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Copper's swings could shake projects loose: OZ CEO

Bloomberg reports copper's price swings could create opportunities to snap up development projects as caution over the outlook risks choking off funding for smaller mining companies, according to OZ Minerals.

Copper has gyrated in 2018, slumping about 16% in London since it reached a more than four-year high in June, as the market frets over the impact of US-China trade tensions and the potential impact of slower growth in the world's number two economy.

"That's enough to shake the market, people suddenly start questioning what's going on and what the future is going to look like," limiting funding for exploration by junior miners and prompting major producers to review expa...