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China questions hang over metals in 2019

With metals starting 2019 on a less than positive note price- and demand-wise, the biggest questions for the year forward revolve around China and whether its government is doing enough to address the country's economic slowdown.

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China's increased scrap import restrictions are likely to impact around 85% of all copper scrap imported into the country

BMO analyst Colin Hamilton said in a note there were many questions in the metals market raised by the trend in China of positive fiscal spending statements, but weak consumer-led data points, which