China July Metals Output Eases, Signaling Slowdown


Wall Street Journal, Chuin-Wei Yap

China's production of key industrial metals, including crude steel, aluminum, lead and zinc eased compared to a month earlier, as inflation worries and sector-specific oversupply weighed on producers.

China's metals output is a barometer of industrial strength, which has increasingly come under pressure from a hawkish domestic monetary policy and sliding global growth. . .View full length

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