The gold surge and Covid-19 lockdowns are hurting Asian and other jewellers. Traditionally, India and China have been big buyers of the metal. But after the start of the latest bull phase in mid-2019, many more Western investors are buying, … Read the rest
Central banks are believed to be buying when the price dips
Central banks and investors have routed gold bears in recent weeks. Other precious metals, notably silver, platinum and palladium have also benefited from the change in market sentiment.
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The oil market is likely to volatile during the coming northern hemisphere winter
After subsiding by US$10 to $70.50 a barrel during the summer, Brent crude oil prices bottomed mid-August and surged to $86 a barrel before dipping slightly. The … Read the rest
Markets have ignored the impact of drought on inflation, bond yields and equities
Key agricultural commodity prices could cause an unexpected spike in US, European and Asian producer and consumer inflation. The key question is to what extent?
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