Copper price up on weak US inflation

The copper price firmed on Wednesday as the dollar dipped on lower-than-expected US inflation figures, which softened expectations for stimulus to be tapered soon.

Gold price back above $1,800 on US inflation data miss

Gold pared earlier losses and rose above the $1,800 level once again after the latest US inflation data came in slightly lower than expected, which may ease fears that the Federal Reserve will be forced to taper its bond buying soon.