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Metal rally in the air in Beijing

Beijing’s air quality has suddenly become one of the financial world’s most closely-watched scientific measurements because bad air can drive up prices for some minerals, including iron ore, coal and nickel.

Viewpoint > Miners-right

Metal rally in the air in Beijing

Beijing’s air quality has suddenly become one of the financial world’s most closely-watched scientific measurements because bad air can drive up prices for some minerals, including iron ore, coal and nickel.

Metal rally in the air in Beijing

The need to reduce pollution in China will increase supply-side pressure on metal prices

Rather than simply being a health risk to millions of people in the Chinese capital, the quality of air in Beijing is now an economic barometer, determining how strict the government of China will be in forcing the closure of polluting factories, power stations and mines.