Commodities Overview

Commodities Weekly Wrap

15 March, 2019

Prices can’t keep ignoring the data

The prices of many commodities rose this week, despite soft economic data, in part owing to confirmation of Chinese policy stimulus at the National People’s Congress. As it happens, we think the scale of Chinese policy easing will only be sufficient to stabilise the economy and that commodity prices will fall back. What’s more, the broad weakness of industrial production globally, reflected in this week’s data, does not bode well for demand for industrial or energy commodities.

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