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With the increasing macro-economic exposures globally, trading precious metals involves a systematic study of higher beta and mitigation approach. In this exclusive series, we simplify the complexities of strategic decisions in metal investments and trading for enhanced risk-adjusted returns, while other asset classes are increasingly volatile.

Metal Supply & Demand Series

China challenges US findings on its Aluminium foil subsidies

Aug 10, 2017 12:14 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

A prove by US department of commerce has published its initial findings that Chinese Aluminium foil producers receive subsidies in the range of 16.56 to 80.97 per cent. According to the report, the U.S. customs and broader...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

China’s commodity imports record strong growth in February, likely to improve further

Mar 08, 2017 10:36 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Chinas imports of commodities recorded relatively strong growth in February, although the Chinese New Year holidays saw levels drop from January. On a YTD (Jan-Feb) basis, all commodities bar copper recorded strong...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

China’s commodities imports grow strongly in January, likely to be slightly lower in February

Feb 13, 2017 06:29 am UTC| Commentary

Chinas commodities imports grew relatively strong in January as consumers restocked before the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, noted ANZ in a research report. Given a surprisingly solid level of imports recorded in the...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

Metal supply/demand Series: Copper mine strike to continue in Chile

Feb 01, 2017 07:40 am UTC| Commentary

The red metal, which is better known as an industrial barometer rose last night after it became clear that the workers at Chiles Escondida mine operated by BHP Billiton rejected the management offer and decided to continue...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

Net reduction in copper contracts seen for 1st time in 8 weeks - CFTC

Dec 27, 2016 15:52 pm UTC| Commentary

According to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday, hedge funds and money managers slashed their net positions in copper futures for the first...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

China's copper scrap imports confirm weakness in underlying copper demand

Nov 25, 2016 17:05 pm UTC| Commentary

The release today of Chinas copper scrap import data confirmed weakness in underlying copper demand in the worlds largest copper consumer. Chinas copper scrap imports stood at a gross weight of 236k tones, the lowest since...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

Industrial metal prices rise sharply after U.S. election, copper prices likely to stay above USD5000/t

Nov 18, 2016 08:42 am UTC| Commentary

Following the U.S. election, industrial metal prices have increased sharply on the back on an apparent infrastructure-led boost to demand, noted ANZ in a research report. But in coppers case, the rise in prices of copper...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries steady ahead of January manufacturing, composite PMIs

The U.S. Treasuries remained steady during Fridays afternoon session ahead of the countrys manufacturing and composite PMI for the month of January, scheduled to be released today by 14:45GMT, amid an otherwise, muted...

UK gilts mixed following better-than-expected rise in January flash PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained mixed during European trading hours Friday following a better-than-expected set of the countrys flash PMIs for the month of January, released today. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds tad down following upbeat January manufacturing PMI

The German bunds remained tad down during European trading session Friday following an upbeat manufacturing PMI for the month of January, released early today. The German 10-year bond yield, which move inversely to its...

Australian dollar likely to weaken a little further in short term, says Commerzbank

The Australian dollar is expected to weaken a little further in the short term, particularly owing to the destruction caused by the recent bushfires, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The...

RBA unlikely to feel urgency to cut again as soon as next month, says St George Economics

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is not expected to feel an urgency to cut interest rates again as soon as next month, but rather, stand pat and assess incoming data, according to the latest research report from St....

Politics

Ivanka Trump praised by TV show host Samantha Bee for parental leave bill

Ivanka Trump has been earning praises for lobbying a bill that was approved by Senate in December 2019. For instance, political commentator and television host Samantha Bee praised Donald Trumps daughter for her efforts in...

Ivanka Trump 2020: Is Donald Trump grooming his daughter and senior advisor for the presidency?

As senior advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump holds a key position within Donald Trumps inner political circle. This explains why she is usually present in high-profile events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

Donald Trump shock: POTUS on Greta Thunberg's climate change warnings 'she beat me out of TIME Magazine'

Donald Trump returned from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland the other day in the midst of an ongoing impeachment trial happening at the Senate. During a news conference, when asked about teenage climate...

Melania Trump shock: FLOTUS' non-attendance at Davos reportedly a 'subliminal message' to Donald Trump

If there is one thing to know about First Lady Melania Trump, it is that she tends to make subliminal messages. Her absence at the Davos Forum may reportedly be a subliminal message to her husband. Recently, Donald...

Donald Trump fury: POTUS rants about impeachment being weaponized for 2020 election

The United States President Donald Trump is currently facing an impeachment trial at the Senate while running a reelection campaign in this years presidential elections. Even though he does not need to be present at the...

Science

Antarctica: Scientists discover fossil of 40 million-year-old animal

Just when we think all the fossils of long ago were all found, we end up getting surprised at sudden discoveries in recent years. A new report emerges as scientists in Antarctica discover fossils belonging to an animal 40...

Taal volcano predicted to have explosive eruption

The Philippines was suddenly placed on high alert when the Taal volcano erupted. However, it appears that it is only just beginning as a new report reveals that the volcano may be gearing up for an explosive eruption...

Asteroids: Footage of Chelyabinsk meteor collision reveals the actual devastation caused

In 2013, a meteor made an unannounced visit and crash-landed in the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia. Now, footage capturing the incident shows just how bad the impact of the meteor was. The Chelyabinsk meteor incident is...

Asteroids: NASA spots space rock traveling 25,433 mph towards Earth

Another asteroid is set to make an approach towards Earths orbit, as NASAs asteroid trackers have noticed. It is now down to whether or not the asteroid will strike, and if it does not, how close is it going to...

Technology

‘Skull and Bones’ gameplay: Customize ships and deceive enemies to conduct ambushes

Skull Bones is an upcoming naval combat action video game from Ubisoft. Originally slated for a 2018 launch, the title will be coming out this year but a definite release date is yet to be announced, according to...

‘Total War: Warhammer 3’ update: Ogre Kingdom, Chaos Daemons, and Chaos Dwarfs will be playable factions

The upcoming Total War: Warhammer 3 is one of the most anticipated titles for fans of strategy games. Heres whats known about the upcoming strategy title. Will there be a Total War: Warhammer 3? This is a common...

iOS 14: Are iPad users finally getting a built-in calculator app?

The development of iOS is one of the reasons why Apple has maintained a loyal customer base for the iPhone and iPad lineups over the years. The company, however, still has some questionable decisions, including the choice...

‘PUBG Mobile’ v.0.17.0 anticipated going live in February

A new month is right around the corner, and that means another batch of patches is arriving for PUBG Mobile. The new features have been previewed in the v0.17.0 beta that includes a couple of new visual-related settings, a...

Pixelbook Go's Not Pink variant is finally available

Google announced the Pixelbook Go last fall, but it technically saw a gradual retail release as not all configurations and color variants became immediately available after the announcement. The good news now is Chromebook...
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