BEIJING, June 7 (Reuters) - Copper rose more than 2 percent in Shanghai on Thursday to a fresh 3-month top, while the metal came within striking distance of its 2018 high in London as concerns over supply disruption in Chile and a weaker dollar index lent support to prices. A weaker greenback makes dollar-denominated metals cheaper for holders of other currencies. FUNDAMENTALS * SHFE COPPER: The most-traded July copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gained as much as 2.1 percent to 53,870 yuan ($8,435) a tonne, its highest since Feb. 27. * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange climbed as much as 0.6 percent to $7,261 a tonne, just shy of the 2018 high of $7,285 seen in January and stood at $7,247.50 at 0134 GMT. It closed up 1.7 percent in the previous session. * ALUMINIUM: Shanghai aluminium prices rose by as much as 1.5 percent to 14,950 yuan a tonne, its highest since April 23. London aluminium was down by around half a percent. * LME CONTRACTS: The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to launch around 15 new contracts next January, including cash-settled cobalt and hot-rolled coil steel contracts, an executive said on Wednesday. * SCOTIA: Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) is limiting lending by its ScotiaMocatta metals unit as it embarks on a radical restructuring likely to halve the size of the business, sources familiar with the matter said. * CHILE: Chile's finance minister on Wednesday described as "imprudent" the appointment by lithium miner SQM of its former Chairman Julio Ponce as a strategic adviser, in light of an agreement with the state that he distance himself from the firm.