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Commodity Research Report: Weekly Report :Metals & Energy

Metals and Energy Weekly Report (December 08-12, 2014)
08 Dec 2014 | 05:19 PM

  • Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 321,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Job gains were widespread, led by growth in professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and manufacturing.
  • U.S. nonfarm payrolls figure reached the highest since June 2010
  • The U.S. trade deficit narrowed less than expected in October as lower crude oil prices failed to offset a jump in imports, while an increase in exports suggested the economy was weathering faltering global demand.
  • National Bureau of Statistics of China said that Chinese Trade Balance rose to 54.47B, from 45.41B in the preceding month.
  • The Commerce Department said the trade gap fell 0.4 percent to $43.4 billion. September's shortfall on the trade balance was revised up to $43.6 billion from a previously reported $43.03 billion.
  • OPEC's oil supply in November fell by 340,000 barrels per day (bpd) as a recovery in Libya faltered.