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Mineweb reports that copper supply shortages brought on by emerging market urbanization and global demand will create positive investment opportunities.

Mineweb reports that copper supply shortages brought on by emerging market urbanization and global demand will create positive investment opportunities.

The market news is quoted as saying:

Urbanization is a macro-trend, in 1800 two percent of the global population was urban, by 1950 it was 30%. Today half of all the people in the world live in cities. This is an economic migration – historically poverty rates are 4 times higher in rural than urban areas. The UN projects that by the year 2030 there will be 1.5 billion more people living in cities.

Investing in copper might be the simplest way to profit from the ongoing global urbanization.

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