Copper rises as China growth lifts demand outlook

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    HANOI- Copper prices in London advanced on Monday as top metals consumer China posted stronger-thanexpected growth in the fourth quarter of 2020, boosting demand confidence.

    China’s economy grew 6.5 percent in the previous quarter, faster than the 6.1 percent forecasts by economists in a Reuters poll, ending a rough coronavirus-striken 2020 in remarkably good shape and remained solidly poised to expand further this year.