Copper activity poised to rise: USGS

Jun 02, 2014 | 06:28 PM | Saranya Kapur

Tags  copper, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, copper index, copper prices, housing permits, London Metal Exchange, Saranya Kapur

NEW YORK — Future copper market activity appears to be on course to increase, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The copper leading index—a gauge of industry activity which measures indicators that have historically proven to lead or coincide with the major business cycle changes in the metals industry—grew 0.8 percent to 130.5 in March from from 129.5....

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