Materials Shares Strong After Chinese Data - Materials Roundup

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Shares of commodities producers ticked up after robust economic data from China. Copper futures hit a four-month high after China reported growth in gross-domestic product and industrial production that surpassed economists' expectations. Canadian mining company Dominion Diamond agreed to be acquired for $1.15 billion by American rival Washington Cos., concluding a monthslong standoff over the bid.

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-Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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July 17, 2017 16:35 ET (20:35 GMT)