ARTICLES RELATING TO COMMODITIES

DRDGold appoints director

2014-04-17 15:05

DRDGold has announced the appointment of a chartered accountant as an independent non-executive director.

Oil prices rise in Asian trade

2014-04-17 07:18

Oil prices have lifted in Asian trade on lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis, but analysts said a bearish US stockpiles report was dampening sentiment.

Gold dives on heavy stop-loss orders

2014-04-16 09:40

Gold has tumbled about 2% on heavy stop-loss orders placed by momentum traders as prices broke below the key 200-day moving average.

Oil prices slip

2014-04-15 14:10

Oil prices have fallen on profit-taking one day after Russia-Ukraine tensions had sent them higher.

Brent climbs as Ukraine crisis worsens

2014-04-14 11:08

Brent crude futures have risen above $108 a barrel, supported by rising tensions over Ukraine that have raised the risk of a military confrontation with Russia.

Crude oil prices fall further in Asia

2014-04-11 07:35

Oil prices have extended losses in Asian trade as data showing a slowdown in China's giant economy sparked concerns about weak demand.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-04-10 07:26

Oil prices have eased in Asian trade, but losses were curbed by upbeat sentiment over the latest US supply report and lingering doubts about Libyan exports.

Oil prices mixed on growing Ukraine fears

2014-04-09 07:21

Oil prices have been mixed in Asian trade following big gains in European and US trade that were fuelled by renewed Russia-Ukraine tensions.

Oil prices rise on Ukraine fears

2014-04-08 07:27

Oil prices have lifted in Asian trade on renewed fears about Ukraine after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk.

Libyan rebels, govt to reopen oil ports

2014-04-07 10:04

Libya's government has reached a deal with rebels to reopen two occupied oil ports in a major breakthrough to end an eight-month blockade.

Brent set for worst week in three months

2014-04-04 10:03

Brent crude has steadied, but stayed on track for its biggest weekly fall in three months as Libya's major oil ports could open in days and boost supplies.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-04-04 07:48

Oil prices have been mixed in subdued Asian trade as dealers stood on the sidelines bracing for the release of a key US jobs report, analysts said.

Oil market drops before US data

2014-04-02 14:11

Global oil prices sank as traders awaited the key economic data and weekly crude inventories in top-consuming nation the United States, analysts say.

Oil prices dip on Ukraine crisis easing hopes

2014-04-01 07:32

Oil prices have slipped in Asian trade as reports of a partial withdrawal of Russian troops raised hopes of an easing in the East-West standoff.

Gold hovers near six-week low

2014-03-31 09:41

Gold has inched higher after two straight weekly losses, but continued to trade near a six-week low and could face more pressure from weak physical demand.

Oil prices higher on US optimism

2014-03-28 15:42

Global oil prices rose as traders took their cue from upbeat US economic indicators and concerns over supply disruptions in Nigeria.

Oil prices extend gains

2014-03-27 17:22

Oil prices rose solidly for a second day running on robust US economic data and supply disruptions in Africa's main crude producing nations, analysts say.

Nigeria to fall from top African oil exporter spot

2014-03-27 13:40

Oil theft looks set to push Nigeria off its spot as top African crude oil exporter and exports could fall to their lowest since records began in 2009.

Invisible men lined up at commodity traders

2014-03-26 12:46

Abrupt leadership changes at commodity traders Trafigura and Gunvor over the past week have put a sharp light on an industry-wide challenge.

Oil market firms on Chinese import data

2014-03-25 19:13

Global oil prices climbed after data showed key crude consumer China imported more record amounts last month, dealers say.

Oil market mixed amid weak Chinese data

2014-03-24 20:02

Oil prices diverged as dealers digested news that Chinese manufacturing activity shrank in March to an eight-month low.

Crude prices drop on weak Chinese data

2014-03-24 07:52

Oil prices have eased in Asian trade on demand fears after data suggested China's manufacturing activity contracted in March to its weakest rate in eight months.

Crude prices ease in Asia

2014-03-19 07:30

Oil prices have eased in Asian trade, as investors locked in profits after recent sharp gains while keeping a close eye on international tensions.

Gold going through a correction

2014-03-18 17:22

Following gold's rebound in the first few months of 2014, investors are now considering whether the precious metal still has further to run, explains an expert.

Oil prices mixed in Asia

2014-03-18 07:23

Oil prices have been mixed in Asian trade as investors kept a close eye on tensions over Crimea and awaited the outcome of a Fed monetary policy meeting.

