CLOSE TO CLOSE: Copper prices finish higher in LME kerb trading, strong US mood supports

May 01, 2012 | 12:20 PM |

Copper prices recorded daily gains at the close of trading on Tuesday May 1, rallying in line with US equities after quiet European and Asian sessions. China and several European markets were closed for public holidays on Tuesday, leading base metals prices to tread water throughout the day. Intraday trading ranges remained narrow as the close of trading approached, but copper achieved a new high of $8,454 per tonne shortly before the bell, responding to a strong opening in US....

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