Why a collapse in copper prices is a worrying sign for China's financial system

Dr. Copper is looking ill.

Because copper is so widely used in industry, its price has a long-standing reputation as a gauge of global economic activity. 224 more words

Asian Stocks Rebound, Metals Gain

Industrial metals advanced, with copper rebounding from its lowest close since 2010, after Asian shares rose. The Swiss franc weakened while corn extended its biggest slump in more than three months. 78 more words