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Recession Watch: Falling Commodity Prices to Hurt America

Economic indicators are like biosigns of a living organism. They signal changes in complex systems that we cannot directly say and don’t well understand. The top rule is that rapid change in key indicators shows destabilizing forces at work, despite the complacency with which they’re usually seen by economists. 56 more words


Asian Shares Fall; Commodities Slide Pressures Resources Sector

Expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its December meeting has strengthened the U.S. dollar, which helped push commodities from oil to copper and gold lower overnight. 510 more words


24 Nov 2015 (AFR) - More pain forecast but no recession - Weak trade still a drag on emerging markets

(24 November 2015, AFR, p27, by Mark Mulligan)

‘Sluggish trade volumes will keep a brake on emerging market growth next year, but there will be a mild pick-up in economic activity across the developed world, according to recent forecasts. 37 more words

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Commodity slump likely to last a while: BMO

As the metal price slump drags on, hopes for a near-term recovery are getting dimmer and dimmer.

Jessica Fung, a commodity analyst at BMO Capital Markets, agrees with the growing feeling that it will be a prolonged bear market. 234 more words

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Agricultural Giants Look to Join Forces

Some of the world’s largest agricultural companies are looking to combine with one another as three years of shriveling crop prices have pressured profits, in what would be the industry’s first big shake-up in at least a decade. 887 more words


Gasoline, Diesel, Oil Prices All Up

NEW YORK—Gasoline and diesel prices soared Monday on reports of disruptions at the nation’s largest refined-fuel pipeline. Crude-oil prices also jumped.
News that some operations were halted along Colonial Pipeline, which stretches from Houston to Linden, N.J., propelled a rally that began earlier in the trading session on concerns about supply disruptions in Libya and Brazil. 473 more words


Huge crop + low prices = grain overflowing storage bins

A beautiful summer in Minnesota produced corn and soybean crops that are on pace to set new records.

Now what do we do with it all? 407 more words