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London-based miner resumes payout 6 months earlier than expected

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Commodity trader to sell most of its operations outside Asia as it scrambles to pay down debt

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Repeat of 2016 and early 2017 rally looks unlikely with new projects ready to start output

The metal was also helped by weakness in the dollar

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