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London copper retreats below $6,000; nears five-year low MELBOURNE: London copper slipped back towards a five-year low below the $6,000-mark on Tuesday, shrugging off benign trade data from top metals user China as further falls in oil markets soured broader appetite for commodities. China's exports and imports exceeded market expectations in December, a welcome sign that Beijing has found support for its cooling manufacturing sector as a stronger US economy offsets weakness in Europe and Japan. Bargain hunters also helped to boost copper imports to the fifth-highest level ever, said Natalie Rampono of ANZ in Melbourne. "It suggests that the Chinese are continuing to be opportunist, with low commodity prices enabling them to restock relatively low inventories across the supply chain. It does suggest that underlying demand is improving, but it's coming off quite a low base," she said. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange eased 0.4 percent to $5,995 a tonne after a 1.3-percent drop the ...

London copper mired near 4-1/2 year lows on growth worries MELBOURNE: London copper teetered towards fresh four-and-a-half year lows on Monday, with investors betting further losses were to come given stuttering demand growth in the United States and China.US job growth increased briskly in December, but wages posted their biggest decline in at least eight years in a sign the tightening labour market has yet to give much of a boost to workers. China's annual inflation data gave policy makers more room to ease policy ...
London copper ticks up from 4-1/2-year lows as oil takes breather MELBOURNE: London copper climbed off 4-1/2-year lows on Thursday as oil steadied, but analysts and traders said that any calm could prove short-lived and Chinese buyers were waiting for lower prices."(Copper's price weakness) is intertwined with the sell-off in energy prices. I think it's very possible it will go through $6,000," said analyst Daniel Morgan at UBS in Sydney.Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.3 percent at $6,132 a tonne by 0343 ...
London copper stuck near 4-1/2-year lows on oil rout; eyes $6,000 MELBOURNE: London copper hovered near 4-1/2-year lows on Wednesday as a rout in global oil markets hit broader investor confidence in commodities, with prices expected to soon drop below $6,000 a tonne.Prices have also been hurt by worries over Chinese growth and as the possibility that Greece will quit the eurozone dents appetite for risk."It's easy to blame oil, but I think clearly Greece was (also) one of the key issues, and the numbers towards ...
Australia port's Dec iron ore shipments to China up 5pc SYDNEY: Exports of iron ore to China via the Port Hedland terminal rose 5 percent in December from November, underscoring in part a subdued start to the Australian cyclone season, figures released on Tuesday showed. December shipments to China from Port Hedland, which handles about a fifth of the world's seaborne trade, increased by 1.57 million tonnes month-on-month to 30.6 million, according to Pilbara Ports Authority. The increase, in the face of depressed spot iron ...
Glencore says restarting Australia coal mines shut to fight glut SYDNEY: Glencore Plc on Monday said it was restarting coal mining operations in Australia, following a three-week suspension aimed at combating a global supply glut made worse by protectionist trade measures introduced in China. The suspension by the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal underscored producer concerns about over-supplied coal markets, though it did little to turn depressed coal prices around."We are in the process of resuming coal production, as planned," Glencore said in a ...
Wheat prices firm as much as 1pc, global supplies cap gains SYDNEY: US wheat futures rose as much as 1 percent on Monday, rebounding from heavy losses over the previous four sessions, though ample global supplies capped gains.Soybean futures climbed for the first time in five sessions, edging higher after losses of nearly 4.5 percent over the period. Corn also edged up as US exports topped market expectations.Chicago Board of Trade March wheat futures climbed 0.82 percent to $5.86 a bushel, having hit a session high ...

 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln