Copper futures fell 0.30 per cent to Rs 434 per kg today as speculators trimmed positions amid a weak trend at the London Metal Exchange (LME) amid subdued demand at the domestic markets. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, copper for delivery in far-month February next year contracts declined by Rs 1.30 or 0.30 per cent to Rs 434 per kg in a business turnover of 12 lots. The metal for delivery in November fell Rs 1.15 or 0.27 per cent to Rs 429.70 per kg in a business volume1 of 1,389 lots. Analysts said besides a weak trend in base metals overseas as inventories in LME warehouses jumped and the dollar steadied at higher levels, muted demand from consuming industries at the domestic markets, kept pressure on copper prices in futures trade here. Globally, for three-month delivery ended 1.21 per cent down at USD 6,668 per gonne at the LME yesterday.
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