Description: Japan and South Korea moved on Friday to reduce their dependence on China’s rare earth metals amid fears export reductions by Beijing could be the trigger for a broader trade conflict as nations joust over currencies.
Questions for discussion:
- Summarize the activities reported and their significance for investors in these commodities and currencies.
- How might you expect investors to respond to these developments?
- What are the concerns raised by this scenario?
- How do you think it will be played out?