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Higher commodity prices raising optimism at Africa mining conference

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The World Bank's latest commodities forecast confirms the worst is finally over, with prices on a solid climb thanks to strong Chinese demand and a tightening supply; copper prices jumped 10 per cent in the last quarter of 2016.

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INVESTORS and mining firms gather on Monday at Africa's biggest industry conference amid a newfound optimism that the uptick in commodity prices could shore up investment after years of downturn.

The annual four-day Mining Indaba in Cape Town takes place as demand in...

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