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Commodities Could Be Trouble in 2017

Have we been lured into complacency with commodities that have fallen over the past year impacting cost of major raw materials and our profitability? With corn over 40% down, copper 38% down and wheat more than 30% down, it is apparent that we have enjoyed significant market opportunities. 331 more words

9 Jan 2017 (AFR) - Commodity price rally won't stimulate new projects

(9 January 2017, AFR, p4, by Peter Ker)

‘Commodity prices and export volumes may be going strong, but the investment phase of the boom is fast becoming a┬ádistant memory. 46 more words

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14 Dec 2016 (TheAge) - Commodity rally sets up a mining cash splash

(14 December 2016, The Age, BusinessDay, p23, Jessica Sier)

‘This year’s stunning resurgence in commodity prices has Australian resource companies well placed to at least double their shareholder payouts. 50 more words

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Less hiring planned after 65% of oil and gas companies trim staff: survey

Recruitment firm Hays Canada said about one third of oil and gas industry employers are expecting another tough year in 2017 after 65 per cent of them were forced to cut staff this year. 207 more words


Local farmers, economy suffer from reduced land value

GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) – American farmland values could be heading to its first significant drop since the mid-1980’s. Kansas has seen the sharpest decline. 290 more words


Walls of Worry

There is an ample supply of angst across the nation: in markets, commodity prices, and among voters. No one lately has self-reported that they are happy across any broad spectrum of life’s many concerns. 580 more words

Market Commentary

Stock markets might not crash. Investors might still lose big.

Our future is being shaped by an unprecedented monetary experiment run by our central bank mandarins, but a happy ending is a mathematical impossibility. The economic imbalances that resulted in the last, 2008 financial crisis are now much worse and we are facing two possible routes of their resolution. 406 more words