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Chile miners' strike prompts copper price fears

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A strike vote at one of the biggest copper mines in the world is causing fears over global supplies.

Thousands of miners, at Chile's state-owned copper producer Codelco, plan an indefinite strike over wages from the beginning of January.

Copper prices have risen over fears that a walk-out would bring the mine to a standstill.

Fiona Werge reports.

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