MELBOURNE Oct 6 London copper slipped on
Thursday in very low volumes as a stronger dollar weighed on
commodities and a week-long holiday in China drained the market
* Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange
had edged down 0.2 percent to $4,788 a tonne by 0059 GMT, having
closed the previous session little changed. Prices have found a
floor around the $4,720-$4,750 in place since mid-September.
* Volumes across base metals were very low at around 500
lots of turnover. LME zinc and aluminium were
more heavily traded than copper, both also down around 0.2
* Chinese markets are closed this week for the National Day
holiday. They will reopen on Monday.
* Euro zone business growth fell last month to its weakest
since the beginning of 2015, according to surveys providing the
latest evidence the bloc's economy is losing momentum.
* Evidence that the so-called natural rate of interest has
fallen to low levels could mean the economy is stuck in a
low-growth rut that could prove hard to escape, Federal Reserve
Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said on Wednesday.
* Chile's Collahuasi mine, one of the largest copper
deposits in the world, told Reuters on Wednesday it had launched
a large power tender and a source said it had a particular
interest in non-conventional renewable energy.
* A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday dismissed nationwide
litigation by aluminum purchasers who accused banks and
commodity companies of conspiring to drive up the metal's prices
by reducing supply, forcing them to overpay.
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* Asian shares firmed on Thursday, encouraged by stronger
U.S. economic data and a rise in oil prices, while growing
prospects of a U.S. rate hike hit gold and the boosted the
dollar to one-month highs versus the yen.
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Three month LME copper
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Three month LME aluminium
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Three month LME zinc
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Three month LME lead
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Three month LME nickel
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Three month LME tin
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(Reporting by Melanie Burton; Editing by Joseph Radford)