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China’s Campaign to Control Commodities Goes Into Overdrive

  • State firms ordered to curb overseas commodities exposure
  • China will also release metals from secretive state reserves
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China Aims to Rein In Raw Materials Prices
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China has stepped up its campaign to rein in commodity prices and reduce speculation in a bid to ease the threat to its pandemic rebound from soaring raw material costs.

State-owned enterprises were ordered to control risks and limit their exposure to overseas commodities markets by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The companies have been asked to report their futures positions for Sasac to review, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is confidential.