Oct 20 (Reuters) - Copper prices fell on Tuesday as rising
coronavirus cases in Europe and doubts about a U.S. stimulus
deal fuelled concerns over a sustained global economic recovery.
Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange
declined 0.4% to $6,752.50 a tonne by 0235 GMT, while the
most-traded November copper contract on the Shanghai Futures
Exchange dipped 0.1% to 51,260 yuan ($7,664.59) a
Surging daily coronavirus infections in Europe ignited
concerns about more severe lockdowns. Parts of the United
Kingdom were put into lockdown and France imposed curfews.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated a Tuesday deadline in
order to push through an agreement on a coronavirus relief
package before the election.
* Workers at Chile's state-run Codelco, the world's largest
copper producer, took to the streets on Monday to reject layoffs
announced by the company during the pandemic.
* Chile's Candelaria copper mine, owned by Canada's Lundin
Mining, said it planned to suspend operations beginning
Tuesday after two of its unions called on their workers to begin
* ShFE lead fell as much as 1.4% to 14,180 yuan a
tonne, its lowest since June 24, while LME lead slipped
0.5% to $1,751 a tonne.
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* Asian stocks came under pressure as the deadline for U.S.
lawmakers to pass an economic stimulus bill approached and amid
concerns about lockdowns in Europe due to rising virus cases.
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Three month LME copper
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Three month LME aluminium
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Three month LME zinc
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Three month LME lead
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Three month LME nickel
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($1 = 6.6879 yuan)
(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)