Commodities

Gold lifts on Swiss rate move

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Precious metal moves higher as Swiss central bank announces negative interest rate.

Oil prices sink over 3% at close

Crude prices see sharp reversal during overnight session, hit new five-year lows.

Iron ore stages meek recovery

Commodity climbs off five-year low, but little sign of sustained rebound to end year.

Gold fluctuates after Fed statement

by AAP
Investors uncertain on Fed intentions, push precious metal marginally higher.

Oil prices pare gains after 4% jump

Oil prices climb as bargain-hunters move in, US dollar strength caps gains.

Iron ore sinks to new five-year low

Commodity limps towards end of tumultuous year, now down 12% in fourth quarter.

Gold falls as Fed meets, rouble tumbles

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Concerns about Russian economy, Fed rate moves drag precious metal lower.

Crude prices bounce after sell-off

by AFP
Intense volatility sees oil prices swing close to 5% on global markets overnight.

Iron ore falls for eighth straight day

Commodity continues to struggle to find floor, now within 10c of five-year low.

Gold slips on stronger US dollar

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Rising US currency pushes precious metal 1.2% lower in overnight trade.

Oil prices slump to five-year trough

Oil markets suffer another dark day as US crude prices sink 3.3% to five-year trough.

Fighting shuts Libya's main oil terminal

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Libya's largest oil shipping terminal has been shut down due to violent clashes.

Picks of the Week

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler delves into the Murray report, Bartholomeusz analyses the severity of the commodities sell-off and Gottliebsen looks at the oil price slide.

Copper lifts on China expectations

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Copper futures close higher on the LME, pushed up by China stimulus speculation.

Oil closes below $US60 a barrel

US oil prices below $US60 for first time since 2009, Brent crude also at five-year low.

Iron ore dips, BHP says $US100 out of reach

Commodity barely holds above five-year low, govt tipped to revise forecasts to $US60 a tonne.

Dutch energy group SBM cuts jobs

by AFP
Dutch oil and gas group cuts 1200 jobs worldwide and prices plunge.

Gold retreats from six-week high

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Gold prices fall from a six-week high as traders take profits on the recent rally.

Australia’s fossil fuel assets may be stranded

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The Coalition’s ‘catch-up’ conversion to climate change completely alters the game for Australia’s coal, oil and natural gas industries.

Five reasons oil could rebound in 2015

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A number of potential supply-side issues as well as the prospect of a demand boost could drive oil prices higher in the coming year.

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