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Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence image
.... The Treasury has been itching to abolish direct payments for years, believing agriculture should be treated the same as any other part of the economy – that is, British farmers must be competitive in international markets without subsidy. But take subsidies away, and only the largest-scale and most intensive greenhouse-gas-generating British producers are able to compete in globalised commodity markets. ...
Pound soars and FTSE 100 tumbles after election announcement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 07:58:19 AM
.... . "The fall in the stock market is not a negative response to the UK election per se, rather it is a knock-on effect of a surging pound, combined with price falls in some key commodity markets, all of which has taken its toll on the heavyweights of the FTSE 100 index. ...
The farming revolution that aims to bring free-range milk to Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
.... With an early spring predicted, there could be a glut of fresh milk and an accompanying fall in price. Added to that, the role of commodity markets, slowing demand from China, problematic trade relations with Russia and the removal in 2015 of EU milk quotas all make milk a volatile commodity. ...
Brexit and price hikes push up the cost of Christmas for Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 08:00:17 AM
.... Some of those higher costs are already being passed on to consumers, and experts have warned households to expect a brisker pace of inflation next year. “Generally the drivers of food inflation are what’s happening in global commodity markets and recent movements in sterling,” said the Retail Economics analyst Richard Lim. ...
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
.... A meeting with non-Opec countries in Moscow on 9 December has been pencilled in. Al-Sada said the deal was a great success and a “major step forward”, but the news that Saudi Arabia had effectively admitted defeat in its long-running attempt to drive US shale producers out of business was enough to send the price of crude sharply higher on the world’s commodity markets. ...
Rosneft reports plunge in profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 08:37:25 AM
....The sale of the stake is expected to raise £9bn for the cash-strapped Russian government, whose income has suffered because of the fall in commodity prices. Rosneft's chief executive, Igor Sechin, said the "environment on the commodity markets remained difficult" during the third quarter of the year. ...
City news: Approved Food, Trade fair and Invstr image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:25:00 PM
....-----------------------------------------------------------------. INVSTR, the smartphone app that teaches users about shares, bonds, currencies and commodity markets, is to launch a share dealing service in September. ...
EasyJet's boss Stelios calls for Fastjet's chairman to be removed image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 27th of May 2016 10:08:00 PM
.... The company denied this and said it had taken legal advice after he flagged the risk of an “insolvency event”. Fastjet has hit financial turbulence after weakness in emerging market currencies, turmoil in commodity markets and state spending cuts. ...
Shire and Weir bosses feel sting of investor ire as pay revolts widen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of April 2016 01:38:02 PM
.... It had wanted to award Cochrane up to 165% of his £750,000 salary in shares, but while this was less than the 250% he currently stands to receive, there were no performance criteria to qualify for the award. Weir had argued it needed to change its pay deals because of its exposure to volatile commodity markets. ...
Anglo American latest in FTSE 100 to face protest over chief executive pay image
....”. Cutifani expressed disappointment about the vote which he blamed on the ups and downs of the commodity markets. ...
FTSE edges higher as AstraZeneca shrugs off drug disappointment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 09:48:27 AM
....8 in trading yesterday. The last six weeks have seen commodity markets stage a remarkable recovery and central banks have stepped up their support - but investors need to start asking difficult questions about whether the global macro outlook has changed so much in such a short space of time to support further upside?. ...
Fonterra lifts dividend to help farmers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 06:53:58 AM
....The country's central bank estimates 80% of them will operate at a loss for a second straight season because of the low milk prices. During Fonterra's interim results briefing, Mr Wilson added its farmers could not be held accountable for movements in the commodity markets. ...
The Guardian view on the budget: a poorer country, a diminished chancellor | Editorial image
.... They also imply that the typical British wage will have to wait until the next prime minister to get back to the peak it reached under Gordon Brown. In an epic display of buck-passing, Mr Osborne laid the blame for this rapidly darkening outlook on the rest of the world: China, commodity markets, and the rest of a rather dismal litany. ...
