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Commodity Research Report: Metals and Energy Weekly Report (August 25-August 29, 2014)

Weekly Metals and Energy Commodities outlook
25 Aug 2014 | 06:51 PM

  • Minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed the U.S. central bank has seen progress in the U.S. labour market.
  •  The Federal Reserve has been surprised by how quickly the U.S. labour market is healing but does not want to bring forward a planned rate hike until the recovery looks more convincing, according to minutes of its last policy meeting in late July.
  •  The Fed has said it would wait a "considerable time" after winding down a simulative bond-buying program in October before raising rates. Fi-nancial markets currently expect a rate hike around the middle of next year.