India, Feb. 23 -- Copper futures ended higher on Monday as the world's top metal consumer China left its benchmark lending rate flat over the weekend. Moreover, the US House of Representatives Budget Committee has approved legislation with $1.9 trillion in new corona virus relief package, advancing a top priority of President Joe Biden, too supported copper prices' uptrend.

Copper futures for March delivery gained $0.0670 to settle at $4.1410 a pound on the Comex metals division of New York Mercantile Exchange. Copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 2.1% at $9,097 a ton.

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