China's bauxite stockpiles could dwindle as Malaysia announces mining ban

Stocks of bauxite in China are likely to fall, and the country could seek an alternative source of it, as a result of a three-month ban on mining the raw material in Pahang, Malaysia.

The ban, announced today, is intended to help address environmental concerns surrounding bauxite mining, which has led to rising dust levels and river contamination, according to local media reports. "Everything will come to a complete stop on January 15," Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Malaysia natural resources and environment minister, said at a press conference. Stockpiles...

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Charlotte Radford

January 06, 2016

15:03 GMT

London