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.... . The rebound in the prices of commodities has also helped dispel fears of deflation, or falling prices, which has been seen as a danger, especially in the developed world. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . Some risks in emerging markets have fallen as the prices of the commodities some of them produce, such as oil, have partly recovered from recent lows. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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IMF says global financial stability has improved image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:31:28 PM
.... . Some risks in emerging markets have fallen as the prices of the commodities some of them produce, such as oil, have partly recovered from recent lows. ...
IMF says pace of global economic growth is picking up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 01:01:41 PM
.... . The rebound in the prices of commodities has also helped dispel fears of deflation, or falling prices, which has been seen as a danger, especially in the developed world. ...
America owes China $1tn. That’s a problem for Beijing, and Trump knows it image
.... They dish out an average of £1. 5m to each FTSE 100 boss a year, often reward pedestrian performance and can produce huge payouts as result of nothing more than luck – like a rise in commodities prices. ...
Snack attack! Doritos and Coco Pops among latest products to shrink in UK image
....The latest round of shrinkflation – as the downsizing of favourite foods while holding the price has become known – follows similar moves by Maltesers, Hula Hoops and Toblerone. The falling value of the pound since the Brexit vote has added to problems caused by the rising price of some commodities, such as butter and wheat. ...
Bank of England considers palm oil for £20 polymer notes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 03:14:28 PM
....WWF said it was encouraged to see the “thorough and extensive” review in response to the animal fat issues, but it urged the Bank to proceed carefully if it moved to palm oil. “Palm oil has benefits as it produces more oil per land area than any other equivalent oil crop,” said Emma Keller, the agriculture commodities manager at WWF. ...
​Sweet Brexit: what sugar tells us about Britain’s future outside the EU image
....Yet sugar beet production has now become a symbol of protectionist European agricultural policies that many Tory hardliners hope Britain will leave behind. Though health campaigners would like to see the price go up, not down, new opportunities to buy cheaper commodities from the rest of the world have made the sugar industry a stark example of a wider debate over whether free trade or farming should be uppermost in the mind of the UK government. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... LendingCrowd, which matches investors with small- and medium-sized businesses seeking loans, is offering a “target rate of return of 6% a year”. The choice is phenomenal – there are thousands of individual shares and investment funds to pick from, and with “exchange traded funds” (ETFs) you can track dozens of indices and commodities. ...
The Ronald, the Donald – and a hamstrung Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
....Oxford Economics argues that a cap on the dollar is not only a boon for US consumers, who will see imported inflation peak at a lower level, but will also help economies such as Brazil, Turkey and Indonesia, which must borrow in dollars at rates set by the Fed. Much of the pain created by Reagan’s policies was exported to countries that relied on selling commodities to the west. ...
Anglo American soars as billionaire buys 12% stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
....Buying a stake of about 12% in Anglo would diversify Mr Agarwal's holdings. Vedanta focuses on commodities including zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore and aluminium, while Anglo's portfolio includes diamonds and platinum. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
....The Guardian’s investigation exposed how Sports Direct was failing to pay workers the minimum wage at its Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire after harsh financial deductions for clocking in slightly late and being forced to go through unpaid searches at the end of each shift. MPs on the Commons business, innovation and skills select committee were highly critical of the way Ashley had run the company, concluding that he had used “appalling working practices” and treated his “workers as commodities rather than as human beings”. ...
Brazil's recession worst on record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:14 PM
....Its key exports - including oil, soy and metals, were in hot demand. But as growth in the biggest element of that grouping, China, began to slow so did demand for commodities and their prices. ...
Boots, Walkers crisps and Greggs cost cutting puts 1,400 UK jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:15:37 PM
.... Roger Whiteside, chief executive of Greggs, said the changes were part of a strategic plan that had been put in place more than a year ago when costs were falling. But he did acknowledge the changes would help offset rising costs resulting from the introduction of the new minimum wage for over-25s, the apprenticeship levy and increases in commodities such as dairy goods and meat. ...
Greggs sales up as it warns on inflation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:32:22 AM
.... . "The UK consumer outlook is more challenging than we have seen in recent years, with industry-wide pressures emerging in commodities as well as labour costs," said chief executive Roger Whiteside. ...
Avoid sky-high costs and charges to get the most out of your investments image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Justin Modray, head of Candid Financial Advice, recommends using ultra low-cost trackers for the major stock markets where outperformance is difficult, such as the US and the FTSE 100. He adds: “You could use an actively managed fund for UK or US smaller companies, or specialist sectors such as technology, commodities or global property. ...
