The copper market remains close to unchanged levels, in spite of volatility from outside markets. In addition to strong anti-inflation dialogue from the Peoples Bank of China overnight, the copper market may also be reacting to stronger energy prices as well as ideas that economies around the globe will undergo an economic slowdown due to those increases. The outlook for Chinese demand might be the dominating issue for the copper market, despite a lot of attention being given to the price of oil, as Chinese copper demand still appears for many traders to be the decisive factor concerning copper's global supply and demand balance. The Premier of China stated his nation would see five more years of robust growth, which some traders feel may provide some positive support for the copper market over the next few sessions.