MELBOURNE, Dec 13 (Reuters) - London copper trading was little changed on Wednesday, as volumes thinned throughout the complex in the lead-up to holidays and ahead of a U.S. monetary policy meeting which may spell out higher interest rates.        
FUNDAMENTALS: LME: London Metal Exchange copper was up 0.1 percent at $6,666.50 a tonne, as of 0247 GMT, having closed little changed in the previous session. Prices have found a base around $6,500, but have run into resistance at the 100-day
moving average around $6,690. SHFE: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper rose by half a percent to 52,180 yuan ($7,881) a tonne. GLENCORE: Miner and trader Glencore said on Tuesday its battery minerals, especially cobalt, should spur
profit in 2017 and beyond in an update for investors that also promised to grow the business, especially through partnerships. ZINC: Glencore said next year's zinc production would be roughly steady at just over one million tonnes, although it will
start to ramp up some capacity. JAPAN ECONOMY: Japanese machinery orders rose more than expected in October, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday, rebounding after a big fall in the prior month in a sign capital
spending will remain resilient. BAUXITE: Paris-based miner AMR began production at its Guinean bauxite mine on Tuesday, aiming to produce between 6
million and 10 million tonnes a year of the aluminium ore, the company said. LEAD: Seasonally strong demand from battery makers, tight supplies caused by mine shutdowns and dwindling inventories in London Metal Exchange warehouses are expected to sustain lead prices, which recently hit six-year highs. SHFE: Lead and zinc climbed 1.8 percent and 0.9 percent respectively, buoyed by a crackdown on polluters
in China's Henan and Hunan provinces.