Markets: Miners reassure investors after Chilean earthquake


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Miners reassured investors today after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile, the world’s biggest copper producer.

Chile supplies around a third of the world’s copper and Glencore Xstrata, Anglo American and Antofagasta all have mines in the South American country.

But all said today that their operations were unaffected by the quake. Most mines are built to withstand quakes, which Chile is prone to.

The clarification boosted miners, with Antofagasta up 15p to 854.25p, Anglo American rising 18p to 1539.5p and Glencore Xstrata climbing 1.45p to 310.82p.