Weetabix warns it may raise prices due to fall in pound since Brexit vote image
....Although the company harvests wheat in Northamptonshire, it is sold in US dollars on global markets, meaning the cost in pounds to buy wheat in the UK has gone up. Like other packaged food makers, it has been squeezed by the plunging value of sterling since last June, which has raised the cost of imported goods or globally traded commodities priced in US dollars. ...
Want to know how society's doing? Forget GDP – try these alternatives | Mark Rice-Oxley image
.... Perhaps these are the key performance indicators we should hardwire into our reporting calendar:. If we must focus on financial instruments, make it edible commodities. ...
Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 08:45:05 PM
.... “This is the first train to the UK, but very much part of a new type of commercial route. The commodities are small. ...
Morrisons enjoys some 'remarkable' Christmas cheer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 08:05:01 AM
.... The company said its prices were down 0. 2% during the Christmas period compared with a 1% fall in the previous quarter as commodities such as salmon rose in price. ...
Chinese manufacturing sector expands for fifth consecutive month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 03:12:29 PM
....7, and the start of 2016 saw global markets spooked by worries of a severe slowdown in the world’s second largest economy, but since then it has been slowly recovering. A housing boom in the second half of 2016 and a government spending spree on infrastructure have helped boost prices for commodities, from cement to steel, giving the country’s manufacturing sector a much-needed lift. ...
A tumultuous year: the 2016 global economy in 10 charts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 04:04:05 PM
....The Baltic Dry index is looked to for early warning signs of trouble for the global economy. It measures dry freight costs for commodities such as coal, rice and wheat and, when it drops, economists start worrying about a slowdown in world trade and, by extension, in global economic activity. ...
Savers are slowly choking off the life of the world economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 07:00:44 AM
....Mostly it is invested in stock markets and property or lent to companies and governments in the form of bonds. The remainder is invested in commodities such as oil, or financial derivatives of various assets and insurance products that hedge any potential losses on those assets. ...
Who is Peter Thiel and why is he advising Donald Trump? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 03:57:24 PM
....It took a while. He studied philosophy and law at Stanford University and then briefly worked as a commodities lawyer. ...
Palm oil giant Olam accused over sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 11:54:03 AM
.... . The claims against the agricultural commodities trader were made in a report by Mighty, a US-based environmental lobby group. ...
Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 09:09:39 PM
. The Kremlin has announced that commodities trader Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are together buying a 19. ...
Glencore buys stake in Russian state oil firm Rosneft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:23:59 PM
....9bn) for an almost 20% stake in Russia’s state oil firm, Rosneft. The London-listed commodities trader will invest alongside Qatar as part of a Kremlin strategy of selling assets to raise funds needed to fill a hole in its budget left by low oil prices. ...
Australia experiences slowest quarterly growth in five years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:50:01 AM
.... . The mining boom and high demand for Australia's commodities have kept the economy recession-free for the past 25 years. ...
The idiot's guide to spread betting image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 01:45:40 PM
.... . That means if you open an account with a spread betting firm, you can bet on things like the rise or fall of a share index such as the FTSE 100, individual shares, currencies, commodities, bonds and even bitcoins. ...
Spread-betting industry loses £1bn after City watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 09:31:02 AM
....AIM-listed Plus500 lost 28%, or £160m, as its shares tumbled to 388p, and shares in Playtech, which makes gambling software, also fell. CFDs are derivative products that allow people to gamble on price movements in shares, commodities and currencies without owning them. ...
Ghanaian elections hinge on country's economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 11:15:10 AM
.... . The country has suffered after the fall in global prices for commodities such oil, gold and cocoa - among its key exports. ...
Fallout from Italy's referendum will be both financial and political image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:00:56 PM
.... The company has recovered through its own efforts but also through good fortune, in the form of a rapid rebound in the prices of copper, coal and zinc. Those commodities will have to keep humming along if Glencore is ever to return to its 2011 flotation price of 530p, which is a truer benchmark for success. ...
Oil price surges as Opec agrees first cut in output since 2008 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 05:40:40 PM
....Other analysts warned that the deal was likely to fall apart. Mike Jakeman, the commodities editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, said he thought it unlikely that the agreement would lead to a sustained increase in the oil price. ...
The 10 lies ​about Black Friday's consumerist circle of hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:00:27 AM
.... Thirty years later that collection of shoes is reportedly worthless. Marcos’s shoe fetishism is an example of what Marx called the fetishism of commodities, and which the Frankfurt School thought had become more widespread since their mentor wrote Das Kapital in the Victorian era. ...
SSE to freeze energy prices this winter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 03:01:42 PM
....SSE, one of Britain’s “big six” energy suppliers, has frozen its standard prices this winter, putting pressure on its rivals to do the same. British wholesale gas and electricity prices have risen about 30% and 40% respectively since June, along with a bounceback in other commodities such as coal, leading to speculation that some electricity suppliers could raise prices. ...
