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23.03.2020

Bulls flee paper markets as US zero rate policy proves to no avail

The safe haven Japanese yen jumped on Monday as concerns about the spreading coronavirus sent investors running from higher risk assets, even after the U.S. Federal Reserve slashed rates to zero and launched new quantitative easing.

The Fed cut U.S. interest rates on Sunday and said it would expand its balance...

The safe haven Japanese yen jumped on Monday as concerns about the spreading coronavirus sent investors running from higher risk assets, even after the U.S. Federal Reserve slashed rates to zero and launched new quantitative easing.

The Fed cut U.S. interest rates on Sunday and said it would expand its balance...

23.03.2020

Brent holds just above $30/b threshold

Global benchmark North Sea Brent fell by 10 per cent on Monday, and US crude to below $30, as emergency rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve and its global counterparts failed to tame markets and China's factory output plunged at the sharpest pace in 30 years amid...

Global benchmark North Sea Brent fell by 10 per cent on Monday, and US crude to below $30, as emergency rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve and its global counterparts failed to tame markets and China's factory output plunged at the sharpest pace in 30 years amid...

23.03.2020

North Sea region’s gas prices down as suppliers struggle with volatile demand

European wholesale gas prices fell on Monday morning due to lower demand and in line with the wider energy complex, as markets plunged due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The UK gas within-day contract was down 2.20 pence to 23.50 pence per therm at 0932 GMT.

Day-ahead UK gas was...

European wholesale gas prices fell on Monday morning due to lower demand and in line with the wider energy complex, as markets plunged due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The UK gas within-day contract was down 2.20 pence to 23.50 pence per therm at 0932 GMT.

Day-ahead UK gas was...

23.03.2020

Bulls abandon bullion in exchange for cash

Precious metals nosedived on Monday, with platinum shedding more than a quarter of its value to hit a 17-1/2 year low as investors dumped hard assets in favour of cash after a U.S. rate cut failed to stem a coronavirus-led sell-off. Platinum plunged as much as 26% to head for...

Precious metals nosedived on Monday, with platinum shedding more than a quarter of its value to hit a 17-1/2 year low as investors dumped hard assets in favour of cash after a U.S. rate cut failed to stem a coronavirus-led sell-off. Platinum plunged as much as 26% to head for...

23.03.2020

Non-ferrous take another blow as virus goes viral

Copper prices fell on Monday as dismal industrial data from China and emergency policy measures from the U.S. Federal Reserve underscored the extent of economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Fed slashed interest rates to near zero on Sunday and pledged to expand its balance sheet by at least...

Copper prices fell on Monday as dismal industrial data from China and emergency policy measures from the U.S. Federal Reserve underscored the extent of economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Fed slashed interest rates to near zero on Sunday and pledged to expand its balance sheet by at least...


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