Market Pulse - Commodities
24 Sep
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Volvo halts Iran truck operations over US sanctions

Carmaker Volvo has halted its truck assembly lines in Iran over US sanctions that are preventing it from being paid, a company spokesman said on Monday.

24 Sep
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Oil price rises to four-year high

Brent crude oil gained 2% to $80. 75 on Monday morning, its highest price in four years after Opec's weekend meeting and amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

21 Sep
Regal Petroleum profits rocket as production kicks up a gear

Oil and gas exploration and production group Regal Petroleum saw its shares rise on Friday as its first-half profits shot up on the back of a jump in revenue.

18 Sep
China fights back against US with $60bn of new tariffs

Beijing struck back at Donald Trump’s latest round of trade tariffs on Tuesday, imposing their own sanctions on $60bn worth of US goods.

18 Sep
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Mosman Oil and Gas 'cautiously' approaches further investment in Arkoma project

Mosman Oil and Gas remain confident that its Arkoma project will bear fruit, but told investors on Tuesday that until steady flow rates can be demonstrated over a period of time, the decision to invest further funds into the asset will be "cautiously approached".

17 Sep
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Commodities: Baker Hughes data weighs on WTI Rusal news lifts metals

Commodities were modestly lower on Monday, despite a dip in the US dollar index, following a bearish reading for a key survey on US energy exploration.

17 Sep
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China will not 'play defence' in US trade war, says Global Times

China will respond to "unilateral" US tariffs with firm countermeasures in the escalating trade war between the two countries, according to a report from widely read Chinese newspaper Global Times.

17 Sep
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Greatland Gold launches second drilling programme at Western Australian asset

Greatland Gold has kicked off its second drilling programme at its Havieron asset in order to test the extent and direction of a high-grade zone of gold and copper mineralisation uncovered during the firm's maiden drill campaign.

16 Sep
Week ahead: Global trade, Brexit, EMs still in focus

Investors will have little choice but to keep their eye on developments on multiple fronts over the coming week, with global trade talks between the US and China, or the lack thereof, likely to be the biggest driver of markets around the world.

16 Sep
US set to impose 10% tariff on $200bn of Chinese goods

The White House is set to announce new tariffs on as many as $200. 0bn-worth of Chinese-made goods, probably towards the start of the coming week.

13 Sep
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Ophir Energy will 'significantly downsize' its London operations

Ophir Energy will "significantly downsize" its presence in London ahead of its transitioning into being an Asia-led firm.

13 Sep
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Director dealings: Ophir's interim CEO ups stake

Ophir Energy's interim chief executive Alan Booth purchased 100,000 ordinary shares in the firm on Thursday.

13 Sep
Metminco narrows losses as disposal fees come off the books

Metminco saw its losses narrow significantly during the first half of its trading year.

12 Sep
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Cannacord trims target price for Cairn Energy

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity stood by their 'speculative buy' recommendation on shares of Cairn Energy following the explorer's latest set of interim figures.

11 Sep
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Commodities: WTI jumps as Florence nears South Carolina, base metals weaker

Commodities were little changed come Tuesday evening, but underneath the surface there were some large price moves going on.

11 Sep
Berenberg starts coverage of BP at 'buy', spies 24% upside

Analysts at Berenberg sounded a 'bullish' note on Big Oil, initiating coverage of BP at 'buy' and setting a target price of 665. 0p.

10 Sep
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Chinese export volumes hold up in August

China's global trade surplus narrowed last month, but widened against the US, with the latter taking some economists by surprise given the trade tariffs recently-imposed by Washington.

10 Sep
Venezuela accuses Washington of plotting to overthrow Maduro

Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza has accused the White House of planning an intervention and backing military conspiracies on the back of a report that claims senior US officials had met with Venezuelan military officers to plot a coup.

07 Sep
White House says a further $267.0bn-worth of tariffs set to be imposed

Shares on Wall Street are slipping lower after it was reported that Donald Trump had threatened tariffs on an additional $267. 0bn-worth of Chinese goods on top of those on $200. 0bn-worth which his administration was already mulling and the $50bn-worth which had already gone into effect.

07 Sep
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Decision on China tariffs may not come on Friday, White House's Kudlow says

A decision on whether to impose a third round of tariffs on Chinese made goods might not come on Friday, a top official from the Trump administration appeared to indicate.