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Africa Needs a Commodity-Price Surge to Avert Debt Crunch

Bloomberg - 12/14/2017 10:00:00 PM
Sub-Saharan Africa faces a potential debt crunch unless commodity prices improve and boost the pace of economic growth. The region’s median government debt level will probably exceed 50 percent of gross domestic product this year from 34 percent in 2013 ...

Crude Oil Prices Settle Higher as US Rig Count Snaps 6-Weeks of Gains

Investing.com - 12/15/2017 6:36:00 PM
Investing.com – Crude oil prices settled higher on Friday as traders cheered data showing the number of oil rigs operating in the US fell for the first time in six weeks, while ongoing optimism on strong OPEC compliance with the deal to cut production ...

Monetary Policy Key For Gold Prices In 2018; Most Analysts Bullish

kitco.com - 12/15/2017 3:46:00 PM
“We’re expecting a really good year for gold in the new year,” said Phil Flynn, senior analyst with Price Futures Group. Bart Melek, head of commodity strategy with TD Securities, told Kitco News that gold should benefit from a Federal Reserve that ...

Crude Oil Prices Struggle, Gold May Return to the Offensive

DailyFX - 12/15/2017 4:32:00 PM
Crude oil prices struggle to find fuel to break range boundaries Gold prices may return to the offensive following a brief pause Haggling over US tax cut plan may inspire week-end volatility Crude oil prices corrected gently higher but didn’t to make ...

Canadian Stocks Slump On Lower Commodity Prices

NASDAQ - 12/4/2017 4:22:00 AM
(RTTNews.com) - Canadian stocks slumped Monday, unable to keep pace with surging U.S. equities as commodity prices turned lower. There was little euphoria in Canada for the passage of long-awaited U.S. tax reforms and OPEC's supply quota extension.

Oil Prices Waver as Traders Weigh Output Against Major Pipeline Outage

Fox Business - 12/14/2017 9:04:00 PM
"Today's price action is more related to a rather dovish sounding monthly report from the International Energy Agency," said Giovanni Staunovo, commodity analyst at UBS Wealth Management. The IEA forecast the greatest growth at an average of 1.1 million ...

'OPEC Put' Vs Rising U.S. Production: How To Bet On Oil Futures In 2018

Forbes - 12/15/2017 12:49:00 AM
For me, that is a metaphorical put option being taken by the producers involved who start making noises about production levels the moment they see the oil price slide toward $50. By its very definition, in the wider commodities and securities world ...

Are commodity prices about to explode?

Market Watch - 6/18/2013 1:08:00 PM
Prices in financial markets are determined by psychology, by what people think stocks, bonds and commodities are worth rather than what they actually are worth. Recent sentiment readings for some key commodities, such as copper, gold, sugar, wheat, cattle ...

Canadian Stocks Slump On Lower Commodity Prices

Realtime Business News - 12/4/2017 4:22:00 PM
Canadian stocks slumped Monday, unable to keep pace with surging U.S. equities as commodity prices turned lower. There was little euphoria in Canada for the passage of long-awaited U.S. tax reforms and OPEC's supply quota extension. The TSX Composite Index ...