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Commodity Research Report: Weekly Report :Metals & Energy

Metals and Energy Weekly Report (October 13 - 17, 2014)
13 Oct 2014 | 05:07 PM

  •  Fed minutes released last week stated economic turmoil in Europe and Asia behind the bank's keeping policy accommodation in place for the future.
  •  The Fed is becoming increasingly focused on the potential impact of the stronger dollar on the domestic economy at a time when the global growth mo-mentum is beginning to slow, and the uncertainties this is adding to the economic outlook.
  •  While unemployment dropped to 5.9 percent in September, inflation measures have eased and the International Monetary Fund slashed its global eco-nomic growth forecasts.
  •  China’s trade balance narrowed in September, coming in well below analysts’ expectations, according to official data. In the month, China’s trade sur-plus was $US30.94 billion, from $US49.84bn in August.