*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.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
Several metal-exporting ports in the Andean country remained closed Wednesday, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barry Dawes, Head of Resources at Paradigm Securities, attributes copper's recent declines to "market noise," and explains why demand will boost the metal going forward.
SYDNEY, March 18- London copper rose to a one-week high on Tuesday as risk assets gained favour on a slight easing of tensions over Crimea, forcing covering of short positions.
Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research, Barclays, Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research, Barclays, explains why he sees buying opportunities in Fortescue Metal and Jiangxi Copper.
Adam Hewison, President & Chief Strategist at INO.com, explains why he sees copper prices falling to the range of $2.50 to $2.67 in the second-quarter.
China accounts for 40 percent of global copper demand. If weak data from China persists, copper prices are likely to head further south, says Kevin Kerr, Managing Editor & Trader at Commodity Confidential.