Copper leads fresh price slump in non-ferrous base metals


A deepening U.S.-China confrontation put copper on track for its first weekly loss since mid-May, but analysts expect recovering demand and low stocks to keep prices high.

Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) was 1.9% lower at $6,422.50 a tonne at 1020 GMT on Friday and down 0.4% this...