Bloomberg reported that copper continued to gain on Thursday, pushed along by economic optimism coming from China.
As quoted in the market report:
A purchasing managers’ index climbed to 56.1 in December, China’s statistics bureau and its logistics federation said. Copper advanced the most since September yesterday after lawmakers in the U.S., the second-largest copper user, passed a bill to avoid tax increases and spending cuts. Lead reached the highest price in 16 months today.
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