Commodities

The double-edged sword of lower oil prices

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The decline in oil prices has drastically affected the fortunes of oil exporters and importers, but it provides both with a historic opportunity.

Copper climbs as Chinese shares rally

by AAP
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Copper prices notched up the strongest gain in four weeks on a rally in Chinese stocks and hopes for stimulus.

Oil prices see sixth day of gains

by AFP
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US crude prices jump to fresh 2015 peak on hopes supply growth may be slowing.

Iron ore ‘may never clear $US50 again’

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Commodity rebounds to key mark despite Goldman warning prices above $US50 unlikely post-2015.

Iron ore price sinks below $US50

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Commodity's healthy winning streak comes to an end as Chinese growth worries traders.

US oil price soars over 5%

by AFP
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US crude prices reach 2015 high after fifth day of gains as investors welcome supply cuts.

The market should decide miners' fates

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As iron ore prices dive, politicians may be tempted to subsidise sub-economic production today with forgone volume and margins tomorrow. That would not be in Australia's best interests.

Iron ore price jumps past $US50

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Dire forecasts fail to bring an end to commodity's winning streak, price soars to key mark.

Oil prices extend winning streak

by AFP
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Crude prices jump after a govt report forecast a drop in US shale oil production.

China's steel industry comes under the anti-corruption spotlight

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Around 40 high-level executives have been investigated, detained or prosecuted this year.

Why Hockey's WA bullying is bad for Australia

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Western Australia may soon see a larger slice of the GST pie, but only if the Abbott Government gets something in return.

The big miners are paying for their past China sins

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China is still smarting from earlier run-ins with Australia's big miners. Now it's watching them suffer.

Iron ore and the lessons of history

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If the iron ore price didn't cause an economic boom on the way up, why would it all of a sudden cause a slump on the way down?

Oil prices extend recent gains

by AAP
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Crude prices climb in muted trade as investors pin hopes on China stimulus prospects.

Iron ore surges despite pessimism

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Price of key Australian export moves quickly back toward $US50 a tonne amid forecast cuts.

World Bank warns on China slowdown

by AAP
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Bank notes that weaker Chinese economic growth will hit Australia as iron ore prices tumble.

Hockey warns on iron ore budget hit

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Treasurer mulls iron ore price as low as $US35 in budget, says govt won't plug revenue hole with taxes.

Oil ends volatile week higher

by AFP
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Crude prices surge as new questions emerge about prospects for rising Iranian supply.

Iron ore dips as forecasts cut

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Commodity remains comfortably above recent lows despite end of two-day winning streak.

Oil bounces after steep dive

by AFP
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Crude prices make steady recovery after losses of over 6% in prior session.

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