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The Opportunity in Weak Commodity Prices

Barron's - 10/29/2014 10:45:12 PM
Commodity markets – especially for crude oil -- continue to face headwinds from excess supply and uncertainties about divergent monetary policies. But nascent positive trends give commodity markets a more balanced outlook, in our view. Looking into the ...

Commodity prices and interest rates may come down soon: Vijai Mantri

Economic Times - 10/29/2014 10:27:54 AM
In a chat with ET Now, Vijai Mantri, MD & CEO, Pramerica MF, shares his views on the markets. Excerpts: ET Now: What is it that you have made of the earnings? There have been no big surprises barring Ranbaxy. Do you think there is a case for an earnings ...

BHP’s Olympic dam expansion off agenda until prices improve

Mining - 10/31/2014 11:01:19 AM
World’s largest miner BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) said Friday that plans to resume expansion at its massive Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine in South Australia’s outback is off the agenda until commodity prices come back up. BHP shelved plans for a US$33 ...

Commodity Price Decline May Help China’s Economy

Live Trading News - 10/28/2014 11:15:01 PM
Price slumps in the global commodity market will likely mean good news for China after the country reported slowing growth for Q-3. Continued weaker commodity prices led by Crude Oil are expected to save the country on enormous import bills, boost trade ...

Kraft’s earnings drop as it juggles price increases, higher commodity costs and revitalizing brands

Food Navigator - 10/31/2014 1:53:07 PM
Despite innovations to revitalize iconic brands and tap into emerging consumer desires, Kraft’s turnaround “remains a work in progress” as increased pricing to offset higher commodity costs slowed sales and dragged down earnings 11% in the third ...

Canadian Stocks Edge Down As Commodity Prices Fall -- Canadian Commentary

Realtime Business News - 10/30/2014 11:38:18 AM
Canadian stocks are lower Thursday morning, weighed by weak commodity prices and some disappointing corporate earnings reports. Gold prices tumbled to a near five-year low amid upbeat U.S. GDP figures this morning, triggering heavy selling in bullion miners.

Falling Commodity Prices Lift India’s Economy

Wall Street Journal - 10/22/2014 1:49:28 PM
HONG KONG—The slump in global commodity prices, especially for energy, is proving a boon to India. The country’s economy is one of the world’s most sensitive to energy prices because India is a heavy importer of fuel. Growth in Indian gross domestic ...

South Africa's petrol price to drop by 3.3 pct on November 5

Reuters - 10/31/2014 2:07:26 PM
JOHANNESBURG Oct 31 (Reuters) - The retail price of 95-grade petrol in South Africa will drop by 45 cents or 3.3 percent a liter from next Wednesday, while wholesale diesel will decrease by 4.9 percent, the government said on Friday. Petrol will cost 13.16 ...

New Commodity ETF Reveals Tax Loophole

investing.com - 10/30/2014 11:09:40 AM
... from backwardation when future prices are lower than the current prices. The fund is also diverse. COMT not only invests in futures, swaps, and option contracts on 22 commodities, but a portion of its assets will also be allocated to the stocks of ...

Rebound in UK's FTSE halted by drop in BT and commodity stocks

Reuters - 10/30/2014 10:19:33 AM
LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A fall in the share prices of commodity companies, and in telecoms group BT halted a rebound in Britain's top equity index on Thursday. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which had continued over the last two days to rise off 15-month ...

Today’s Low Prices Reminiscent of 1980s

WHO-TV - 10/30/2014 9:53:54 PM
The American Farm Bureau’s senior economist Bob Young is comparing today’s low commodity prices to the 1980’s. He says U.S. producers could be in for a long and difficult recovery because of China’s vast reserves of grains, similar to the corn ...

Emerging Markets Winners, Losers As Energy & Commodity Prices Fall

Barron's - 10/30/2014 8:25:01 AM
With the price of crude hovering near $86 per barrel, governments have to rethink their oil-price subsidies as India has. To shield lower-income households, governments in emerging markets with large energy producers – and net importers of energy ...

Commodity prices to soften further through 2015, says World Bank [Infographic]

Arabian Gazette - 10/18/2014 6:59:02 AM
Prices of most commodities, particularly oil, are expected to remain weak for the remainder of this year and through much of 2015, says the World Bank’s recently released Commodity Markets Outlook report. Growing concern over a slowdown in the Euro Area ...

Loonie, commodities down: greenback strengthens after Fed pulls plug on QE

The Vancouver Sun - 10/30/2014 4:10:19 PM
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was slightly lower Wednesday as a strengthening greenback helped push commodity prices sharply lower. The loonie slipped 0.03 of a cent at 89.33 cents US. Commodity prices were lower with gold prices under particular pressure ...

Weakening commodity prices batter Metmar’s H1 margins

Mining Weekly - 10/28/2014 8:13:05 AM
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The start of manganese sinter sales over the six months ended August 31, led to diversified commodities trader Metmar lifting its turnover by 11% to R1.03-billion for the period. However, a general decline in commodity ...