Base Metals Gain as Finance Ministers Said to Reach Deal on Greek Bailout

Copper for delivery in three months on the London Metal Exchange extended gains, rising as much as 1.6 percent to $8,364.50 a metric ton, after a European Union official said euro-area finance ministers reached an agreement on a second bailout package for Greece. The metal for May- delivery on the Comex climbed 2.2 percent to $3.797 a pound. Aluminum, nickel, zinc, tin and lead gained.

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