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What Has Aluminium Got To Do With Gold? Throwing Some Light on Leasing in China

Monday, July 25, 2016

Why did China’s state-owned alumina and aluminium giant, Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco), borrow more than 10 tonnes of gold from a commercial bank in June? The deal illustrates the highly evolved nature of China’s gold lease market, as well as the challenges facing more traditional gold leasing and the constriction of other credit channels.   Read More