Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Crude oil rose on a drop in US stockpiles and a falling USD, with crude for three month delivery breaching the USD 70 barrier to a seven month high of USD 70.94 a barrel.

USD declines and recovering industry in China saw copper gain on expectations of higher demand. Copper for three month delivery rose 3.8 percent to USD 5,170 a ton.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-10June09-12:44 pm (BST)