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  • Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, says the "fundamentals" in zinc and lead make them a more attractive investment than copper, despite the metal's drop in price.

  • *Shanghai copper to retrace to 44,090 yuan. SINGAPORE, March 13- Shanghai and London copper futures gave up early gains on Thursday, sitting not far off multi-year lows on concerns about China's economic slowdown and high inventory in the world's top consumer of the industrial metal.

  • METALS-Copper futures off multi-year lows; tone cautious Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, March 13- Shanghai and London copper futures regained strength on Thursday after plunging to multi-year lows in the previous session but concerns about China's economic slowdown could cap gains as investors await a fresh batch of data.

  • Tracking copper and gold     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    Dominic Schnider, Head of Non-traditional Asset Classes at UBS Wealth Management, discusses copper's recent slump and his bearish stance on the precious metal. He sees the latter falling to $1,050 this year.

  • Watch Cashin:'Going to be a bumpy couple of days' Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services explains why Wall Street is so concerned that copper prices are falling.

  • Stock picks amid cheaper oil prices     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates, says it is a good thing commodities are going down, in discussing China's slowdown.

  • Value in Freeport after sell-off: Trader     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    The "Fast Money Halftime Report" traders discuss whether investors should be worried about China's financial markets and copper's decline.

  • China banking & copper's collapse     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Are problems in China's banking system driving copper prices lower? CNBC's Jeff Cox explains.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss why copper prices have tumbled lately; weather's impact on retail stocks, and Janet Yellen's Fed policy versus nominee Stanley Fischer. It's going to be a bumpy couple of days, predicts Cashin.

  • METALS-Copper falls for fourth day because of China fears Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    *No evidence of systemic risk or deals unravelling in China- industry. LONDON, March 12- Copper extended losses for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, sinking to fresh 44- month lows on persistent worries about the potential for credit problems in China to unleash metal from inventories.

  • *No evidence of systemic risk or deals unravelling in China- industry. LONDON, March 12- Copper spiralled lower for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, sinking to fresh 44- month lows on persistent worries about the potential for credit problems in China to unleash metal from inventories.

  • Charles Campbell, MKM Partners executive director, shares his thoughts on China's role in the drop in copper prices.

  • LONDON, March 12- Emerging stocks hit a one-month low on Wednesday after fears about China's economy dragged down copper and other commodities, while worries about western sanctions on Russia weighed on the rouble, forcing the central bank to intervene. Concerns also lingered about China's credit sector following its first domestic bond default last week.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-China worries chill markets, copper slumps Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    *Shanghai copper futures lowest since 2009, gold hits 5-1/ 2 mth high. LONDON, March 12- A dizzying fall in copper to a near four-year low compounded increasing concern in China over its economic slowdown on Wednesday to send a wave of unease sweeping through world markets.

  • LONDON, March 12- Emerging stocks hit a one-month low on Wednesday after fears about China's economy dragged down copper and other commodities, while worries about western sanctions on Russia weighed on the rouble, forcing the central bank to intervene. Concerns also lingered about China's credit sector following its first domestic bond default last week.

  • *Risk appetite curbed by worries over China, Ukraine. LONDON, March 12- The Australian dollar and other currencies closely linked to commodities markets struggled on Wednesday after a 5 percent fall in copper prices overnight on fears of fading demand from China.

  • Two-pronged blow for copper     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 11:51 PM ET

    David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets, analyzes the woes from China that have contributed to copper's decline to four-year lows on Wednesday.

  • *Copper prices melting as Shanghai futures hit lowest since 2009. SYDNEY, March 12- Asian stock markets swung lower on Wednesday as economic uncertainty in China and the United States combined with political tensions in Ukraine to keep investors cautious and commodities under a dark cloud.

  • A double whammy for copper     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    Copper prices have hit four-year lows on jitters from China's first-ever corporate bond default and weak export data over the weekend, says Daniel Hynes, Commodity Strategist at Hynes Commodities.

  • SYDNEY/ LONDON, March 11- China's first domestic bond default has shaken the foundations of the copper market, stoking investor worries that financing deals that have locked up vast quantities of copper could unravel.

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