IMF research examines impact of China on commodity markets

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A working paper from the International Monetary Fund, released this month, discusses the impact of shocks to the Chinese commodities market on global markets.

Author Shaun Roache writes that shocks to aggregate activity in China have a significant influence on global demand for oil and "some base metals", but much less of an effect on other commodity markets.

The author finds that overall, China's impact on world commodity markets is less than that of the US, due to the fact that activity shocks

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