MELBOURNE, Sept 2- London copper steadied on Wednesday in the face of sour sentiment towards base metals after world factory activity slowed in August and the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth. Copper hit its weakest in six years at $4,855 a tonne at the beginning of last week. China's giant manufacturing industry contracted and...» Read More
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Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Monday.
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