Aluminum   $ 2.1505 kg        |         Cobalt   $ 33.420 kg        |         Copper   $ 8.2940 kg        |         Gallium   $ 222.80 kg        |         Gold   $ 61736.51 kg        |         Indium   $ 284.50 kg        |         Iridium   $ 144678.36 kg        |         Iron Ore   $ 0.1083 kg        |         Lead   $ 2.1718 kg        |         Lithium   $ 29.821 kg        |         Molybdenum   $ 58.750 kg        |         Neodymium   $ 82.608 kg        |         Nickel   $ 20.616 kg        |         Palladium   $ 40303.53 kg        |         Platinum   $ 30972.89 kg        |         Rhodium   $ 131818.06 kg        |         Ruthenium   $ 14950.10 kg        |         Silver   $ 778.87 kg        |         Steel Rebar   $ 0.5063 kg        |         Tellurium   $ 73.354 kg        |         Tin   $ 25.497 kg        |         Uranium   $ 128.42 kg        |         Zinc   $ 2.3825 kg        |         
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The STOXX Europe 600 mining index has fallen 15% this year, making it the worst performing sector in the region by some margin, with second-placed real estate down 4 5% and the top-performing retail index up 27% The metals and mining sector is typically used as a proxy for equity investors in Europe to gain exposure to China, given it is the world’s largest commodities consumer, and it has sunk along with China’s growth expectations

The world’s second-largest economy has been struggling after a brief post-Covid surge, dragged down by huge debt due to decades of infrastructure investment and a property downturn Analysts forecast the economy will grow by just 5% this year, the slowest rate, outside of Covid years, since 1990

But Beijing in recent weeks has taken targeted steps towards supporting key pockets of its economy, lifting the mining sector off its 31-month lows In the last month, the mining index has risen nearly 10% compared with a gain of just 2 5% for the wider STOXX 600

“China is building a wall of stimulus, but they’re doing it brick by brick,” said Nathan Sweeney, chief investment officer of multi-asset at Marlborough Investment Management

“At some point people will realize they have built the wall, but it just hasn’t come all at once ”

In the last three months, China has relaxed rules around home purchases and borrowing, and cut key interest rates


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