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Teck credit ratings maintained in junk territory despite refinancing

Teck Resources Ltd. took steps to improve its balance sheet on Monday. The Vancouver-based miner launched a US$1 billion private debt offering, with the proceeds being used to repay debt coming due between 2017 and 2019. 267 more words

Trading Desk

The Economics of Cheese

What every sourcing professional should know

When you read this week’s Wall Street Journal story A Cheese Glut is Overtaking America, after thinking about doing your part to assist with the report that every American would have to eat three extra pounds of cheese this year to work it off, did you think about the economic impact and why this story matters to sourcing, procurement and supply chain? 446 more words

There Is A lot More Than Chinese Speculation Going On In Commodities

May 16, 2016

Last week I read a number of articles about how Chinese speculation was responsible for the rally in many commodity prices. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I explain why there is a lot more going on in commodity markets these days than Chinese speculation. 34 more words


Stock markets lower, loonie stalled at 77 cents US

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market turned modestly lower and the loonie fell against the greenback Friday, while markets south of the border took a beating despite positive retail sales data for April. 444 more words


Oil prices surge to highest level so far this year

TORONTO – Crude climbed to its highest level so far this year as investors digested a surprising report on oil stockpiles in the U.S.

The June contract for benchmark North American oil surged $1.57 to US$46.23 a barrel as the U.S. 188 more words


Fall of Global Commodity Prices has Positive Impact on Corporate India’s Profits

The global commodity market is facing a downward cycle which has had a very severe impact on several economies, especially China. However, this has come to the rescue of India as the first quarter results show. 79 more words

Chemicals & Materials

Do You Hear The Soft Coos Of The Central Bank Doves? The Markets Hear Them

May 2, 2016

Last week the Federal Reserve once again left interest rates unchanged. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I explain why action rather than words are having a profound impact on markets and why slow economic conditions in the U.S. 60 more words