China's coal stance ups the FTA ante

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China's position on coal imports shows that it is ready to drive a hard bargain in FTA negotiations. Our miners have a right to be nervous.

Oil prices edge higher

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Crude prices continue to recover from multi-year lows reached last week.

World Bank signals commodity price pain

World Bank’s managing director says 'new normal' will create budget issues for Australia.

Oil prices fall after brief rally

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Signals from OPEC members that supply will not be cut weigh on crude prices.

Soft oil prices threaten Aust LNG

Further crude weakness could spell 'disaster' for some local energy projects: report.

Iron-ore weakness to persist: BHP

Miner says sub-$US100 a tonne prices are the new normal for commodity: report.

Iron ore price sinks 2%

Commodity barely holds above $US80 mark as UBS lowers its forecasts.

Oil bounces after sinking below $US80

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Oil prices recover after earlier falls saw them reach new multi-year lows.

Iron ore rebound stalls at $US83 mark

Commodity loses 1% overnight, remains 5% above five-year low reached in September.

Copper sees worst day since March

Investors jitters over global growth has forced copper prices 2.6% lower overnight.

Oil prices tumble over 4%

Crude markets see worst day in years as International Energy Agency slashes demand forecast.

Iron ore surges beyond $US80 a tonne

Commodity jumps almost 4 per cent, continues recent recovery after September rout.

Brent crude hits four-year low

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Oil prices continue slide lower as oversupply worries continue to dominate agenda.

Call for emergency OPEC meeting

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister blames falling prices on over-producing, non-OPEC nations.

The Week Ahead

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China will release key trade and inflation data early in the week, while investors will have a chance to drill down into the ABS’s questionable jobs data when more detailed numbers are released mid-week.

US oil prices sink to 18-month low

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Mounting stockpiles in the world's top crude consumer hit crude oil prices.

US oil price hits 17-month low

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Crude oil prices struggle to find support as global growth concerns are enlarged.

Iron ore bounces back to $US80

Commodity extends recent recovery, hasn’t seen red for five straight trading days.

Oil prices bounce off lows

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Weakening US dollar provides support to beaten-down crude oil prices.

Platinum drops to five-year low

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slowing growth in Europe and China sparks concerns about demand for platinum, palladium.