China's exports of rare-earth metals rallied in the first four months of this year, a trend that analysts attribute to low rare-earth prices and demand from a buoyant Japanese economy.
China's aviation regulator cleared Boeing's 787 aircraft for commercial service and is expected to allow domestic airlines to launch overseas flights within a matter of months.
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Bernanke said the Fed could start reducing bond buying "in the next few meetings" but warned against premature action, amid conflicting messages that roiled markets.
Copper prices settled near six-week highs but pulled back from earlier peaks, as worries about the future of the Fed's monetary stimulus tempered suggestions of tighter supplies.
Ghana hopes to become the latest African country to ride the wave of cheap borrowing with the sale of a new bond aimed at international markets for only the second time in its history.
To earn yields of 5% or more, investors are turning to more complex fare, such as high-yield corporate bonds, preferred stocks and real-estate investment trusts.
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