An employee checks aluminium ingots for export at the Qingdao Port, Shandong province March 14, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

A successful US-China trade deal would boost copper, aluminium prices, analysts say

  • Two biggest risks to global metals and mining industries are China’s slowdown, trade war, many surveyed executives say
  • Copper and aluminium prices are up this year, after steep falls in 2018
Topic |   US-China trade war

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An employee checks aluminium ingots for export at the Qingdao Port, Shandong province March 14, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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The official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.5 this month from 49.4 in December. This was higher than the expectations of a group of analysts polled by Bloomberg, which had predicted that it would dip slightly to 49.38. Photo: Reuters

China’s manufacturing shrank again in January, as fears of further economic slowdown mount

  • Official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.5 from 49.4 in December as factory activity in China contracted for a second consecutive month
  • Non-manufacturing PMI rose to 54.7 from 53.8 in January, well above analysts’ expectations of 53.8, according to Bloomberg poll
Topic |   China economy

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The official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 49.5 this month from 49.4 in December. This was higher than the expectations of a group of analysts polled by Bloomberg, which had predicted that it would dip slightly to 49.38. Photo: Reuters
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