By Ian Walker

Glencore PLC on Friday reported year-to-date production declines for five out of 10 commodities and lowered its full-year forecast for three of them.

The FTSE 100-listed commodities mining and trading company said copper production fell 14% in the first nine months of the year, while production of zinc fell 18%, lead fell 21%, gold fell 15% and silver fell by 25%.

However, cobalt production was up 41%, nickel was up 15%, ferrochrome was up 4%, coal was up 7% and…

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