Articles Tagged "worldwide recession"

Stronger greenback puts the brakes on copper’s rally

Copper Investing News reports copper fell today on a stronger dollar. Copper for three-month delivery fell 3.4 per cent, to $5,055 a tonne on the London Metal Exchange. Copper futures for July delivery fell 7.4 cents, or 3.1 per cent, to $2.2995 a pound on the New York Mercantile Exchange’s Comex division. In Shanghai, copper [...]

Oil Price Peaks And Slides

Crude Investing News reports oil prices sliding and peaking at various periods. Oil prices soared higher on the prospects of a rebound in energy demand. “The market thinks the worse is behind us and that we’re heading toward recovery at the end of the year, early next year,” Fitzpatrick said. Spreading worldwide recession has ravaged [...]

Cutbacks make way for nickel boom

Nickel Investing News reports two factors to improve nickel prices despite last year’s biggest plunge in its price. For the nickel market to improve in 2009, two key events need to transpire. First off, demand from steelmakers needs to improve, and secondly, China’s economy needs to grow.  Currently, steelmakers are running at about 50 per cent capacity, [...]