iron ore

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Short Commodities, This Rally Will Falter: Goldman Sachs

“Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted a rally in commodities from iron ore to gold will falter and forecast copper and aluminum prices will slide as much as 20 percent over the next year,” Bloomberg says. According to the news agency: Any increase in raw material prices will prompt more supplies to enter the market, making … Continue reading

Metals And Oil: A Tale Of Two Commodities

By Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” With these words Charles Dickens opens his novel “A Tale of Two Cities”. Winners and losers in a “tale of two commodities” may one day look back with similar reflections, as prices of metals and oil have … Continue reading

Commodities Collapsed Just Before The Last Stock Market Crash – So Guess What Is Happening Right Now?

By Michael Snyder If we were going to see a stock market crash in the United States in the fall of 2015 (to use a hypothetical example), we would expect to see commodity prices begin to crash a few months ahead of time.  This is precisely what happened just before the great financial crisis of … Continue reading

Australia Lowers Iron Ore Price Forecast As China Outlook Softens

Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:
AFP Iron ore is transported at a port in Rizhao, east China’s Shandong province on March 4, 2015. AFP Photo Sydney (AFP) – Leading global producer Australia on Tuesday lowered its forecast for iron ore prices as Chinese steel production eases, but said export volumes were expected to grow…

A Look At South America’s Future Transcontinental Railway

By Martin De Angelis A recently signed tri-lateral agreement between China, Peru and Brazil set hopes for a bi-oceanic railway corridor. If feasible, the project would significantly reduce trade costs and shipping times to China. On May 23rd, China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to sign the implementation of feasibility studies on a bi-oceanic … Continue reading

Troublesome Times For The Mongolian Economy

By Mark Goleman In early October of 2014, the Mongolian coalition democratic government, because of its policy known as the “Reform Government” at the initiative of Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag proposed a reform of the government by reducing the number of ministries from 16 to 13 by their merger, updating their composition, etc. Norovyn Altanhuyag, in … Continue reading

Why Brazil Cannot Afford to Stall Its Mining Law Any Longer

By Stratfor Global Intelligence The Brazilian legislature will soon decide whether to move forward with approving a new mining law that has been stuck in the National Congress since 2013, replacing the code that has been in place since 1967. In its current form, the new law would establish auctions for mining concessions and raise … Continue reading

China To Invest $50 Billion In Brazil Infrastructure, Primarily To Construct Brazil-Peru Rail Link

China is set to invest $50 billion in new infrastructure projects across Brazil in a move that could be a big boost to bilateral ties. “There are about $50 billion in new projects. We need to wait till the end of the visit to specify the [exact] figures and what kind of projects it will be,” Brazil’s Foreign Minister Jose Alfredo Grasa Lima told … Continue reading

Anyone That Believes That Collapsing Oil Prices Are Good For The Economy Is Crazy

By Michael Snyder Are much lower oil prices good news for the U.S. economy?  Only if you like collapsing capital expenditures, rising unemployment and a potential financial implosion on Wall Street.  Yes, lower gasoline prices are good news for the middle class.  I certainly would rather pay two dollars for a gallon of gas than … Continue reading

Not Just Oil: Guess What Happened The Last Time Commodity Prices Crashed Like This?…

By Michael Snyder It isn’t just the price of oil that is collapsing.  The last time commodity prices were this low was during the immediate aftermath of the last financial crisis.  The Bloomberg Commodity Index fell to 110.4571 on Monday – the lowest that it has been since April 2009.  Just like junk bonds, industrial commodities are … Continue reading

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