India, Jan. 14 -- Copper futures ended higher on Monday as traders waited the signing of the so-called Phase One Sino-US trade deal in Washington on Wednesday and fears of conflict in the Middle East eased. Copper prices improved further as data from China showed its manufacturing sector expansion in December, which reflected that the second-largest economy in the world is stabilizing.

Copper futures for March delivery gained 1.7 percent to settle at $2.861 a pound on the Comex metals division of New York Mercantile Exchange. Copper on the London Metal Exchange ended up 1.5 percent at $6,290 a ton.

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