Commodities Crash Boosts China's New Silk Road

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  • Project costs fall as plan to rebuild trade route takes off
  • Price slump gives China incentive to speed plan's execution

Xi Jinping, China's president.

Photographer: Seong Joon Cho/Bloomberg

While commodities producers grapple with the lowest prices in more than a decade, the slump could prove a blessing for President Xi Jinping’s signature initiative to build an intercontinental web of infrastructure and trade links with China at the center.

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