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January 16, 2015 Oil prices rise as IEA says signs of market 'tide will turn'Source: Reuters
Brent crude oil futures rose above $49 a barrel on Friday as the IEA said the tide of recent price slumps may turn, although analysts said a strong rebound anytime soon was unlikely as global output continues to outweigh demand.
January 14, 2015 Commodities Slide to 12-Year Low; Stocks Fall, Bonds RiseSource: Bloomberg
Copper led commodities to a 12-year low, mining companies dragged stocks lower and currencies from raw-materials exporters weakened as concern deepened slowing global growth will curb demand. The yen gained with government bonds.
January 13, 2015 Unions intensifying attacks on new emerging free-trade pactSource: UT San Diego
Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal.
January 11, 2015 Japan's prime minister unleashes billions in stimulus to fight recession as economy falters
Canada - TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession. The Cabinet...
January 6, 2015 Oil drama drives shares lower in Asia and EuropeSource: Reuters
European shares sank for a third day on Tuesday as a slide in oil prices showed no sign of easing off, supporting traditional safe-haven assets such as top-rated government bonds, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc.
December 30, 2014 Wheat eases on ample global supplies, corn falls for second daySource: Reuters
Chicago wheat fell on Tuesday, with plentiful global supplies giving stiff competition to U.S. exporters, while corn slid for a second day as a stronger dollar weighed on commodities.
December 30, 2014 Oil hits five-and-a half-year low below $57 on supply glutSource: Reuters
Brent crude oil fell to a 5-1/2-year low below $57 a barrel on Tuesday as a global supply glut outweighed concerns of lost supply from Libya where battling militias have closed ports
December 29, 2014 Top Japan firms sees yen fall almost done: Reuters surveySource: The Business Times
Top Japanese firms think the yen will not decline much further next year and may even stage a sizeable rebound despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's easy-money policies, a Reuters survey shows.
December 19, 2014 Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'Source: BBC News
Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
December 19, 2014 EU wants U.S. embargo of Cuba to end but accepts will take time
Reuters - Machinery, cereals and electrical equipment were its biggest imports by value. The EU challenged the embargo in 1996, launching a trade dispute at the îWorld Trade Organizationî against the U.S. Helms-Burton...
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