Commodities Overview

Commodities Weekly Wrap

12 January, 2018

Commodities shrug off weak Chinese imports

The prices of most commodities edged higher this week. Industrial metals rallied despite Chinese trade data showing that domestic demand had weakened at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, heightened geopolitical risk and another large fall in US crude stocks kept oil prices well supported.

Turning to next week, the US markets will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on Monday. The US Congress needs to reach an agreement to prevent a partial shutdown of the government by the end of the week but the uncertainty

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