ARTICLES RELATING TO COMMODITIES

Dutch move tonnes of gold out of US

2014-11-21 10:48

The Dutch Central Bank says it has recently shipped tonnes of gold worth around $5bn from safekeeping in New York back to its headquarters in Amsterdam.

Oil prices rise on fresh hopes of Opec trim

2014-11-21 07:30

Oil prices have lifted in Asia on fresh hopes that Opec will overcome internal resistance to trim output, while upbeat US economic data also provided support.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-11-20 07:35

Oil prices have fallen in Asia as dealers anticipated Gulf members of Opec would reject production cuts unless they are guaranteed market share, analysts said.

Oil mixed as hopes dim for Opec output cut

2014-11-19 07:31

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as dealers predicted Saudi Arabia will resist pressure from other Opec members to lower poroduction in a bid to prop up prices.

Gold holds below two-week high on strong dollar

2014-11-18 09:13

Gold has held below a two-week peak, its safe-haven appeal dulled with the dollar near a four-year high and growing signs of strength in the US economy.

Oil prices resume retreat

2014-11-17 16:24

Oil futures have fallen after a brief rebound, as the market focused firmly on whether Opec is likely to cut output to tackle recent price slumps.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-11-17 07:40

Oil prices have slipped in Asia but losses were limited by speculation that the Opec cartel would be forced to cut output to prevent further big losses.

Oil prices rebound in Asia

2014-11-14 07:42

Oil prices have bounced back in Asia after diving to fresh lows on expectations that Opec is unlikely to cut production levels to counter a global supply glut.

Debswana, De Beers celebrate anniversary

2014-11-13 17:38

The partnership between Debswana, the government of Botswana and De Beers was celebrated in Gaborone recently.

Indian company to invest in African zinc

2014-11-13 11:15

India's Sesa Sterlite will invest $782m over a three-year period in southern Africa to tap the region's large undeveloped deposits of the metal.

Oil prices extend losses in Asia

2014-11-13 07:40

Oil prices have fallen further in Asia on a stronger greenback and expectations that Opec is unlikely to cut production levels to counter a global supply glut.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-11-12 07:36

Oil prices have fallen in subdued Asian trade after sustained speculation about dim prospects for an Opec output cut in the face of abundant global supplies.

Oil extend losses on dim Opec cut prospects

2014-11-11 07:30

Crude prices have extended losses in Asia as the prospects of a production cut by the Opec oil cartel dimmed despite a global supply glut, analysts said.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

2014-11-10 07:29

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers digested upbeat US jobs data while anticipating a surge in fuel demand during winter months in the northern hemisphere.

Gold and silver rout far from over- poll

2014-11-09 14:30

Gold's rout may be far from over, with many analysts and traders surveyed by Reuters predicting prices could fall to $1 000 per ounce by the end of the year.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

2014-11-06 07:42

Oil prices, which saw sharp losses earlier, have climbed in Asia after a smaller-than-expected increase in US stockpiles rekindled optimism about American demand.

Gold, silver slump to fresh 4-year lows

2014-11-05 10:59

Gold has slid for a fifth session, tumbling to fresh four-year lows as a strong dollar kept investors away from the safe-haven asset.

Oil prices mixed ahead of US stockpiles report

2014-11-05 07:34

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as dealers looked ahead to the release of the latest US supply report, after a sell-off in the previous session.

Oil extends losses on Saudi price cuts

2014-11-04 07:37

Oil prices have extended losses in Asia after leading global producer Saudi Arabia slashed its export prices for the US market while hiking them for Asia.

Gold struggles near 4-year low, dollar shines

2014-11-03 14:00

Gold has fallen to near a recent four-year low as the dollar index rose to its highest since mid-2010.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-11-03 07:40

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as dealers focused on global manufacturing data for clues about demand growth, while a strong dollar capped any gains.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-10-30 07:38

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia but losses were capped on a surprisingly upbeat assessment of the US economy by the Federal Reserve, analysts said.

Oil extends losses over weak price outlook

2014-10-28 07:30

Oil has moved lower in Asian trade after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecasts for the next two years owing to a global supply glut.

Brent drops after Goldman cuts price forecasts

2014-10-27 10:33

Brent crude futures have fallen below $86 a barrel after Goldman Sachs cut its price forecasts for the contract and for US oil in the first quarter of next year.

Kuwait plays down row over shared oilfield

2014-10-27 09:50

Kuwait has played down a row with Saudi Arabia over its decision to halt production at an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the two Gulf neighbours.

