The Shanghai Futures Exchange copper price settled lower on Friday August 30 as
the dollar firmed on indications of a recovery in the US economy and investors
remained jittery over tensions in Syria. The most-traded December copper
contract settled at 51,860 yuan ($8,412) per tonne, down 400 yuan from the last
session. The contract fell 750 yuan week-on-week. The US economy registered a
GDP growth of 2.5% in the second quarter, up from an estimated 1.7%, data
showed late on August 29.