Copper prices rose on Monday
on signs of progress in the U.S.-China trade talks and some
supply disruptions, but gains were limited as the markets
remained cautious about prospects of a deal between the two
biggest global economies.
China's copper imports rose 10.15% in September from a month earlier, to their highest in eight months, data from the customs showed on Monday, as higher prices in Shanghai drew shipments to the world's top consumer of the metal.
Typhoon Hagibis, which means "speed" in the Philippine language Tagalog and made landfall on Japan's main island of Honshu on Saturday evening, could be the worst storm the country has experienced since 1958, the government said.
The Philippines' police chief stepped down on Monday less than a month before his retirement, after he was accused of involvement in "recycling" confiscated drugs, an allegation that could undermine the government's anti-narcotics campaign.
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