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steel

Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel to merge European operations

Steel producers Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel are to merge their European operations to create a joint venture with annual revenues of around €15bn.

James Hester
iron

Iron ore and steel comes off peaks

Iron ore and steel prices have come off their recent peaks amid worries over slowing demand and rising supply. Data suggesting some slowdown in the Chinese economy has begun to depress sentiment.

James Hester
Gold

Gold falls from 12-month high as North Korea worries ease

Gold fell back early today as relative calm returned to the Korean peninsula over the weekend. In the absence of further missile tests, investors switched out of safe havens.

James Hester
North Korea

Gold surges to 11-month high on North Korea worries

Gold prices surged to an 11-month high early today as investors sought safe havens following North Korea´s latest nuclear test.

James Hester
storm

Gasoline jumps on Harvey disruption

Gasoline surged early today as storm damage continued to put refineries under pressure. In contrast, the storm-induced refinery shutdowns remained bearish for crude.

James Hester
aluminium

Aluminium jumps on state production curbs

Aluminium rallied strongly in China as investors positioned themselves for state measures to curb supply.

James Hester
oil

Oil prices ease on US stockpiles and concerns over higher Libyan output

Oil prices eased early on Wednesday as US inventory data and signs of recovering Libyan output fed bearish sentiment. Brent crude oil futures were down 0.2%, trading at around $51.7 a barrel

James Hester
oil

Oil prices fall on higher US production figures

Oil prices could be set for another weak day of trading after higher US output figures appeared to outweigh positive sentiment related to falling US stockpiles.

James Hester
wheat

Cereal prices plunge on stronger production forecasts

Cereal prices have plunged over recent weeks as investors have pared expectations for disappointing harvests. Wheat futures have fallen to 433 cents per bushel from 560 cents at the beginning of July.

James Hester




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