US scrutiny, market fears take shine off China aluminum

Aluminum ingots are piled up at a bonded storage area at the Dagang Terminal of Qingdao Port, in Shandong province, China. © Reuters

Michael Sainsbury, Asia regional correspondent

BANGKOK -- A U.S. trade investigation into aluminum pricing will shine another spotlight on China's massive production of the metal when it hears from senior Chinese industry officials in Washington on Sep. 29. The hearings, by the U.S. International Trade Commission, underscore fears among internat...

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