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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

Malaysia registers better-than-expected economic growth, driven by private consumption

Malaysias better-than-expected economic performance was largely driven by private consumption, which printed much stronger than we had expected. Fixed investment, which was the mainstay of GDP growth in the first quarter,...

Russian economy grows sharply in Q2 but may slow down in H2 – Nordea Bank

In the second quarter of this year, the Russian economic growth accelerated sharply, owing to a positive basic industries performance. But several factors might slow down economic activity in the second half of this year,...

Australia reports strong labor market conditions again in July, jobless rate down at 5.6 pct

Australia posted another strong labour market report for Australia in July, showing employment up 28k and unemployment at 5.6 percent. Some of the detail was a bit softer than the headline; full-time jobs fell, hours...

New Zealand bonds jump at close after reading upbeat producer prices in Q2

The New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Thursday after the countrys producer price index for the second-quarter of this year registered higher figures than the previous readings in the Q1. At the time of...

Australian bonds sharply rebound despite upbeat July employment report

The Australian bonds sharply rebounded Thursday as investors have largely shrugged-off the upbeat reading of the countrys employment report for the month of July, with the jobless rate matching expectations, albeit lower...

Politics

Donald Trump, loyalty and the 'emotional regime' in the White House

Donald Trump demands loyalty from those working close to him. According to former FBI director James Comey, the president told him at a private meeting: I need loyalty, I expect loyalty. Comeys response? I...

Why governmental transparency will not work without strong leadership

Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, has warned that President Donald Trumps conflicts of interest could put America at the risk of becoming a kleptocracy: that is, a country led by...

Democracy is on the brink in Hungary, so why is no one talking about it?

When Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Riga in May 2015, he greeted him by saying hello dictator. Junckers words were perhaps an ironic...

The Goldwater rule prevents psychiatrists diagnosing Trump from afar but some say there's too much at stake

In the late 19th century, Sigmund Freuds colleague Wilhelm Fleiss successfully diagnosed an illness in one of Freuds relatives, without even having met them. Freud was so impressed by Fleisss diagnostic acumen that he went...

How to be a better leader – according to science

Leadership has been in the spotlight as never before, as people around the world look to their leaders in all spheres of social, political and organisational life. Rather than help, though, leaders often seem to be part of...

Science

Scientists Advance 3D-Printed Living Tissue, Artificial Organ Creation

When most people think of 3D-printing, they imagine plastic or metal objects such as furniture or machine parts. However, scientists have been working on printing living tissue as well, which would allow scientists to...

Hackers Spread Malware Via DNA, Could Destroy Police Computer Networks

Scientists and engineers have been pushing the digital frontier for decades and they have just pushed the boundaries towards new territory. Encoding a malware in DNA, scientists were able to infect computers that tried to...

Scientists Discover New Type Of Brain Cells That Could Lead To Hyperintelligence

While tech revolutionaries like Elon Musk prefer to merge man with machine in order to make humans smarter, stronger, and better, others prefer a more biological approach. A team of scientists recently discovered new types...

Expert Warns Of CRISPR Causing Class Warfare

Humanity is living in an interesting age, where scientists can finally start manipulating the human genome in ways that were not possible before due to CRISPR. Many have even hypothesized that through these amazing...

Beyond graphene: scientists are creating an atomic 'Lego set' of 2D wonder materials

The strongest material known to mankind was first discovered with sticky tape. Today, this two-dimensional (2D) version of carbon known as graphene is the subject of intense research around the world. Many hope its unique...

Technology

Deep Silver Takes On Shenmue III As Publisher, Not Just Crowdfunded Anymore

The Shenmue series is not exactly the most prolific property in the video game industry, but it does have a fair bit of following among loyal fans. In fact, this is what allowed the creator to actually crowdfund his game,...

Scotland To Build Country’s Largest Solar Farm

While the US president and his administration continue the war against renewable energy and sensible regulations against carbon emissions, other countries are taking drastically different routes. Proving that a sunny...

Engineers Create Robot Spider That Anyone Can Reprogram

When it comes to the field of robotics, its just a fact that engineers of every firm and agency are competing to create the best examples of machine intelligence and movement available. However, there is a company that...

Facebook Is Finally Combating Clickbait Videos, This Is War

Veering away from its hands-off approach when it comes to the contents that users or media outlets post on its platform, it seems Facebook is finally taking the fight to some of the most harmful elements on the web. Aside...

Fun And Creative Text Adventure Video Game Serves As Grim Commentary On Automation

Text adventure games have gone down in popularity somewhat as video-based titles have started popping up. A recent entry in this field called Subsurface Circular is making rounds for its stunning 3D background and...
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