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April 06, 2011 09:44 ET

Research on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and Taseko Mines Ltd. - Copper Stagnant in Short-Term, Strong in Long-Term

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North Africa and Middle East unrest and the Japanese disasters in combination with a slowdown in China's import of copper have led to increased stockpiling and stagnant pricing. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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Things are not completely bleak for the copper industry though. Resolution of conflicts in the Middle East could halt the rise in crude prices benefitting the distribution of copper. Demand should also go up when Japan's massive infrastructure rebuilding projects are completely underway. A recent slowdown in China's importation of copper is primarily the result of interest rate hikes as inflation concerns have arisen in the region. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Copper industry.

Spring is typically one of the strongest seasons for copper as many construction projects are underway. Plumbing, electrical and roofing applications of copper typically boost demand, but a weak housing construction market may offset the demand hikes usually seen at this time of the year.

Substantial growth in the short-term is unlikely, but steadying crude prices, Japanese construction and an easing of inflation concerns in China should all contribute to greater copper demand and improved pricing later in the year. However, when demand returns, some producers may face inventory shortages. Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. reported earlier this year that metal production would be lower than originally forecasted, but could still see increased revenues this year. Miners like Canada's Taseko Mines Ltd. which intends to increase production at its Gibraltar mine, could be positioned for growth later in the year. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and Taseko Mines Ltd. at www.stockcall.com/FCX060411.pdf or www.stockcall.com/TGB060411.pdf.

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