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 01 February 2012
Manufacturers started 2012 on the front foot after figures today showed the sector expanded at the fastest pace since last March.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Lack of adequate recycling facilities and confusing legislation is hampering Britain's economy as demand for raw materials soars. Tom Bawden examines the case
Monday 23 January 2012
For months the Berezovsky vs Abramovich case has provided a tantalising glimpse into the shadowy world of Russia's super-rich. As the judge considers her verdict, Tom Peck sums up the highlights
Sunday 22 January 2012
An all-woman team have completed a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, storming into the record books along the way, organisers said today.
Friday 13 January 2012
Delays and uncertainty over new financial regulations risk upending long-term investments such as new mining projects or international trade, the head of Barclays' investment bank has warned.
Friday 16 December 2011
Images of China's first aircraft carrier during its sea trials in the Yellow Sea have been captured by a commercial US satellite company.
Wednesday 26 October 2011
Friday 19 August 2011
The energy regulator Ofgem has demanded that suppliers explain how they calculate bills amid allegations that customers have been overcharged following price rises.
Friday 05 August 2011
Mining giant Rio Tinto warned yesterday that it expects to see high levels of volatility in commodity markets continue, pointing to risks to prices from monetary tightening in the developing world as well as European sovereign debt crises.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, has been fuming at reports that his flagship policy, the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) White Paper, will lead to the highest bills in Europe. "Absolute nonsense", these figures are based on "rubbish" information, he claims.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The US trade deficit ballooned to its highest level in more than two and half years last month, climbing to $50.2bn (£31.5bn), largely owing to rising oil import prices. Exports fell by 0.5 per cent to $174.9bn, while imports rose by 2.6 per cent to $225.1bn, the highest since July 2008, driving the trade gap to its widest since October 2008, according to figures from the US Commerce Department.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Friday 08 July 2011
Tuesday 17 May 2011
The commodities trading giant Glencore has narrowed the price range for its $11bn (£7bn) initial public offering this week, raising the mid-point – and the group's expected valuation – amid strong investor interest in the flotation despite the recent volatility in raw material prices.
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