Dec 17 (Bloomberg) -- Copper rebounded from London to Shanghai as better-than-expected U.S. economic data buoyed the demand outlook for the metal used in construction and household appliances.
Copper for three-month delivery on the London Metal Exchange rose for the first time in four days, by as much as 0.7 percent, to $9,049.75 a metric ton, and traded at $9,045 by 9:03 a.m. Singapore time. The contract is up for a third week.
The metal for March-delivery on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gained for the first day in three, by as much as 0.9 percent, to 67,750 yuan a ton. Futures on the Comex in New York also climbed for the first time in three days, by as much as 0.5 percent, to $4.1350 a pound.