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China policies help drive gains in iron ore, steel

Investors read output curbs in China as an opportunity to buy, especially since huge infrastructure projects are expected to sustain long-term demand

Hebei province, the centre of China's steel industry, will allow for output cuts of as much as 50% in the winter months to reduce pollution.


STEEL and iron ore are China's hottest commodities right now, and it is policymakers who are the driving force behind the upsurge. Steel futures went up in Shanghai and iron jumped as investors bet that looming output curbs in the top producer's main hub will further tighten a...

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