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SINGAPORE, June 3 (Reuters) - Copper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) fell to their lowest in two years on Monday, as weak Chinese factory data and a U.S. threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods sparked fears of weaker global growth and demand for metals.
The most-traded copper contract on ShFE dropped as much as 0.6% to 46,060 yuan ($6,678.17) a tonne, its lowest since June 2017. The contract was trading down 0.4% at 0159 GMT.
Benchmark London copper rebounded 0.1% after it fell at the sharpest monthly rate since November 2015 last month.
Factory activity in China, the world's largest consumer of metals, slumped in May to a deeper contraction than expected. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened tariffs on all goods from Mexico, raising fears of a global recession.
* Chile's state-owned miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Sunday it partially halted work at its biggest copper mine El Teniente following a fatal accident.
* Spot prices for refining copper concentrate have fallen to their lowest in 6-1/2 years and look set to stay under pressure as China cements itself as a dominant producer of processed metal.
* Zimbabwe mining companies can pay for electricity in foreign currency to guarantee supplies, the energy minister said on Friday, a day after he indicated there could be deeper power cuts in the country because of low dam water levels.
* China threatened on Friday to unveil an unprecedented hit-list of "unreliable" foreign firms, groups and individuals that harm the interests of Chinese companies.
* London aluminum rose 0.2%, nickel eased 0.4%, zinc increased 0.2% and lead edged up 0.3%. In Shanghai, nickel fell 1.2%, zinc decreased 0.8% and lead eased 0.1%.
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* U.S. stock futures, Asian share markets and oil prices slipped to multi-month lows on mounting worries growing Sino-U.S. tensions and Washington's new tariff threats against Mexico could tip the global economy into a recession.
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(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; editing by Uttaresh.V)