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China launches probe into commodities amid surging prices

Inflation concerns spark joint effort as post-COVID demand outstrips supply

China will release copper, zinc and aluminum from its national strategic reserves for the first time in more than a decade amid rising commodity prices.   © Reuters

China's top economic planner and market regulator have launched a joint probe into supplies and prices of commodities as the country tries to stop rising prices and curb speculation.

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