Petrol prices fall yet AGAIN amid fears George Osborne will soon raise fuel duty image
....The group's president Edmund King said: "Not only do hard working families rely on low fuel costs for their day-to-day driving but industry is also dependent on motor fuel for deliveries and mobility of their workers. “The AA doesn’t expect low fuel prices to endure given the commodity markets are looking to lift the price of oil. ...
Shares in Standard Chartered plunge after bank reports $1.5bn loss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 09:24:53 AM
.... . The Asia-focused bank has been pumelled by the economic downturn in many Asian economies, declining commodity markets and its own expensive internal restructurings. ...
ECB expected to take further action to boost eurozone economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 06:42:01 PM
....Related: Draghi has financial markets hoping bad news is really good news. The governing council said: “At the start of the new year, downside risks increased again amid heightened uncertainty about emerging market economies’ growth prospects, volatility in financial and commodity markets, and geopolitical risks. ...
Questor share tip: Glencore shares soar but risks remain image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 06:17:54 PM
.... This model relies on a revolving credit facility, which is effectively an overdraft for large businesses. Trading houses, such as Glencore’s marketing division, typically use the facilities to take a position in the commodity market for about a month. ...
Share Hunter: Rio Tinto no longer promises to raise its dividend image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....3billion in 2015. Nonetheless, production volumes have risen, which does little to suggest a cut in supply is going to come to the rescue of commodity markets in the short term. ...
Yield on Japan's 10-year bonds falls below zero image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 04:56:32 PM
....The aim of buying the government’s own debt was to increase the price and drive investors to seek gains elsewhere. But turmoil in stock and commodity markets has prompted investors to turn their backs on risky investments. ...
Government denies blackout risk as Rugeley coal plant unveils closure plan image
....The squeeze on fossil fuel generators has been intensified by tougher EU controls on carbon emissions aimed at reducing dependence on fossil fuels. “Unfortunately market conditions for UK coal plant have deteriorated rapidly in recent years, as a result of a continued fall in power prices on the back of commodity market decline, and increases in carbon costs,” Engie said. ...
Energy supply crunch looms as Staffordshire coal plant to close image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 06:38:31 PM
.... . “Unfortunately, market conditions for UK coal plant have deteriorated rapidly in recent years, as a result of a continued fall in power prices on the back of commodity market decline, and increases in carbon costs,” Engie said. ...
Anglo American investors call for more ‘aggressive’ cuts image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 09:29:49 PM
.... . Heavy losses on global commodity markets have already forced the mining giant to axe thousands of jobs to stem financial losses, but the firm's 7. ...
FTSE 100 falters as weak data from China keeps stock markets under pressure   image
Watchdog says Tesco knowingly delayed supplier payments  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 10:00:42 AM
.... Last January, Mr Lewis launched a “Tesco Supplier Network”, which he said will help 5,000 members to communicate with the retailer and give them a platform to complain about how they are being treated. But just one month later the supermarket angered those suppliers by demanding price cuts because of the slide in commodity markets. ...
ECB interest rate hold steadies markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 06:08:47 PM
....Referring to a tumultuous start to the year on global markets, which has seen trillions of dollars wiped off the value of world shares and a 40% drop in oil prices since the last ECB policy meeting, Draghi used a news conference on Thursday to defend December’s moves as entirely appropriate at the time. He told reporters: “As we start the new year, downside risks have increased again amid heightened uncertainty about emerging market economies’ growth prospects, volatility in financial and commodity markets and geopolitical risks. ...
Desperate Mario Draghi to FLOOD EU economy with extra cash in bid to avert euro crisis image
....The ECB president said the Bank could change how it fights to keep Europe functioning as he stressed concerns about China, low inflation and falling oil prices, after stock markets in Germany, France and Spain have taken massive hits in recent days. He said: "As we start the new year, downside risks have increased again amid heightened uncertainty about emerging market economies' growth prospects, volatility in financial and commodity markets and geopolitical risks. ...
