The Government has been accused of protecting corporate profits at the expense of the world’s poorest people by trying to block European Union reforms to curb food speculation.
Commodity And Raw Material Markets
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
The power company E.On has announced price rises of 9 per cent for electricity and 3 per cent for gas from next month, blaming "rising industry costs". The firm said the increase will add 16p a day to its dual fuel customers, adding that wholesale energy prices have soared by 35 per cent since last spring.
Friday 07 January 2011
Outlook What do Ireland and the combined economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China (dubbed the Bric countries), have in common? Both account for roughly 7 per cent of Britain's export sales. As a PricewaterhouseCoopers report, "The World in 2050", concludes today, if that state of affairs is allowed to continue, the UK will risk "playing in the slow lane of history".
Friday 17 December 2010
Plans to shake up the electricity market and ensure £110bn of infrastructure investment by 2020 were unveiled by the Government yesterday.
Friday 03 December 2010
The drive for regulation could be motivated by political concerns and risks ignoring the underlying factors that drive commodity prices, according to the chief executive of the London Metal Exchange.
Thursday 25 November 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Traders at HSBC and JPMorgan Chase placed "spoof" orders so as to manipulate prices in the silver market, according to lawsuits filed against the pair.
Friday 02 July 2010
So Javed Ahmed's no sweetie?
Wednesday 23 June 2010
BG Group was among the losers as commodity prices dipped and investors moved out following a warning about its valuation.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
The mining giant Xstrata reinstated its dividend yesterday, adding that stimulus packages in developing economies were underpinning confidence in commodity markets.
Friday 06 November 2009
Spooked. Though the Bank of England and its Governor, Mervyn King, would never use such indelicate language, it was not just the Hallowe'en experience that has them quaking. The Bank is spooked – shocked might be a better word – by the economy's continuing weakness.
Wednesday 14 October 2009
Outlook We will never know for sure whether quantitative easing has worked, says Charlie Bean, the deputy governor of the Bank of England. Well, in one sense, that's a statement of the obvious: the British economy might be in a much worse state had we not had QE – as Mr Bean says, we simply cannot know.
Thursday 27 August 2009
Friday 03 April 2009
Wednesday 19 November 2008
Outlook Here's a thought about the terrifying spectre of deflation now looming large if the much bigger than expected fall in inflation seen last month is a taste of things to come. It may not be so terrifying.
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