BEIJING, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper extended losses for a second day on Wednesday, curbed by tepid spot trading amid increasing stockpiles at the futures exchange.
* Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged up 0.1 percent to $6,221 a tonne by 0109 GMT, and the most-traded copper contract for November delivery on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dipped 0.5 percent to 50,270 yuan ($7,274.75) a tonne.
* TRADE: Chinese exporters are mostly confident they can weather a trade war with the United States, but worry about collateral damage it might cause throughout the global economy, according to a Reuters poll of participants at China’s largest trade fair.
* CHINA DEBT: Off-balance-sheet borrowings by Chinese local governments could be as high as 40 trillion yuan ($5.78 trillion) and amount to “a debt iceberg with titanic credit risks”, S&P Global Ratings said in a report on Tuesday.
* BHP: The world’s biggest miner, BHP, said on Wednesday its first-quarter iron ore production rose 8 percent on strong Chinese demand for high-grade ore, but cut its fiscal 2019 guidance for copper production, citing outages at key mines.
* COPPER PROJECT: Chile’s state copper miner, Codelco, has submitted an environmental impact assessment of its plans to overhaul its aging Salvador deposit that would sharply increase its production and extend its life by 40 years.
* COPPER TAX: Zambia’s proposed mining tax increases will hit mineral exploration and production in Africa’s second biggest copper producer, said companies involved in exploration
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* Asian equities got some much needed relief on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. earnings reports drove a rebound on Wall Street and helped restore a little confidence in emerging market stocks and currencies.
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ARBS ($1 = 6.9102 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Muyu Xu and Dominique Patton; editing by Richard Pullin)
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