SINGAPORE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - London copper prices slid for a second session on Friday with concerns over global economic growth and U.S.-China trade tensions weighing on the market.
* Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange gave up 0.4 percent to $6,219.50 a tonne by 0203 GMT.
* Weak data in recent weeks in key global economies, including in top metals consumer China, has stoked fears of a recession.
* Industrial output in Europe’s biggest economy, Germany, registered an unexpected fourth consecutive monthly decline in December, data showed on Thursday, while the Bank of England said Britain faces its weakest economic growth in a decade.
* U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not plan to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline set by the two countries to achieve a trade deal.
* The remarks confirmed comments from administration officials who said the two men were unlikely to meet before the deadline, dampening hopes of a quick trade pact and sparking a drop in U.S stock markets.
* Chilean state copper miner Codelco saw a 1.9 percent drop in its output in 2018, at 1.8 million tonnes, while production at the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, shot up 34 percent in the same year, Chile’s copper commission said on Thursday.
* Russian aluminium giant Rusal said on Friday it sees demand for aluminium growing in 2019 with potential for prices to rise. In a filing, the Hong Kong-listed company also said the market for alumina, an oxide key to the aluminium smelting process, may be expected to be more balanced.
* For the top stories in metals and other news, click or
* Asian stocks slipped on Friday as investors fretted about a broadening global economic slowdown, with sentiment not helped by the absence of any positive signs for a resolution in the U.S.-China trade row.
DATA/EVENTS 0050 Japan Current Account NSA JPY Dec 1315 Canada House Starts, Annualized Jan 1330 Canada Employment Change Jan 1330 Canada Unemployment Rate Jan 1815 Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly
speaks at Bay Area Council Economic Institute’s 12th
Annual Economic Forecast Conference 0030 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James
Bullard to give presentation on U.S. economy and
monetary policy before 57th Winter Institute
Three month LME copper
Most active ShFE copper
Three month LME aluminium
Most active ShFE aluminium
Three month LME zinc
Most active ShFE zinc
Three month LME lead
Most active ShFE lead
Three month LME nickel
Most active ShFE nickel
Three month LME tin
Most active ShFE tin
Reporting by Naveen Thukral; Editing by Rashmi Aich