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Copper ends week lower as greenback firms on US interest rate prospects

London

COPPER prices ended slightly lower last Friday, finishing the week a little softer as the US dollar largely retained recent gains on expectations that the US Federal Reserve would raise interest rates this month.

Though the US dollar eased on Friday, the previous two days' gains served to outweigh concerns over a strike at the world's largest copper mine in Chile.

A stronger greenback makes US dollar-denominated assets such as copper more expensive for holders of other currencies.

The US Federal...

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