Commodities Overview

Commodities Weekly Wrap

11 January, 2019

Trade to remain the focus of markets

The prices of most commodities rose this week, buoyed by a surge in the oil price, firmer equity prices and optimism about progress in the US-China trade talks. We think that some sort of face-saving deal will be agreed, not least because President Trump is now personally involved, which could have positive implications for the prices of a number of US agricultural and energy exports in the coming months.

Turning to next week, attention could return to the health of China’s economy with the

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