Asset managers mull "cheap" industrial metals as manufacturing restarts

Copper mining

As the global economy judders into an unsteady restart, stock markets rebound, and manufacturing grows, one thing that has been slow to take off is commodities prices. 

A typically unloved asset class, most investors are still avoiding commodities since the collapse in manufacturing demand in February, and country lockdowns sent oil futures to negative levels in April. This caution has kept prices low for the most part, with asset managers increasingly believing that there is now considerable upside.

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