BUZZ-Copper miners: Copper prices rise as much as 1 pct

Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:53am EST
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** London copper edged higher as traders took profits on short positions ahead of Christmas, with the dominant view that poor demand growth will stretch into 2016 keeping gains in check

** Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange rose as much as 1.1 pct on Wednesday

** U.S.-listed shares of Teck Resources Ltd up 12 pct, Vale SA 8.2 pct, BHP Billiton Ltd 6 pct, Freeport-McMoRan Inc 12.5 pct

** Toronto-listed miners also rise - First Quantum Minerals Ltd up 11.3 pct, HudBay Minerals Inc 8.6 pct, Lundin Mining Corp 4 pct, Taseko Mines Ltd 4.3 pct