MELBOURNE, Feb 15 (Reuters) - London copper rose for a fourth day to the highest in 10 days on Thursday, supported by a decline in the dollar and robust prospects for global growth.   
FUNDAMENTALS: * London Metal Exchange copper rose by 0.3 percent to $7,186.50 a tonne by 0245 GMT. Prices have risen for a fourth
straight session, gaining 6.4 percent during this period. Copper earlier climbed as high as $7,195, the highest since Feb. 5. * SHFE: The Shanghai Futures Exchange was closed for the
Lunar New Year holiday. Markets will reopen on Thursday Feb. 22. * DOLLAR: The dollar extended its losses against the yen and
hit a fresh 15-month low on Thursday, with market participants bracing for further near-term weakness in the U.S. currency. * DEMAND: Strong exports drove robust growth in Germany at
the end of last year while inflation stayed subdued in January, adding to signs that Europe's biggest economy is on track to
extend its upswing well into 2018. * COPPER SUPPLY: Chilean mining company Antofagasta received environmental approval for a major $1.1 billion revamp
of its Los Pelambres copper mine, the regional government of Coquimbo said on Wednesday. The three-stage infrastructure upgrade, unveiled in 2016,
seeks to maintain the mine's copper output at approximately 400,000 tonnes of copper annually. * ZAMBIA MINING: The president of major copper producer
Zambia Edgar Lungu appointed new finance and mining ministers in a reshuffle on Wednesday that included changes in numerous other
departments as well. * ORDERS: Japan's core machinery orders tumbled in December at the fastest pace in more than three years and companies
expect orders to rise only marginally in January to March, raising concerns that recent gains in capital expenditure will taper off.
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