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Clean tech helps burnish copper’s price explosion

A turbulent trio of factors — including the burgeoning market for electric vehicles — has led to a massive rise in copper prices. Apart from the growing number of EVs, the quick rebound in Chinese manufacturing and a lacking in mine investments have also conspired …

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