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Copper slumps as China demand concerns weigh

Copper futures lower on China demand concerns<p>Investing.com - Copper futures declined on Tuesday to re-approach the previous session’s two-week low, …

Soft futures higher; coffee, sugar rally on Brazil drought

Coffee, sugar futures rally on Brazil drought conditions<p>Investing.com - U.S. soft futures were higher on Monday, with coffee and sugar prices …

Gold gains on soft Chinese housing data, Fed concerns

Investing.com - Gold prices posted solid gains on Monday after a data out of the Chinese housing sector fueled concerns that the global economy still …

Copper futures higher after Chinese imports rise to record

Copper prices move higher after Chinese imports rise to record<p>Investing.com - Copper futures advanced on Wednesday, after upbeat Chinese trade data …

Crude gains on Chinese data, shrugs off U.S. supply report

Investing.com - Crude prices shrugged off a soft U.S. inventory report on rose on Wednesday on the coattails of robust Chinese import data.<p>On the New …

Rice Tumbling as Thailand’s Unpaid Farmers Urge Reserve Sale

Thai rice farmer Pakasit Jamjaras usually spends his days tilling soil, just like his forefathers. Now he’s been harvesting signatures instead of …

Commodity slump cost us US$1.3bn – Veep

header() --><p>Business News of Wednesday, 12 February 2014<p>Ghana lost US$1.3billion in potential export revenue last year due to price declines of gold …

Cocoa Surges to Highest Since 2011 on Signs of Robust Demand

Cocoa futures rose to a 29-month high as speculation mounted that surging demand will outstrip supplies of the beans used to make …

Coffee Surges With Sugar as Brazil Heat Wave Threatens Crop Loss

Coffee and sugar futures soared in New York as record-high temperatures triggered supply concerns in Brazil, the world’s top producer and exporter of …

China returns to hunt for African mine assets

China is making a return to African mining after a hiatus of nearly two years – seeking out new copper, iron ore and uranium deposits in a sign that …

Emerging market turmoil keeps pressure on commodity ETPs: BlackRock | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging markets turmoil drove investors away from commodity exchange traded products (ETPs) in January due to concerns about demand growth, but gold outflows slowed as its safe haven status was revived.<p>Some $1.7 billion was withdrawn from commodity ETPs in January global data …

Emerging Markets Turmoil – Impact on Africa’s Growth Story

File: An improvement in the US Economy is good for African exports. For example, this may mean that US demand for African commodities – especially …

Coal becomes commods' first victim of emerging-market woes | Southern Africa

The rout in emerging markets is starting to spill into commodities, with coal prices tumbling as much as 10 percent this month as utilities in …

Fear Not, Emerging Markets: China Demands Goods, And Will For Years

By Sophie Song - China’s economy may be at its slowest in decades, but that does not mean the country’s 1.3 billion people cannot keep plenty of …

Mitsui Mining Boosts Zinc Fee 70% as China Demand Rises

Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Japan’s biggest zinc producer, raised annual charges to overseas buyers by as much as 70 percent as consumption …

Coffee jumps on hot weather worries

Coffee prices jumped more than 7 per cent to an eight-month high as worries about poor weather conditions in Brazil, the world’s biggest grower and …

Randgold eyes acquisitions and higher gold production

Chief executive tells the Telegraph that the African-focused gold miner won’t “hesitate to take opportunities” for M&A in the current market<p>London-listed African mining company Randgold is on the lookout for acquisitions and plans to increase gold production amid a better than expected start to the …

Ivory Coast

Iron ore, coal slump on emerging market fears

Thermal coal, the cheapest fuel used to generate electricity, is closely linked to the industrialisation of emerging economies such as India and …

Bird Flu Seen by Broker Curbing Soybean Demand in China

Demand for soybeans in China, the world’s biggest buyer of the oilseed, may slow as poultry farmers reduce bird inventories as the H7N9 virus …

Cocoa bulls in the ascendant as supply tightens

As emerging markets join the worldwide chocoholics club, supplies of cocoa appear to be running short. Cocoa prices have jumped to two and a half …