Copper prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange outperformed the rest of the base metals complex during Asian morning trading on Friday, with the red metal continuing to find support from expectations of supply disruptions and tightened supply.

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LME snapshot at 02.39am London time
Latest three-month LME Prices
($ per tonne)
 Change since yesterday's close ($)
Copper 6,770 -23
Aluminium 2,038 -11.5
Lead 2,520 -5
Zinc 3,178 -9
Tin 18,815 -85
Nickel 11,650 95

SHFE snapshot at 10.40am Shanghai time
Most-traded SHFE contracts
(yuan per tonne)
 Change since yesterday's close (yuan)
Copper  52,650 360
Aluminium 14,360 85
Zinc 25,250 145
Lead 18,980 -70
Tin  134,410 -190
Nickel  89,710 500

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