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  • SINGAPORE, April 21- Shanghai copper futures dropped for a second session on Monday, hurt by persistent concerns over the outlook for demand in top consumer China amid a slowing economy. *The most-traded July copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was down 0.2 percent at 46,380 yuan a tonne by 0110 GMT.

  • *Copper futures slip after 1 pct gain in previous session. *Spot premiums at 600- 750 yuan/ tonne- analyst. SINGAPORE, April 18- Shanghai copper futures slipped on Friday after jumping the most in 2-1/ 2 weeks, but premiums in the spot market rose to their highest this year indicating growing demand in top consumer China.

  • Soybean prices rise on signs of strong demand Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    Wheat for July delivery fell 15 cents to $6.95 a bushel. Corn edged down 6 cents to $4.98 a bushel. May silver rose 15 cents to $19.63 an ounce, May copper rose 4 cents to $3.03 a pound and June palladium rose $6.40 to $802.30 an ounce.

  • LONDON, April 16- Sharp sell-offs in copper and iron ore last month helped boost first-quarter exchange trading activity across the industrial metals. The return of volatility to the iron ore market, meanwhile, fired up trading volumes on the Singapore Exchange and the new Dalian Commodity Exchange contract.

  • Nick Clarke, CEO of Central Asia Metals, discusses the company's earnings and what effect a low copper price would have on the company.

  • Gold prices dive about 2%     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Gold has given back a week's worth of trades in one day, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis. Some gold traders say now is the time to buy.

  • Sports club loses out in dispute over Michigan mine Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    The Supreme Court declined to hear the different parties in a dispute over a mine in Mich., which will be an extraction site for nickel and copper.

  • China stimulus positive for global growth: Pro     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Peter A. Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, says the stimulus package announced by the Chinese government will be positive for global growth and should boost commodity prices.

  • Huge quake rocks Chile's copper mining region Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Fishing boats at the Riquelme Cove in Iquique, northern Chile, April 2, 2014, a day after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake.

    Several metal-exporting ports in the Andean country remained closed Wednesday, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted.

  • Futures Now: Chile earthquake spikes copper     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    The Futures Now team discusses what the earthquake in Chile means for copper prices.

  • LONDON, March 31- Commodities and frontier market stocks were the best-performing investments in the first quarter of 2014 while Shanghai and Tokyo shares as well as copper are at the bottom of the league table. Gold has risen 7.3 percent, following a 28 percent drop last year.

  • Is it time to favor base metals again?     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Kevin Kerr, Managing Editor & Trader at Commodity Confidential, says copper prices are unlikely to sink below $3 since concerns over a China slowdown are fading.

  • Further downside ahead for copper and zinc: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    Worries over China's slowdown will continue to impose downward pressure on copper and zinc prices, says Daniel Hynes, Commodity Strategist at Hynes Commodities.

  • *Copper follows shares higher as markets rebound. LONDON, March 25- Copper rose to its highest level in two weeks on Tuesday, supported by prospects that big commodities consumer China will act to support its slowing economy and by improved risk appetite in wider markets.

  • *Copper follows shares, oil higher as markets rebound. LONDON, March 25- Copper rose to its highest level in nearly a week on Tuesday, supported in part by prospects that big commodities consumer China will act to support its slowing economy, and ahead of key U.S. data later in the session.

  • What China's economy needs     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    China's HSBC flash PMI fell to a weaker than expected 48.1. Leland Miller of China Beige Book International, explains the broken credit transmission in the country.

  • China PMI contracts; copper declines     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports China HSBC flash PMI fell to a weaker than expected 48.1, and copper continues to take a hit.

  • Copper to get a lift from US recovery: Pro     Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, says a recovery in the U.S. economy could offset negative impacts of a stronger dollar on commodities like copper.

  • METALS-London copper falls on U.S. interest rate signal Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 10:09 PM ET

    SYDNEY, March 20- London copper fell on Thursday but remained well above three-and-a-half year lows hit the session before, after the Federal Reserve chair signalled interest rates could rise next year, eroding support for liquidity friendly commodities.

  • Rally in oil and gold will be short-lived: UBS     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    Daniel Morgan, Global Commodities Analyst at UBS, believes the recent spikes in oil and gold prices are just temporary due to short-term news flow.

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