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Copper is one of the most commonly used of the base metals, and when in high demand, copper is a reliable indicator of our economic health. But its importance isn’t confined to electrical wires and thermal conductors. Copper also plays a vital role in the rise of renewable energies and the production of electric vehicles, helping us transition to a low-carbon economy.

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State-owned copper giant Codelco has created two subsidiaries to further its expansion into lithium, a metal Chile has identified as essential not only for the global energy transition but for its own future development
A wave of investment is washing across China for the construction of new copper smelting capacity, intensifying the competition to acquire raw materials to feed the rapidly growing number of furnaces, Fastmarkets heard on Thursday May 11
China’s post-pandemic recovery stimulus bolstered its rapid economic recovery which will likely have a positive impact on copper price forecasts in 2023
Codelco will continue to grow organically by developing its vast copper reserves and existing mining base instead of pursuing mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
Current copper prices are appropriate, based on existing supply-demand fundamentals, the chief executive officer of Chilean miner Antofagasta has said
Copper demand so far has been unaffected by uncertain macroeconomic outlook, but volatility and issues around financing need to be monitored, Patricio Hidalgo, chief executive officer of Anglo American Chile, says
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