Copper for September delivery on the Comex division of the
New York Mercantile Exchange gained 3.80 cents or 1.4% to
$2.7290 per lb. Earlier, the contract touched $2.7335, the
highest point since March 30. Comex gold for August settlement
rose $6.0 or 0.5% to $1,233.50 per oz. Overnight,
China’s gross domestic product expanded 6.9%
year-on-year in the first half of...