Commodities Market

  • Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead Associated Press - 50 minutes ago
    Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead

    A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea. State-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, ...

  • US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars Associated Press - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
    US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars

    U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,698 Wednesday. The Dow slumped 200 points ...

  • Australian market set to open higher AAP - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
    Australian market set to open higher

    The Australian market looks set to open higher despite falls on Wall Street on weaker-than-expected jobs and manufacturing figures. At 0645 AEDT on Thursday, the June share price index futures contract ...

  • Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery rose 16.75 cents to $5.2850 a bushel; May corn gained 5.50 cents to 3.8175 a bushel; May oats were 2.75 ...

  • OCC Cleared Contract Volume Declined 6% in March, Stock Loan Activity Rose 17% GlobeNewswire - 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    CHICAGO -- via PRWEB - OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in March was 341,593,001 contracts, representing a 6 percent ...

  • Sugar Babe Los Angeles Releases Flagship Line of Nail Lacquer Formulated Free of Dangerous Chemicals GlobeNewswire - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES -- After more than a year in development, executives from Sugar Babe Los Angeles (https://sugarbabelosangeles.com) today announced the release of the company's flagship line of nail polish, ...

  • Paycom Places First at the 2015 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards GlobeNewswire - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- via PRWEB - Paycom Software, Inc. , a leading provider of a comprehensive, cloud-based solution for human capital management, earned first-place recognition among midsized companies in ...

  • Equatorial Guinea Ratifies New ExxonMobil Exploration Agreement GlobeNewswire - 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea (http://www.equatorialoil.com) is pleased to announce the Ratification of Production Sharing Contract for Block ...

  • Before & After: A look at McDonald's grilled chicken Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    McDonald's says it's simplifying the recipe for its grilled chicken in the latest sign the chain is trying to keep up with changing tastes. Here's a look at the ingredient lists for the new grilled chicken, ...

  • EUR/USD Continues to Carve Lower-Highs; 1.0710 Near-Term Support DailyFX - 3 hours ago

    EUR/USD Continues to Carve Lower-Highs; 1.0710 Near-Term Support

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top silver companies are up at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.13 or 4.4 percent, to $3.11. Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.37 or 4.2 percent, to $9.14. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose ...

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.86 or 7.8 percent, to $11.82. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose $.23 or 5.6 percent, to $4.24. GoldCorp rose $.83 or 4.6 percent, to ...

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top coal companies are down at 1 p.m.: Arch Coal fell $.04 or 4.2 percent, to $0.96. Consol Energy Inc. fell $.01 or percent, to $27.88. Peabody Energy fell $.11 or 2.2 percent, to $4.81....

  • Business leaders seek second opinion on failing Ohio dam Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Business leaders seek second opinion on failing Ohio dam

    The regional chamber of commerce at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake is seeking a second expert opinion following a federal report warning of a catastrophic dam failure that could put 3,000 lives at risk. The ...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mostly higher Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at $5.1175 a bushel; May corn was 1.50 cents lower at $3.7575 a bushel; May oats ...

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.35 or 3.2 percent, to $11.31. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose $.02 or .5 percent, to $4.03. GoldCorp rose $.48 or 2.7 percent, to ...

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top silver companies are up at 10 a.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.06 or 2.0 percent, to $3.04. Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.32 or 3.6 percent, to $9.09. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top coal companies are up at 10 a.m.: Arch Coal rose $.01 or .5 percent, to $1.01. Consol Energy Inc. rose $.46 or 1.6 percent, to $28.35. Peabody Energy rose $.01 or .2 percent, to $4.93....

  • Why oil's not hitting lows? 'Phenomenal' demand CNBC - 7 hours ago
    Why oil's not hitting lows? 'Phenomenal' demand

    As concerns about the glut of oil in the world continues to weigh, some have questioned why prices haven't fallen even further.

  • Polyphenols Market is anticipated to reach a total consumption of 21,032.7 tons by the end of 2018, will … GlobeNewswire - 7 hours ago

    Albany, NY -- According to a U.S.based market research firm, Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global polyphenols market will demonstrate a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period of 2012 to 2018. ...

