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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.

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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 wi...