Draghi hints at further ECB action image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:48:13 PM
....Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, said "the stimulus trigger looks cocked and ready to pull as soon as the March ECB meeting". Mr Draghi told a news conference: "As we start the new year, downside risks have increased again amid heightened uncertainty about emerging market economies' growth prospects, volatility in financial and commodity markets and geopolitical risks. ...
Unilever defies global fragility by stepping up the pace of new products  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 12:00:00 AM
. Chief executive Paul Polman said yesterday the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant’s innovations and investment in its brands had helped it beat rivals despite a “challenging” 2015 of slower growth, volatile currency and commodity markets and “intensifying geopolitical instability”. ...
China's coal-burning in significant decline, figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 02:56:30 PM
....”. Benjamin Sporton, chief executive at the World Coal Association, said: “The cyclical slowdown in economic growth in China is affecting all energy and commodity markets, including coal. ...
Motorists ripped off as refineries refuse to drop petrol prices image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of January 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... These factors, coupled with sterling weakening against the US dollar, means that crude oil needs to remain below $30 per barrel if the average price of petrol across the UK is to fall below £1 per litre. AA president Edmund King said: “UK motorists are blind and hostage to prices that are out of whack with the general downturn in the commodity markets. ...
.... . However, headwinds from China and the global commodity markets may once again upend the Fed's plans, less than a month into its first tightening in a decade, U. ...
.... [ECILT/US]. However, headwinds from China and the global commodity markets may once again upend the Fed's plans, less than a month into its first tightening in a decade, U. ...
China turmoil takes toll on global stocks in turbulent start to 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 06:46:41 PM
.... The losses amounted to “more than the estimated US student loan debt and 12% of the US debt,” noted Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones indices. There were also sharp moves on commodity markets. ...
The business figures with most at stake in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of January 2016 04:39:06 PM
The UK economy in 2016: a flying start but watch the brakes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 12:00:19 PM
....As it happens, recent developments have been positive for growth. The fact that motorists can find petrol for less than a pound a litre reflects the tumbling price of oil on the global commodity markets. ...
Companies lose the confidence to float as stocks tumble by more than 75 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of December 2015 12:01:00 AM
....Hargreaves Lansdown head of equities Richard Hunter said that investors would need “courage” as 2016 promises to be another volatile year. Among the factors that will affect the stock market negatively are China’s efforts to avoid a “hard” economic landing, volatile oil and commodity markets and companies needing to improve business to boost profits, because of the shrinking scope for cost cutting. ...
Oil prices CRASH to 11-year-low: Joy for drivers as petrol prices to plummet even further image
....However, only if fall in oil prices are fully passed on to drivers. Luke Bosdet of the AA said: "While the focus is on retail, the other half of the story is the higher margin enjoyed by the refiners and commodity market traders. ...
Fed will have to reverse gears fast if anything goes wrong image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 07:58:12 PM
.... . The optimistic view is that world economy will shrug off the slow-growth malaise of 2015 as the money supply picks up in Europe and Asia, and the latest 36pc jump in Chinese fiscal spending starts to stabilize the commodity markets. ...
Fed rate hike boosts Asia Pacific markets but oil price continues to fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 05:07:02 AM
....”. Analysts at Citibank’s Asian economic team agreed that while equities and credit market had perked up, the response of commodity market suggested caution. ...
EXCLUSIVE: Inside the commodity trader Vitol that pulls the levers of the global economy image
.... . The firm is among handful of mega-trading houses, that have been quietly operating in the shadows at the heart of global trade and commodity markets, keeping the world economy running with a constant supply of fuels, base metals, chemicals and foodstuffs. ...
Stock markets tumble as oil sinks to seven-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 03:45:57 PM
....The failure by the Opec oil cartel to announce production curbs on 4 December triggered the fall in the cost of crude, with knock-on effects on share prices. Saudi Arabia has been willing to tolerate a lower oil price as part of its campaign to kill off the US shale sector, and the markets are also braced for Iranian oil to hit the commodity markets following the end of the west’s sanctions. ...
