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Description: When Japanese mineral traders learned in late September that China was blocking shipments of a vital commodity, the word came not from a government announcement but from dock workers in Shanghai.

Source:  NYTimes.com

Date: 10/29/2010

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/30/business/global/30rare.html?ref=business

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the reasons given for the actions by China?
  • How do you think this scenario with play out in terms of commodity prices, mining activities, and investing strategies in the firms involved?
  • How do you think this will impact currencies?

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