traders covered short positions, but remained on track to close down for a second straight week on worries over tepid Chinese demand growth and an early end to easy monetary policy by global central banks.
LONDON, June 13- Copper slid to a six-week low on Thursday as fears that central banks may curb stimulus programmes earlier than previously expected outweighed concerns about supply disruption and delay at two large copper mines.
*Shanghai copper falls 3 pct after holiday break. LONDON, June 13- Copper fell by nearly 1 percent on Thursday as fears that central banks may curb stimulus programmes earlier than previously expected outweighed concerns about supply disruption and delay at two large copper mines.
*Freeport urges union leaders to reconsider strike threat. Freeport halted operations at the world's No.2 copper mine in remote West Papua on May 15, a day after a training area in a tunnel caved in, killing 28 people.
JAKARTA, June 13- Trade union workers at the Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc mine in Indonesia will stop work indefinitely from Friday if the company does not suspend those suspected of being at fault for a deadly tunnel collapse last month, a union official said.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 13- The market may be too sanguine about the outlook for copper prices, as import demand in top consumer China shows signs of increasing just as an anticipated global supply surplus is looking vulnerable.
SINGAPORE, June 13- Gold fell on Thursday after volatile trading in the previous session on persistent concerns about central banks' support for their economies. *Spot gold had fallen 0.2 percent to $1,384.84 an ounce by 0003 GMT.
*Freeport-McMoRan down after force majeure on mine. *Celgene up on share repurchase program. NEW YORK, June 12- Wall Street was poised to open higher on Wednesday, recovering after a selloff in the previous session, even as questions lingered over how soon central banks will begin to scale back supportive measures.
*Copper falls to lowest since May 3, then rises. LONDON, June 12- Copper rose off its lowest level in almost six weeks on Wednesday on tightening supply, but a deepening economic slowdown in big commodities-consuming nations in Asia limited gains.
*Copper falls to lowest since May 3, then rises. LONDON, June 12- Copper rose off its lowest level in almost six weeks on Wednesday on tightening supply, but a deepening economic slowdown in big commodities consuming nations in Asia limited gains.
*Copper near lowest since May 3 on demand concerns. SINGAPORE, June 12- Copper edged higher on Wednesday as bargain hunting put a floor under the market, which had slid to its lowest in almost six weeks on concerns over slowing demand in top consumer China and worries about the U.S. economic stimulus.