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Copper Climbs From 18-Month Low as Aluminum, Zinc, Lead Gain

Copper in London gained by the most in a week after falling to the lowest level in almost 18 months amid speculation that the slump will attract users in China, the biggest consumer. Aluminum, zinc and lead also climbed.

Copper for delivery in three months rose as much as 1.1 percent, the most since April 9, to $7,271.25 a metric ton on the London Metal Exchange, before trading at $7,242.75 a ton at 3:17 p.m. in Shanghai. Aluminum climbed 0.7 percent to $1,878.25 a ton. The LME Index of six primary base metals fell 1.8 percent yesterday, after retreating 2.6 percent on April 12.