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Commodity index falls to lowest since June 1999

Posted on 08 December 2015

Commodity prices are trading at their lowest levels since June 1999, according to a 22-member index compiled by Bloomberg. The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks everything from lean hog and coffee futures to natural gas, fell 2.1 per cent on Monday to 79.97, breaching the 80 level for the first time in more than 16 years.
The 2.1 per cent fall is also the biggest daily decline for the index since September 1. Commodity prices are weakening across the board as the US dollar - the reserve currency for purchasing most commodities - continues to rise, while demand from China wanes and output among major commodity producers fails to slow down………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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