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Commodities Prices

Syrian standstill sinks markets

This week, tensions eased between Syria and the United States as it looked like a Russian-brokered deal might lead to peaceful removal of chemical weapons. The potential for peace caused a sell-off in gold, crude oil, and related commodities.

September 13, 2013 12:14 pm

Green light for the red metal?

Supported by a lower U.S. dollar and relief over the economic situation in Europe, copper prices shot up 15 percent this week. Early Thursday morning, details were released of a comprehensive bailout package whose primary purpose was to bolster the value of the European currency. In response…

October 29, 2011 12:00 am
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