Scientists have made a strong, lightweight wire from carbon that might eventually be a rival to copper if its ability to conduct electricity can be improved, Cambridge University said on Thursday.
They said it was the first time t
Arabian American Development Company, a specialist in manufacturing of petrochemical solvents, has announced its first sales of zinc and copper concentrate from the Al Masane Al Kobra (Amak) mine in Saudi Arabia.
Amak, which i
Copper rebounded on Thursday following hefty losses in the previous session that dragged prices to four-month lows, but gains were fragile as worries about the deepening political crisis in Greece kept investors cautious. &
Commodities other than oil will fail to capture much of the renewed investment appetite for risky assets that has buoyed global markets this year until more clarity emerges about demand from China, say analysts.
Investment has flowed into
Oil jumped to multi-month highs and copper rebounded on Monday, as investors flocked to riskier assets after China's first bank reserve requirement cut for this year.
Commodities also tracked euro's gains as the dollar weakened on expectat
Copper fell more than 2 percent on Monday, pulling back from a four-month high as demand prospects dimmed amid a lack of progress in talks to avoid a disorderly Greek default, tempting investors to cash in on January's rally.
Commodities rose on Thursday, led by crude oil and metals, after European leaders reached a deal with private holders of Greek debt to write down half their holdings.
Brent crude rose for the first time in three days, spot gold climbed to
Copper and gold led a commodities plunge on Thursday as escalating worries about Europe's inability to resolve its debt problems drove investors away from riskier assets.
Plans to tackle the euro zone debt crisis have stalled with Pari
Goldman Sachs fell into line with other banks on Tuesday as it cut its 2012 Brent crude and copper price forecasts, on growing worries that the European financial crisis would restrain economic growth and curb global fuel demand.
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