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Miners Have Fewer Investment Options

Mark O'Hara
Miners Have Fewer Investment Options

As we discussed previously, several mining companies including Vale and Glencore (GLEN-L) have announced share buybacks in 2018. China’s fixed-asset investment growth rates, which have driven the country’s metal appetite, have fallen to historical lows. The construction boom, which lifted China’s metal demand in the last few years, is also fading quickly.