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MANILA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Benchmark London copper prices rose slightly on Friday but were on track for a second straight weekly decline on conflicting signals from the United States and China about the prospects for signing an initial trade agreement.
Supply issues supported prices as the market is in deficit this year and probably also in 2020, but demand prospects remained clouded amid weakening global economic growth.
* Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.1% at $5,832.50 a tonne by 0148 GMT.
* The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.4% to 46,890 yuan ($6,671.60) a tonne.
* China will strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday, in an attempt to allay fears talks might be unravelling.
* Analysts have warned a U.S. Congressional legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong and threaten China with possible sanctions on human rights could further delay the trade deal.
* The global world refined copper market showed a 29,000 tonne surplus in August, compared with a 71,000 tonne deficit in July, according to the latest monthly bulletin of the International Copper Study Group.
* Miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc and three Chinese copper smelters agreed a 23% cut in annual treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) for 2020, pushing the industry benchmark to a nine-year low.
* The global economy is growing at the slowest pace since the financial crisis as governments leave it to central banks to revive investment, the OECD said in an update of its forecasts.
* The premium for cash aluminium over the three-month contract rose to $13,50, its highest since the start of the year, suggesting lower availability of nearby metal. MAL0-3
* The global nickel market deficit widened to 3,200 tonnes in September from a revised shortfall of 300 tonnes the previous month, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) said.
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* Asian equities rose, bouncing from a three-week low touched a day earlier, but gains were capped by persistent worries over the status of trade negotiations.
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$1 = 7.0283 yuan Reporting by Enrico dela Cruz; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu