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Commodities Focus

Mar 31, 2020

Metals like aluminum and steel had been relatively unaffected as COVID-19 began to spread in the US, but the shift came as automakers – including The Big 3 and others – announced temporary production stoppages in North America. Auto is a growing demand sector for aluminum.

Another big consumer – the aerospace...

Mar 31, 2020

The shipping markets are often considered a bellwether of global trade, and the dry bulk and container markets are on their knees due to the coronavirus pandemic. Editors George Griffiths and Sam Eckett take a look at whether there are any positive signs of global economic recovery in the seaborne markets while on-shore...

Mar 27, 2020

Global commodity markets have been hit by a combination of the oil price war and the coronavirus pandemic, and European wheat is no exception. Robert Beaman talks to senior grains editor Alexandre Bobylov about how the French and Black Sea Wheat markets are reacting, while Piero Carello looks at how the pandemic...

Mar 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of daily life and US power markets are not immune.

With the majority of people staying at home, per recommendations to stop the spread of the disease, grid operators are keeping a close eye on changes in power demand and how to respond.

Mar 24, 2020

Cash prices for US diesel and jet fuel markets have been under heavy pressure since the coronavirus outbreak hit the US.

Jet fuel has seen the worst impact, with prices falling to multiyear lows. Diesel prices have mostly avoided any large drops, but it’s unclear how long that will last.

Ellie Valencia, senior pricing...