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Copper near 7-year high on Biden transition, vaccine hopes, low China stocks

11/24/2020 | 09:40pm EST

Nov 25 (Reuters) - London copper climbed on Wednesday to its highest in nearly seven years, as U.S. political stability, COVID-19 vaccine developments and China demand boosted investor confidence.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden beginning his transition to the White House ends weeks of post-election political uncertainty in the world's biggest economy, while his $2 trillion climate plan would see rising demand for copper.

Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange rose as much as 0.9% to $7,360 a tonne, a level unseen since January 2014.

The most-traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange hit a 33-month high at 55,100 yuan ($8,372.08) a tonne.

Boosting investor sentiment were also developments on the coronavirus vaccine front and low copper inventories in China, the world's biggest consumer of the metal.

Copper stocks in ShFE warehouses <CU-STX-SGH> were at their lowest since December 2014 at 96,766 tonnes, while premiums for imported copper into the country <CU-BMPBW-SHMET> were at a one-month high of $53 a tonne, indicating improving demand.

AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Moderna have all reported positive results in their coronavirus vaccine trials.

FUNDAMENTALS

* The global zinc market surplus in September rose to 33,100 tonnes from 31,500 tonnes in August, data from the International Lead and Zinc Study Group showed.

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MARKETS NEWS

* Asian stocks made early gains, following a world rally overnight that saw the Dow Jones benchmark crack 30,000 for the first time as investors cheered a dramatically improved global outlook.

DATA/EVENTS (GMT)

1330 US Durable Goods Oct

1330 US GDP 2nd Estimate Q3

1330 US Initial Jobless Clm Weekly

1500 US Consumption Adjusted MM Oct

1500 US U Mich Sentiment Final Nov

1500 US New Home Sales-Units Oct

1900 US Federal Open Market Committee will release

minutes from its November 4-5 policy meeting

($1 = 6.5814 yuan) (Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)


© Reuters 2020
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Sales 2020 26 378 M - -
Net income 2020 2 951 M - -
Net Debt 2020 13 468 M - -
P/E ratio 2020 43,7x
Yield 2020 2,58%
Capitalization 140 B 140 B -
EV / Sales 2020 5,83x
EV / Sales 2021 5,00x
Nbr of Employees 70 600
Free-Float 95,7%
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