Winter is coming - and it's a good thing

WHEN China brought in winter restrictions to smelters and refiners last year, metals prices went down. This year, they could be a good thing.

Winter is coming - and it's a good thing Winter is coming - and it's a good thing Winter is coming - and it's a good thing Winter is coming - and it's a good thing Winter is coming - and it's a good thing

Blue sky in China's cities is becoming more common since the winter cuts came in, and they might help miners too this year. PICTURE: Roderick Eime

Shanghai Metals Market analyst Ian Roper told the London Metals Exchange seminar in London the upcoming winter shutdowns would hit supply more than demand for iron ore and aluminium.