Commodities

  • Strike, export ban push copper prices to 20-month high

    Market expects benchmark price to reach beyond the $6,500 mark

  • OPEC hits record 90% compliance on crude output cuts

    Topic turns to possible extensions as shale oil undermines price support

  • Coking coal futures volume soars as spot market gyrates

    Traders, producers avoid risk amid shifting Chinese mining policies

  • US set to overtake Australia in LNG exports

    America's energy sector to see boom on 'Trump effect '

  • Japanese steel scrap export prices sink in February

    Asian demand softens, but downside seen limited

  • Used semiconductor equipment becomes hot property

    Internet of things creating booming secondhand market, engineers in short supply

  • Rio Tinto offloads assets while the (coal) price is right

    Miner jumps at chance to shift focus to iron ore, other resources

  • Nickel market roiled by supply outlooks in Indonesia, Philippines

    Buffeted earlier this year, prices quickly reversing course

  • Gold glittered as safe-haven investment in tumultuous 2016

    Yellow metal in demand as shelter from the equities storm

  • Japanese steelmakers switching to lower grade raw materials

    Technological advances compensate as sharply rising prices cause shift

  • Qatar Petroleum bows to changing times with merger of LNG units

    Glut, rising rivals spur parent to unite top player Qatargas with sibling

  • Battered Mongolia faces make-or-break moment

    Government reforms, commodity upswing set stage for an economic resurgence

  • Crude stays range-bound despite progress on OPEC cuts

    Sluggish demand seen unlikely to quicken before summer

  • Commodity prices almost hit 18-month high in January

    Factors include gains in oil prices and worries over supply

  • Coal spot prices gyrate with every shift in Chinese policy

    Beijing's nervousness over power prices makes life hard for Japanese utilities

  • Asia LNG spot prices plummet 20% since start of year

    Higher supplies anticipated to hit market

  • Trump could end up being US industry's biggest nightmare

    History shows that protectionism often backfires on whole economies

  • Gold holds shine in turbulent times, rising rates or no

    Metal a shelter from Trump policies, European populism

  • Vandana Hari

    Saudi Aramco IPO: Will investors buy into the promise?

    Appetite for investment will depend on production cuts being enforced

  • Dairy prices bounce back

    Farmers cut production after years in the red