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Iron ore holds near 3-month pe

December 06, 2017
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Iron ore futures in China rose for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, trading near three-month peaks as steel prices sustained their strength amid production curbs in the world’s top steel producer.

Soybeans up; wheat eases

December 06, 2017
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SINGAPORE- Chicago soybean futures rose for a third straight session on Tuesday with the market trading near its highest in more than four months, buoyed by dry weather in Argentina and strong US demand.

Asia spot LNG stays near 3-ye

December 05, 2017
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LONDON- Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices were unchanged for a third week as traders converged on Lisbon for a major industry conference, curbing market activity.
 

Oil prices fall after US dril

December 05, 2017
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TOKYO- Oil fell on Monday after US shale drillers added more rigs last week, but prices held not far off their highest since mid-2015, supported by an extension of output cuts agreed last week by OPEC and other producers.
 

China steel, iron ore up

December 05, 2017
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SHANGHAI- Chinese iron ore and steel futures surged to three-month highs on Monday as the government-ordered steel production cutbacks led to tighter supplies for some mill products.

Saudi Arabia, Russia reach co

December 05, 2017
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LONDON- Ministers from OPEC and their allies have agreed to extend their production pact all the way to the end of 2018 but with a review in June that will take into account market conditions and progress towards rebalancing.

China’s aluminum sector too r

December 01, 2017
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LAUNCESTON, Australia- It will be tempting for China’s aluminum market participants to dismiss as inconsequential the latest move by the US Commerce Department to impose anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on imports of aluminum alloy sheet.

Steel futures rise, pull coal,

December 01, 2017
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SYDNEY- Chinese steel futures jumped for a fourth straight session on Thursday, hitting fresh six-week highs, amid falling inventories, sweeping raw materials futures higher.

Base metals fall in Nov.

December 01, 2017
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MELBOURNE- Base metals declined on Thursday and looked to finish November lower, shrugging off encouraging manufacturing reports from China and Japan as investors locked in profits before year end.

Sugar to get boost from energ

December 01, 2017
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LONDON- More upbeat global energy markets and constructive biofuels policies in Brazil are likely to lend support to sugar prices in 2018, JPMorgan agricultural commodities strategist Tracey Allen said on Wednesday.

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Column of the Day

Santa Claus isn’t coming

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | December 15,2017
‘Kids, sorry to say that Santa Claus is not coming this year. Things are falling apart in the North Pole.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte doesn’t rule out nationwide martial law

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | December 15, 2017
‘Duterte does not even bother to allay these concerns.’