Copper Advances as Global Manufacturing Expands, Boosting Demand Outlook

Copper advanced in London and Shanghai after manufacturing in China, the U.S. and Europe expanded last month, adding to signs of a revival in demand.

The metal for three-month delivery on the London Metal Exchange rose for a third day, by as much as 0.5 percent, to $8,630.75 a metric ton, and traded at $8,620 a ton by 9:07 a.m. Singapore time.

March-delivery copper on the Shanghai Futures Exchange climbed for a fourth day, by as much as 2.4 percent, to 65,200 yuan a ton.

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