Commodities

Copper jumps 1.2% on demand hopes

by AAP
Metal bid sharply higher as supply-demand outlook improves.

Gold climbs on Ukraine tension

by AAP
Precious metal hits one-week high as risk of conflict rises in Ukraine.

Oil prices climb on Ukraine fears

by AFP
Heightened tensions in Ukraine push crude oil prices higher overnight.

US oil stockpiles hit record

by AFP
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Commercial oil stockpiles in US at highest level since records began in 1982.

BHP still sees greenfields

BHP iron ore boss dismisses end of an era assertions on greenfields mines in the Pilbara.

Iron ore price slides sharply

Commodity price hit by Chinese stockpiling, lifting of iron ore mining bans in India.

Gold prices hit 10-week low

Precious metal slips back to lowest level since Feb 10 on strengthening US economy.

Bitcoin exchange MtGox liquidated

by AFP
Plans to revive business fall flat, liquidators called in at Tokyo base.

Gold slides on China concerns

by AAP
Commodity registers largest one-day drop since 2013 on Chinese demand fears.

Oil prices drop on Libya deal

by AFP
Oil prices fall modestly on news Libya could soon resume exports.

China losing its taste for gold

China's appetite for gold is waning after a decade long buying spree, suppressed by the country's economic slowdown and constrained credit markets.

Palladium hits 2.5 year high

by AAP
Russian tensions, South African strikes push palladium, platinum higher.

Iron ore price rally eases

Commodity pulls back from recent rally on largely downbeat China data.

Nickel could hit 2006 levels: Macquarie

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Investment bank tells clients Indonesia's export ban leaves buyers with few options.

Russia shouldn't use gas as leverage: EU

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Putin writes to EU leaders repeating threat to make Ukraine pay in advance.

OPEC chief sees output bouncing back

March production disrupted by instability in Iraq, Libya.

Iron ore price pushes $US120

Commodity continues steady incline ahead of Chinese trade, inflation data.

IMF cuts global growth forecast

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World Economic Outlook shows broader recovery, tips Aust growth below trend.

Aust energy security questioned

Govt in talks with IEA on nation's shortfall in emergency oil stocks.

Oil drops on Libya boost

by AFP
Reopening of two oil export terminals in Libya drags oil prices lower.

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