Oct 23 (Reuters) - London copper prices fell on Friday as a
stronger U.S. dollar made greenback-priced metals more expensive
for buyers using other currencies.
Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange fell
0.3% to $6,902 a tonne by 0124 GMT.
But the contract has risen 2.4% so far this week,
underpinned by hopes for U.S. fiscal stimulus and supply
disruptions in Chile.
The most-traded November copper contract on the Shanghai
Futures Exchange declined 0.6% to 52,070 yuan
($7,792.46) a tonne.
The dollar edged higher early in the Asia session as traders
awaited the final U.S. presidential debate.
* LME nickel eased 0.3% to $15,765 a tonne, zinc
decreased 0.5% to $2,567 a tonne, lead dropped
1% to $1,793.50 a tonne while ShFE nickel declined 0.5%
to 119,700 yuan a tonne and tin fell 0.8% to 146,020
yuan a tonne.
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* Asian stocks were set for cautious gains after positive
U.S. economic data and signs of progress in stimulus talks in
Washington lifted Wall Street benchmarks.
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0715 France Markit Mfg, Serv, Comp Flash PMI Oct
0730 Germany Markit Mfg, Serv, Comp Flash PMI Oct
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Three month LME copper
Most active ShFE copper
Three month LME aluminium
Most active ShFE aluminium
Three month LME zinc
Most active ShFE zinc
Three month LME lead
Most active ShFE lead
Three month LME nickel
Most active ShFE nickel
Three month LME tin
Most active ShFE tin
($1 = 6.6821 yuan)
(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Aditya Soni)