Sluggishness in the country's real estate sector doesn't bode well for the broader commodities market.
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Research and Markets: Industry Scorecard for the Global Mining Industry
Corporate credit spreads are fairly valued--albeit at the tight end of the range that we view as fairly valued.
We don't see the recent share price declines for metals and mining producers as a buying opportunity on average.
Low-cost resources will allow these basic materials names to maintain their profit margins despite a slowdown in China.
As consumers rapidly embrace online and mobile commerce, traditional retailers are scrambling to refine their strategies.
Improved demand should underpin stronger potash and PRB coal markets in 2014.