The most-traded March copper contract on the
ShFE was down 0.2 percent at 53,050 yuan a tonne, as
the dollar edged upward. A stronger dollar makes metals more
expensive for holders of other currencies.
* LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal
Exchange was unchanged at $7,119 a tonne, after ending
flat in the previous session.
Lead prices on the London Metal Exchange were 1.7% higher at the close on Thursday February 1, with the metal continuing its fine performance since the turn of 2018. Read more here in our live futures report.