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Skid in Oil Prices Pulls the Recycling Industry Down With It
New York Times - 2/12/2016 3:21:09 PM
“The recycling industry is being hit dramatically by falling commodity and oil prices,” said Michael Taylor, vice president for international trade at the Society of the Plastics Industry. “A real fear now is that recycling rates might go dow
Futures higher as oil prices offer some respite
Reuters - 2/12/2016 12:36:31 PM
U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday in tandem with higher oil prices and after a punishing, widespread rout this week due to concerns about the health of the global economy. * Oil prices, which have dictated the market's direction this year ...
Central sector projects suffer cost overrun despite lower commodity prices
Economic Times - 2/12/2016 11:10:37 AM
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Chinese officials have few options to deal with its massive commodity stockpiles, and they're all bad for global markets
ABC Online - 2/12/2016 4:54:12 PM
Efforts to sell down China's growing stockpiles of 'zombie commodities' haven't gone so well, and the large volumes have markets feeling nervous, according to a senior US agriculture official. China's food security policies, which have set floor prices and ...
Genesee & Wyoming Missed the Mark on Commodities
Market Realist - 2/12/2016 12:07:53 PM
The health of railroads largely depends on better shipments and commodity prices. It seems Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) missed the mark and thus the revenues. Levels of commodity production coupled with end users’ demand augment shipments. Genesee & Wyoming ...
Oil prices rally 5% after more jawboning from OPEC members
Market Watch - 2/12/2016 6:09:58 AM
Oil-futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange rebounded Friday on short-covering after touching a more than 12-year low the previous day. Prices touched a low of $26.05 a barrel a day ago, the lowest settlement since May 6, 2003, as the market ...
Brazil's Stocks Rebound as Commodity Gain Supports Steelmakers
Bloomberg - 2/12/2016 1:26:37 PM
The Ibovespa rebounded from a three-day slump as a global rally in commodity prices helped provide some relief to battered Brazilian exporters. Steelmakers Cia. Siderurgica Nacional SA and Gerdau SA were among the best performers on an industry gauge ...
Why falling stock prices are good for most people
Vox - 2/12/2016 10:34:49 AM
Over the past 12 months, the unemployment rate has fallen, and real incomes have gone up, thanks to low commodity prices. It's not necessarily the best of times, economically speaking, but things are better than they've been in years. But much financial ...
US STOCKS-Futures higher as oil prices offer some respite
Reuters - 2/12/2016 12:29:21 PM
* Futures up: Dow 133 pts, S&P 18 pts, Nasdaq 38.25 pts Feb 12 U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday in tandem with higher oil prices and after a punishing, widespread rout this week due to concerns about the health of the global economy.
The Commodities Bubble: History Repeats Itself
Seeking Alpha - 2/11/2016 2:25:04 PM
But higher prices weren't a reflection of growth, they were just caused by easy money given out by banks. In commodities, a bubble formed on hopes that China's rapid growth would feed an ever-expanding appetite for raw materials. Moreover, in 2008 ...
North Dakota Residents Weather Downturn In Commodity Prices
NPR News - 2/11/2016 10:24:40 PM
Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. North Dakota's fortunes have taken an abrupt turn for the worse. The state was recently a destination for thousands of people seeking a better life and high ...
Britannia set to increase biscuit prices next fiscal
nyoooz.com - 2/12/2016 9:51:52 AM
BENGALURU: Britannia will increase prices of biscuits in the next fiscal to offset a rise in major commodity prices, managing director Varun Berry said.The company, known for its Good Day and Bourbon biscuits, said flour and sugar prices had surged about ...
Heitkamp: Strong dollar impacting commodity prices
tsln.com - 2/12/2016 12:55:00 AM
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today pressed Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen about the impact of the strong dollar value on commodity prices – particularly agriculture and energy ...
Teck Resources reports $459M loss in Q4 on lower commodity prices
Investment Underground - 2/12/2016 7:57:20 AM
The loss amounts to three cents of adjusted earnings per share, compared to a profit of $129 million, or 20 cents per share for the same period a year earlier. BB&T Corp. raised shares of Teck Resources from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $10 ...
4 Countries Pleading for Higher Commodity Prices
Investopedia - 2/11/2016 3:47:59 AM
Commodities have had a rough few years, and the damage is evident in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodities Index, which fell over 55% from 2013 to 2015. The bear market impacted commodities-based companies, but the damage extends to entire countries.
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