Anglo American defies 'value that lasts' motto in drift to foot of FTSE 100 image
....On paper, cutting costs and capital expenditure, while selling mines that can’t prove their worth, sounds reasonable. As always happens in commodity markets, abundant demand has been followed by over-abundant supply. ...
British drivers set for higher fuel costs after EU 'bottles' out of price probe image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 04:11:00 PM
....The trend is to continue into 2016, but when this policy changes drivers are set to be fully exposed to huge price hikes. Mr King added: “Once the oil and fuel commodity markets get a whiff of OPEC restoring balance to oil production, prices will surge as they have over the past 10 years. ...
Saudi Arabia's $640bn question image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 06:58:57 PM
.... The theory that an intense period of low oil prices, say $50, would drive US shale and some conventional oil producers out of business was plausible on paper. But it overlooked the practical evidence of many decades that, in oversupplied commodity markets, producers try to stay in business to the bitter end. ...
Opec inaction and strengthening dollar drive oil price to seven-year low image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 04:16:50 PM
...." . Mr Bosdet added: “Although the refiners are enjoying the benefit of better margins, they are not the only players in the commodity market and it is unclear who is delaying falls in the petrol wholesale price. ...
Two weeks that will shake the world image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 29th of November 2015 07:00:26 PM
.... The aircraft crashed in the Kizildag region of Turkey's Hatay province  Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images . Global commodity markets have been shaken to their core during the past 12 months by the actions of a small cabal of oil-rich states. ...
Zambian businesses hit by power cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 12:27:05 AM
...."On the news we are told it is because water is low at Kariba Dam - that is the only thing we hear," 33-year-old bar manager Elise Matafwali says of the power crisis. Many say is not the first time Zambia has experienced the capriciousness of Mother Nature and the global commodity market. ...
Christmas dinner cheapest since 2011 thanks to Putin and Hong Kong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 08:10:15 PM
....This year’s Christmas dinner will be the cheapest since 2011 – thanks partly to President Putin and democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Families will pay an average 1% less for a turkey dinner this festive season after a slump in the prices of pork and potatoes on the commodity markets, according to experts at Mintec. ...
BP’s oil price optimism may prove to be misplaced image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 12:03:00 AM
.... . This year has been an absolute bloodbath for commodity markets, with the prices of just about every major tradeable material on the planet – from gold, aluminium, and platinum, to iron ore, copper, and even soybeans – tumbling amid a perfect storm of factors including weaker demand from China and market fears of an end to an era of cheap money. ...
Mario Draghi: ECB prepared to cut interest rates and expand QE image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 03:31:54 PM
.... He blamed the slowdown in emerging markets, including China, for renewed weakness in the eurozone. “While euro area domestic demand remains resilient, concerns over growth prospects in emerging markets and possible repercussions for the economy from developments in financial and commodity markets continue to signal downside risks to the outlook for growth and inflation,” he said in his opening statement. ...
Morgan Stanley profits fall 42% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 12:06:33 PM
. Morgan Stanley’s profits have slumped for the second consecutive quarter as uncertainty about the timing of a US interest rate rise and concerns about China’s cooling economy drive investors from bond, currency and commodity markets. ...
Tesco slashes payments terms to 14 days for small firms image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 03:05:40 PM
.... . In February, Tesco emailed its suppliers demanding price cuts because of the slide in commodity markets and threatened to withdraw products if suppliers refused to capitulate, prompting an industry backlash. ...
What's going on at Glencore? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 06:42:46 AM
.... . In 2013 it acquired mining company Xstrata, creating one of the biggest players in global commodity markets. ...
What are we to make of the commodity price meltdown? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 08:05:59 PM
.... . One of the big difficulties in interpreting what goes on in commodity markets is deciding whether a price movement is due to a shift of supply or demand. ...
Brazil's farmers wake up to their coffee image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 11:35:35 PM
....The valley is filled with coffee trees - but not all of it produces particularly good coffee. In the past, farmers would collect all beans, put them in bags and ship them abroad, getting whatever prices were listed in the commodity markets. ...
