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Metal demand is threatened by global slowdown

An optimistic outlook for the global mining industry is inextricably tied to rapidly rising raw material demand and easy money conditions.  Neither is currently evident.

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Two quarters of contracting US GDP have triggered a debate about whether the world's largest economy is in the midst of a recession and whether the central bank needs to shrink demand still more