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Trade war threatens copper's comeback

As executives from the global copper industry descend on Santiago for this month’s annual CRU World Copper Conference, they’re sure to be less gloomy than in recent years.

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The 17th CRU World Copper Conference will get underway in Santiago, Chile, next week

Copper prices have gained around 36% over the past 18 months turning mines that were once loss-making into profit generators.