This Morning in Metals: Copper Rises as Dollar Falls

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This morning in metals news: copper jumped as the dollar continued its slide; ArcelorMittal saw its core profits grow significantly in 2017, leading to a resumption in dividend payments; and the London Metal Exchange has a new chief operating officer.

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Copper Jumps Ahead of Fed Announcement

Copper jumped 1% on Wednesday, according to Reuters, ahead of a Federal Reserve policy statement.

The rise comes in spite of weaker than expected Chinese manufacturing data, according to the report.

ArcelorMittal Enjoyed Strong 2017

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, did well in 2017, posting a one-third increase of annual core profits and reinstating dividend payments, according to the Financial Times.

Shareholders will receive dividend payments of $0.10 per share, on the heels of two years of no payments, according to the report.

LME Introduces New COO

According to Reuters, the LME Group has appointed James Cressy as its new chief operating officer.

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Cressy previously held the position of head of operations for LME Clear, according to the report.

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