The markets got a major lift this morning after a decidedly positive report from China. The Chinese government reported that both imports and exports surged by nearly 50% last month from a year ago, a decidedly positive sign for the global economy. China is a major importer of industrial and base metals, including copper and steel. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track those metals have surged higher this morning. Here are more stories on metals and China that may interest you:

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