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Will oil market prices present economic challenges in the new year?

''A steep fall in oil prices and fresh concerns about China sent stocks lower Wednesday, extending the shaky start to the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 333 points, more...

Will China’s slowdown hurt US and European stock markets?

'Oil plummeted 5 per cent on Monday to levels last seen during the financial crisis and a broad index of commodity prices fell to its lowest this century, as a more...

Will we see lower oil prices?

''Oil futures slumped to their lowest close in more than four years Tuesday, as traders grew more doubtful the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will deliver meaningful production cuts more...

Does U.S. support of Japan put America at odds with China?

''China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said more...

Will geopolitical unrest spur the metals markets?

''Gold futures rose to the highest in almost three weeks as escalating tensions between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists boosted haven demand. Ukrainian troops seeking to push back pro-Russian separatists in more...

Is geopolitical uncertainty on the rise?

''A Chinese court has seized a Japanese ship over claims related to the second world war as tensions between the two countries spilled into the realm of commerce. Japan was more...

Is the Ukraine crisis and US interventionism good for the dollar or gold?

''Officially, US debt stands at more than $17 trillion.  In reality, it is many times more.  The cost of the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq may be more...

What does the weak economy mean for gold in 2014?

''Gold jumps around one percent after weak U.S. jobs report Gold rose around one percent on Friday after sharply weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data supported the view that the more...

Will a poor economic outlook and US fiscal follies support gold?

''Gold futures rose as traders weighed the government shutdown's impact on upcoming U.S. debt-ceiling talks and the future course of monetary policy. The most actively traded contract, for December more...

Will higher energy prices indicate greater inflationary pressure?

''U.S. oil futures shot to a new 14-month high Wednesday ahead of a government report expected to show a steep drop in domestic crude stockpiles. Oil futures have rallied more...

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