 

Oil prices stable amid Ukraine talks

2014-04-17 14:45

Oil prices have diverged slightly as dealers weighed lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis with a weaker-than-expected US stockpiles report, analysts say.

Oil prices advance on Ukraine, weak dollar

2014-04-16 13:29

Global oil prices have rallied on Ukraine tensions, the weak dollar and before weekly data about crude inventories in the US.

Oil prices mixed after weak China data

2014-04-16 07:36

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia after Chinese economic growth slowed further in the first quarter of the year, while investors await the US supply report.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-04-15 07:24

Oil prices have eased in Asian trade, but losses were limited as Ukraine tensions raised fears of a disruption to energy supplies to Western Europe.

Oil prices up as Ukraine tensions escalate

2014-04-14 07:29

Oil prices have edged higher in Asian trade on escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions that had Moscow and the West locking horns at emergency UN talks.

Gold falls ahead of Fed minutes

2014-04-10 09:56

Gold has slipped on gains in US equities and fresh outflows from exchange-traded funds, while traders await further cues from Fed minutes.

Oil prices steady before US data

2014-04-09 15:15

Oil prices have steadied as traders await energy inventory data from the United States for demand clues regarding the world's biggest crude consumer.

Vanishing volatility signals oil market shift

2014-04-08 12:32

The oil market has rarely been so quiet, as benchmark Brent has traded in a narrow range since the summer of 2012, writes John Kemp.

Oil price 'fair' despite factors

2014-04-07 12:31

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Ali al-Omair says that current oil prices are "fair" despite strong geopolitical factors impacting the region.

Oil prices ease in Asian trade

2014-04-07 07:32

Crude prices have dropped in Asian trade after rebels agreed to reopen two of the four blockaded oil terminals in eastern Libya, analysts said.

Gold continues losing streak

2014-04-04 10:00

Gold has edged lower as the market awaits US data, heading for its longest weekly losing streak in more than six months as optimism grows about the US economy.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-04-03 07:22

Oil prices have been mixed in Asian trade as investors weighed a surprisingly robust US stockpiles report with an expected return of Libyan supply.

Oil prices rise in Asian trade

2014-04-02 07:49

Oil prices have edged higher in Asian trade following upbeat global economic data but a lack of fresh leads was curbing further gains, analysts said.

Oil prices fall after strong gains

2014-03-31 14:57

Oil prices fell as dealers booked profits after strong gains last week fuelled by positive US economic data and the tensions in Ukraine.

Crude prices ease in Asia on profit taking

2014-03-31 07:25

Oil prices have eased in Asian trade as traders booked profits after strong gains last week on positive US economic data and the tensions in Ukraine.

Oil prices mixed in Asia trade

2014-03-28 07:22

Oil prices have been mixed in Asian trade after posting solid gains in New York on optimism over US growth and concerns about supply disruptions in Nigeria.

Gold hits 6-week low

2014-03-27 14:49

Gold hit a six-week low, breaking below $1 300 an ounce for the first time since mid-February.

Oil mixed in Asia after strong US data

2014-03-27 07:39

Oil prices have been mixed in Asian trade, taking a breather after surging on strong US economic data, analysts said.

Oil prices up in Asia on US data

2014-03-26 07:38

Oil prices have risen in Asian trade as data showed a better-than-expected jump in US consumer confidence to a six-year high.

Oil prices ease in Asia

2014-03-25 07:46

Crude prices have fallen in Asian trade after a key petroleum shipping channel in the US was closed following a collision that resulted in an oil spill.

Gold loses shine, palladium holds firm

2014-03-24 10:22

Gold has fallen half a percent after posting last week its biggest weekly drop since November on the prospect of an earlier US interest rate hike.

Crude prices rise in Asian trade

2014-03-20 07:36

Oil prices have lifted in Asian after stockpiles declined at a key US trading hub indicating stronger demand, and on news of a major US pipeline expansion.

Oil prices rise on Crimea, Libya tensions

2014-03-18 20:46

Global oil prices have climbed as investors tracked unrest over Crimea and in Libya, awaiting the outcome of a Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.

Iran oil exports show steady increase

2014-03-18 15:26

Iran exported more crude than allowed under Western sanctions for at least a fourth straight month, as ship loading data obtained by Reuters show.

Crude prices up after Crimea referendum

2014-03-17 07:46

Oil prices have risen in Asia on increased geopolitical tensions as the United States hinted at fresh sanctions against Moscow after Crimea's referendum.

 
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