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Aluminium gains industrial lustre

Source: Financial Times, 29th July 2014

The surge in copper prices have made aluminium a lot more attractive for electrical wire and cable production, writes Xan Rice

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Coffee jumps on Brazilian harvest worries

Source: Financial Times, 28th July 2014

Fresh concerns about next year’s crop caused by the damage to the coffee trees triggered fresh buying with ICE December coffee hitting a two-month high

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Miners’ access to water a risk, says study

Source: Financial Times, 27th July 2014

A shortage of affordable water and energy has emerged as one of the 10 biggest threats to the industry, says to a report by consultancy EY

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Commodity Market Reports

IMAGE Investment and innovation required to meet food demand

London, 28 July 2014

A survey on food and agri-businesses by global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright, entitled Risks and opportunities in a changing global market, reveals that the fundamentals of supply and demand are causing concern. Increasing consumption in emerging markets, climate change and natural disasters affecting supply, and urbanisation in emerging markets leading to a decline in the agricultural... Read More...

IMAGE Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Cambridge, Mass, July 2014

Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution — specifically ozone pollution, which is known to damage crops.

IMAGE Investigating Earthquakes in Fracking Regions

London, July 2014

The idea that recent sequential earthquake activity, particularly in Ohio and Oklahoma, is related to hydraulic fracking and water disposal operations is gaining traction in some key drilling states - Black & Veatch.


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