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METALS-Copper rallies to 5-month highs, boosted by China and dollar

* LME/ShFE arb: http://tmsnrt.rs/2oQ5nm2

* Copper resistance at $6,200 near Feb high

* Traders see some producer selling, manufacturers restocking

* Nickel boosted by worries about Philippine ore supplies (Recasts, adds comment, changes dateline from Sydney/Melbourne)

LONDON July 25 (Reuters) - Copper prices hit more than five month highs on Tuesday, boosted by signs of robust demand from top consumer China, tight supplies, a weak dollar and a break of key technical levels.

Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 2.4 percent at $6,170 a tonne from an earlier $6,175 a tonne, its highest since Feb. 14.

"China growth is looking stronger, it's encouraging at a time when you would normally expect a lull," said Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Asa Bridle. "We have a perfect combination of decent demand and tighter supplies."

CHINA GROWTH: China's gross domestic product was up 6.9 percent in the second quarter year on year, faster than the consensus 6.8 percent and the government's 6.5 percent target.

CURRENCY: The U.S. currency fell to a 13-month low against a basket of major currencies, making dollar-denominated metals cheaper for holders of other currencies and potentially helping demand.

SUPPLY: Disruptions to copper shipments from Canada and Chile have undermined expectations for rising global copper supplies in the second half of the year.

FIBONACCI: A break of $6,030, a Fibonacci retracement level, saw funds that trade using buy and sell levels from black-box models, jump on the uptrend, traders said.

TECHNICALS: Resistance is seen at $6,200 near the February high, but traders say copper is overbought and needs to consolidate before trying to tackle higher levels.

PHYSICAL DEMAND: "Manufacturers are restocking after drawing down copper stocks," a copper trader said. "There has been a fair amount of short-covering too ... Momentum seems to be running out of steam and we've seen some producer selling."

PHILIPPINES: President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he wants all mineral resources extracted from the country to be processed domestically and, if possible, to stop exporting such commodities.

NICKEL: The Philippines is the world's top supplier of nickel ore, for which China is the biggest market.

NICKEL PRICES: Worries about supplies pushed benchmark nickel up to $9,930 a tonne, its highest since April 11. The price was last up 1.3 percent at $9,915 a tonne.

NICKEL TECHNICALS: Upside barrier at $10,080 the 200-day moving average. Support at $9,370, the 21-day moving average.

PRICES: Aluminium was up 0.5 percent at $1,922, zinc rose 1.7 percent to $2,835, lead added 1.8 percent to $2,300 and tin gained 0.5 percent $20,250

(Additional reporting by James Regan and Melanie Burton; editing by Jason Neely)