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Commodities eye

Nikkei Commodity Indexes paint gloomy picture

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Workers transfer steel wires to be used for commercial developments in Manila on Oct. 9.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Nikkei Commodity Indexes in November saw their biggest year-on-year declines since the autumn of 2009, when the global economy was still suffering from the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers a year earlier. The sharp downturn is casting a dark shadow over the global economy.

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