Tesco chief warns brands not to make UK shoppers pay for weak pound image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 06:49:32 PM
....Lewis said it was a multinational’s right to try to push through a price increase but it was also Tesco’s right to say “we will no longer stock them if they do so without a justified reason”. Tesco was not “naive” to inflationary pressures in the marketplace, Lewis said, but with a large commodities team sourcing ingredients for its own brand food business, it had a lot of insight with which to negotiate supplier deals. ...
Corporate winners from Donald Trump’s election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 06:13:59 PM
.... Caterpillar, the construction equipment company, rose 7% on Wednesday and the shares were trading higher on Thursday. Shares in the mining and commodities trading company Glencore rose 6% and BHP Billiton jumped more than 4% on Wednesday as Trump’s poll victory was confirmed. ...
Birds Eye and Walkers ask supermarkets for up to 12% price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 12:46:50 PM
....A Walkers spokesperson said: “Whilst our potatoes are British, we import a number of different ingredients and materials to produce a finished packet of Walkers crisps such as seasonings, oil for frying and key raw materials used in our packaging film. “Fluctuating foreign exchange rates, supply pressure on key ingredients and the weakened value of the pound are impacting the import cost of some of our materials and affecting the price of material costs based on commodities that are traded in foreign currencies. ...
Egypt seizes 9,000 tonnes of sugar in raids amid shortage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 09:48:52 AM
....". However, the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce warned that the seizure of commodities from the private sector would result in more shortages, as companies would be "forced to exit the market instead of expanding and investing". ...
China's economy grows steadily at annual rate of 6.7% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 03:02:15 AM
....China is the world's second-largest economy and the second-biggest importer of both goods and commercial services. It also plays an important role as a buyer of oil and other commodities. ...
Goldman Sachs sees profits soar to $2.1bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 02:10:22 PM
....33bn for the same period a year earlier. The Wall Street bank attributed the rise in profits to better returns from its trading activities in bonds, commodities and currencies. ...
Tesco price row: Unilever CFO defends cost hike against Brexit backdrop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 07:44:47 AM
....”. Marmite is produced in the UK in Burton-on-Trent, but Unilever pointed out that commodities are priced in dollars, affecting the cost of products even if they are made in Britain. ...
World food prices surge in September image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:25:33 AM
...."A lot of the September increase has to do with sugar," said FAO senior economist Abdolreza Abbassian. The FAO's index measures the monthly changes in price of a basket of commodities, including meat, dairy products, cereals, vegetable oils and sugar. ...
Oil price: Is Opec back in charge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of September 2016 09:42:14 PM
....Well perhaps it is. It certainly took the commodities markets (and me) rather by surprise when it agreed to cut production at a meeting in Algiers. ...
FTSE 100 rises above 6,900 after Fed holds US rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:48:12 AM
....Shares in Glencore and Fresnillo led the FTSE 100 higher, with both seeing rises of more than 5%. "Given the rise across the spectrum for commodities, it comes as no surprise that the FTSE leaderboard is headed by some of the biggest names in mining," said Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG. ...
FTSE 100 powered higher by miners image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 07:29:37 AM
...."Today's jobs data has raised expectations that a US rate hike could be delayed," said Jawaid Afsar, senior trader at Securequity. "A weakness in the dollar following the payroll numbers has helped commodities, which have a heavy weight on the benchmark FTSE 100 index. ...
FTSE 100 dips as mining shares continue to fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:57:10 AM
....9%. Mining shares have been hit as prices of commodities have come under pressure from a recent strengthening in the value of the US dollar. ...
Farming support image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 11:06:41 PM
...."Farming is probably more international than people realise," says Mr King. "There's a mental image of a farmer leaning on his gate with a bit of straw hanging out of his mouth but these are businesses and once the goods get through the farm gate they are commodities that are traded internationally like anything else. ...
Mining giant BHP slumps to record loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 07:14:54 AM
.... . The Anglo-Australian commodities firm reported an annual net loss of $6. ...

Is the wild ride in commodities over?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 06:23:15 PM
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Japanese shares follow Wall Street higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 06:41:03 AM
....80 points. Shares in commodities giant Rio Tinto were down 1. ...
FTSE 100 ends Wednesday lower despite bank rally image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 07:31:26 AM
. (Close): Weaker commodities and property shares have dragged the FTSE lower, offsetting a rally in banking stocks led by HSBC. ...
Australia cuts interest rates to historic low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 01:01:59 AM
....The bank's board hopes the further cut will boost the labour market and economic growth. Australia's economy has been moving towards growth less dependent on commodities after the end of an unprecedented mining boom. ...
