Commodities

Oil bulls vs. bears: A battle for supremacy

Inside the Market Futures markets are where the real action in oil prices takes place, and right now, they have an interesting story to tell. Or rather two stories - the rising bearishness of oil companies and a simultaneous jump in bullishness for speculative investors.   Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Canada falls to 10th in IMD competitiveness rankings

A plunge in commodity prices hurt Canada as it fell to 10th place in the latest rankings of business competitiveness by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, its worst position in several years.   Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tying an extreme weather event to atmospheric carbon dioxide simply isn't credible

The collapse of global commodity prices was sudden and severe. Workers coming off a decade of unprecedented prosperity suddenly found themselves jobless and unable to provide for their beleaguered families. For a time, they maintained hope that the downturn would be temporary, but as the first year stretched into the second, many lost hope.   Monday, May 30, 2016

Oil's push to $50 a barrel gives hope to producers

Energy and Resources Global crude prices briefly topped $50 (U.S.) a barrel on Thursday, breaching that threshold for the first time since last November and giving new hope to hard-pressed producers the glutted oil market will return to balance sooner than expected.   Friday, May 27, 2016