METALS-Copper edges increased amid blended China-U.S. commerce alerts

 (Provides quotes, updates costs)
    By Mai Nguyen
    SINGAPORE, Nov 19 (Reuters) - London copper edged up on
Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned he could not impose
extra tariffs on Chinese language items, however positive factors had been capped amid
tensions between the 2 main economies at a regional summit.
    Trump mentioned on Friday China was prepared to take steps to
resolve the extended U.S.-China commerce conflict, however Vice President
Mike Pence mentioned the next day the USA would possibly even
double its tariffs, except Beijing bows to their calls for.
    Deep divisions on commerce between Washington and Beijing had been
clearly on show on the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation
summit, with leaders on Sunday failing to agree on a communique
for the primary time of their historical past.             
    "Folks obtained actually confused. There's divided opinion
method...on one facet it might be a bit bearish, on the opposite
facet it is very hawkish," mentioned Helen Lau, an analyst at Argonaut
Securities, referring to market's views on the commerce talks.
    "Macroeconomic information ought to proceed to dominate market
sentiment within the coming time," Lau mentioned.
    COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Steel Alternate
        edged up 0.45 % to $6,203 a tonne, as of 0728 GMT,
whereas the most-traded Shanghai copper contract          rose 0.4
% to 49,780 yuan ($7,171.57) a tonne.
    COPPER TIGHT SUPPLY: Headline copper inventories in
LME-registered warehouses MCUSTX-TOTAL fell by 5,425 tonnes to
161,025 tonnes, nearing final month's 10-year low of 136,675
    "Copper ought to be tight in provide subsequent yr, so we see
copper value to step by step get better," Lau mentioned.
    VEDANTA: India's Vedanta Ltd           has been promoting
copper consider the spot market from stockpiles at its
Sterlite smelter, disposing of round 70,000 tonnes of copper
focus unused for the reason that plant closed earlier this yr amid
air pollution considerations.             
    DOLLAR: The greenback moved in slender vary versus different main
currencies on Monday after Federal Reserve officers expressed
warning over the worldwide development outlook, prompting merchants to
reassess the tempo of future U.S. rate of interest will increase.       
    BARRICK: Barrick Gold Corp         , quickly to change into the
world's largest bullion miner, is considering including extra
copper property so long as the crimson steel is accompanied by
bullion, executives mentioned on Friday.             
    NICKEL: London nickel         fell 0.eight % to $11,275 a
tonne, after Chinese language metal costs dropped to the bottom in
almost 4 months on Monday, pressured by expectations that
metal output on this planet's high producer will stay sturdy as
cities impose extra versatile manufacturing curbs this winter.
    OUTPUT: Nickel output within the Philippines, a serious provider
of the steel, is predicted to extend after the nation's
atmosphere ministry mentioned 9 suspended mines shall be allowed
to renew operations in the event that they rectify earlier violations of
environmental rules.             
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($1 = 6.9413 Chinese language yuan)

 (Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Enhancing by Rashmi Aich)

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