The most-traded May copper contract settled at 59,730 yuan
($9,485) per tonne, up 140 yuan per tonne from the last
session. The contract was up 230 yuan on the week. The consumer
price index, a key gauge of inflation, rose by 2% year-on-year
in January, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on
February 8. The rate was slower than December’s
2.5% annual increase. "While there is some base effect as last
year’s lunar new year was in January,...