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Copper falls as US$ surges on strong jobs data

Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange closed down 0.5 per cent at US$4,987 a tonne on Friday.


COPPER slid below US$5,000 a tonne on Friday as the US dollar rallied on buoyant US jobs data that boosted the chances that US interest rates would rise for the first time in almost a decade.

Copper's losses, however, were held in check as some investors grew more positive...

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