Copper, leading indicator of the economy, ended slightly lower by 0.3% to US$9,875 per ton on the London Metal Exchange (LME) Wednesday (Jul 10). The commodity has retreated 9.3% from its all-time high in mid May, but still gaining 19.3% year-on-year thanks to expectation of higher demand from renewable energy and artificial intelligence (AI) industries.To subscribe please click here