Commodities

Oil prices climb on China, OPEC

by AFP
Global prices rise as China cuts interest rates, OPEC considers reducing output.

Australia will be tested by the mining boom's third phase

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As China transitions towards a consumption-driven economy, the need to diversify our export base has never been greater.

Aust coal exports may weather US-China pact: RBA

The outlook for coal exports is uncertain but China will still have a “huge appetite” for Australian resources, says RBA official.

Gold falls on higher rates expectations

by AAP
Precious metal weakens as investors focus on rate hike prospects in the US.

Budget deficit heads for $40bn

Treasurer says export diversification required as Citi forecasts ballooning deficit.

The iron ore price slump won't stop BHP and Rio

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Even as the price of iron ore continues to decline, the economics of ramping up volumes will remain compelling for Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

Gold extends losses after Fed minutes

by AAP
Price of precious metal dips amid persistent interest rate worries.

Oil prices dip as analysts eye OPEC

by AFP
Crude prices down marginally as investors wait on latest update from oil cartel.

Iron ore price sinks to $US70

Commodity loses another 3% as supply-demand imbalance continues to trouble investors.

Fortescue more 'competitive': Forrest

Andrew Forrest says firm can withstand iron ore falls as his fortune takes a hit: report.

Gold lifts on rising global tensions

by AAP
Precious metal at three-week high as Eastern Europe tensions draw safe haven moves.

Oil prices dip amid OPEC worries

by AFP
Crude prices lose more ground as investors bet against OPEC moves to halt decline.

Venezuela outlines oil slide fears

by AFP
Venezuela tees-up special meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries to 'defend' oil prices.

Iron ore slumps 4%, now under $US75

Commodity below $US75 mark for first time since 2009, intense pressure seen on mining stocks.

Oil prices dip on OPEC scepticism

by AFP
Oil prices slide on news of Japanese recession, OPEC output worries.

Iron ore hits new five-year low

Commodity barely holding above $US75 a tonne as investors head for the exit.

G20 targets new energy regime

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Revolutionary plan would create new global institution to sit above APEC and the IEA.

Copper drifts to four-week low

by AAP
Copper prices dip in reaction to weaker data from number one consumer China.

Gold up as Russia unsettles investors

by AAP
Safe haven commodity lifts amid reports of Russian troop movements in Ukraine.

Oil prices see new lows after 3% slump

Heavy falls lead benchmark, US crude prices to four-year lows; Brent below $US80.

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