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How Commodity-Dependent Are Latin American Economies?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The end of the upswing phase of the commodity price super-cycle after its peak in 2011 has lowered economic growth prospects in most of Latin America. While that broad statement can hardly be disputed, chapter 3 of the latest IMF Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook called attention to underlying significant differences among countries in the region.

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase: Pulling an Enron With Commodities

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

Goldman Sachs is doing to aluminum exactly what Enron did to energy in the late 1990s and early 2000s: create phony bottlenecks to restrict supply to rip off consumers and skew markets in their favor for things society vitally needs.

Coca-Cola Accuses Goldman Sachs Of Manipulating Metal Prices: WSJ

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs, the fifth-largest U.S. bank by assets, has been accused of manipulating the metals market, leading to artificially high prices, the Wal...

Big Bucks on Egypt's Misery Scale

Phil Trupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Phil Trupp

Wall Street is prepared to pounce when chaos and pain present classic buying opportunities, especially in a country like Egypt.

When Oil Traders Make a Mistake, We All Pay the Price

Josh Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Garrett

In theory, oil markets only respond to two forces: supply and demand. However, it has become clear that the whimsical perceptions of oil traders can also have just as much influence on oil prices.

Julie Satow

Perfect Storm Arises To Shed Light On Shady Commodities Markets | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Olav Refvik wanted to boost the price of heating oil to make a lucrative energy deal even more lucrative, the Morgan Stanley trader locked up sev...

Speculation About Speculation: Does A Hedge Fund's Collapse Pin Oil Prices On Them?

ClusterStock | Corey Lorinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Did the collapse of a little-known private oil-marketing firm, SemGroup, play a roll in oil's 14% price drop over the past 10 days? The Wall Street Jo...

Daniel Yergin, Oil Expert, Doesn't Blame Speculators For Oil Prices | Vince Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the most dangerous places to be is between a politician and a TV camera. The orgy of self-importance going on in Washington over the role of "s...

Food Crisis And Commodities Market: Private Investors Could Help, Then Hurt

New York Times | Diana B. Henriques | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Huge investment funds have already poured hundreds of billions of dollars into booming financial markets for commodities like wheat, corn and soybeans...

Why Commodities Will Struggle in 2008

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

It seems fair to say that most experts expect elevated volatility to continue in 2008, arising from three factors: monetary policy, fiscal policy and continued weakness in the financials sector.

U.S. Economy Battles Host Of Financial Woes

New York Times | Vikas Bajaj | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Almost everything seems to be going wrong for the American economy at once. People are buying less, but most things are costing more. Mortgage rates a...