Materials Stocks Down Amid China Jitters - Materials Roundup

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Shares of miners and other commodities producers declined amid fears about demand for raw materials in China. Rubber futures plunged when commodities traders returned to work in China after a holiday, and the weakness spread to other commodities. Iron-ore was particularly hard hit as Chinese officials warned about demand. The pressure on industrial metals prices was mitigated by relatively strong industrial-sector data in China, however. Gold futures were at a one-month high after recent weakness in the dollar.

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-Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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May 31, 2017 16:34 ET (20:34 GMT)