Aussie rules? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 11:10:38 PM
....It's a description that Mr Lowy rejects: "I think there is a misunderstanding of Australia. We have a much deeper basis for economic growth than simply the commodities or mining cycles that take place. ...
Australian stock market expected to plunge amid Brexit fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:31:18 AM
....“You start to see a retreat to safety where share markets go down, bond yields fall, and investors switch out of shares and into bonds. We’ve also seen a rise in the value of the US dollar, putting the squeeze on commodities. ...
Sterling and FTSE 100 floored by Brexit worries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 05:29:35 PM
....Economists at the consultancy Capital Economics said the gold price appeared to be tracking the odds of Brexit. Other commodities were also being influenced by the approaching poll. ...
FTSE boosted by mining shares but easyJet falls on flight cancellations image
.... Mike van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets, said:. Mining stocks are topping the FTSE100 this morning as the commodities space benefits from a weaker US dollar basket, back below the key 95 level for first time in a fortnight. ...
Oil prices can provide a slippery picture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 08:36:31 AM
....The case begins, as it did in January 2015, by observing that the oil market is no longer controlled by the monopoly power of Opec (or the Saudi government and Opec). Because of new sources of supply, advances in energy technology and environmental constraints, oil is operating under a regime of competitive pricing, like other commodities do. ...
Is Opec relevant in an oil market of falling prices and overproduction? image
.... There won’t suddenly be a coming of minds between Saudi Arabia and Iran . But it’s a consensus group and there’s no consensus to do anything,” said Ed Morse, global head of commodities research at Citi Research. ...
Oil price rises above $50 a barrel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 08:47:19 AM
....” Jessop added that a rebound in oil prices would remove another reason for the Federal Reserve to delay raising US interest rates. But Sebastien Marlier, the senior commodities editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, remained doubtful that the current rally would last: “Overall, demand growth is still slower than last year. ...
FTSE 100 falters but catering group Compass climbs following update image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 08:35:51 AM
....5bn. We apply a higher commodity price deck for most commodities, and the net result is that we have raised our earnings forecasts and target prices. ...
FTSE gains ground despite mining slump as Capita climbs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 08:53:11 AM
.... Optimism over the Greek crisis following Monday’s Eurogroup meeting is helping sentiment. But with the rising dollar and renewed fears of a slowdown in China hitting commodities - copper is at a four week low and iron ore continues to be under pressure - mining shares are once more among the fallers. ...
Tata Steel: rival bidders make their moves to buy assets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 04:46:47 PM
....”. Sanjeev Gupta, founder of the commodities trading firm Liberty House, said his firm had sent a letter of intent to Tata and had put together an internal transaction team and a group of external advisers to take the bid forward. ...
Tata Steel: rival bidders make their moves to buy assets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 05:21:51 AM
....”. Sanjeev Gupta, founder of the commodities trading firm Liberty House, said his firm had sent a letter of intent to Tata and had put together an internal transaction team and a group of external advisers to take the bid forward. ...
Venezuela tops list of countries most vulnerable to low oil prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 11:44:45 AM
....Earlier this week, a report by the consultancy firm Oxford Economics looked at how vulnerable oil producers were to a period of low prices. The study looked at their economic dependence on commodities, and their resilience. ...
Property tycoons David and Simon Reuben top Sunday Times rich list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 06:03:02 PM
....The number of billionaires living in Britain has risen at its slowest pace since the financial crisis after some of the country’s richest people saw their fortunes plummet over the past year. Those who built their wealth on commodities such as oil and steel suffered multi-billion pound falls as rock-bottom prices ate into their personal assets. ...
Anglo American braces for shareholder revolt over pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of April 2016 09:33:46 AM
....The vote on Anglo’s pay report will be non-binding, just as it was at BP. Anglo has been badly hit by a slump in commodities. ...
There's nothing anti-American about the EU investigating Google | Nils Pratley image
....Related: More companies risk shareholder anger over excessive pay deals. The mining firm Anglo American holds its annual meeting on Thursday and the chief beef is the number of share options granted to executives at a price that may turn out to be the bottom of the commodities market. ...
Oil price turmoil as deal talks fail  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 18th of April 2016 11:07:00 PM
....”.  Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at Nordic corporate bank SEB said: “We don’t think there will be a deliberate and significant ramp up in oil production by the freeze negotiating countries as a consequence of the fact the deal fell apart. ...
Oil exporters' failure to cap output shakes markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of April 2016 06:02:42 PM
....Oil supply was also cut on Monday as a strike in Kuwait knocked its output by more than half, which helped cushion the market reaction to the failure of the Doha talks. Thomas Pugh, a commodities economist at Capital Economics, said he did not expect Opec’s next meeting on 2 June to achieve agreement either, unless there was some softening in the standoff between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which did not send a representative to Doha. ...

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