Copper price rose to the highest in two weeks on Tuesday as China announced a major step towards further easing of its covid containment policy.
China will stop requiring inbound travelers to go into quarantine starting from Jan. 8, moving further away from a strict “zero-covid” policy that has curbed industrial activity and domestic demand.
Copper for delivery in March rose 3.7% on the Comex market in New York, touching $3.94 per pound or $8,668 per tonne.
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The most-traded February copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose as much as 1.3% to 66,660 yuan ($9,576.21) a tonne in early trade, its strongest since Dec. 14.
“Overall, the current macro environment is relatively favorable for copper prices,” Huatai Futures analysts wrote in a note.
Supply concerns could keep traders cautious, analysts said, as customs clearance in Shanghai has slowed down due to rising COVID case numbers.
(With files from Reuters)
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