China’s Trade Slowdown Could Impact the Metals Industry
Gold prices declined slightly in early US trading on Wednesday after weak economic data came out of China, signaling a slowdown in the global economy. China’s exports fell by 7.5% while imports saw a year-on-year decline of 4.5%, albeit less than the forecasted 8.1%. The report suggests that China’s economy is sputtering amidst major central banks tightening their policies. This could have negative implications for raw commodities, including metals.
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