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Metals from copper to silver hit record highs

Rowena Mason
London Telegraph

Dec 30, 2010

Copper has hit yet another record high in a strong morning for metals trading, as commodities shook off China’s efforts to halt inflation by raising interest rates on Christmas Day.

The red base metal, used in electronics and wiring, hit $9,550 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange, having crossed the symbolic $9,000 per tonne mark earlier this month.

Metals were strong across the entire commodities sector, with palladium reaching new nine-year highs, silver at fresh 30-year peaks and gold trading near its record price.

Palladium has nearly doubled in price, silver is up 83pc and gold is 30pc higher – its tenth consecutive annual gain.

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