METALS-Copper gains on output cuts but China worries persist | Reuters

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Standard three-month copper on the Greater london Metal Exchange climbed 0.8 percent to $5,329.5 a tonne by 1015 GMT, after nearing Friday's three-week high of $5,356 in early trade.

The production lessening is expected to press the zinc marketinto a deficit of 150,000 tonnes next year from a surplus of88,000 tonnes in 2015.

* LME week starts in Greater london (Recasts, includes market remark, pvs dateline SYDNEY).

Most energetic ShFE nickel.

"Despite the measurement of the recent rally, we do notbelieve that any sort of data launches or company announcements over thepast 2 weeks suggest a modification in asset fundamentals,"Goldman Sachs said in a n