Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

China’s an­nounce­ment on 8 Septem­ber that it will in­crease in­fra­struc­ture spend­ing, ac­cel­er­ate ma­jor con­struc­tion projects and re­form taxes to stim­u­late its econ­omy helped to strengthen com­mod­ity prices and stock ex­changes around the world. While time will tell how sus­tain­able the boost will be, it may give some breath­ing room to com­mod­ity ex­porters in par­tic­u­lar as they strug­gle to adapt to slow­ing growth in the world’s sec­ond-largest econ­omy.

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