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  • 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.

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

  • LONDON, March 11- The recent history of copper and iron ore has been all about China. These price swoons have been triggered by the same fears about the China growth story. Both copper and iron ore markets are reacting to a bearish one-two combination of news out of China.

  • *Copper and oil hit by China, U.S. jobs data knocks gold. LONDON, March 10- World stocks edged off a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude oil tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • *Copper, oil hit by China, stronger US jobs knocks gold. LONDON, March 10- World stocks paused near a six-year peak and commodities from copper to crude tumbled on Monday as surprisingly weak Chinese trade data rattled investors already on edge over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • *Shanghai copper down 5 pct, Dalian iron ore off nearly 6 pct. SINGAPORE, March 10- Copper sank to 8-1/ 2 month lows on Monday, dropping steeply for a second session, while oil lost more than a dollar and Shanghai- traded commodities slumped after a surprise fall in China's exports heightened fears of an economic slowdown.

  • SINGAPORE, March 7- Nickel held near nine-month highs on Friday and is on track for its biggest weekly gain since mid-January with supply tightened by Indonesia's ban on ore exports, while copper steadied on concerns over demand from top consumer China.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday, nearing four-month highs hit earlier in the week, as the dollar tumbled against the euro and oil, copper and corn climbed too, pushing commodities broadly higher. Gold prices were boosted by the European Central Bank's decision not to take fresh action to inject liquidity into the euro zone market.

  • I would stay long stocks: Trader     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Looking ahead to tomorrow's employment report, Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, discuss how investors should trade today.

  • China's gross domestic product (GDP) target at 7.5 percent indicates steady growth in the country, which should support commodities like copper and nickel, says Tom Price, Global Commodity Analyst at UBS.

  • *Gold hits 4- month highs. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 3- Gold and crude oil surged on Monday as escalating tensions between Moscow and Kiev prompted investors to flock to assets seen as safer while grains soared as the mounting conflict fueled concerns about supplies from a key exporting region.

  • Copper: 'Big story developing'     Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Peter Goodburn, founding partner at WaveTrack International, charts the recent performance of copper and talks about the prospects of a bull market in 2014.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Copper slipped to its lowest in nearly three months on Thursday, weighed down by concerns over demand from top consumer China while growing political turmoil in Ukraine also sapped appetite for risky assets such as metals.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Copper slipped to its lowest level in nearly three months on Thursday, weighed by concerns over demand from top consumer China while growing political turmoil in Ukraine also sapped appetite for risky assets such as metals.

  • *Copper broadly flat for second consecutive week. LONDON, Feb 21- Copper dipped slightly on Friday but uncertainty about the outlook for demand kept prices in a narrow range, following mixed messages about the economic health of top consumer China. "A mixed macro picture is keeping metals rangebound," said David Wilson, a commodities analyst at Citi in London.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 21- London copper fell for a third consecutive session on Friday, hovering near a one-week low as concerns over growth in top consumer China weighed on the market, although a survey showing brisk U.S. manufacturing limited losses. The most-traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange eased 0.1 percent to 50,560 yuan a tonne.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 21- Global commodity trader Trafigura on Friday said it would buy a 30 pct stake in Jinchuan Group's copper smelter in southern China. The 400,000 tonnes a year smelter is in Fangchengang in the south of China, the world's top refined copper producer and consumer.

  • METALS-LME copper struggles on China growth concerns Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:53 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Feb 21- London copper was little changed on Friday, after falling for two consecutive sessions to a one-week low as concerns over growth in top consumer China weighed on the market. *Data from a preliminary private survey showed activity in China's factories shrank in February as employment fell at the fastest pace in five years.

  • *China's February flash PMI drops to 7- month low. LONDON, Feb 20- Copper slipped to a one-week low on Thursday after the euro weakened and data showed a contraction in China's manufacturing sector, which raised doubts about the outlook for demand from the metal's top consumer.

  • *China's February flash PMI drops to 7- month low. LONDON, Feb 20- Copper slipped to a one-week low on Thursday, dragged lower by data showing a contraction in China's manufacturing sector, which raised doubts about the outlook for demand from the metal's top consumer.

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