Commodities

  • Commodities eye

    Record exports offset hard times at home for Japan's papermakers

    How long can they lean on China and Southeast Asia in the digital age?

  • Malaysia's March palm oil output surges to weigh on prices

  • Australian exports and mining industry disrupted by Cyclone Debbie

    Shipment costs fall 20% while Australian coal price rallies 50%

  • Oil prices jump after U.S. launches missile strike in Syria

  • Saudi Aramco cuts crude price for Asian buyers

    State-run oil giant likely focusing on market share

  • LNG producers seek new demand in slack market

    Oversupply seen through the early 2020s

  • High-end Japanese wagyu hits record price

    Beef consumers shift toward cheaper options as supply shrinks

  • Steelmaking coal climbing out of recent valley

    Aussie cyclone pushes prices to highest level since January

  • US eyes deeper inroads into Asia's growing LPG market

    Expected shrinking of domestic demand has country seeking new markets

  • Aluminum premiums set to soar 35% in Japan

    Falling inventories in North America spurring supply concerns

  • China tries to rely less on US soybeans

    Trump-era trade worries fuel push toward greater self-sufficiency

  • Baltic Dry Index surges on growing Chinese freight demand

    Iron ore imports to the second-largest economy tip the scale

  • Price spikes feared as Asian oil production drops

    Region faces increased reliance on imports as aging fields decline

  • China's bottomless appetite keeping iron ore prices up

    Higher grades now a hot commodity

  • Crude seen rebounding above $50 under Saudi pressure

    Price recovery likely if OPEC meets cut goals

  • Gold rallies on uncertainty about Trump's economic policies

    Rise to three-week high also follows Fed caution on rate hikes

  • Mitsubishi Chem hiking plastic feedstock prices

    Rising transport costs stemming from driver shortages partly to blame

  • Saudi Arabia cedes crown as top oil exporter in key markets

    Production cuts take toll on market share in China, India

  • Coking coal prices recover on China output cuts

    But increased production in the West could reverse the uptrend

  • Vandana Hari

    OPEC keeps US shale guessing on cuts -- but the answer is clear

    Not extending reductions beyond June would send crude tumbling again