 

Nigeria to endure oil price shock - minister

2014-11-21 09:26

Nigeria will have to adjust to oil prices heading lower for some time to come, says Finance Minister Ngozi Okonja-Iweala, on the 2015 economic growth outlook.

Oil market drops as Opec holds output ceiling

2014-11-20 15:07

Global oil prices have fallen as traders deemed that the Opec cartel was unlikely to trim output at its key production meeting next week.

Oil rebounds before US energy report

2014-11-19 15:40

Global oil prices have rebounded slightly as traders awaited key US stockpiles data and eyed next week's crucial Opec output meeting.

Oil prices rebound slightly

2014-11-18 15:30

Oil prices have recovered slightly as the prospect of Opec cutting its output dimmed, say analysts.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-11-18 07:30

Oil prices have extended their losses in Asia after Japan's economy slumped to recession, while prospects for an Opec output cut dimmed, analysts have said.

Gold holds near two-week high

2014-11-17 10:18

Gold has held near two-week highs, clinging on to gains from the previous session's short-covering rally, on a softer dollar.

Oil prices rebound after fresh lows

2014-11-14 14:59

Oil prices have bounced back after diving to fresh lows caused by expectations that Opec is unlikely to cut production levels to counter a global supply glut.

World oil prices slide to multi-year lows

2014-11-13 20:05

Global crude futures have slumped to fresh low points on mounting expectations that the Opec oil producing cartel will maintain its production ceiling.

Brent crude hits new four-year low

2014-11-13 12:13

Brent oil has slumped to a new four-year low on expectations that Opec will unlikely cut production levels to counter the global supply glut.

SA has hard choices about commodities - economist

2014-11-13 08:49

Commodity producers have to get reforms back on track as swelling budget deficits will come into play, according to economist Mike Schüssler.

Oil prices decline

2014-11-12 15:09

Oil prices have retreated, with traders fixed on the Opec cartel which appears set to maintain output at an upcoming meeting despite ample global supplies of crude.

Oil prices fall further

2014-11-11 15:29

Crude prices have slipped further on dimming prospects of a production cut by the Opec oil cartel despite a global supply glut, analysts say.

Oil stocks lead European shares higher

2014-11-10 14:11

European stocks have inched higher as acquisition hopes fuelled gains for oil services firms after Dutch group Boskalis took a stake in Fugro .

Oil prices climb after rough week

2014-11-09 20:00

Oil prices have climbed as the market took a breather after a turbulent week that saw sharp sell-offs and a mixed US jobs report.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-11-07 07:46

Oil prices have fallen in Asia after Opec slashed its longer-term global demand outlook, while a stronger dollar also weighed, say analysts.

Oil prices tumble before US energy report

2014-11-05 15:18

Oil prices have sunk further, with Brent striking another four-year low on the back of the rebounding dollar, as traders await US energy stockpiles data.

Brent extends losses below $83 on China data

2014-11-05 10:50

Brent crude has dropped further below $83 a barrel, as weak economic data from top energy consumer China stoked worries about demand.

Oil prices slump on Saudi price cuts

2014-11-04 16:15

Oil prices have plunged, with brent hitting a four-year low after Saudi Arabia slashed its export prices for the US market to counter demand for shale fuels.

Oil prices fall after manufacturing data

2014-11-03 19:40

Oil prices have dropped, hit by a strengthening dollar as dealers digested global manufacturing data for clues about demand growth, analysts say.

Global markets: Dollar squeezes commodities

2014-11-03 07:50

The dollar has surged to seven-year peaks against the yen and a two-year high on the euro, hitting commodities hard with both gold and silver falling sharply.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-10-31 07:25

Oil prices have fallen in Asia, pressured by a stronger dollar as dealers speculated whether the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates sooner rather than later.

Oil prices up ahead of Fed outcome

2014-10-29 07:23

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting and the latest US supply report.

Oil prices fall on high supplies

2014-10-27 14:35

Oil prices have fallen as markets foresee the world's biggest producers maintaining supplies despite a supply glut, say analysts.

Gold struggles as safe-haven appeal fades

2014-10-27 10:14

Gold has steadied but failed to make any recovery from three straight days of losses, as stronger global data and higher equities curbed its safe-haven appeal.

Oil mixed in Asian trade

2014-10-27 07:30

Oil has been mixed in Asian trade but remained subdued with no signs the world's key crude producers will cut output in the face of a supply glut, analysts say.

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