  • Price & Time: European Powder Keg? DailyFX - 8 hours ago

    Price & Time: European Powder Keg?

  • Maine Natural Gas seeks rate increase Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Maine Natural Gas is seeking a rate increase as part of a proposed three-year plan that could drive customers' bills up by nearly $50 per month by 2018. The company says it needs more than $10 million ...

  • Catalyst Regeneration Market in Asia Pacific to Propel Global Industry Growth: Transparency Market R … Business Wire - 10 hours ago

    ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of a report on the global catalyst regeneration industry. The report studies the whole market scenario on the basis ...

  • Oil rebounds as US crude production falls AFP - 11 hours ago
    Oil rebounds as US crude production falls

    Oil rebounded Wednesday, lifted by a government report showing a decline in US crude production and a deadly explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest Department of Energy weekly petroleum report, as expected, showed another increase in crude inventories to a new record high of 471.4 million barrels.

  • EUR/USD to Find Relief on Dismal ISM Manufacturing- 1.0850 in Focus DailyFX - 12 hours ago

    EUR/USD to Find Relief on Dismal ISM Manufacturing- 1.0850 in Focus

  • $A consolidates after strong data AAP - 14 hours ago

    The Australian dollar is lower despite a brief rally on positive Chinese manufacturing figures and local housing data. The Australian dollar peaked at 76.64 US cents after the data was released, but was unable to hold onto the gains. FXCM chief currency strategist John Kicklighter said the Aussie dollar's performance was still an improvement on falls recorded in recent days amid increased speculation of a Reserve Bank interest rate cut in April. "After its painful start to the week, the Australian dollar seems to be finally finding some footing," he said.

  • Local, China data gives $A a surge AAP - 14 hours ago

    The Australian dollar is lower despite a brief rally on very positive Chinese manufacturing figures and local housing data. At 1700 AEDT on Wednesday, the local unit was trading at 76.28 US cents, down ...

  • Ship builder Austal cuts 300 jobs in WA AAP - 14 hours ago
    Ship builder Austal cuts 300 jobs in WA

    West Australian ship builder Austal is shedding 300 jobs as it completes the building of Australian Customs and Border Protection boats and Navy vessels for Oman. Austal confirmed it has made 40 non-permanent employees redundant and will cut another 260 staff at its Henderson ship yard south of Perth by early 2016. The company is beginning to cut back positions as the federal government contract to build eight Cape Class Patrol Boats comes to an end, and it finishes building two High Speed Support Vessels for Oman later in 2015. Austal Australia president Graham Backhouse said the cuts were necessary as the Cape Class contract entered its final phase.

  • Gold Stalls at Chart Support, SPX 500 Revisits Monthly Lows DailyFX - 14 hours ago

    Gold Stalls at Chart Support, SPX 500 Revisits Monthly Lows

  • Aust bonds weaken after strong data AAP - 14 hours ago

    Australian bond futures prices have fallen as better economic data eases expectations of an April interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank. Figures from the CoreLogic RP Data housing report out on Wednesday ...

  • Market in the red on resources pain AAP - 15 hours ago

    The Australian share market has closed weaker, pulled back by resources stocks reeling from fresh falls in commodity prices. CommSec market analyst Tom Piotrowski said weakness in the local market was ...

  • NSW and Vic economies lead the nation AAP - 15 hours ago

    Low interest rates and booming property markets have lifted the economic strength of the country's two largest states. NSW and Victoria outperformed other states in 2014, as Western Australia and Queensland ...

  • Commodity prices fall by 1.7 per cent AAP - 15 hours ago

    Commodity prices fell by 1.7 per cent in foreign currency terms in March, figures from the Reserve Bank of Australia show. The fall followed a 3.7 per cent drop in February and brought the annual rate of decline in Australia's export commodity prices to 19.7 per cent.

  • USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Channel Top Caps Upswing DailyFX - 15 hours ago

    USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Channel Top Caps Upswing

  • EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Aiming Below 1.07 Figure DailyFX - 15 hours ago

    EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Aiming Below 1.07 Figure