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Chinese smelter cuts boost aluminium

China’s recent crusade against pollution has been a positive driver for commodity prices in recent times, with aluminium the latest beneficiary of government-enforced capacity cuts.

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Aluminium prices have lodged above US$2,000/t for the first time since December 2014

The reduction in smelter capacity aims to cut coal-fired power consumption and signal a major shift in policy and determination by the authorities to tackle pollution, as well as curtail illegal