(MENAFN - ProactiveInvestors)
Copper prices have fallen as much as 1.1% after closing to a four-year low after Chinese industrial profits fell the most in two years.
On the London Metal Exchange copper for delivery in three months was at US$6294 a metric ton by 10:32 a.m. in Hong Kong.
The metal has dropped 14% since the start of the year.
Chinese industrial profits dropped 4.2% in November to 676.12 billion yuan (US$108.85 billion) according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
This was driven primarily by weakness in coal mining and oil and gas industries.
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