Non-ferrous base metals reverse earlier gains


Copper slipped on Thursday ahead of an expected increase to interest rates by the European Central Bank, reminding investors of recession risk from aggressive moves to curb inflation.

Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) lost 2% to $7,231 a tonne by 1000 GMT, erasing Wednesday's 1.4% gain.

Copper has shed 33%...