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May 11, 2011 08:55 ET

Research on Southern Copper Corporation and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. -- Copper Prices High, Investors Still Cautious

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Copper industry and has completed analytical research on Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE: SCCO) and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Copper prices remain high but some concerns exist for the industry. Supplies remain high at the moment as a result of soft demand, especially out of China. There is also concern that in the event of a slowdown in the economic recovery, demand may wane further and surpluses could bring copper prices back down. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Copper industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Copper industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Southern Copper Corporation and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. already reported 3.5% year over year declines in first quarter copper sales volumes. Furthermore, when copper prices become too high, some manufacturers opt for aluminum, another metal that can effectively conduct electricity. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. at

In addition to the aforementioned concerns, some companies are facing unique problems. Southern Copper Corp has operations in Peru where an ongoing election has investors concerned. The worries stem from the possible tax and royalty increases that could come with a change in Peruvian leadership. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Southern Copper Corporation at

Overall, copper prices have remained relatively high and favorable manufacturing reports in the US and in some European markets all bode well for the industry. However, any combination of economic slowdowns, over supply, price drops, political changes or a manufacturing shift to aluminum could undo the gains made by the industry as a whole. Visit 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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