SINGAPORE, Oct 31 (Reuters) - London copper climbed for a second session on Wednesday, pushing further away from two-month lows as risk appetite improved, but the industrial metal is heading for its weakest month since May as demand from top consumer China stayed sluggish.
* Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange climbed 0.6 percent to $7,765.75 a tonne by 0153 GMT, building on small gains from the previous session after prices plumbed two-month lows of $7,670 earlier this week.
* LME copper is down more than 5 percent so far in October, its steepest drop since falling nearly 12 percent in May.
* The most-traded February copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose 0.3 percent to 56,640 yuan ($9,100) a tonne.
* Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages.
* Euro zone finance ministers will hold a conference call on Wednesday to discuss progress in negotiations of the revised Greek bailout but are not expected to make any decisions yet, two euro zone officials said on Tuesday.
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* Asian shares rose and the yen was pressured on Wednesday, as risk appetite recovered slightly after European equities and the euro firmed overnight while U.S. financial markets looked set to resume trading with the passage of a powerful storm.
* Japan's Nikkei share average moved higher at Wednesday's open after losing 1 percent on profit-taking the previous day when the Bank of Japan eased monetary policy in line with expectations.