Strong income growth puts pressure on BoE to raise interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 10:16:41 AM
.... In effect, maintaining current occupational pensioner incomes. Howard Archer, the chief UK economist of IHS Global Insight, said an interest rate rise would depend on “how well UK growth stands up over the coming months amid any hit to global growth from a Chinese slowdown and financial market volatility, how much the current weakness in oil and commodity markets weighs down on UK inflation, and how earnings growth and productivity develop. ...
Glencore to meet debt investors in London to ease fears  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 05:52:31 PM
.... . “Glencore has taken proactive steps to position our company to withstand current commodity market conditions,” the company said. ...
Glencore says balance sheet robust as shares rebound image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 02:22:40 PM
.... . “Glencore has taken proactive steps to position our company to withstand current commodity market conditions,” the company said in a statement. ...
Glencore shares rebound after company bids to ease finance concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 10:07:11 AM
....Glencore backed up Citi’s comments by insisting in its statement that it had access to sufficient funds. The company said in a statement: “Glencore has taken proactive steps to position our company to withstand current commodity market conditions. ...
Glencore says it is financially robust image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 08:39:53 AM
....But a Glencore spokesperson said the firm had no solvency issues. "Glencore has taken proactive steps to position our company to withstand current commodity market conditions, " the spokesperson added. ...
Glencore: how did it go so wrong, again? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 06:10:27 PM
....The share price fall - and more specifically the efforts to reduce debts by suspending production in Africa - is having actual effects in the wider world. On Monday Zambia’s currency, the kwacha, went into freefall, as it was hit by general fears about the commodity markets as well as worries that Glencore might further rein in its extensive operations in the country. ...
Excitement bubbles up on formal bid chatter for SABMiller  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 05:06:00 PM
.... . Hunter Hillcoat, of Investec, expects commodity markets to remain “subdued” for several years to come, given the coincidence of excess supply and a slowdown in demand, particularly from China. ...
Fastjet warns of widening losses amid African slowdown image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 03:43:04 PM
.... The Aim-listed airline, which is based in Tanzania and launched in 2012, has warned investors to brace for “a material increase” in the annual loss it expects to post this year after the Tanzanian shilling and Zambia’s kwacha plunged against the US dollar – the currency in which Fastjet reports its results. Those sharp currency depreciations, as well as the commodity market rout, have hit the Zambian and Tanzanian economies, and Fastjet now expects trading in the second-half of the year to fall short of forecasts. ...
Glencore's turbulent history: a timeline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 11:55:01 AM
....2014: An informal merger approach to larger rival Rio Tinto is rebuffed. 2015: Struggling commodity markets, under pressure because of a struggling Chinese economy, force Glencore’s shares south. ...
Glencore share price slumps 29% to record low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 09:55:01 AM
....Glencore’s market value has now shrunk by 87% since the company was floated on the London stock exchange in 2011 at 530p. The company has been particularly harshly treated by the markets during 2015, with the shares beginning the calendar year at around 300p, only to come under unrelenting pressure from struggling commodity markets as previously booming demand from China has slowed. ...
Glencore shares obliterated after analysts warn they could be worthless image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 09:36:35 AM
.... "The consequences are only now coming home to roost, as mines take a long time to build. We expect commodity markets to remain subdued for several years to come given that excess supply has coincided with a slowdown in demand. ...
FTSE jumps 2% as miners recover, but Randgold and Fresnillo lose ground image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 08:45:53 AM
....We are in a very different financial situation today than we were two years ago when we decided to invest in the project. There have been changes to the government’s renewable policy but there have also been dramatic movements in the commodity markets and that has greatly reduced our profitability. ...
Daily Mail revenues slip on falling circulation image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 07:39:24 AM
.... . "The pressures on the investment banking sector, which account for roughly half the group's revenues, have continued to offset the growth being achieved by the group's businesses serving the asset management sector, while in the second half the impact of weak commodity markets, and the fall in energy prices in particular, has adversely affected the group's activities in this sector," said Euromoney in its pre-close trading update. ...

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