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We continue the bi-monthly copper price check. The general upward trend towards the magic 10 continues. Readers are reminded that we have of course long breached the copper price level at which President Mwanawasa introduced the windfall tax (in January 2008). The windfall tax was designed to match rises in the price of copper: it was set at 25 % while copper sold for $2.50 per pound, 50 % for the next 50 cents and increased to 75 % when copper fetched above $3.50 per pound. You will see that throughout the last six months prices have remained consistently above $2.50 per pound and since September consistently above $3.50 - in short no more thresholds to break. It goes without saying, we would be laughing all the way to swifter poverty reduction had stuck at it.