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Prices of metals key gauge of global recovery

Much will depend on whether China can continue its heady revival and build on imports of commodities; new waves of Covid-19 outbreaks in US, Europe dent hopes of rebound


THE performance of industrial metals will be a key indicator of just how much the global economy can recover in the coming months.

Prices of copper, other base metals and iron ore have surged in the last few months mainly because of soaring China imports since June.


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